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  • Just the Funny Parts

  • ...And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club
  • By: Nell Scovell
  • Narrated by: Amy Hohn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Just the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made. For more than 30 years, writer, producer, and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, NCIS, The Muppets, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced. In 2009, Scovell gave up her behind-the-scenes status when the David Letterman sex scandal broke.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First return

  • By Sara Kershaw on 08-06-18

First return

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I wanted to like this book, and I was enjoying the story. But the narrator was just awful. I never thought I would take advantage of Audible’s return policy, but I did for this one!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Daily Show (the AudioBook)

  • An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
  • By: Jon Stewart - foreword, Chris Smith
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Jay Snyder, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737

This oral history takes the listener behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart's long reign to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics - a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not narrated by the interviewees

  • By Diana on 01-16-17

Good, but it could have been great

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

I really enjoyed this book as it walked through 16 years of American politics that have shaped so much of my personal beliefs. It was a fascinating journey. But I really hated that the book was not voiced by Stewart and the correspondents. It was distracting and odd listening to these almost-correct voices speak as if they were the people presented.