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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Mercer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000628/bk_prhc_000628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The can´t-miss final installment of beloved author Pseudonymous Bosch´s best-selling Bad Books trilogy! At Earth Ranch, Clay encountered a haunted library, a castaway boy, and a fire-breathing dragon - not to mention incredible magic. Now he faces his most dangerous foes yet: the mysterious white-gloved members of the Midnight Sun, whose scheming leads Clay to a dragon reserve. Up against impossible odds, will Clay and his Secret Series Allies be able to triumph over these villains once and for all? Packed with action, humor, magic, mystery, and dragons, Pseudonymous Bosch answers long-simmering questions as he delivers his most exciting adventure yet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aaron Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003044/bk_hach_003044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are four of the best episodes of the comedy news show, including appearances by the late Linda Smith, as well as Simon Hoggart´s final edition as chairman. Since 1977, BBC Radio 4´s funniest and quirkiest game show has been answering questions and offering wit and wisdom on global happenings, national news, and, quite frankly, pathetic parochial events. Now you can enjoy the highlights of last year´s news, distilled by the very best and wittiest panellists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001154/rt_bbcw_001154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Named by Boston´s NPR News Station as one of the Best Books of 2016 Just months before turning sixty, Ernest Hemingway headed for Spain to write a new epilogue for his bullfighting classic Death in the Afternoon, as well as an article for Life magazine. His hosts were Bill and Anne Davis, wealthy Americans in pursuit of the avant-garde life of the 1920s´ post-war expatriatesat their historic villa, La Consula. This hacienda would become Hemingway´s home during the most pivotal months of the Nobel Laureate´s denouement, and Bill Davis would become his friend and bullfight-traveling companion. Looking for Hemingway explores that incredible friendship and offers a rare intimate look into the final period of the legendary author´s life, giving comprehension not only of a writer´s despair but of suicide as a not unreasonable conclusion to a blasted existence.
It is autumn of 1938 in London. The Nazis have invaded Austria and are seizing Jewish assets, rumors of the Dachau concentration camp are clouding the air and, despite the cancer ravaging his body, an exiled Dr. Sigmund Freud spends his days anxiously clutching a Cuban cigar between his jaw and a large dental prosthesis he calls ´´The Monster.” He is doing just this when his daughter interrupts his forbidden indulgence with a scolding and news of a foreboding visit from SS Officer Anton Sauerwald. Rather than dragging the doctor into an interrogation room or confiscating the few luxuries Freud was able to secretly take away from Vienna, Sauerwald brings something far more dangerous into the household: a book more deadly than any weapon. Peter Blauner’s The Final Testament reminds us of the power of the written word and weighs the importance of intellectual pursuit against the question of moral responsibility in a time of panic and decay. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013355/bk_adbl_013355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the face of a death-defying power, what´s the ´´new normal´´?Like all reporters, Jack longs for a breaking story but is stuck writing obituaries for a small-town rag. As his frustration mounts, it hits him that no one has died in over three days. Jack´s odd observation becomes something far stranger when he connects a meteorite to the bizarre phenomenon.Seizing the opportunity, Jack breaks the story and after a struggle to control the meteorite´s power is resolved, a swelling population begins to create havoc. With the survival of the human race hanging in the balance, politicians enact increasingly horrific measures and desperate citizens take matters into their own hands.Jack´s in a position to not just report the news, but change it, and his decisions and observations creates an epic thriller that pits the potential of human immortality against a force designed to change - or obliterate - humanity itself.Only one man might stand in its way...the man buried in the obits department. The Final Enemy is a story of social disintegration as well as a saga of survival. Secret plans, starvation, suicide, and a series of events that spiral the human race into a desperate survival mode evolve from a seemingly singular event and leads to a fast-paced action story that delights with its penchant for the unexpected.In the tradition of A.G. Riddle and Matthew Mather, The Final Enemy is a gripping blend of thriller and science fiction that will prove hard to put down. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Kidawski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106366/bk_acx0_106366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex Cooper awakens one morning to news of her own brutal murder. Soon, Manhattan´s top sex-crimes prosecutor discovers that the actual victim is film star Isabella Lascar, who had sought refuge at Alex´s private retreat. Now it is up to Alex to find the killer before another victim surfaces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Venora. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000940/bk_sans_000940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alex Cooper awakens one morning to news of her own brutal murder. Soon, Manhattan´s top sex-crimes prosecutor discovers that the actual victim is film star Isabella Lascar, who had sought refuge at Alex´s private retreat. Now it is up to Alex to find the killer before another victim surfaces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005517/bk_sans_005517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jackie McGee is a young woman destined to become a local TV news star. Told in retrospect, Jackie takes the listener on the bumpy ride from her beginnings as a small-town TV reporter to her final revelations about big-time local TV news.Fast-paced, insightful, poignant, and often hilarious, Donna McNeely´s Stuck in the Box captures the insanity, the characters, and the superficiality that permeate every local TV news station in America. This heroine tells the truth about local TV news, in a way that only a true insider can. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna McNeely. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000079/bk_bigh_000079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.