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History & Criticism Audiobooks

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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

    $26.99 AUD

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    Every Man for Himself and God against All

    A Memoir

    by Werner Herzog ...
    Narrated by Werner Herzog ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 42 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Werner Herzog is the undisputed master of extreme cinema: building an opera house in the middle of the jungle; walking from Munich to Paris in the dead of winter; descending into an active volcano; living in the wilderness among grizzly bears - he has always been intrigued by the extremes of human experience.From his early movies to his later documentaries, he has made a ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Charlie Chaplin vs. America

    When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided

    by Scott Eyman ...
    Narrated by Phil Thron ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 53 min

    The “shocking” (The Wall Street Journal), must-read story of Charlie Chaplin’s years of exile from the United States during the postwar Red Scare, and how it ruined his film career, from bestselling biographer Scott Eyman.Bestselling Hollywood biographer and film historian Scott Eyman tells the story of Charlie Chaplin’s fall from grace. In the aftermath of World War II, Chaplin was criticized for ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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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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    How Coppola Became Cage

    Narrated by Matt Godfrey ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 46 min

    In 1982, a gangly teenager named Nicolas Coppola made his film debut and changed his name to Nicolas Cage. Once he achieved stardom as the rebel hunk of 1983's Valley Girl, Cage began a career defined by unorthodox risks and left turns. How Coppola Became Cage takes listeners behind the scenes of the beloved cult movies that transformed this unknown actor into an eccentric and uncompromising ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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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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    A Long, Long Way

    Hollywood's Unfinished Journey from Racism to Reconciliation

    by Greg Garrett ...
    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 26 min

    From the beginning, American cinema has been both a powerful mythmaker and a social critic. D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation, arguably the first feature film, shows us just how early in its history cinema had established its influence. Birth of a Nation famously portrayed the Klu Klux Klan in a favorable light, a portrayal that contributed to the modern resurgence of the group and brought racist ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Tarantino: A Look at His Iconic Movies

    by Wisecrack ...
    Narrated by Michael Burns, Jared Bauer ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 13 min

    Quentin Tarantino is one of the most prolific directors in history with dozens of films under his belt from cult classics like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill to Spaghetti Westerns like Django Unchained. Listen in as Wisecrack takes a deep dive into his top films 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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    Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, and the Golden Age of Hollywood

    by Melanie Gall ...
    Narrated by Melanie Gall ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 47 min

    The 1930s was a magical age in Hollywood, with Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney, Bette Davis, and Clark Gable lighting up the silver screen. But Deanna Durbin’s fame surpassed them all. Born in Canada, Deanna was “discovered” by star-maker Eddie Cantor, producer Joe Pasternak, and director Henry Koster, and she quickly became the world’s most celebrated star. She saved Universal Studios from ruin, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Haunted

    On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds

    by Leo Braudy ...
    Narrated by Perry Daniels ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 43 min

    An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity. Continuing his interest in the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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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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    Beverly Hills Confidential

    A Century of Stars, Scandals and Murders

    Narrated by Rich Miller ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 39 min

    Acid-throwing brides, axe murdering maids, mysterious deaths at Greystone mansion, and the real story of what happened the night a superstar publicist was gunned down on Sunset Boulevard; just a few of the many stories in this "Rip-roaring" story featuring the first 100 years of grand times and grand crimes in the world's glamour capital of Beverly Hills. With unprecedented access to police files, ... Read more

    $23.99 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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    The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, Revenge of the Nerds, The Karate Kid, The Breakfast Club, Dead Poets Society, and Everything in Between

    by James King ...
    Narrated by Mike Cooper ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 29 min

    A trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap, and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS, and "Axel F"; of outsiders, lost boys, and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields, and the Brat Pack; of three Porky's flicks, two Coreys, and one summer when "Baby" refused to be put in a corner. The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie goes behind the scenes of a genre where ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    How Does It Feel?

    A Life of Musical Misadventures

    by Mark Kermode ...
    Narrated by Mark Kermode ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 37 min

    Following a formative encounter with the British pop movie Slade in Flame in 1975*,* Mark Kermode decided that musical superstardom was totally attainable. And so, armed with a homemade electric guitar and very little talent, he embarked on an alternative career - a chaotic journey which would take him from the halls and youth clubs of North London to the stages of Glastonbury, the London ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Warren Beatty

    A Private Man

    Narrated by Dylan Baker ...

