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  • Powerhouse

  • The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency
  • By: James Andrew Miller
  • Narrated by: James Andrew Miller, Kirby Heyborne, Ann Richardson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

In 1975, five young employees of a sclerotic William Morris agency left to start their own strikingly innovative talent agency. In the years to come, Creative Artists Agency would vault from its origins in a tiny office on the last block of Beverly Hills to become the largest and most imperial, groundbreaking, and star-studded agency Hollywood has ever seen - a company whose tentacles now spread throughout the world of movies, music, television, technology, advertising, sports, and investment banking far more than previously imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • oral history

  • By Tomas Dvorak on 09-16-18

A Solid oral history that does not stick the endin

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I love me some corporate bio's, add that in with an oral history and you got a winner. The CAA book really nails this balance for the fist 18 hours then slows down a bit as the company change and moved into other things. I am not saying that the ending is boring but you go from something I care about (movies) to something I find full (sports) and a bit of the shine comes off in the last ten years of CAA.


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