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We Don't Need Roads Audiobook

We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy

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Publisher's Summary

Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don't Need Roads includes original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over 50 others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time. With a focus not only on the movies but also on the lasting impact of the franchise and its fandom, We Don't Need Roads is the ultimate audiobook for anyone who has ever wanted to ride a hoverboard, hang from the top of a clock tower, travel through the space-time continuum, or find out what really happened to Eric Stoltz after the first six weeks of filming.

©2015 Caseen Gaines (P)2015 Tantor

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    Pete Johns 06-25-15
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    "Great for fans - good for others."

    Back to the Future fans will love this and most likely devour it in s day or two like me.

    Casual readers will also enjoy the stories and tidbits of information.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Vaughan 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This is GEEKY stuff........."
    Would you listen to We Don't Need Roads again? Why?

    Yes, I might very well go back and listen to this again because...it's Geeky stuff. I never realized how much of a geek I was!! And there is such an abundance of Geeky Stuff That I'm afraid I may have missed something.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dave W. Connecticut 11-19-15
    Dave W. Connecticut 11-19-15 Member Since 2014

    Dave

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    "Everything you wanted to know about the trilogy"
    Where does We Don't Need Roads rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's non-fiction.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No real scenes, It's non-fiction.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The author is clearly a fan of the movies and does a good job conveying their impact on popular culture and society. Good stories from behind the scenes. This makes a good companion to the "Back In Time" documentary that recently came out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cwortolani 10-31-15
    cwortolani 10-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Touches On All Aspects of Groundbreaking Trilogy"
    What other book might you compare We Don't Need Roads to and why?

    Street Gang by Michael Davis is a similar book as both examine ALL aspects of the creation of modern touchstones of popular culture.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dave United States 10-26-15
    Dave United States 10-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Worth the listen, for ever level of fan"

    The book is a great read/listen with tons of interesting facts and analysis. I loved every second. I just wished it was longer. 4.5 over.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 10-24-15
    Simone 10-24-15 Member Since 2016

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

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    "Great behind the scenes fun!"

    I love the BTTF trilogy! This book is the perfect complement to any mega-fan like me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James M. Patton 09-25-16

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    "An Amazing Collection Of Hollywood & Future Facts!"
    Would you listen to We Don't Need Roads again? Why?

    Yes. To get to hear all the backstories and history of the various players.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Everyone. Learning what they went through and the hoop jumping it took to bring a fan favorite to the screen was the best. Everyone loves Hollywood secrets. This book has a ton!


    Have you listened to any of Ron Butler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I know of.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "From Pillar To Post - The Ups & Downs of Making The Back To The Future Series".


    Any additional comments?

    A great addition to other books about Zemeckis, Spielberg, Universal, and Hollywood.

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    bannedlibrary 07-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great history of a great movie"

    a fun and exhaustive history of one of my favorite movies. it's also a very good look at not only the creation of a movie, but how a story can evolve.

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    J. Rasmussen Southern California 06-28-16
    J. Rasmussen Southern California 06-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A making of and how BTTF affected culture"

    A heartwarming account of the successes and struggles of making the Back to the Future trilogy. It also accounts the cultural impact and some stories of memorable personal accounts. A very good read for any fan of this timeless trilogy.

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    J. David Love Kansas City, MO USA 06-11-16
    J. David Love Kansas City, MO USA 06-11-16 Member Since 2016

    Be yourself to the maximum.

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    Great story and quite inspirational. Popular culture will always remember these movies. And that car.

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