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Phil Hudson

Santa Fe, NM, USA | Member Since 2014

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  • The Little Book of Sitcom

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Vorhaus
    • Narrated By John Vorhaus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Writing situation comedies isn’t really that hard. So much of what you need to know is already defined for you. You know that your script needs to be a certain short length, with a certain small number of characters. You know that your choice of scenes is limited to your show’s standing sets and maybe one or two swing sets or outside locations. You know how your characters behave and how they’re funny, either because you invented them or because you’re writing for a show where these things are already well established. Sitcom is easy and sitcom is fun.

    ddsharper says: "Incredible insider information: Great delivery."
    "Absolutely Incredible!"
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    If you could sum up The Little Book of Sitcom in three words, what would they be?

    FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I've wanted to write for TV and Film for a long time. Comedy has always seemed the hardest. Within 20 minutes of listening my motivation was spiked and I felt I had a stronger insight in how to become a paid writer for not only comedy, but drama as well. Finished the book the same night I got it!


    Which character – as performed by John Vorhaus – was your favorite?

    Kevin - The made up "darling" we all have was important, because as they always say, "We love our darlings, but you have to kill your darlings".


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Little Book of Sitcom?

    The entire thing. I especially liked his guides to focusing on three types of conflict. That was extremely eye opening.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone looking to write for TV or film, this is a must read. This made me want to sit down and write again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Guillebeau
    • Narrated By Chris Guillebeau, Thomas Vincent Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (750)
    Performance
    (645)
    Story
    (652)

    Still in his early 30s, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In The $100 Startup, he tells you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living.

    Elton says: "Just love this book!"
    "My Brain Just Melted"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The $100 Startup to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, so I can't really answer this one. I will say that with the steps he lays out the print version will probably make it easier to bookmark and review.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The $100 Startup?

    The coolest part of this was when the author hit right on the issues I have been contemplating for my business' next steps. He laid out a clear plan of how to accomplish what I want to achieve.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Guillebeau and Thomas Vincent Kelly – was your favorite?

    Hearing form the author was awesome. I wish he would have performed the entire book. Thomas Vincent Kelly spoke too slow. At 1.25x speed he sounded normal.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The author is a huge proponent of generating quality and value. This was key as too often in business we think only of how to make money. But providing value really is the key to making money. Why would someone pay for something if there is no value in it?


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone looking to start any form of business, especially an online business, should read this book. I put it right up there with Timothy Ferris' "4 Hour Work Week" in terms of helpful information and completeness. You owe it to yourself to reach this book, and then you owe it to your future clientele and customers to follow the processes he lays out. After listening to this book the first time, I immediately recommended it to several friends I have been coaching on how to get a business off the ground. A must read!

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  • You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Phil Rosenthal
    • Narrated By Phil Rosenthal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    The creator and executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond dissects the art of comedy and the making of a sitcom classic. In television, where programs can premiere and disappear in the same week, Everybody Loves Raymond reigned as America's best-loved show for nine years with more than 17 million viewers. As the number-one sitcom, it received more than 70 Emmy nominations, including two wins for best comedy.

    Margaret Campbell says: "For Raymond Lovers"
    "Great For Anyone Interested in Show Biz"
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    Would you listen to You're Lucky You're Funny again? Why?

    Yes. This book, amid the funny storytelling is ripe with insider info into how Hollywood works. As a wannabe writer, this helped me see the inside a little bit better than I would have expected.


    What other book might you compare You're Lucky You're Funny to and why?

    Bossy Pants by Tina Fey - Both give great insights and explain how their lives led them to a life of comedy and helped shape their artistic talents in the television format.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed-out-loud several times. Great story telling.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth the investment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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