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Story Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing listeners with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

©1997 Robert McKee; (P)1997, 2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The man speaks, and people start to take furious notes; he is now the undisputed screenwriting king." (Newsday)

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    "Perhaps best book on writing"

    This book has made my writing, and my confidence in writing, soar like no other book or teaching has. I cannot recommend it more highly to any screen, theater, or fiction writer.

    I'm so glad Mr. McKee performed the audiobook himself. He has a wonderful voice, and it just feels more tangible coming directly from his mouth.

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    Brian Kloske 03-10-16
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    "Spectacular"

    So good I had to listen to it twice. A lot of great information in a relatively small book.

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    Versh 02-29-16
    Versh 02-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth Every Re-visit "

    I returned to this once college-assigned text and was captivated as before. Nowhere else can you find such complex ideas clearly delineated.

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    Bill Chapman San Clemente, California 02-05-16
    Bill Chapman San Clemente, California 02-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book on the story"

    This book affected me deeply. A book for story and a book for life. It will not only help you learn how to develop your story but it will affect your relationships with others. For example, character is shown by what people do when they are under pressure. The principles taught will not only help you develop your story in a compelling way , but help you live your life more fully and more meaningful.

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    Rodrigo Averna 10-10-15
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    "Revealing"

    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.

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    Marcelo Pedott 09-17-15 Member Since 2015

    Love a good science fiction book!

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    "For Great Fans of Cinema!"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Dale 08-09-15
    Dale 08-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Listen. Absolutely fantastic."

    Great listen for those who want to learn how to tell or write a good story.

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    Eric 06-07-15
    Eric 06-07-15
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    "Must read for anyone interested in screen writing."

    The author explains screen writing concepts with clear examples. Now I know why Nollywood films bore me to death!

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    Alison Wren Australia 04-02-13
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    "Fabulous writing tool."
    Would you listen to Story again? Why?

    I would listen to Story again. McKee speaks volumes of sense about the principles of writing for the big screen. Any writer can benefit from being reminded of these periodically by such an expert as this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His worldly knowledge of the subject.


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    Vernon JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, United States 03-12-12
    Vernon JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Interesting"
    If you could sum up Story in three words, what would they be?

    informative, insightful, leading


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

    It was a conversational tone, which was like talking to the teacher.....


    Any additional comments?

    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

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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