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History & Criticism

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    Woke Up This Morning: The Definitive Oral History of The Sopranos

    Unabridged

    13 hours 41 min

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWho made the phone call that got HBO to launch the show? What’s the significance of all those eggs? And, what the hell ever happened to the Russian? In Woke Up This Morning, Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa have all the answers – and they’re revealing where all the bodies are buried.Inspired by the incredibly successful Talking Sopranos podcast, The Sopranos stars ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    David Jason: My Life

    by David Jason ...
    Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 16 min

    David Jason: My Life**, now available as an unabridged audiobook.**National Book Awards Autobiography of the Year 2013.Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Andy Cohen Diaries

    A Deep Look at a Shallow Year

    by Andy Cohen ...
    Narrated by Andy Cohen ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 35 min

    A year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words**.**As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Late Shift

    Letterman, Leno, & the Network Battle for the Night

    by Bill Carter ...
    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 43 min

    New York Times bestseller: A "gripping" true story of late-night comedy and behind-the-scenes drama (Los Angeles Times). When beloved host Johnny Carson announced his retirement after thirty years on The Tonight Show, millions of Americans mourned. But inside the television industry, the news ignited a battle between two amazing talents-Jay Leno and David Letterman-who both yearned to occupy the ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Gilmore Girls Companion

    by A. S. Berman ...
    Narrated by Nat Segaloff ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 30 min

    Since we first peeked into Stars Hollow, Connecticut, on October 5, 2000, Gilmore Girls has delighted people worldwide. Combining unparalleled writing with endearing characters and a respect for the complexities of life, the series continues to bring people together today.The Gilmore Girls Companion takes you behind the scenes of this television classic, from the first glimmer of the idea to the ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Letterman

    The Last Giant of Late Night

    by Jason Zinoman ...
    Narrated by Michael Goldstrom ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman delivers the definitive story of the life and artistic legacy of David Letterman, the greatest television talk show host of all time and the signature comedic voice of a generation.In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Monsters of the Week

    The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files

    Narrated by Joe Hempel ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 2 min

    In 1993, Fox debuted a strange new television show called The X-Files. Little did anyone suspect that the series would become one of the network's biggest hits-and change the landscape of television in the process. Now, on the occasion of the show's twenty-fifth anniversary, TV critics Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff unpack exactly what made this haunting show so groundbreaking. Witty and ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Die Simpsons und die Philosophie

    by William Irwin ...
    Narrated by Lutz Riedel, Sandra Schwittau ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 17 min

    Die Simpsons und die Philosophie Homer Simpson hat selbst einmal gesagt: "Cartoons haben keine tiefere Bedeutung. Es sind nur doofe Zeichnungen, die auf billige Lacher aus sind." Und auch hier irrt der liebe Homer mal wieder. Ein paar clevere Gelehrte haben sich ein Herz gefasst und mit diesem Buch bewiesen, welche Weisheit in den Simpsons steckt. Zugleich führen die gesammelten Essays in ... Read more

    $12.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy

    The Search for Socrates

    by William Irwin ...
    Narrated by Elizabeth Klett, William Sarris ...
    series Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture

    Unabridged

    12 hours 46 min

    - Reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet's finest experts for thirty-one new, highly logical essays - Features a complete examination of the Star Trek universe, from the original series to the most recent films directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - Introduces important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Kindness and Wonder

    Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever

    by Gavin Edwards ...
    Narrated by Jeremy Arthur ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 5 min

    A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times.Won’t you be my neighbor?For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers was a beloved fixture in American homes. Warm and welcoming, he spoke directly to children—and their parents—about the marvels of the world, ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Flights of Fantasy

    The Unauthorized but True Story of Radio & TV’s Adventures of Superman

    Narrated by Nat Segaloff ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 18 min

    Here is author Michael J. Hayde’s definitive work about Superman on radio and television. Hayde is well-known for My Name’s Friday: The Unauthorized but True Story of Dragnet and The Films of Jack Webb; and Little Elf: A Celebration of Harry Langdon, and this new treasure trove of information on the Man of Steel covers comprehensive episode logs for the radio series and the original television ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Show Won't Go On

    The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    There has never been a show business book quite like The Show Won't Go On, the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died onstage. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called The Art of Murder, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    I Am NOT A Number

    Decoding The Prisoner

    by Alex Cox ...
    Narrated by Alex Cox ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 23 min

    The enormously puzzling TV series The Prisoner has developed a rapt cult following, and has often been described as 'surreal' or 'Kafkaesque.'Alex Cox watched all the episodes of The Prisoner on their first broadcast, at the ripe old age of thirteen. In I Am (Not) a Number, Cox believes he provides the answers to all the questions which have engrossed and confounded viewers including:- Who is ... Read more

    $23.30 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Andy and Don

    The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show

    Narrated by George Newbern ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 29 min

    A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, this “humorous, informative, and poignant book” celebrates the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America’s most iconic television programs and “shows how the magic was created” (Library Journal).Andy Griffith and Don Knotts first met on Broadway in the 1950s. When Andy moved to Hollywood to film a TV pilot for a comedy ... Read more

    $35.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Kindness of Strangers

    by Salka Viertel ...
    Narrated by Christina Delaine ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 36 min

    A memoir about showbiz in the early twentieth century that travels from the theaters of Vienna, Prague, and Berlin, to Hollywood during the golden age. Salka Viertel's autobiography tells of a brilliant, creative, and well-connected woman's pilgrimage through the darkest years of the twentieth century, a journey that would take her from a remote province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Hollywood ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Audition

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...

    Unabridged

    26 hours 46 min

    Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: “I want to be you.” My stock reply is always: “Then you have to take the whole package.”And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that “whole package,” in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, ... Read more

    $48.67 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Sex and the City and Us

    How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love

    Narrated by Joy Osmanski ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 15 min

    The bestselling author of Seinfeldia offers a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, in a “bubbly, yet fierce cultural dissection of the groundbreaking show” (Chicago Tribune).This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Sopranos Sessions

    Unabridged

    18 hours 37 min

    On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, New Jersey's Star-Ledger, Alan ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Answers in the Form of Questions

    A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!

    by Claire McNear ...
    Narrated by Devon Sorvari ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 3 min

    What is the smartest, most celebrated game show of all time? In this insider's guide, discover the rich history of Jeopardy! -- the beloved game show that has shaped our culture and entertained audiences for years.Jeopardy! is a lot of things: record-setting game show, beloved family tradition, and proving ground for many of North America's best and brightest. Nearly four decades into its current ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Transatlantic Television Drama

    Industries, Programs, and Fans

    Narrated by Shaun Grindell ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 46 min

    In 2014, the U.K. science-fiction television series Black Mirror was released on Netflix worldwide, quickly becoming a hit with U.S. audiences. Like other beloved British imports, this series piqued Americans' interest with hints of dark comedy, clever plotlines, and six-episode seasons that left audiences frantic for more. In Transatlantic Television Drama, volume editors Michele Hilmes, Matt ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    There'll Be Peace When You Are Done

    Actors and Fans Celebrate the Legacy of Supernatural

    Narrated by Matt Godfrey, Rebecca Mitchell ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 30 min

    Fifteen years. Two brothers. Angels and demons. A story like no other. And one of the most passionate fan bases of all time. That's Supernatural. There'll Be Peace When You Are Done: Actors and Fans Celebrate the Legacy of Supernatural is an emotional look back at the beloved television show Supernatural as it wraps up its final season after fifteen unprecedented years on air. With heartfelt ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Fifty Years of 60 Minutes

    The Inside Story of Television's Most Influential News Broadcast

    by Jeff Fager ...
    Narrated by Jeff Fager ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 28 min

    “An illuminating TV show biography” (Kirkus Reviews), the ultimate inside story of 60 Minutes—the program that has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history.From its almost accidental birth in 1968, 60 Minutes has set the standard for broadcast journalism. The show has profiled every major leader, artist, and movement of the past five decades, perfecting the news-making ... Read more

    $35.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Audition

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Barbara Walters ...

    Abridged

    5 hours 51 min

    Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me:“I want to be you.” My stock reply is always: “Then you have to take the whole package.”And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that “whole package,” in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Planet Simpson

    How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation

    by Chris Turner ...
    Narrated by Oliver Wyman ...

    Abridged

    11 hours 57 min

    Going well beyond a critical discussion of a single television program, this book will use The Simpsons as a window on the culture at large to deliver first-hand reportage of the defining events and trends of our accelerated, confounding era. ... Read more

    $36.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial