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Carlos

Santa Monica, CA, USA

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  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert McKee
    • Narrated By Robert McKee
    Overall
    (550)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (214)

    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress, and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese, and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives, and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.

    Justin says: "Excellent"
    "First rate!"
    Overall

    I will be taking Mr. Mckee's lecture in LA in a few weeks and I am really looking forward to it. Now that I have listened to his book in his voice, I am even more excited about the lecture. This audio was excellent. He truly is the world expert in screenplay writing. The concepts and techniques that he mentions in the audio are crisp and exciting and I now feel more prepared, confident and skilled to begin my own screenplay. I am expecting the book soon and will review the concepts and graphs before the lecture, and I will also listen to the audio again, because I think it's worth at least one more listening session.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Democracy in America

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ralph Raico, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated By Craig Deitschmann
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, captured the essence of nineteenth-century America in his penetrating work, Democracy in America. The democratic concept of equality was emerging as a political reality in America, and it threatened the aristocracy of Europe; it produced a society of individualists hungry for self improvement. In this classic treatise, Tocqueville weighed the advantages of democracy against its dangers.

    Carlos says: "Not bad, not great"
    "Not bad, not great"
    Overall

    I thought that this would be a full reading of the actual book, since the title read "unabridged". However, it turned out to be a spoon-fed narration of the major points of the book. I did not mind the corny French accents that were used whenever Tocqueville or other French individuals were supposed to be speaking, but I found them unneccessary and somewhat annoying. Overall, I give the title 3 stars, but it's hardly an "unabridged" reading of the book.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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