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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

De : Mariana Zapata
Lu par : Callie Dalton
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    Description

    Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

    But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked. For two years the man known as the Wall of Winnipeg couldn't find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He's asking for the unthinkable.

    What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?

    ©2016 Mariana Zapata (P)2016 Tantor
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    • catkit
    • 30/09/2016

    Good slow burn

    I've listened to 4 of Zapata's books. The slow development of the attraction between the characters is what I appreciate most. Usually other authors will throw a couple together with immediate attraction, and they fall into bed shortly thereafter. Not Zapata. The protagonists initially don't care for each other, and the changes in emotion is accompanied by the development and increased depth in the characters. I'm falling in love with them as they fall for each other. The story was long, but at the end I wished it wasn't over, which is the sign of a truly good book.

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    • Denise
    • 14/05/2016

    THIS IS HOW WRITING IS DONE!!! 5 STARS!!!

    Mariana Zapta has a devoted fan in me. Her stories are relevant, interesting and more importantly very well written! The story of Vanessa and Aiden is not a love at first sight story. It is what she referred to once as a "slow burn". Non-the-less you will love this story if you are a die hard reader and love a good story based upon a solid relationship that was not easily built and not based on sexual attraction alone.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 27/05/2016

    Too long for the content

    I feel like this story could have been told in half the time. There was too much time spent inside the narrator's head. The story is good, and the main character is engaging and humorous, but at times it just seems like she is spending too much time thinking and you just want the story to get on with it.

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    • Sam
    • 03/06/2016

    Romance?

    Many hours into this and I had to check to see that yes, I did buy it from the romance section. The relationship doesn't change to romantic until the very end, which for me, made the story drag. I did like it, but certainly didn't love it.

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    • KJG
    • 11/09/2017

    Am I missing something ?

    I am definitely in the minority on this one. For me this book was looooong & slooooow, now I am one who LOATHES insta-love and really gets into a slow burn love story. I like to feel that connection between the MC's, but IMO I felt noting - not even a simmer. I liked the whole premise of this story but the writing was not for me it was so repetitive, really bad. I could not count how many times I heard about how big Aiden was, how much he ate, how hard he worked. I didn't like the long pity party style inner monologue style that the book was told from - just not for me. Lastly I really didn't like either of the MC's, Vanessa was kinda annoying and I have no idea really who Aiden was since he barely said a word through the book. So that's that but I must be crazy because everyone else loved this one.

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    • Stacey
    • 28/07/2016

    I couldn't help myself

    I buy audio books for my in-between reads. I like to listen to audiobooks when I’m catching the train to work, baking or exercising (which I should do more of). Well, there was a slight problem with The Wall of Winnipeg and Me, it was too good. I couldn’t bring myself to stop listening. What normally would have lasted me a couple of weeks lasted me a couple of days. I was sucked into the story from the very first minute. The narrator had a voice that was easy to listen to, the characters were engaging and the storyline was interesting. A lot of readers refer to Ms Zapatta as the Queen of the Slow Burn, which honestly I’d have to agree with. What I think makes her the Queen is her ability to distract you from missing it. I think this was the first audio where I haven’t had to hide my face while listening on the train. I wasn’t squirming, blushing or turning the volume down hoping someone wasn’t overhearing the sexy times. Oh, there were a few sniffles when harsh words were spoken or we look back into painful past experiences but more times than not it was the big grin I wore that showed what I was feeling.

    Now, in regards to the story…Vanessa is a woman who has had a very hard life. Her family ABSOLUTELY SUCKS!! What makes her such a great character though is that she’s moved on from her horrible family and made a success of her life. She was the PA/Housekeeper/Servant to The Big Guy, Aiden. He plays football and is one of the defence players…I think (I'm not really in the know about football). Her role and job aren't great but it pays well and it gives her the opportunity to be around Aiden who she has a little crush on while also saving to start her own business.

    Aiden is the most focused football player I’ve ever read about. His whole life revolves around the sport. Considering his size, surprisingly he lives a vegan lifestyle which means he has to eat a lot, a lot and a wee bit more. Aiden is definitely serious about his job and his single-minded focus means that people don’t really matter to him. He is abrupt, rude and very unemotional. Having Vanessa as his assistant makes his life easier but unfortunately, for him, he doesn’t realise her value until she’s had enough and resigns.

    What follows for Vanessa and Aiden is a parting of ways for a very short time. Aiden wants her back but Vanessa is starting her own business and isn’t interested in taking on the old role. Aiden needs her for a more important role this time. A role where they will have to make vows of commitment, live together and share their lives…on paper only.

    I really enjoyed the story and loved the way the characters developed. I did think that Aiden acted like a douchewaffle in the beginning but enjoyed seeing him realise that there is more to life than solely focusing on football. I really struggled with Vanessa at times. She acted like a doormat and put up with Aiden for way longer than I thought was healthy. There is this underlying feeling from the very beginning that she puts up with it all because she doesn’t know any better. My struggle was that I knew that her history made her that way, but at other times you can see her strength and courage. I just wanted her to speak her mind more often and not have to have people beg her for information, demand the truth or trick her into sharing her feelings.

    Well, the slow burn was REALLY slow and I thought that maybe it might end up being non-existent. Funny thing is when we did get it (eventually) it was intense and definitely blush-worthy. I loved Aiden and Vanessa together and I'm so glad that they were able to finally let down their walls and share their feelings. The epilogue was sweet and very cute.

    I’m slowly getting through the backlog of Ms Zapatta’s collection and what I’ve read or listened to so far has been great. I will definitely be reading more of her stories in the future.

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    • whatcha.listening.to
    • 07/01/2017

    3 The Wall of Winnipeg and Me Stars


    Don’t shot me, I liked it just fine I just didn't LOVVVEEE it like a lot of people did. And that’s totally fine right.

    I loved Vanessa’s spunk. She had to have a good back bone for what she endured as a child. She didn't take no poop well she did, but she had her way of coping with it all. And I had so much respect for her when she did what she needed to do for herself and her career.

    After reading the book I get why Aiden was the way he was truly, but I still didn't like it. Even now as I think back on the book he wasn't my favorite character his roommate/teammate Zach was more relatable.

    One thing I did enjoy was how Aiden and Vanessa’s relationship grew from friendship into love that was really nice to see and read about. But I have to say it…it was wayyyyyy to slow moving for me.

    As an audiobook 16hrs was to long for the paces of this book I enjoyed the story but it just didn't move fast enough. I felt my mind wondering then jumping back to the book and yeah not something you like to do when you’re in the middle of a book.

    Callie Dalton as Vanessa just didn't do it for me she sounded way to young, I have listened to other audios by Callie and enjoyed them.

    *You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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    • ❤️Cyndi Marie❤️🎧Audiobook Addicts🎧
    • 08/01/2017

    Sweet but Long!

    3.75 Stars

    I'm having a hard time rating and reviewing this book. While I did enjoy the story, I found myself bored through parts of it too. Some parts had me all excited and I was completely engrossed in their story but I think maybe it could have been shorter and I would have enjoyed it more. Aiden was a grumpy, rude and kind of a jerk throughout 1/2 the book but I sure did like the changes his characters personality went through and I thought the author did a great job at changing him without making it seem to unrealistic. Vanessa was tough and I loved that about her. She had her insecurities but when it counted the most she was not going to be a doormat for anyone. These characters were my favorite thing about this books. I liked the way the story ended, I LOVED Aiden's reaction to the Leo and the end of the marathon, that is what made me finally fall for him. I also loved Vanessa's relationship with Zach!

    I was not a fan of the narration, she isn't a bad narrator or anything I just think she was a bad choice for this book because she sounded like she was 15. I had to remind myself a lot in the beginning that she was an adult. Her male voices were great though.

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    • jodiod
    • 14/05/2016

    I love Mariana Zapata!!

    All of her books are so well written with engaging stories and loveable, developed characters. Such a delight. Perfectly narrated. She's becoming one of my favorites...up there with Kristen Ashley and Rachel Gibson. High praise.

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    • Sarah Camargo
    • 12/05/2016

    Not just another jock story

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If my friend enjoyed a slow build up with a hot football player and a take no crap girl...yes. I loved it.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wall of Winnipeg and Me?

    I don't want to say too much and give it away but I'll say Leo the dog.

    What about Callie Dalton’s performance did you like?

    Everything.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Of course but I can't give it away and spoil it.

    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was more time spent with them as a couple but the slow burn of them falling for each other made up for it. This was a wonderful story.

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    • Rebbi J
    • 19/01/2021

    My favorite

    My favorite book/audiobook from Mariana Zapata. I can't explain why, exactly, but I keep rereading it and it hasn't gotten old yet!
    The speaker also does a great job!

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    • Kristina Amthor
    • 19/04/2018

    Friendship, Love and Innocent

    This book is my favorite book in my audible library. I can't hardly describe it.
    The speaker is just plain awesome.
    The story is so nicely filled out and explained. I have this book in my library about a year now and I have listened to it at least 5 times already. This story between to people who kind of don't like each other to developing a friendship and fall in love is so innocent so pure and so absolutely heartwarming. Especially with a busy lifestyle you can dive into this absolutely gorgeous story and forget the world around you. sure there is some "mommy porn" feeling to it but just on the end of the book. This is the best book of Marina Zapata so far.

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    • S. J.
    • 11/02/2018

    Bad narration

    I really hated the voice of the narrator. It was tiny, and really annoying. Due to this the main character sounded rather needy, bitchy and also kinda stupid.
    One-two-three-four.......
    Many repetitions, and after reading the same thought and reasoning for the fifth time I get it.
    One-two-three-four.......
    All in all: I would not recommend it.

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    • Florian Bresch
    • 07/01/2018

    Nerviges Zählen

    If she would have countet One more time I would have freaked out! Plus every time the story gets going there is a cut and it's the next morning. She is telling then what happend but why not tell just normal? But the story itself got better and better and I loved everyone!

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    • Maria Sch.
    • 16/04/2020

    4,5 Stars

    Although it's "just " a simple romance, it's so nicely written that it deserves 4,5 stars.

    The narrator did a very good job.

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    • Edith 🐝
    • 25/02/2019

    What an amazing story

    I felt like not able to stop and therefore drive my family nuts, but it was worth it. Hardwarming and fascinating.
    I need more of those.

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    • It's me!
    • 06/08/2018

    Nun, für das eher jugendlichere Auditorium

    Stellenweise ein wenig weit hergeholt. Sehr einfache Geschichte, aber nette Leute.
    "Kulti" fand ich besser.

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    • geli
    • 02/08/2018

    Nice story , but too long

    Although i like the author and her style of writing ... it was too long.
    It was too stretched and often too many repeating sentences that it was indeed grating on my nerves .
    But on the other hand i liked the story and it was good enough that i wanted to last till the end :-)
    The speaker Callie Dalton which i heard before made a good job !!

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    • Kerstin
    • 07/07/2018

    Good book

    but sorry... the narrator is pretty bad...
    Since this is a new book it should be synchronized with two persons...