    Abridged

    7 hours 18 min

    “Whatever you have read or heard about me through articles or gossip, forget it. I am nothing like that Warren Beatty. I am nothing like what you have read.” —Warren BeattyWarren Beatty guarded his privacy even before he became a movie star, when he burst onto the screen in 1961 as the earnestly handsome all-American boy in Splendor in the Grass. When he started acting, Beatty kept secret the fact ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    Michael Curtiz

    A Life in Film

    by Alan K. Rode ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 19 min

    The first biography of the greatest filmmaker that nobody knows.Academy Award–winning director Michael Curtiz (1886–1962)—whose best-known films include Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mildred Pierce, and White Christmas—was in many ways the anti-auteur. During his unprecedented twenty-seven year tenure at Warner Bros., he directed swashbuckling adventures, westerns, musicals, war epics, romances ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

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    Complicit

    The compulsive, timely thriller you won’t be able to stop thinking about

    by Winnie M Li ...
    Narrated by Katie Leung ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 57 min

    'A must-read' Stylist'Powerful' Harriet Tyce'A spellbinding novel' The Irish Times'Thrilling' Heat'Compulsive' John Marrs'Dazzling' Chris Whitaker'Grippingly readable' The Daily Mirror'A rollercoaster read' ElleTHE THING IS . . . WHO DIDN'T HAV... ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Life Moves Pretty Fast: The lessons we learned from eighties movies (and why we don't learn them from movies any more)

    Narrated by Cassandra Harwood ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 26 min

    Hadley Freeman brings us her personalised guide to American movies from the 1980s – why they are brilliant, what they meant to her, and how they influenced movie-making forever.For Hadley Freeman, American moves of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and Trading Places; all a teenager needs to know – in Pretty ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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    Feel Free

    Essays

    by Zadie Smith ...
    Narrated by Nikki Amuka-Bird ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 53 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Feel Free by Zadie Smith, read by Nikki Amuka-Bird.From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Changing My Mind and Swing Time - discover a second unmissable collection of essays from Zadie Smith'Generous, courageous, and tough-minded... [A] classic English essayist in the vein of Orwell, Woolf and Angela Carter' Financial Times<... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    Lights, Camera, Witchcraft

    A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television

    Narrated by Eva Wilhelm ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 39 min

    No industry has been as influential at shaping the popular notion of what it means to be a witch quite as much as Hollywood. This book traces the fascinating history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television. From Joan the Woman and The Wizard of Oz to Carrie and Charmed, author and film scholar Heather Greene explores how these films helped influence the public image of the witch ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Junior Bonner

    The Making of a Classic with Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971

    Narrated by Nat Segaloff ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 35 min

    “Junior Bonner is Jeb Rosebrook’s masterpiece, subtly understated and richly rewarding. In 1972, it provided director Sam Peckinpah with a unique opportunity to return to his roots and deliver a portrayal of the modern American West. In this wonderfully written memoir, Rosebrook captures the creative conflicts that are inevitable as words become images. It depicts a classic confrontation between a ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Misterios de la sala oscura

    Ensayos sobre el cine y su tiempo

    Unabridged

    15 hours 47 min

    El cine es a un tiempo la más joven de las artes y la que mayor influencia tiene actualmente sobre la ideología de nuestra sociedad.Ya desde el comienzo del siglo XX, Walter Benjamin reflexionaba sobre lo que supondría la masificación del arte que las nuevas técnicas de reproducción hicieron posible, y proponía que en un futuro -sin duda, el que vivimos hoy- las nuevas técnicas tenderían a la ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Dark City

    The Lost World of Film Noir (Revised and Expanded Edition)

    by Eddie Muller ...
    Narrated by Eddie Muller, Erin Bennett ...
    Series series Turner Classic Movies

    Unabridged

    12 hours 19 min

    This revised and expanded edition of Eddie Muller's Dark City is a film noir lover's bible, taking readers on a tour of the urban landscape of the grim and gritty genre in a definitive, highly illustrated volume.Dark City expands with new chapters and a fresh collection of restored photos that illustrate the mythic landscape of the imagination. It's a place where the men and women who created film ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD