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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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    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Andrew D. Thomas WILLOUGHBY, OH, US 01-13-17
    Andrew D. Thomas WILLOUGHBY, OH, US 01-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Knowledge fuels progress"

    As an artist I find myself, often, with incomplete works. Most of the time I've found it's been due to a lack of knowledge. There are missing connections to the dots. Professionals who share their secrets are invaluable to me, and Robert is no exception. Thanks Rob!

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    Thiago 12-21-16
    Thiago 12-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Needed"

    I was initially skeptical, but it offered much more insightful than I could have expected.

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    Nathaniel H Hill 11-22-16
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    "Wish I had heard this in high school"

    As someone who wasn't a fan of breaking down the meaning behind stories during class (I always questioned how would we truly know what the writer was thinking and why they did X) I believe with the knowledge gleaned from the book I would have at least enjoyed discussing books a lot more in terms of motifs and structure for how the stories were written. This book does a great job of explaining a concept in a way rarely discussed, and thus makes it interesting.

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    N. Hawryluk 11-19-16
    N. Hawryluk 11-19-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Several Great Insights, But Not Much I Haven't Heard Before"

    Several great insights about screenwriting, though much of it I've heard before, and more comprehensively, in other works. [AUDIBLE]

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    Kristin V. Hansen 11-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Just the right ideas, perfectly presented."

    Useful, fun, well researched, clear, and brief ; anyone looking to tell a story in any form, from business plan to epic move, could use this book.

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    Maryl W Millard 11-15-16
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    "Master Teacher Doesn't Disappoint"

    helped me clarify what I needed to change in my story and why I needed to change it.

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    Amazon Customer 11-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent resource"

    Loved Robert as a narrator. Revealed elements of writing I have struggled with since highschool

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    Nneka 10-20-16
    Nneka 10-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "abridged copy"

    my only gripe is that this is the abridged version which is useless to me. why skip so much of the useful meaty information? doesn't make sense

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