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The Adventures of Alfred Hitchcock

The Secret History of Hollywood
Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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In the 1920s, Alfred Hitchcock, the son of a shopkeeper, embarked on a career in the fledgling movie industry, and things were never the same again. From silence to sound, from monochrome to colour, from cinema to television, no other film director would stake such a large claim to entertainment in the twentieth century.

In this special series of episodes, hear all about Hitchcock's beginnings, his triumphs and failures, the battles that raged behind the scenes, the people that helped him become the most iconic director of all time, and the darkness inside him that emerged from time to time to cause damage to himself and to those closest to him....

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Just Wonderful

The most penetrating study of Alfred and Alma Hitchcock. A fantastic work. I Highly recommend it.

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Just great

Great story, great narration, very detailed but never boring. Recommended for cinephiles, and most amazingly, FREE!

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Adam is fantastic to listen to.

As many people have said...Adam Roche is the most interesting and entertaining person to listen to. The work that has gone into his series is obvious and I thank Adam for making these available. I will listen to every one of them.

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  • S. Rifflart
  • 21-11-2018

Adam your work is amazing

Loved every word, everything about this was fascinating and the end had me in tears. Ive listen to all of Adams work available. I do hope he does more. There is nothing like it, truly great for anyone who loves films and film makers

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  • mjh
  • 15-08-2018

An excellent addition to the series

Another interesting listen in the consistently entertaining 'The Secret History of Hollywood' series. Can we be greedy and ask for an audiobook on Charlie Chaplin?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-11-2019

Brilliant!

Love everything he does but the research and narrative in this one is brilliant, really needs to be listened too.

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  • Boxtl
  • 17-07-2019

Excellent history of a great film maker

Excellent history of a great film maker. Loved the side stories of the people and characters that they met.

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  • Connie Ricci
  • 04-07-2019

What a cracker

I have only just discovered Adam Roche and his titles (I have them all) I am completely captivated by his delivery and the quality and passion, which is evident by the quality of his narration. He comes across as devoted to his subject and the content detail to all the stories is fantastic. More titles please, I could listen to you all day long.

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  • CharlieLongman
  • 13-02-2019

Highly recommend for any cinema fan not just fans of Alfred.

I thought I knew Alfred Hitchcock, being a massive fan I thought I knew it all and this would be a crash course. But this is a beautifully put together warts and all look at the man himself
Beyond his body work or work and beyond all the stories and rumours that circulate so often. It’s also amazing how Adam Roche’s voice can take me from laughing to bawling like a fully grown man baby in a matter of seconds.

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  • Paul D. Goodall
  • 26-07-2020

brilliant tribute to a true genius

touching and magnificent in its distillation of everything that comes to represent the genius of arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time. if you listen to one audible book on Hitchcock, this is the one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-2020

absolutely brilliant

Adam Roche is the best narrator ever.

very interesting story and learned lots.

worth a listen.

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  • James Thomson
  • 13-07-2020

A Fascinating In-depth Look

This is a must listen for fans of cinema and the works of Hitchcock, who was a pioneer in infancy of film and whose influence is felt in so many of the films that are made today.

Adam Roche peaceful and easy listening voice, feel like an excited friend telling you about the master of suspense.

Well worth a look.

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  • Claire Ensell
  • 03-06-2020

A Great Tribute Paid to a Great Artist

A well written and superb narration of a fascinating career and life of Alfred Hitchcock. I was sorry when the series of podcasts ended

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