From the cocreator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years.
A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series and will prep fans for the upcoming SHOWTIME® series like nothing else out there.
Four original Twin Peaks cast members who are appearing in the new Twin Peaks for SHOWTIME® - Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, and David Patrick Kelly - join three new actors - Amy Shiels, Robert Knepper, and James Morrison - to voice the audiobook edition of the novel along with cocreator Mark Frost and original cast member Chris Mulkey. Additional actors Annie Wersching (Bosch) and Len Cariou (Blue Bloods) are also featured, as is narrator Mat Hostetler.
Of the audiobook, creator Mark Frost says, "I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this other aspect of the world of Twin Peaks to life."
This program includes a bonus PDF of images from the book.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Mark Frost (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
This audio book brought great energy to the story. However, because Frost's brilliant tale is so uniquely structured visually--it doesn't translate well to a stand-alone audio book experience. The printed book itself is a masterfully designed experience--the story is told through a patchwork of newspaper clippings, postcards, government reports, autopsy reports, letters of correspondence, excerpts from novels, and all of this fabulously crafted miscellany is carefully annotated by an FBI agent. This scattering of documents was meant to be experienced and explored visually! The annotations NEED to be visual. I tried listening to the audio book by itself first--the nature of the compiled and annotated dossier did not translate smoothly to an audio book experience. It was easy to loose track of the larger narrative. Something was missing. But the performances of the readers, actors, and author are fabulous and should be heard. I ended up buying the printed copy and read along and studied the visuals in the dossier-format while listening to the audio--it was a phenomenal way to experience it and I highly recommend doing it that way. So for my five-star review I'm taking into account the overall cumulative experience of folding in the printed copy to experience alongside the audio book.
This is all Mark Frost without Lynch, so it's space aliens, secret agents, fanfic-y backstories for obscure characters, and conspiracy theory stuff about freemasons and Alastair Crowley.
Some Twin Peaks fans live for this stuff, but it's not why I like the show. For me, Twin Peaks is at its best when it's surreal, uncanny and not answering any questions. So, my reaction to this book was a bored shrug, and I'm hoping that in the forthcoming TV series Lynch will restrain Frost's rationalist urges and wallow in the unconscious instead.
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Dives in and manages a vast amount
Amazingly is the fine detail and connection to the esoteric that rivals Foucault's pendulum, while keeping focused on the Twin Peaks story. Quite an accomplishment if not miraculous.
Geniusly leaving on a cliffhanger. Annoying yet necessary :D
Spoilers ahead! I really enjoyed the book as a huge fan of the series. Frost's approach as a archivist's dossier with really interesting documents and pictures make this book shine. It feels believable. It follows the Jade ring from Native Americans to Lewis and Clark through to President Nixon and more. It was very heavy on alien conspiracies, more so than the series. There's a lot of changes that were made to the story of the TV show. Audrey goes to the bank to expose her father and his Save Ghostwood to stop Catherine with the hope of someday getting it back. She lives through the bank explosion. Big Ed and Nadine meet after Ed runs off to Vietnam rather than high school. Briggs is the archivist. There's a lot more I can't quite remember. Bobby was mentioned barely at all. Shelly and most of the kids went mentioned either. There's very little that has been added in the timeline from the last episode of the show until present day. I really liked the last half of the book. Despite it's weird changes I highly recommend any fan of the show read it. It definitely has me pumped for Season 3!
This book is a wonderful introduction for the casual van and a delight for the hard-core fan! It goes into many of the things that were only suggested in the series. It takes the form of A narrative history of the region, with vignettes of the time period surrounding the series. It remains almost exclusively in the region around Twin Peaks, so don't expect much backstory about Dale Cooper and other characters who were not native to Twin Peaks.
The reason I gave it four out of five stars for story is because I am one of those hard-core fans who noticed when things that occurred in this "history" were different from the series. But since this book was written by Mark Frost I can only assume that this is either the new official history of the region or that changes in this history or do two facts unknown to the "Archivist".
This Audible book will immediately draw you back into the mesmerizing mindset you entered when watching Twin Peaks. The presentation of the story through a dossier is brilliant and kept me constantly on the edge of my seat, unwilling to miss one single detail or word. I resented sleep when it came, and woke in the middle of the night to listen to more. Twin Peakers will know straight away who is the unnamed Archivist but will enjoy Special Agent Tamara Preston's unraveling of the mystery just the same. This recording is a must-have addition to the Twin Peaks collection.
As a twin peaks fan, I always wondered about a lot of things. This book works as a kinda prologue to the original story. The only exception is that it also feels like it's in the present. It gives background to a lot of characters and things that happened in the story.
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