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  • The Never-Ending Present

  • The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip
  • Written by: Michael Barclay
  • Narrated by: George Stroumboulopoulos
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

In the first biography of the Tragically Hip, Michael Barclay talks to dozens of the band’s peers and friends about not just the Hip’s music, but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band’s role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie’s role in reconciliation with Indigenous people. When Downie announced he had terminal cancer and decided to take the Hip on the road one more time, the tour became another Terry Fox moment; this time, Canadians got to witness an embattled hero reach the finish line. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the band, loved the book!

  • By Susan Visser on 2018-09-18

Fantastic in every way

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Reviewed: 2019-04-21

Loved the book, loved Strombo narrating!!! He is by far by favourite narrator. Book gave me chills. Thank you to the author for writing it. If you are even remotely a Hip fan you have to listen. If you are remotely Canadian you have to listen!!