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Rick Mercer Final Report

Written by: Rick Mercer
Narrated by: Rick Mercer
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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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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Great driving listen.

A good driving book, lots of fun interesting stories. Great Canadiana from a great Canadian.

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Fabulous

Fabulous, laughed and enjoyed . Well worth the price. A retrospective of where we have all been.

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The Final Report

If you're a fan of Rick Mercer, or political satire in general, you'll love his collection of Rants from over the years. I'm sure the book version is great, but hearing Rick himself reading out his rants with passion and comedic timing is hilarious!

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Loved it!

Rick Mercer delivers in this book, just like usual, by giving us his 110%... funny, smart, and informative, there is nothing more that this listener could ask for!

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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.