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History & Criticism Audiobooks

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    Oscar Wars

    A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears

    Narrated by Charlie Thurston ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours

    The author of the New York Times bestseller Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep returns with a lively history of the Academy Awards, focusing on the brutal battles, the starry rivalries, and the colorful behind-the-scenes drama.America does not have royalty. It has the Academy Awards. For nine decades, perfectly coiffed starlets, debonair leading men, and producers with gold in their eyes have chased ... Read more

    $56.99 AUD

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    The Castle on Sunset

    Love, Fame, Death and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont

    by Shawn Levy ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 56 min

    Chateau Marmont has sat atop the Sunset Strip for nearly a century, like the Rock of Gibraltar. It is a place filled with deep secrets but is hidden in plain sight, and its evolution parallels the growth of Hollywood itself.Since the dawn of talking pictures, the Chateau Marmont has promised privacy, mystery and a whiff of old glamour. It's where John Belushi overdosed after a three-day binge, it ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Screenwriting Nightmare

    What Went Wrong in Top Movies

    by Wisecrack ...
    Narrated by Helen Floersh, Jared Bauer ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 9 min

    Some movies miss the mark with audiences, but what goes on behind the scenes that makes it subpar? Is it the screenwriting? The casting and characters? Listen in as Wisecrack dives into what went wrong in popular movies like Suicide Squad, Finding Dory and Wonder Woman: 1984 in this curated collection available for the first time in audio. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Women vs Hollywood

    The Fall and Rise of Women in Film

    by Helen O'Hara ...
    Narrated by Helen O'Hara ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 50 min

    'A fascinating polemic' Sunday Times'A powerful, sobering and vital work' The Mail on Sunday'A page-turning read, peppered with humour' Sight & Sound'A must read' Edgar WrightA call to arms from Empire magazine's 'geek queen', Helen O'Hara, that explores women's roles - both in front of and behind the camera - since t... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    The Thin Man

    Murder Over Cocktails

    Narrated by Holly Palance ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 24 min

    The Thin Man films are one of the most highly regarded and successful series of films from Hollywood's classic era. This book looks at the people who populated the films, including full chapter profiles of its stars, William Powell and Myrna Loy, whose chemistry together was a huge reason for the success of the films. As Nick and Nora Charles they knocked the stereotypes of on-screen marriage out ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Mae West

    An Icon in Black and White

    by Jill Watts ...
    Narrated by Holly Palance ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 47 min

    "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" Mae West invited and promptly captured the imagination of generations. Even today, years after her death, the actress and author is still regarded as the pop archetype of sexual wantonness and ribald humor. But who was this saucy starlet, a woman who was controversial enough to be jailed, pursued by film censors and banned from the airwaves for the ... Read more

    $63.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Films from the Future

    The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies

    Narrated by Matthew Waterson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 41 min

    Learn how movies reveal the future of technology Fans of The Science of Interstellar, The Second Machine Age, and Physics of the Future will love Films from the Future. Science, technology, and society: In Films from the Future, former physicist Andrew Maynard threads together his love of science fiction movies with his expertise on emerging technologies to engage, entertain, and make you think ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Fatal Alliance

    A Century of War on Film

    by David Thomson ...
    Narrated by David Thomson ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 52 min

    “A marvelous bombshell of a book, by one of our most formidably knowledgeable and insightful writers on film, it is filled with surprises and witty asides. Though Thomson is quick to pounce on the hypocrisies and historical omissions of some of these war movies, there is nothing compromised about his own daredevil judgments. We are in the hands of a master critic/essayist.”—Phillip LopateFrom one ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

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    The McCaw Podcast Universe

    Harry Potter

    Series Audiobook 5 - The McCaw Podcast Universe Series

    Unabridged

    13 hours 57 min

    The McCaw Podcast Universe covers a childhood classic, the Harry Potter franchise! While Micah was the Marvel representative through the first three phases of the MCU, it’s Jordan’s turn to take the reins and guide Micah through the magical world of Harry Potter. Unfortunately things don’t feel magical forever throughout their magical journey, but they try their best to try and pick up the pieces ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Cimino

    The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate, and the Price of a Vision

    by Charles Elton ...
    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 4 min

    The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie ,I>The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Dark Carnival

    The Secret World of Tod Browning, Hollywood's Master of Macabre

    Narrated by David J. Skal ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 14 min

    One of the most original and unsettling filmmakers of all time -- thecreator of the horror classics Dracula and Freaks, among others-- Tod Browning is also one of the most enigmatic directors who ever worked in Hollywood. A complicated, troubled, and fiercely private man, he confounded would-be biographers hoping to penetrate his secret, obsessive world -- both during his lifetime and afterward ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Trumbo

