Ticket Masters

  • by Josh Baron, Dean Budnick
  • Narrated by Mike Chamberlain
  • 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You can’t get on - and the concert is sold out in six minutes. What happened? What now?
Music journalists Dean Budnick and Josh Baron chronicle the behind-the-scenes history of the modern concert industry. Filled with entertaining rock-and-roll anecdotes about The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, and more - and charting the emergence of players like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation, and Outbox - Ticket Masters will transfix every concertgoer who wonders just where the price of admission really goes. This edition has an updated epilogue that covers recent industry developments.

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A great history turned to stodge

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This story is rather interesting (especially if you're wanting to find out WHY Ticketmaster charges so much) but the story goes over and OVER itself from all different angles. Also, while I'm sure the first narrator is a good actor, listening to him read for more than five minutes makes you favour scraping a cheese grater against your forehead... or at the very least, your ears.


Would you ever listen to anything by Josh Baron and Dean Budnick again?

No way


Which scene was your favorite?

The poem written for the old guys retirement.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Only if it was stripped of the stodge. It's like listening to someone wade through porridge (oatmeal).


Any additional comments?

Please tell the narrator to find a different job.

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- Rosie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios