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Credits

Created and written by Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne

Executive produced by Britta von Schoeler and produced by Austin Breslow for Broadway Video.

Executive produced by Will Rogers and Ian Stearns for Audible

Directed by Eric Martin

Sound designed and mixed by Ryan Billia

Sound editing by Ryan Billia and Beau Emory

Original songs written by Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne.

Music and score composed, arranged and produced by Benny Reiner

Featuring Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Audra McDonald, Andrea Martin, Carol Kane, Peter Dinklage, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Steve Higgins, Esther Perel, Bob the Drag Queen, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Becky Abrams, Anna Drezen, Alon Elian, Sudi Green, Sam Jay, Huck Milner, Randy Rice, Gary Richardson, Jim Santangeli, Morgan Smith, Jen Spyra, Alexandra Carillo Vaccino, Thomas Whittington

Executives in Charge for Audible: Keith O’Connell and Najen Naylor

Special thanks to Brian Steinberg, Dave Blum and Mark Valdez

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More like this please

This was so so fucking good. Best audio drama I've ever heard. Great cast and a really fun story. couldn't recommend it enough.

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Spat my coffee out laughing. RIP coffee.

Bizzare. Engaging. Hilarious. The comedic timing delivered by Kate Mckinnon is spot on. The writing is great, story bizzare and hilarious, the Queen makes me laugh every scene.

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I wanted to like it

First time I’ve ever wanted to return a title. Great performances but the whole thing seems a bit self-indulgent.

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Enjoyable story well put together

few cringe moments but an enjoyable good overall experience and voices match the character images.

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what a waste of my time and money.

the sound was up and down so I strained to hear or was deafened. screeching voices. unfunny.

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It's ok

Look, I love Kate McKinnon as much as the next lesbian. But this just fell so flat on me.

I give one star because I managed to finish it, one because I laughed out loud once or twice, and one solely because Esther Perel's in it and she is an incredible pool of wisdom that I can not get enough of.

If you do not like the preview, like me, don't listen to it. It stays exactly the same all the way throughout and does not get any cleverer along the way.

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Heads will roll with laughter

I found it fun and funny. I struggled at time to hear the narrative at times.

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Outstanding Performances, Eh Plot

Very etertaining performances.
The dialogue was mostly great, but the plot was really lacklustre. If you want something you can tune in and out of then it's good.

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Hysterically entertaining

This is one of this funniest things I’ve ever listened too. I highly recommend it!

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Ok

There was some great potential here but so much was cringy. The overall story was good & all the narrators did a great job. But found from time to time the 'jokes' were cringy or overused like the whole "not a virgin", that became old real damn quick. Was some good aspects in here but wont re listen.

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  • PygmyOcelot
  • 06-11-2019

Must live in a green friendly place for this

Seriously. This is neither a statement for or against this particular title, just a straight fact. I started listening to this at first without my medication and was just kind of "meh" about it-- lots of pop culture references I don't particularly care about or find amusing for a variety of reasons. I found it a tad disappointing given all the talent involved.

But then I had a high pain day and decided to listen to more after medication. OMG, what a difference! I was dying-- I literally have not laughed that hard in years! I particularly enjoyed a lot of the bird-related jokes.

So take that for what you will. Definitely an adult title. A bit trite, but hilarious given the right circumstances.

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  • Lili
  • 04-05-2019

Probably has at least something for everyone

It’s kind of all over the place. There are surely some funny moments to suit different tastes, the songs are entertaining, and the celebrity narrators are fun.

But there are lots of volume issues. It quickly goes from too loud to barely audible in quite a few places. I think I like the idea of the production better than its execution. Kate McKinnon and Tim Gunn did a really good job, but some of the other characters are quite grating. So I enjoyed parts of it, and was disappointed in others. But I think most people who are fans of Kate McKinnon will enjoy at least some of this production, so maybe give it a try if you’re willing to go along on a bumpy ride.

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  • John
  • 02-05-2019

SouthPark meets The Office at Medieval Times!

You can tell the All-Star cast had a blast creating this one! In between embarrassing laugh out loud moments (elliptical neighbors at the gym were ready to commit me!) and relishing the fresh, irreverent, and witty script, you start to realize that the storyline is a satire on modern work culture — and then you can’t stop listening! Hysterical and an easy, fast listen, Heads Will Roll makes for a fun and relaxing break in the day.

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  • Anon893
  • 03-05-2019

More like this please

It's like an old school radio drama for a 2019 comedy audience. Great concept. The writing is funny and the story captivating. My first experience of Emily Lynne. Does she sing professionally? She should. I'd buy that album. Can we get more celebrities doing this sort of thing? Always a delight to get new Kate and Aidy content. Cheers!

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  • Abilash P. Pulicken
  • 25-05-2019

Not my thing, but it might be yours!

This audiobook is an excellent reminder that humor is subjective.

