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Colin

Glendale, CA, United States

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  • Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Neal Gabler
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (208)

    Seven years in the making and meticulously researched - Gabler is the first writer to be given complete access to the Disney archives - this is the full story of a man whose work left an ineradicable brand on our culture but whose life has largely been enshrouded in myth.

    Amanda says: "Diane Disney"
    "Detailed is good"
    Overall

    Must read for animation and Disney fans. A truly inspiring life story, I hate what the Disney Corporation has become, but this guy was seriously ground breaking and our lives our different because of him. Loads of good details about his life and how he became the king of animation revolutionizing the industry and changing the way we think.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlie Chaplin and His Times

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kenneth S. Lynn
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    Author Lynn delves into Chaplin's childhood and family, his often controversial relationships with four wives and a slew of mistresses, and his associations with British music-hall impresario Fred Karno and silent-screen star and pal Douglas Fairbanks. He addresses Chaplin's political influences and convictions, and brings a keen, critical intelligence to the meaning of the films, illuminating Chaplin's elusive genius.

    Denis says: "Flawed by bias"
    "It's Chaplin!"
    Overall

    I've read My Autobiography and others, this book is really good. Chaplin was a player, sure, but why get all bent on that. This is a great book about one of the fathers of comedic cinema, a person that inspired the guys who inspired the guys that probably inspired the guys that inspired you. Old Hollywood at it's best, and there isn't much by way of film history on audio books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By David Michaelis
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Charles Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the most misunderstood figures in American culture. Now, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of Schulz: at once a creation story, a portrait of a hidden American genius, and a chronicle contrasting the private man with the central role he played in shaping the national imagination.

    Bruce says: "Not as dark as you've heard"
    "Schulz and Peanuts"
    Overall

    After hearing about this book from my wife I thought this book would have been full of all kinds of crazy sex cheating. He stayed with his difficult oppressive wife for 20 years and they grew apart, oh well... not the sex filed tabloid it was made out to be. Don't understand why the family is upset, Schulz was AMAZING... the book does a great service to him and I think he would have liked it if he had read it. 50 years of Peanuts, holy crap! A must read for any cartoonist or animation fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926 - 1930

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Scott Eyman
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    In this mixture of cultural and social history that is both scholarly and vastly entertaining, Eyman dispels the myths and gives us the missing chapter in the history of Hollywood, the ribbon of dreams by which America conquered the world.

    Colin says: "Better than nothing!"
    "Better than nothing!"
    Overall

    This book was a fun read and with a total lack of any film history books available as audio book, it shines. Really enjoyed it and may listen to it again, where else can you here about the early days of Warner Brothers and the history of American Cinema. Great technical facts about early film processes, can't believe they used to sync records to films and thought that was a good idea!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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