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Story Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    Josue Ignacio Saldana 09-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "My Bible for Writing"

    I've been reading and listening to this book since 2003 and admit to always gleaning from it.

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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!"
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    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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    Matthew M Benedict 09-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "a must for burgeoning screen writers."

    read the damn book. listen to it if you can't read it. do this and discover a love for your ideas as they come to life before your eyes.

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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
    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 2015

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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

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    Mark New York, NY, United States 02-20-12
    Mark New York, NY, United States 02-20-12

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    "A bit of a slog"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The information is fantastic but, Robert McKee's reading voice is a bit of a snooze. I found myself easily distracted like I was in an Earth Science lecture during my freshman year of college.


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    David 04-23-16
    David 04-23-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    SleepWalker82 04-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A magnificent compendium of principles"

    This is a great work if you have interests in narrative and story. The design, forces and everything that makes a great work of art, as seen through centuries of wisdom.

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