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The Secret History of Twin Peaks Audiobook

The Secret History of Twin Peaks

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The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale.

The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.

Full cast of narrators includes Amy Shiels, Annie Wersching, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly and James Morrison.

©2016 Mark Frost (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    Rod 19/11/2016
    Rod 19/11/2016
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    "A complex history for both fans and newcomers"

    Who killed Laura Palmer? That was the question on everyone’s lips in the early 1990s when the face of television storytelling changed. Eccentric film-maker David Lynch joined forces with Mark Frost to create a quirky murder mysteries series like nothing seen before. To this day, modern storytelling tries to emulate its eccentricities, wit and beauty.

    Centring around the FBI investigation into the murder of high school beauty Laura Palmer, the series dove deep into the heart of the seemingly quiet Washington state town of Twin Peaks, where closed doors hid secrets that ranged from drug running to the supernatural. Peppered with oddball characters and dark secrets, the lives of the town’s residents peeled back to reveal that nothing and no one was as it seemed.

    the-secret-history-of-twin-peaks-200In the final episode, the ghost of Laura Palmer promised to “see you again in 25 years” and, while that deadline has passed, the series is being revived in 2017 to peak back into the town and all its mysteries. In the lead up to the highly anticipated new series, Mark Frost takes us back to the very beginning of the town in his new book, The Secret History of Twin Peaks, beginning with the early explorers and taking the reader through to the shocking events that closed the original series.

    Audiobook lovers get an added bonus with a massive cast of readers that combine original actors with several from the upcoming revival. Kyle MacLachlan (Dale Cooper), Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Lawrence Jacoby), Michael Horse (Deputy Hawk), Chris Mulkey (Hank Jennings) and David Patrick Kelly (Jerry Horne) join forces with new cast members Amy Shiels, James Morrison and Robert Knepper. Other readers include Annie Wersching, Len Cariou, Mat Hostetler, Mark Frost, Arthur Bishop and Ari Fliakos.

    Their readings add extra life to this fan-focused fiction that moves from the town’s establishment to native and UFO mythology and, ultimately, the unknown history of many of the original television characters. We find out how Margaret (the “Log Lady”) came to be the way she is; we learn the mystery behind Nadine’s breakdown; and the surprising criminal history of Josie Packard amongst other histories.

    Running just under 10 hours, The Secret History of Twin Peaks is an exciting new glimpse into the mystery town and its inhabitants. Newcomers to the world of Twin Peaks may find the deeper history focusses a little too much on UFO mythology but will undoubtedly love the fascinating introductions to the characters, many who they will meet in 2017 when they revive their roles for the new series.

    It’s easy to dismiss a book tie-in as nothing more than a piece of fan fiction but, as with the television show itself, Mark Frost has imagined a world rich in imagination and presents it as historical fact. The excellent and large cast in the audiobook makes one wonder why anyone would bother reading the book instead of immersing themselves in so many voices from the past that no doubt still haunt their memories.

    Read my full review and other audiobook reviews under the Entertainment section of glamadelaide dot com dot au.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julian 09/01/2017
    Julian 09/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "depth and understanding to the twin peaks mystery"

    worth the investment. high quality writing and production - must read for any twin peaks fans (even the skeptical)

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    Alice 11/11/2016
    Alice 11/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "yassss"

    yassss must read for any twin peaks fanatic. Although slightly distorted leads to full immersion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Monique Prior Reservoir, Victoria, AU 03/11/2016
    Monique Prior Reservoir, Victoria, AU 03/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "exceptional"

    pure brilliance in exceptional Twin Peaks fashion. although unlike the television series, i feel more than satisfied with the answers to the mystery we were never given all those years ago. and superbly performed/narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Austin 26/06/2017
    Austin 26/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointed."

    I only listened to chapter six. Found it rather boring. wish l could swap it.

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    Kim 02/11/2016
    Kim 02/11/2016
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    "Interest subject; poor result"

    The book was filled with interesting concepts, and stories however it didnt seem to flow and had no conclusion. Quite confusing with the constant change of characters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    5/06/17
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    "Absolutely a wonderful read for a Twin Peaks fan. "

    Definitely for the Twin Peaks fan. If you're watching the revival series, this is a MUST read. You'll not be disappointed.

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  • Julien Pierre
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    19/10/16
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    "Aweful sound quality"
    What would have made The Secret History of Twin Peaks better?

    Which such a great cast, you'd expect a better quality. at 64kpbs/22.050kHz, this make the audiobook sounding out from a poor radio broadcast


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  • Martian Cat
    23/10/16
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    "This Audio Book is not what it appears"

    In the words of Dale Cooper: I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, two cups of good, hot black coffee, or a delightful audio book that will further enrich the world of Twin Peaks for you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • BunchOfSteve
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    13/06/17
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    "An unexpected journey"

    25 years after the show ended, I had some certain expectations of what this book might be. I was way off. What's here is so unexpected, it took me several tries to approach it and settle into the story that it wanted to tell, not the story I wanted to hear. Once it clicked – I was all in. Mark Frost's deft interweaving of apocryphal American history, of a surprisingly broad scope, is used to deepen and enlarge the uncanny cosmology of Twin Peaks. Now that the new series is underway, overlooked clues buried in this book are beginning to surface.

    Well worth your time if you enjoy a mystery that won't give itself up without a fight.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel Hammonds
    21/10/16
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    "Massive disappointment"

    I've been anticipating this book with great excitement but I feel like I've just been "Rick Rolled". I was expecting something written in the same vain as Cooper's autobiography and Laura's diary that bridged the gap between the original and the new series, but what I got was tedious, unrelated waffle hastily tied together at the end to justify using the Twin Peaks brand...and make an easy buck. There is little relevance to the series and the back stories of a few characters was already covered in the series. Just as the book finally begins to get interesting and teases some interesting insights it ends.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • laura tiplady
    19/10/16
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    "Wow Bob wow"

    Well ! What a story following a far longer timeline than I anticipated. The historical back story was interesting and relevant and as we grew closer to the time of the series I got more and more excited. I am literally desperate for season 3 now so hurry up 2017!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Jarvis
    31/07/17
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    "The missing pieces..."

    An absolute must for TP fans. Lays the foundations for the new season brilliantly - wish I'd read it before watching the new ones!

    Superb performances from a superb cast too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Technomouseuk
    16/07/17
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    "simply amazing"

    lived this weird and wonderful book and loved the background and premlin to the next series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Josh o.
    10/07/17
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    "True to the title."

    As a very passionate fan of Twin Peaks I can safely assure anyone that this book is very true to the source material and the lore surrounding it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    19/06/17
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    "Great for filling the days between episodes of The Return!"

    If you're after some great connective tissue from Mark Frost with some illuminating details concerning characters in The Return, this is an absolute treat. It's also performed by many of the cast. All round, damn good 👍

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    2/05/17
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    "Gets better each time."

    I do not usually bother with reviews but as this is the third time I've completed the Secret History Of Twin Peaks I must say it really does add depth and intrigue into the whole Twin Peaks universe.

    So many bizarre coincidences and occurrences to mull over and consider, going way way back into American history for the most tenuous of possible links, that somehow all lead to that one location 'Twin Peaks'. You can either absorb and enjoy the narrative or get totally confused, nothing is cut and dry and it's down to the individual to interrupt the information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    2/05/17
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    "For all trim peaks addicts"

    An excellent read. Essential for all twin peaks buffs. First rate narration - I was hooked throughout.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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