Showing results by author "Dave Itzkoff"

Categories

All Categories

16 results
Sort by
    • Robin

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405

    From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’ comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh Robin...

    • By Leigh on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Robin

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Robin by Dave Itzkoff shows how Robin Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression - topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews - and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Alan Rickman, Actor Known for 'Harry Potter' and 'Die Hard,' Dies at 69

    • By: Dave Itzkoff, Katie Rogers
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Alan Rickman, Actor Known for 'Harry Potter' and 'Die Hard,' Dies at 69" is from the Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and Katie Rogers and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Carrie Fisher, 60, Child of Hollywood and 'Star Wars' Royalty, Dies

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter who brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise phenomenon, died Tuesday. She was 60.

    "Carrie Fisher, 60, Child of Hollywood and 'Star Wars' Royalty, Dies" is from the December 27, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • A Writer for 'Inside Amy Schumer' Becomes a Thorn for the Star

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "A Writer for 'Inside Amy Schumer' Becomes a Thorn for the Star" is from the August 18, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Cocaine’s Son

    • A Memoir
    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    New York Times journalist David Itzkoff crafts a powerful, remarkably honest memoir that no listener will ever forget. Growing up, David understood his father to be a trusted ally and confidant—a man who always had some hard-won wisdom to share. But he was also a junkie. As David grew older, he fell into the same trap, until he and his father hit the road in search of their “morning after.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as advertised

    • By Pamela Harvey on 01-30-11

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Leaving ‘Full House’ Was His Biggest Regret. So He Rebuilt It.

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Leaving ‘Full House’ Was His Biggest Regret. So He Rebuilt It." is from the Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Letterman (and His Beard) Shop at Target These Days

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Letterman (and His Beard) Shop at Target These Days" is from the October 18, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Chappelle Hosts SNL, and Addresses the Protests Against Trump

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Chappelle Hosts SNL, and Addresses the Protests Against Trump" is from the November 13, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Jimmy Fallon Was on Top of the World. Then Came Trump.

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Ambling onto the Art Deco set of “The Tonight Show” for his monologue rehearsal one Monday afternoon, Jimmy Fallon gave the crowd here at Studio 6B a warm, practiced welcome before trying out a new batch of jokes about the French election, the pop star Harry Styles and President Donald Trump’s definitions of medical terms.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Samantha Bee Prepares to Break up Late-Night TV's Boys Club

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Samantha Bee Prepares to Break up Late-Night TV's Boys Club" is from the Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Charlie Kaufman Discusses 'Anomalisa,' His Existential Stop-Motion Movie

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Charlie Kaufman Discusses 'Anomalisa,' His Existential Stop-Motion Movie" is from the November 1, 2015 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Get Me Rewrite! Now It's Late-Night Hosts Keeping Up With News

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Around 5 p.m. last Monday in New York, Steve Bodow, an executive producer at “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” was making final tweaks on that night’s script when he saw a breaking news alert from The Washington Post: President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence to Russian officials in a White House meeting.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Guardian of the 'Guardians' Franchise

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    James Gunn has a few problems with Hollywood. The whole category of midbudget features, he says, has evaporated, leaving only tent-pole films and franchise movies that emphasize high-tech effects over narrative and whose release dates are set long before a script is written.

    "Guardian of the 'Guardians' Franchise" is from the April 27, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • ‘SNL’ Goes After Trump Again, With McCarthy as Spicer

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The diplomatic travails of President Donald Trump and his past Twitter fixation with Kristen Stewart provided plenty of fodder for “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. But a sketch lampooning Sean M. Spicer, the White House press secretary, in which he was impersonated by Melissa McCarthy, the comic actress and a surprise guest star, stole the show as “SNL” continued to take swings at a president who delights in hitting back.

    "‘SNL’ Goes After Trump Again, With McCarthy as Spicer" is from the February 05, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Forever by the Seat of Their Pants

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Forever by the Seat of Their Pants" is from the September 22, 2016, Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Dave Itzkoff and narrated by Paul Ryden.

    Regular price: $0.95