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In this podiobook: "The Best Laid Plans" is a satirical novel of Canadian politics written by Terry Fallis. It recounts the unlikely and amusing alliance between a 30-something burnt out, jaded political staffer, and an older, cantankerous, engineering professor. Driven by a federal election and the life of the resulting minority conservative government, the novel moves between the small town of Cumberland, Ontario on the shores of the Ottawa River, and the nation's capital. While the characters and their exploits are often comical, serious ideas on politics and democracy underlie the fun. For more information on the novel and author, visit www.terryfallis.com.

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In this podiobook: "The Best Laid Plans" is a satirical novel of Canadian politics written by Terry Fallis. It recounts the unlikely and amusing alliance between a 30-something burnt out, jaded political staffer, and an older, cantankerous, engineering professor. Driven by a federal election and the life of the resulting minority conservative government, the novel moves between the small town of Cumberland, Ontario on the shores of the Ottawa River, and the nation's capital. While the characters and their exploits are often comical, serious ideas on politics and democracy underlie the fun. For more information on the novel and author, visit www.terryfallis.com.

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Very entertaining

By Lesleyleesi - Apr 22 2014
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I am not one for politics and was skeptical about this book, BUT I loved it. Thank you for a very enjoyable audio book.

Politically Just

By GMPreston - Jan 25 2014
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I am nearing the end of "The Best Laid Plans" and am thoroughly enjoying the story. While I am a conservative, and this story is about the rise and successes of the quite liberal Canadian politician (and yes, I know its just a story), I find myself routing for iconoclastic MP from Cumberland Prescot! I typically listen to Sci-Fi, horror, or action novels in my long commute, but Terry Fallis is opening me up to venture into other arenas. Enjoy!

iTunes Ratings

6 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
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Very entertaining

By Lesleyleesi - Apr 22 2014
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I am not one for politics and was skeptical about this book, BUT I loved it. Thank you for a very enjoyable audio book.

Politically Just

By GMPreston - Jan 25 2014
Read more
I am nearing the end of "The Best Laid Plans" and am thoroughly enjoying the story. While I am a conservative, and this story is about the rise and successes of the quite liberal Canadian politician (and yes, I know its just a story), I find myself routing for iconoclastic MP from Cumberland Prescot! I typically listen to Sci-Fi, horror, or action novels in my long commute, but Terry Fallis is opening me up to venture into other arenas. Enjoy!

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The Best Laid Plans

Latest release on Apr 19, 2007

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Rank #1: Chapter 14 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel is late for an important meeting leaving Angus to go it alone. Angus defies the Leader and caucus. Angus closes the Sanderson Shoe deal. The House votes on the Throne Speech. Daniel dines with Lindsay and then some. Angus writes in his diary.

Apr 14 2007

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Rank #2: Chapter 8 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel confronts an Internet-happy student. Daniel talks with the two Petes. Andre Fontaine breathlessly calls Daniel. Fire at the Petra Borschart's house. Eric Cameron is collared. Daniel watches the news and assesses the damage. Angus writes in his

Apr 08 2007

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Rank #3: Chapter 9 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel watches too much television, then actually Daniel goes on TV to staunch the bleeding. The Prime Minister cuts Cameron loose. Daniel and Lindsay lunch together, then Daniel and pollster Zaleski discuss some new C-P numbers. Finally, Angus write

Apr 09 2007

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Rank #4: Chapter 13 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel takes the heat for Angus the maverick MP. Angus makes his debut performance in Question Period. A day in the constituency office. Angus outlines a plan to save the Sanderson Shoe factory and Norman Sanderson doesn't know what hit him. Daniel a

Apr 13 2007

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Rank #5: Chapter 3 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Angus and Daniel pay a visit to the Dean of Engineering; Daniel visits Muriel and is introduced to Lindsay, her granddaughter; Angus schools Daniel on English for Engineers, and chess; Angus writes in his diary.

Apr 03 2007

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Rank #6: Chapter 6 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel, Muriel and Lindsay attend a luncheon speech by Eric Cameron. Lindsay and Daniel bond at Starbucks. Daniel holds office hours on campus. Daniel and Angus play chess and discuss the campaign so far. Angus skinnydips, then writes in his diary.

Apr 06 2007

34mins

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Rank #7: Chapter 2 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel gets to know his landlord, Angus McLintock; a mutually beneficial deal is negotiated; Daniel endures his first hovercraft lecture; Daniel and Angus tangle on the chess board; Angus writes in his diary.

Apr 02 2007

33mins

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Rank #8: Chapter 5 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: The election begins and Daniel and his small team of volunteers start the door-to-door canvass. We meet Andre Fontaine, reporter for the Cumberland Crier. Daniel makes a clandestine midnight run to the university and Angus writes in his diary.

Apr 05 2007

31mins

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Rank #9: Chapter 4 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel's debut teaching English for Engineers; the first meeting of the Cumberland-Prescott Liberal Campaign in the new headquarters; Angus and Daniel hammer out positions on the local issues; and Angus writes in his diary.

Apr 04 2007

34mins

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Rank #10: Chapter 7 - The Best Laid Plans

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-In this episode: Daniel attends a polling presentation at the national campaign office. Daniel visits with Muriel. Daniel briefs Angus on the numbers (and Angus laughs till he cries). Daniel marks book reports while Angus writes in his diary.

Apr 07 2007

37mins

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