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Heads Will Roll

Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
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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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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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Hilarious and entertaining

Super talented cast and very witty writing. Enjoyed this immensely. Definitely not a virgin haha

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You won't stop laughing

This is one of the funniest audio-books I have ever listened to, it is much funnier than The Boy In The Stripped Pajamas😛.

The disclaimer should have warned you will need new underwear as you will wet yourself laughing.

My wife and I listened to this, she was crying with laughter, and as a usual husband I had no idea what was happening 😛.

When I chose an audio-book I wanted something different from TV, I found the constant interruption of ads with useless products just like watching QVC! 😛

I really hope they produce more series like this.

One serious note, Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne are trained TV performers, with TV you can see what is happening without the need for an explanation. Some parts of the performance were hard to follow, eg it was hard to tell who was speaking and exactly where the action was taking place. A future adaptation should take more time to consider the medium and incorporate techniques that were used in radio.
But overall it was excellent.

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So good!

Really funny- loved every episode and every performance. Dark, irreverent and hilariously dirty. Not for kids! Use headphones if they’re around...More, please!

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MOOOORRRRREEEEE!

Absolutely Brilliant! Very smart and hilarious! an awesome paradigm of current events mixed with the fantastic mediaeval fantasy world created by and easily visualised by the talents of the voice actors! This would make a hilarious! animated series if ever thought to reach that far

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What a hoot, what a holler!

This is a audio series is honestly laugh-out-loud hilarious! It's like Veep meets GoT, with a sprinkle of Great News. I would strongly recommend listen to it, Kate and Emily truly deliver on their promise to keep you entertained for hours.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sarah A. Finnegan
  • 04-05-2019

Fantastic!

I wasn’t sure how this would go over because so much of comedy is the non-verbal; facial expressions, body language, etc. that in this format, you obviously can’t see. This was amazing! Kate and Emily are incredibly talented, as was the whole cast. It was laugh out loud funny the whole time. Definitely would love more of this type of comedy from this fantastic duo!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-2019

Love it!

SO damn funny! Took me a min to acclimate and get used to all the voices and sounds, but after a few minutes I got totally hooked. There are so many hilarious characters. I’ve never heard anything like this and can’t wait to listen to more!!!!

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  • Rich
  • 02-05-2019

TV for your Ears

This is unbelievably funny. I'm not into traditional books, and this surely isn't a book. So well produced it feels like I'm watching TV with my ears. Comedy clearly runs in the family because Emily's performance is incredible. This was also cast perfectly. Every part of this had me laughing.

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  • Denise
  • 02-05-2019

Amazing

This is honestly so funny. I am a huge fan of Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne. Everyone did an amazing job. It's just amazing.

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  • Cburt
  • 02-05-2019

HA HA HA

This is an audio experience like nothing I've ever experienced in my ears before! My head is exploding (in a good way) by how good this is! WHAT?!

Tyrian Lanister is in this? People from SNL! The Fab Five!

I can't wait to hear more stuff like this.

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  • Aaron Stovall
  • 18-05-2019

Holy shit this book just fucked me up

This story, nay, this comedy experience, is going to be something I recommend to just about everyone I talk to for the next month straight. Unreal comedy. Just fucking next level.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Cachelblue
  • 08-05-2019

Disappointing

Just stupid nonsense, don't waste your money. Monty Python meets Black Adder but sadly badly written so even with top actors it's rubbish!

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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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  • Hannah Marshall
  • 04-05-2019

Absolutely Hilarious!

Loving this. Haven't finished it yet, but I know for a fact I will be listening to this on repeat!

Everyone does a stellar job. I'm in love with this!!! 😍❤️

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  • Hightower
  • 19-05-2019

Very funny in parts.

Really enjoyed listening to this. Great performance from the cast. let's hope there are more to come from the two sisters

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  • Roving eye for a good buy
  • 14-05-2019

Not for me I have to say

I had high hopes for this book on the basis of the synopsis. Sadly I only managed to make it a third of the way into the second chapter before the gratuitous vulgarity and generally unpolished dialogue wore me down to the point where I never want to hear this title ever again. Maybe I prefer subtle innuendo and craftsmanship to "in your face" coarseness/ It really isn't big or clever, just lazy, cheap and obvious writing. The actors struggled valiantly to make this listenable and entertaining but it was a shameful waste of their talents. I only hope they were paid extremely well to participate in this desperate pile of tripe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-2019

A big pile of wonderful nonsense! love it!

I didn't know what was happening bit I just went with it and love it!

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  • Alison Saunders
  • 09-05-2019

Amazing

It’s funny, silly and just overall a joy to listen too. LOVED IT. Classic Kate McKinnon humour.

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  • Jack
  • 08-05-2019

Amazing!!

I've been a huge fan of Kate McKinnon's since 2012 when I first saw her in a SNL sketch on YouTube, and this audiobook made me even more of a fan. The story was original and heartwarming and so, so funny! I'm now also a fan of her sister Emily: man, she can sing! She seems every bit as talented as her sister. Also, well done to the rest of the cast, who really brought the characters to life. Brilliant all round.

Sequel...?