I'd like to start out by saying that there's a lot to like about this book. The voice acting is largely well done, some of the jokes are genuinely funny, and a couple of characters are so well written that they shine in every scene they're in. That said though, I found the rest of this book pretty painful to get through - I'm not a huge fan of awkward, cringey humor and this book is, for the most part, full of awkward cringey humor. I was able to make it through about 75% of the audiobook before I finally threw in the towel and requested my credit to be refunded.

If you're the sort of person that's a fan of this style of humor, I think you'll absolutely love this book - save your hard earned money/credits otherwise.

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  • E. Cejvan
  • 07-05-2019

I demand that Audible instantiate a sixth star

I knew going in that this thing would be awesome. Some comedic actors have a direct link to my funny bone: Kate McKinnon is the living embodiment of my funny bone.

But this is far from being a one woman show. Emily Lynne took me to that wow place, especially with the singing: Ah, the singing.

Clever and witty, and brought to life in vivid colours through the talented voice work of an amazing cast, and the overall audio production is superb.

Seriously Audible, I need 6 stars.

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  • Deb Anderson
  • 16-05-2019

Um...I guess my expectations were too high

Always love Mc Kinnon. Every other time. Listen to this book just to hear all the voices. Don't bother with story or plot or the bards. It's a show. They got together and said "Let's put on a show!" And they did. And I bought it. And now I'm done.

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  • Katie
  • 02-05-2019

I loved it enough to write my first review!

The first few minutes is kind of a shock, because it’s like nothing you’ve heard before, but don’t let that turn you off, keep listening!

It’s different, definitely, but that’s what makes it so fantastic. I wouldn’t expect anything different from the mind of Kate McKinnon (and it must be a family trait because The co-creator Emily Lynne is fantastic!) Heads will roll intertwines historic tyranny with our modern version. I can’t wait for more!

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  • Charlotte
  • 06-12-2019

Highly Recommend

LOVED it! This is less like an audiobook and more like a modern, super funny, star-studded radio play. I definitely recommend this hilarious story!!

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  • Paulina Crawford-Gerber
  • 03-12-2019

funny

a great listen! cute story line. loved barnabas the social warrior's party in the story!

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  • Liza Lieverse
  • 02-05-2019

All stars for these all stars

This show is absolutely hilarious! It combines the SNL-style humor we know from Kate McKinnon with an all-star cast of actors to create this joyous radio play! The pleasant switches from famour stars like tim Gunn and Meryl Streep to the friends & SNL co-stars like Aidy Bryant and Alex Moffat bring the story to life even more, and Emily Lynne SHINES and manages to keep up with her sister with ease, proving herself a star in her own right. The songs are a joy as well, and I’m hoping they’ll be released on Spotify at some point in the near future.

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  • Charlotte Ervin
  • 02-05-2019

Absolutely Amazing!!

This is honestly so so funny! Kate McKinnon at her best and I just love the story and the characters, it's utterly entrancing and you're just hanging on for the next episode! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND! (By Charlotte Ervin)

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  • I Write in the Stars
  • 20-02-2020

Brilliant!

This was incredibly performed, superbly funny and terribly entertaining. I loved the performances of Kate and Emily and so many other familiar voices. I devoured this and I'm hoping for more some day!

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  • Molly Andrews
  • 30-11-2019

i cackled

Didn't know what to expect but I have been in hysterics the whole way though. The plot is weird and amazing and I love this series

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  • AnnieB
  • 31-08-2019

not for me

couldn't believe I used a credit for this, I tried on a few occasions but never made it through chapter 1

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-2019

Funny!

Love Kate McKinnon, big fan, and so to hear her with her sister in this was epic, great story, really funny, great message, and the work you can tell they put it into it was well worth it, they work really well with each other, hope there's going to be another one

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  • GloomyRuby
  • 04-05-2019

Brilliantly funny

I am a big Kate Mckinnon fan and when i saw this i knew id love it and i was right very funny and creative. Its like disney with adult humor.

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  • efan78
  • 14-04-2021

Radio comedy at its best

Radio drama and comedy can sometimes feel like the unwanted step child of the entertainment industry. I think the fact that a good creative team can produce an excellent and entertaining show for much less than a TV series or movie means that it's looked down on.

Heads will roll is one of those entertaining shows. I don't think that it would translate to the screen, but I sincerely hope that there's more to come. It reminds me of the BBC radio show The Castle, with smatterings of social commentary and modern references delivered with a wink to the audience. I thought that the stellar cast list would overshadow the story but it genuinely didn't.

If you like irreverent comedy then definitely add this to your library.

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  • Ellie
  • 13-03-2021

My Favourite thing in the world

Kate McKinnon is my favourite human being and this just made me love her more.

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  • Cheryl
  • 06-03-2021

Hilarious modern twist to a fairytale!

An absolute joy to listen to. Such a wonderful concept, the quality of the voice acting and sound production was top notch! I already admired Kate Mckinnon but somehow her and Eniky Lynn have raised the bar. Some outrageous jokes had me in bits and the ASMR joke is absolute perfection. I really hope the two sisters make a sequel...check it out if you need something light-heartedly outrageous!

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