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The Grip of Film

By: Richard Ayoade
Narrated by: Richard Ayoade,Jesse Eisenberg,Jon Korkes
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Publisher's Summary

You SLUG the guy.

You KISS the dame. 

You TOTAL the car.

That's movies. And I love 'em.

Gordy LaSure's passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he'll even watch a film. But most of all, he loves talking about film, and how they'd be a shit-ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.

The voyage of this audiobook can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky's, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy'll tell you How and Why, and he'll give you a shot of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn't shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.

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Good fun ...but ...

I felt the second half was a bit chaotic and harder to listen to than the first. Clever concept and joke, but lacking some substance in comparison to his other books. It feels like it was perhaps rushed in the writing room at times. Still, the book provides some escapism with Ayoade's classic humour.

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Great bit of Satire

There are some genuinely laugh out loud moments to found in here. Unfortunately, it is the same joke throughout.

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Glad I listened, glad I didn't use up a credit.

It's a bit brief, it's quite... interesting. Well acted, but it is what it is. Bits and pieces with an entertaining character.

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Not a fan of that other guy..

Yeah nah, loved Ayoade’s other narrated books but I couldn’t stand listening to the narration of this by that other guy.
I stopped listening, I’m sure the content was good but seriously can’t stand listening to the other guy.

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