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    • The Improv

    • An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up
    • By: Budd Friedman, Tripp Whetsell, Jay Leno - foreword
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In 1963, 30-year-old Friedman - who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer - opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal? Simply to make a living, and if all went according to plan, to also make enough professional contacts to be able to mount his first Broadway show within a year's time. Later shortened to the Improv, its first West 44th Street location was in a seedy section of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very informative

    • By OBK on 05-26-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cornell '77

    • The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall
    • By: Peter Conners
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    On May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall, on the Cornell University campus, in front of 8,500 eager fans, the Grateful Dead played a show so significant that the Library of Congress inducted it into the National Recording Registry. The band had just released Terrapin Station and was still finding its feet after an extended hiatus. In 1977, the Grateful Dead reached a musical peak, and their East Coast spring tour featured an exceptional string of performances. Many Deadheads claim that the quality of the live recording of the show made by Betty Cantor-Jackson elevated its importance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Anonymous User on 01-11-19
    • The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall
    • By: Peter Conners
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 11-27-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Dangerously Funny

    • The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'
    • By: David Bianculli
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Decades before The Daily Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour proved there was a place on television for no-holds-barred political comedy with a decidedly antiauthoritarian point of view. In this explosive, revealing history of the show, veteran entertainment journalist David Bianculli tells the fascinating story of its three-year network run---and the cultural impact that's still being felt today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great topic, well written, poorly narrated

    • By Sandra on 10-25-10

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

    • A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor
    • By: Robert Schnakenberg
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    He's played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James "Bill" Murray, America's greatest national treasure. From his childhood lugging golf bags at a country club to his first taste of success on Saturday Night Live, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the 21st century, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every aspect of his extraordinary life and career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice compilation of Bill Murray work

    • By Tim Osborne on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Monologue

    • What Makes America Laugh Before Bed
    • By: Jon Macks
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ever since Johnny Carson first popularized the late-night talk show in 1962 with The Tonight Show, the 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. comedy time slot on network television has remained an indelible part of our national culture. More than six popular late-night shows air every night of the week, and with recent major shake-ups in the industry, late-night television has never been more relevant to our public consciousness than it is today.

    • What Makes America Laugh Before Bed
    • By: Jon Macks
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 04-21-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $25.19

    • How To Survive a Horror Movie

    • All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
    • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 657

    Seth Grahame-Smith delivers the definitive, essential guide to making it through a horror movie in one piece. As hilarious as it is useful (if you’re trapped in a scary flick, that is), How to Survive a Horror Movie covers all the bases. Trapped in a haunted house? Check. Stalked by an evil doll? Check. Wandering aimlessly through the remains of the old world as a plague of zombies sweeps over the planet? Check.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining. What I expected

    • By Wil on 01-17-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    • The Album, the Beatles, and the World in 1967
    • By: Brian Southall
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A carefully crafted and collectible volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of a legendary and groundbreaking Beatles album. Expert Brian Southall's unique edition recounts the story behind the music and the cultural climate of 1967 when Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band debuted. The "A side" of this coolly curated title is all about the Beatles, the music on the album, the recording process, and more. The "B side" looks at the state of the world in 1967, from the Summer of Love to antiwar protests to the launch of Rolling Stone magazine and more.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Inside the Star Wars Empire

    • A Memoir
    • By: Bill Kimberlin
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Bill Kimberlin may refer to himself as "one of those names on the endless list of credits at the close of blockbuster movies." In reality though, he's a true insider on some of the most celebrated and popular movies and franchises of the past century. Jurassic Park. Jumanji. Even Forrest Gump. And perhaps most notably, Star Wars. Inside the Star Wars Empire is the very funny and insightful tell-all about the two decades Kimberlin spent as a department director at LucasFilm Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effects studio founded by the legendary filmmaker George Lucas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A valuable documentary of an interesting career

    • By C. W. Goss on 05-29-19

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Steven Spielberg

    • A Life in Films
    • By: Molly Haskell
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    "Everything about me is in my films," Steven Spielberg has said. Taking this as a key to understanding the hugely successful moviemaker, Molly Haskell explores the full range of Spielberg's works for the light they shine upon the man himself. Through such powerhouse hits as E.T., Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones, to less-appreciated movies like the haunting Schindler's List, Haskell shows how Spielberg's uniquely evocative filmmaking and story-telling reveal the many ways in which his life, work, and times are entwined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done but Oddly Written

    • By Lynnore on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $24.49