    A Biography of the Oscar-winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist

    by Bruce Cook ...
    Narrated by Luke Daniels ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 18 min

    An intimate, essential biography of the man who broke the Hollywood blacklist. A central figure in the Hollywood Ten and one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, two of Trumbo's screenplays earned Oscars (Roman Holiday and The Brave Ones) while he was blacklisted and unable to receive public credit for his work. Trumbo was also the author of Johnny Got His Gun, winner of the ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    The Movie Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by Peter Guiness ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 3 min

    Narrated by Peter Guiness, explore the rich history of cinema like never before - from the golden age of black-and-white films to international art-house and 21st-century science-fiction - uncovering the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world's most celebrated cinematic gems.Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune (1902) and ending with Richard Linklater's ground ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Believe

    The Untold Story Behind Ted Lasso, the Show That Kicked Its Way into Our Hearts

    by Jeremy Egner ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours

    The definitive book on the TV show Ted Lasso, written by New York Times journalist and editor Jeremy Egner, celebrating the show’s improbable rise and cultural impact while never losing sight of the heart, friendship, and passion that have made it an enduring favorite for the agesWhen Ted Lasso first aired in 2020, nobody—including those who had worked on it—knew how a show inspired by an ad, ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Dark Cinema

    The Evolution of Scare Tactics in Hollywood

    by Gunther Adams ...
    Narrated by Dorothy Fenwick ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 30 min

    Experience the Terrifying Journey of Horror Movies Through the AgesStep into the haunting world of "Dark Cinema: The Evolution of Scare Tactics in Hollywood", a chilling exploration and thought-provoking analysis of the horror genre in film. With each suspense-riddled chapter, you'll delve into a different era and unravel the intricate craftsmanship that goes into invoking fear on the silver ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Way Hollywood Tells It, The

    Story and Style in Modern Movies

    Narrated by Lloyd James ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 56 min

    Hollywood moviemaking is one of the constants of American life, but how much has it changed since the glory days of the big studios? David Bordwell argues that the principles of visual storytelling created in the studio era are alive and well, even in today's bloated blockbusters.American filmmakers have created a durable tradition - one that we should not be ashamed to call artistic, and one that ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Understanding Movies: The Art and History of Films

    Film History and Technique

    Narrated by Raphael Shargel ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 10 min

    Why does the cinema have the power to move the heart, stimulate the mind, and dazzle the imagination? The Story in Pictures covers the history and aesthetics of motion pictures from the United States and from around the world. Professor Raphael Shargel analyzes specific movies from each era in film history, including the films' importance, aspects of cinematic technique, and why each film is ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Martin Scorsese

    A Journey

    Narrated by Nancy Linari, P.J. Ochlan ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 34 min

    In time for Scorsese’s 80th birthday and the release of Killers of the Flower Moon, a new edition of the seminal oral history tracing Scorsese’s journey from young filmmaker to legend, featuring a foreword by Steven SpielbergFew filmmakers, if any, make the kind of impact that Martin Scorsese has made on American cinema. The winner of every prestigious film award, including the Oscar, Scorsese is ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

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    The Coen Brothers

    This Book Really Ties the Films Together

    by Adam Nayman ...
    Narrated by Rob Shapiro ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 55 min

    A playfully critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmographyFrom such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Pixar Touch

    The Making of a Company

    Narrated by David Drummond ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 11 min

    The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of visionary businessman Steve Jobs and animating genius John Lasseter, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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    The Compleat Glass Teat

    Narrated by Luis Moreno ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 30 min

    The Glass Teat: EssaysThe classic collection of criticism about television and American culture from the late, multi-award-winning legend.From 1968 through 1972, Harlan Ellison penned a series of weekly columns, sharing his uncompromising thoughts about contemporary television programming for the Los Angeles Free Press, a.k.a. “The Freep,” a countercultural, underground newspaper. Sitcoms and ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    As You Wish

    Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account of 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, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    My Adventure with Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

    The Making of the Movie Sheena

    by Yoram Ben-Ami ...
    Narrated by Nat Segaloff ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 35 min

    To some, she was the female Tarzan. To others, she was the sexiest pin-up of their teenage years. She was Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. The making of the 1984 movie Sheena was an adventure worthy of a behind-the-scenes book, and that’s what the film’s executive producer, Yoram Ben-Ami, has written in My Adventure with Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.Completed days before actress Tanya Roberts’s tragic ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    A Companion to Martin Scorsese, Revised Edition

    Narrated by Charles Constant ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 9 min

    A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America's most prominent contemporary filmmakers. ● Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches ● Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese's most influential films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD