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Rick Mercer Final Report

Auteur(s): Rick Mercer
Narrateur(s): Rick Mercer
Durée: 6 h et 40 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (254 évaluations)

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Number One National Best Seller

Longlisted for the 2019 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Canada's pre-eminent satirical commentator brings down the curtain on his hugely successful show in this instant number one national best seller.

Rick Mercer can always be relied on to provoke a strong reaction - but what he said one fall day in 2017 truly shocked the nation. In a rant posted on social media, the great Canadian satirist announced loud and clear that the current, 15th season of the Rick Mercer Report - the nation's best-watched and best-loved comedy show - would be the last. After more than 250 episodes, 250 rants and countless miles spent travelling the length and breadth of Canada to do everything from bungee jumping with Rick Hansen to whale watching with Measha Brueggergosman, it was time to move on. What he will do next is still unknown, and Canada eagerly awaits future developments. But meanwhile, we have this book to keep us going. 

This volume brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years. And throughout the book, in a series of brilliant new essays, Rick shares his hilarious, moving and at times hair-raising memories from the past 15 years. Remember when he and Jann Arden traveled by helicopter to a terrifying bat cave in a mountain? No - because that trip went so horribly wrong it never made it to the screen. Pierre Berton - what was really in that joint he rolled? (It wasn't oregano.) What catastrophe took place in Norman Jewison's bathroom? And can the show still go on when your director in charge is delirious from an allergic reaction? (Yes.) All this and more is revealed by Rick in some of his sharpest and funniest writing yet.

©2018 Rick Mercer (P)2018 Doubleday Canada

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A newer, truly Canadian satirist.

Rick reminds me of Stephen Leacock- a writer, who could take any Canadian situation from real life, and make you laugh at the incongruity of the situation.
They both make fun of us, in a nice way. They try to engage us, and in so doing so, possibly turn our thinking around and make us better Canadians.
This was a truly entertaining read, and I will not hesitate to recommend it to everyone.

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a must for any mercer fan

listened to the whole book in one sitting as a Canadian growing up in the early 2000s rick mercer was my civics teacher great to take a trip down memory lane

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Rick’s Best

If you have even the slightest inkling of who Rick Mercer is then you will love this book. Truly his funniest, his most “biting”, his best.

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OMG!!! Rick Mercer is hilarious!!

I've seen Rick on TV a few times, but my life is just too busy to watch television on a regular basis.
After listening to this audio book, I sorta regret missing all of his shows.
He doesn't hold back on his comments at all. But he makes you laugh too, which actually helps you remember the point too!
And ...yes people‌, signal before you get into the left-hand turning lane!!!! Putting your signal on as your actually in the middle of making the turn is just a waste of time!!!! And share the road, Please!!!

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Fantastic!

Have always been a fan and loved listening to Rick read his classic rants! Miss the show and would recommend this to anyone who is a fan...or anyone at all for that matter!

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He is truly one of Canada's best

Enjoyable from beginning to end. It's amazing to have someone make you interested in something as boring as Canadian politics and want more!

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Tell it like it is....

...and he does. Thoroughly enjoyed this, and was sad that there wasn't more. Thanks Rick Mercer.

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Just another Rant

What I was expecting to be a memoir of the years of the “ Report” is literally Rick reading rants from years gone by.. got very taxing after a while. That said, he’s still very entertaining and good on him for recycling for a profit!

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What can I say, I'm a fan

I've been a fan of Rick's since I first saw him, I love his wit, his knowledge and his ideas. It's a necessary read for any Canadian, particularly those who aren't "interested" in politics, because Rick may help you come to understand that it's not the dry, boring topic that you think it is, at least when the commentary is coming from him. He is and will likely always be the best pundit in Canadian history. He narrates it himself, of course, so the performance is awesome. The majority of the book is a recap of his best rants through the years, with stories of his time in broadcasting (and his life) peppered throughout, in the same fashion as he presents anything, with that special kind of humour that seems to only come out of Newfoundland. Also, you get a bonus original essay at the end. I will miss him dearly on CBC, but at least I had this to keep me going a little bit longer. I'm sure I don't have to tell other Mercer fans to get this, they'll want it. But every Canadian should.

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I could listen to Rick Mercer all day

I love his stories, his voice and his friendliness and of course his humour on the politics of the day in Canada. If you like Rick, this is worth the listen.

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  • Wade Lancaster
  • 2019-11-11

Mercer Hits It Out Of The Ballpark

Mercer is great at ranting about whatever is on his mind. His takes on politics, life,...whatever, are interesting and fresh. They always make me think. For newbies, he can be profane and is definitely not pc. But, he takes you on journeys that make you think. Very good storyteller.

Recommended.

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  • Chris
  • 2019-10-11

Brilliant!

I laughed out loud - I cried... and - I also cried from laughing too hard... a wonderful book from a brilliant Canadian!

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  • Geoff
  • 2018-11-12

Always loved the rants ...

It’s great that Rick (can I call him Rick?) read the rants that he had already done on TV. It would have been very weird indeed to have someone else do it. (Unacceptably weird) On the other hand I would have preferred that they just sell us copies of the TV rants ... some of these re-recorded rants sound like he is merely reading off a written text. And wow .. if they were transcripts from the filming boy did some sound different to me!

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  • Krista
  • 2018-11-06

Just like the show

If you enjoy Rick Mercer then you will enjoy this book. It’s Rick ranting for an enjoyable 5hrs and 52 minutes.