Not sure. Feel cheated in that most of the content was about the Sopranos. Reading performance was excellent.
Less Sopranos!!! There are only 4 hours left and still no mention of Breaking Bad
My first listen by this performer. Very good. Will look for other titles by same performer.
NO!!!! No more about the Sopranos is needed!!!
Obsessive reader, 6-10 books a week, chosen from Member reviews. Fact & fiction, subjects from the Tudors to Tookie, Harlem to Hiroshima, Huey Long to Huey Newton. In-depth fair reviews - from front to BLACK!!!
Don't waste your credit or time on this book if you're looking to learn more about the 3 other shows listed on the cover. The entire first 6-1/2 hours are nothing but "The Sopranos" and James Gandolfini. Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed the show like everyone else. But I liked "The Wire" better, followed by "Mad Men". Both of those shows were much better. "The Sopranos" was merely entertaining while "The Wire" was an autopsy of the social despair and decline of this country. "Breaking Bad", "Sex In The City", "Deadwood", "Six Feet Under" and other great shows are barely mentioned in Brett Martin's nauseating hero-worship of Tony Soprano and producer David Chase (or whatever his job was - it's not even worth a Wikipedia search for me to find out). I could say more, as I often do, but Brett Martin has wasted enough of my time! #REFUND
I would recommend this book to any one that is interested in the development of some of the best television programing of our time.
He made you feel like you were actually listening to the characters.
It made you think. As the characters came to life, you couldn't help but think about the impact that ordinary people can have on so many.
I enjoyed the writer's room tales but wish the author would have not spent so much time on the Sopranos.
Agree with an earlier review, this book focuses too much on the Sopranos.
Modern Television Defined
The narrative inside HBO and FX and how it played out in TV shows they offered to the public
No characters really
Modern Television Defined
There's a lot of interesting information even if you're not a huge television fan. It's an interesting book if you're a fan of any of the modern anti-hero series of today.
For fans of TV's most remarkable shows of the last decade, this peek inside the factory illuminates how the best sausages are made.
I loved this book! As a writer trying to get into television I found this book to be so informative and entertaining. I loved learning the ins and outs of some of my favorite shows. Keith Szarabajka is my new favorite reader as well.
Love well written and well narrated books of any type.
Inside information about my favorite TV shows. I enjoyed it immensely but if you aren't a fan of these shows then this probably is not a good choice for you.
Easy Riders and Raging Bulls or Pictures of a Revolution. These titles are thematically similar but about movies instead of TV. Both titles are available on Audible and recommended.
Nothing special but well done.
The fact that Stevie Van Zandt was the first choice to portray Tony Soprano.
Fascinating listen if you are a fan of the TV shows discussed.