Before I got this audio book, I should have listened to the advice of the previous reviewer who said not to waste your time "on this garbage". I agree. It is only one third of the book this author wrote, and appears to be just put together quickly to earn some easy money.
The listen is full of quotes like "Star Wars was about saving Luke's soul," and, "Archie Bunker was a pig." A lot of people like Archie Bunker, despite his faults.
I would listen to Story again. McKee speaks volumes of sense about the principles of writing for the big screen. Any writer can benefit from being reminded of these periodically by such an expert as this.
His worldly knowledge of the subject.
To hear it directly from Mr. McKee! Sounds great!
Explaining what's "No-event".
Yes. Just as good!!
Yes. Every 2 minutes;)
Buy! Buy! Buy! ...and write!
I have both. I think you need the print version but it was easier to me to listen to the audio version as there are so many nuggets to digest.
This is a well researched, well thought through journey on the creation of story. A fantastic learning experioence.
He really understands the subject matter. You are basically at one of his seminars.
I really was excited for the audio version. It did not disappoint. As you can hear McKee's words over and over again and it is still eye opening.
Chemical freedom fighter
The narrator reads slowly and clearly so it is easy to absorb the information and the information is great.
informative, insightful, leading
It was a conversational tone, which was like talking to the teacher.....
The audiobook was purchase in addition to the regular book because it was affordable, the book is clear and open as far as the writing technique is concerned. I think it wood be a great addition to any library
J. Jason Gale
It is a joy to listen to Story. I've listened to it three times and taken extensive notes. Mr. McKee is a little old fashioned in this sense: he cites the classics. But therein lies the strength of this opus, the timeless structure of story. Overall, it explained the fundamentals in better detail than I'd gotten from other books.
Much of the book is a collection of extended examples of cliches. After listening for what seems like an eternity to a generic story that is so familiar you become bored, the narrator closes the thought with "don't write like that." He is often pretentious and spends little time developing concepts of what is good. There is an endless amount of citing from historical and contemporary cinema often with little more than mere tacit approval. Anyone who is the least bit observant and has seen even one hundred films knows the majority of what is contained in this version of the book.