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The Best Laid Plans

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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Chapter 14 - The Best Laid Plans

-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.

34mins

14 Apr 2007

Rank #1

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Chapter 8 - The Best Laid Plans

-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

32mins

8 Apr 2007

Rank #2

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Chapter 9 - The Best Laid Plans

-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

32mins

9 Apr 2007

Rank #3

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Chapter 13 - The Best Laid Plans

-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

38mins

13 Apr 2007

Rank #4

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Chapter 3 - The Best Laid Plans

-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.

27mins

3 Apr 2007

Rank #5

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Chapter 6 - The Best Laid Plans

-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.

34mins

6 Apr 2007

Rank #6

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Chapter 2 - The Best Laid Plans

-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.

33mins

2 Apr 2007

Rank #7

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Chapter 5 - The Best Laid Plans

-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.

31mins

5 Apr 2007

Rank #8

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Chapter 4 - The Best Laid Plans

-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.

34mins

4 Apr 2007

Rank #9

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Chapter 7 - The Best Laid Plans

-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.

37mins

7 Apr 2007

Rank #10