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Would you try another book from Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson and/or Bob Balaban?
Probably not. The writing and performance were extremely bland.
What didn’t you like about Bob Balaban’s performance?
Much of the book were transcripts of interviews, and Balaban's performance did nothing to help the listener discern who was speaking. For example:
Warren Littlefield: It was a terrific time for us at NBC.
Jennifer Aniston: Yes, we felt we could really get into our roles without too much network interefence.
Bland, bland, bland.
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What made the experience of listening to Top of the Rock the most enjoyable?
Hearing about the exciting events of the time from my favorite writers and stars.
What other book might you compare Top of the Rock to and why?
Live From New York (the SNL book). EXCEPT this book is much, much better to listen to because it (a) is not as long and boring, and (b) only has one narrator. The SNL book had too many narrators, which was really distracting.
What about Bob Balaban’s performance did you like?
He did a good job of reflecting the meaning of the words behind the quotes, without trying to imitate Seinfeld, for example.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
It's not that kind of book. But I guess the most impressive thing was all the moving parts that went into the successful spinoff of Frasier, especially considering how many things could have gone wrong, and how many spinoff disasters there have been before and since.
Any additional comments?
Really awesome book for anyone that loves TV.
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