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A brilliant follow-up to the Stephen Leacock Award-winner The Best Laid Plans, this deeply funny satire continues the story of Honest Angus McLintock, an amateur politician who dares to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign.Soon Daniel is helping Angus fight an uphill battle against "Flamethrower" Fox, a Conservative notorious for his dirty tactics. Together they decide to take "The High Road" and — against all odds — turn the race into a nail-biter with hilarious ups and downs, cookie-throwing seniors, and even a Watergate-style break-in. But that's only the beginning. Add a political storm in the capital and a side-splitting visit from the U.S. President and his alcoholic wife, and Terry Fallis's second novel is a wildly entertaining story full of deft political satire and laugh-out-loud comedy.

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A brilliant follow-up to the Stephen Leacock Award-winner The Best Laid Plans, this deeply funny satire continues the story of Honest Angus McLintock, an amateur politician who dares to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign.Soon Daniel is helping Angus fight an uphill battle against "Flamethrower" Fox, a Conservative notorious for his dirty tactics. Together they decide to take "The High Road" and — against all odds — turn the race into a nail-biter with hilarious ups and downs, cookie-throwing seniors, and even a Watergate-style break-in. But that's only the beginning. Add a political storm in the capital and a side-splitting visit from the U.S. President and his alcoholic wife, and Terry Fallis's second novel is a wildly entertaining story full of deft political satire and laugh-out-loud comedy.

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Worthwhile and Interesting

By Abbiecw - Feb 11 2017
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This is the fourth podcast novel that I have listened to by Terry Fallis in the past few months on iTunes. I enjoyed all of his books very much. This sequel to The Best Laid Plans brought back to life some familiar and compelling characters. This book, The High Road, was very interesting in terms of teaching me about political campaigns and infrastructure as related to bridges, highways, and ports. The writer has a great writing style that motivates me to listen carefully and attentively to every interesting and witty sentence. The writing shows a brilliant intelligence and deep thought. The author’s voice is a pleasure to listen to as well. Terry Fallis has a great talent with using descriptive and lively language. Like the first book, I was always moved deeply by the journal entries of Angus addressed to his deceased wife at the end of each chapter. The sentiments are very touching and communicate deep love, tenderness, and profound grief. Thank you for sharing this great book on iTunes.

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Worthwhile and Interesting

By Abbiecw - Feb 11 2017
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This is the fourth podcast novel that I have listened to by Terry Fallis in the past few months on iTunes. I enjoyed all of his books very much. This sequel to The Best Laid Plans brought back to life some familiar and compelling characters. This book, The High Road, was very interesting in terms of teaching me about political campaigns and infrastructure as related to bridges, highways, and ports. The writer has a great writing style that motivates me to listen carefully and attentively to every interesting and witty sentence. The writing shows a brilliant intelligence and deep thought. The author’s voice is a pleasure to listen to as well. Terry Fallis has a great talent with using descriptive and lively language. Like the first book, I was always moved deeply by the journal entries of Angus addressed to his deceased wife at the end of each chapter. The sentiments are very touching and communicate deep love, tenderness, and profound grief. Thank you for sharing this great book on iTunes.

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The High Road

Latest release on Oct 09, 2010

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Rank #1: The High Road: Chapter 9

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Here's Chapter 9 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans.

You can read more about The High Road at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens and closes each podcast episode is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt, and is available at Music Alley.

The voiceover that opens each episode is proivded by my friend Roger Dey.

Jul 24 2010

42mins

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Rank #2: The High Road: Chapter 14

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Here's Chapter 14 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans. You can read more about the novels and teh author at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens each episode of this podcst is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt, and is available at Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning is provided by Roger Dey.

Aug 28 2010

34mins

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Rank #3: The High Road; Chapter 15

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Here's Chapter 15 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans. You can read more about the novels and the author at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens each episode of this podcast is Game Day by Jon Schmidt and is available at Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning is provided by my friend, Roger Dey.

Sep 04 2010

29mins

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Rank #4: The High Road: Chapter 7

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Here's Chapter 7 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans.

You can read more about The High Road at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens and closes each podcast episode is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt, and is available at Music Alley.

The voiceover that opens each episode is provided courtesy of Roger Dey.

Jul 10 2010

33mins

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Rank #5: The High Road: Chapter 6

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Here's Chapter 6 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans.

You can read more about The High Road at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens and closes this podcast is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt and is available on Music Alley.

The voice over at the beginning of each episode is provided courtesy of Roger Dey.

Jul 03 2010

35mins

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Rank #6: The High Road: Chapter 5

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Here's Chapter 5 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans.

You can read more about The High Road at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens and closes this podcast is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt and is available on Music Alley.

The voice over at the beginning of each episode is provided courtesy of Roger Dey.

Jun 26 2010

28mins

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Rank #7: The High Road: Chapter 4

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Here's Chapter 4 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans.

You can read more about The High Road and subscribe to the podcast at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens and closes this podcast is Game Day by Jon schmidt and is available at music alley.

The voiceover at the very beginning of the podcast is courtesy of Roger Dey.

Jun 19 2010

29mins

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Rank #8: The High Road: Chapter 3

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This is Chapter 3 of The High Road by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his Stephen Leacock Medal winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans.

You can read more about Terry's writing and comment on this podcast at www.terryfallis.com.

The music used to open and close the podcast is Game Day by Jon Schmidt and is available at Music Alley.  The voiceover at the very beginning of the episode is courtesy of Roger Dey.

Jun 12 2010

33mins

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Rank #9: The High Road: Chapter 13

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Here's Chapter 13 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans.

You can read more about the novels and the author at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens each episode of this podcast is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt, and is available at Music Alley. The voiceover at the beginning is provided by Roger Dey.

Aug 21 2010

29mins

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Rank #10: The High Road: Chapter 10

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Here's Chapter 10 of The High Road, by Terry Fallis, the sequel to his award-winning debut novel, The Best Laid Plans. You can read more about the novels and the author at www.terryfallis.com.

The music that opens each episode is Game Day, by Jon Schmidt, and is available at Music Alley. The Voiceover at the beginning is provided by Roger Dey.

Jul 31 2010

29mins

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