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
Although I have a tremendous amount of respect for author Robert McKee, and own the hardcover and Kindle version of his book Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and The Principles of Screenwriting, I am VERY dissatisfied with the audio book version of his work.
This audio book version of Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting is abridged and only includes five chapters. The print and electronic versions of the book include nineteen chapters.
Considering the cost of this audio book, compared to the cost of the print and electronic editions, I personally feel that if you purchase this title (with only five chapters) you are throwing your money away because it lacks too much valuable content.
The information is fantastic but, Robert McKee's reading voice is a bit of a snooze. I found myself easily distracted like I was in an Earth Science lecture during my freshman year of college.
Story reveals the secrets of story writing. Although it is meant for screenwriters, it will enable you to write in other formats as it deeply describes the elements behind all kinds of stories.
Love a good science fiction book!
If you want to understand the structure of a movie this is the first step. A abriged version from the autor of his bestseller so it is fast and fun. If you read it with lot of movies the experience becomes even more fun! I'm watching all the classic movies again just to have a better view of their amazing stories and even more amazing storytellers!
read the damn book. listen to it if you can't read it. do this and discover a love for your ideas as they come to life before your eyes.
For my convenience I own both audio & kindle versions of this book. For me they fill different functions. I don' t think either is better, it's really a matter of the reader's needs & preference. However, I find that the audio version of the book allows more versatility & flexibility than the kindle version. For example, I can listen as I drive or do dishes, an impossibility with any version I'd have to read myself.
The generous amount of usable information the author shared.
Hearing the book read by the author Robert McKee, is literally getting the story directly from the source exactly as he intended it should be provided for his audience.
I think I will apply the solutions Mr. McKee shared in the section entitled "Problems & Solutions."
If you are serious about writing, this is a book you'll want among your reference books.
This book is not only insightful, but a very entertaining read. It has all the elements of what would be a truly great novel, even though it is dealing with cold hard facts. Any novelist, playwright, or potential screenwriter will benefit from Mr McKee's work. To sum up: my POV (deep breath, sigh of appreciation) "Wow."