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  • Live from New York

  • The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests
  • By: James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine, Paul Woodson
  • Length: 28 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but repetitive

  • By Michelle on 05-05-18

What a fun listen

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I got this book in 2002 or 2003 and listening to it again in audio form was an absolute blast. What a great listen and adventure. The performers are great and do a great job differentiating without doing poor imitations.
Thank you

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Disaster Artist

  • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
  • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,660

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Have to Listen to This Book!

  • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

Wow

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

i have listened to hundreds of audiobooks. this book is 1 in 100. Greg Sestero's performance is incredible and his voice in the text is so strong. Combined with Bissell's unique strength in narrative, this audiobook is a force. Do not even think of trying to read this when you get so much more from the reading of the audiobook.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: Free Excerpt audiobook cover art
  • Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: Free Excerpt

  • By: The Believer, Dave Eggers, Amy Sedaris, and others
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 54

The Believer magazine presents a compendium of advice from producers, writers, and actors of The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Show with David Letterman, The Hangover, and The Colbert Report, along with other musicians, cartoonists, New Yorker writers, and those similarly unqualified to offer guidance.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is really bad

  • By Alexander on 03-31-12

This is really bad

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who enjoy the Sedaritives and other unfunny parts of the Believer

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Used different material, honestly. They seem to sell themselves short with this advice tactic which bottoms out before it starts for me.

How could the performance have been better?

They do not sound invested or convinced that what they are saying is funny. It may be because it is not.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

A mostly solid line up of readers and writers.