For a reference book it is tops. McKee is a master screenwriting instructor and historian of the form. I wish more screenwriters would reference his book, maybe we'd get some half way decent movies produced rather than what we are suffering through now. McKee is old school and knows what a good screenplay requires to get the STORY told.
The book is great, if you want to grasp a better understanding on why we tell stories, get it! However, Audible is responsible for breaking down the file into chapters, sections, halfs or something! They provide a single file that lasts over 6 hours and it becomes a real headache if you want to play it on an i-pod, i-phone or any mp3 device.
Stop selling products that are a pin in the ass to use.
Practical, honest cut to the chase.
Really gave me some tools and tactics to consider in my writing.
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 love to listen whenever I am driving or walking the dog. My favourite books are edgy, with suspense and emotion.
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.