• Story

  • Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
  • By: Robert McKee
  • Narrated by: Robert McKee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-12-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (1,697 ratings)

Regular price: $23.95

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Publisher's Summary

Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress, and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese, and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives, and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing listeners with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.
©1997 Robert McKee (P)1997, 2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"The man speaks, and people start to take furious notes; he is now the undisputed screenwriting king." (Newsday)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Steve Taylor on 10-05-09

Required Listening

All writers should at least read/listen to Robert McKee's Story. The 6+ hours were incredibly valuable to me, I've had his tome on my shelf for years, its sheer size continued to put me off. Over the course of a week I was able to polish this off and I'm wishing I had bought the audio version years ago.

McKee is a great narrator which makes the audio book fly by. His understanding of storytelling is masterful and I think most writer will get something from it.

Highly recommend it.

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33 of 33 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Pam on 09-02-12

Good abridged version

Ignore S. Buck's review that states this is only 5 chapters of the book. It is the entire book in an ABRIDGED version, as the description states. It is just broken up into 5 Audible "chapters" that do not relate to the chapters of the book. Doubtful that this person actually listened to the audiobook.

In any event, it is a good intro to McKee's book, and may encourage you to buy the complete print edition for a fuller experience of McKee's teachings.

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43 of 44 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Teemu on 04-19-10

Just great

It is great that Robert Mckee narrates this sensational how-to-REALLY-write-working-screenplays audiobook. I am not just sure it is comprehensive, since I doubt that 6 hours wouldn't fully deal with the 450 pages that are in the book. I have the book as well but have listened to this audiobook already twice since I haven't had thoroughly read the book. Excellent while cycling/commuting to home/work.

As a keen wannabe film-artist, I'd say the STORY itself is the greatest book about the issue I've ever met. Pure facts, great in-depth examples and no-nonsense. This guy so knows what he is talking about. Book 5 stars, audiobook 4.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-24-17

Screenwriting Masterclass

This book has a major reputation - and well deserved! The best book I've come across on the topic of screenwriting, enthusiastically narrated by the author himself. A must listen for anyone interested in mastering the craft.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-26-18

HE KNOWS STORY

An absolute must for any aspiring screen writer. McKee knows what good writing is; and he explains how to achieve it in a way that’s not only easy to understand, but also makes you want to sit down at the nearest desk and get to it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 11-26-17

phenomenal book

it's a must read for every filmmaker. I keep listening to certain chapters and keep finding new details.

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