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  • As If!

  • The Oral History of Clueless, as Told by Amy Heckerling, the Cast, and the Crew
  • By: Jen Chaney
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Will we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills High School and discover true love in the movie Clueless? As if! Written by Amy Heckerling and starring Alicia Silverstone, Clueless is an enduring comedy classic that remains one of the most streamed movies on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes even 20 years after its release. In the first book of its kind, Jen Chaney has compiled an oral history of the making of this iconic film using recollections and insights collected from key cast and crew members.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book, awful narrator.

  • By Anne Morris on 08-08-15

Awesome book, awful narrator.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I love Clueless and hearing about the back story and on set goings on was very interesting.

How could the performance have been better?

Get a different narrator. She was AWFUL. She inserted completely different inflection and tone into the movie quotations she read, making me think she has never seen the movie. It really took away from the content. Added to that, seemingly deliberate poor pronunciation. Example: Richard "Grecko" (known to most of us as Richard Greico) . I understand she is a comedian and maybe she thought this was a great esoteric joke (which I could appreciate in an stand up routine), but an Audiobook isn't the place the place for it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I love Audible but his book is best in hard copy.

Any additional comments?

Get multiple narrators. One for the commentary, one for the female comments and one for the male comments. We don't need an original cast recording, just something to differentiate.

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  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,981

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

I don't normally write reviews but...

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

Reviewed: 10-18-14

If you could sum up As You Wish in three words, what would they be?

As. I. Wished.

What was one of the most memorable moments of As You Wish?

The story about Samuel Beckett driving Andre the Giant to school. Priceless.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

All of them. Many of the actors from the movie read their own commentary which was amazing.

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

It made me want to read it again immediately if not sooner.

Any additional comments?

I submit very few reviews but I felt compelled to in this case as it would be shame if anyone missed this amazing book.

Have fun storming the castle.

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