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BLOCKBUSTERS Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment

by | Read by Renee Raudman

Business & Finance • 11.45 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Narrator Renee Raudman's no-nonsense, nonjudgmental style is well suited for this audiobook--an academic and well-researched study of the blockbuster mentality in the entertainment business. Raudman guides the listener through a series of such business successes as Lady Gaga, Maroon Five, Marvel Comics, the Real Madrid Football Club, Jay-Z, and Major League Baseball, and it's like taking a walking tour of pop culture. As for the author's thesis, some listeners will find the "bet-it-all" marketing mentality to be a depressing reminder that subtle and nuanced creations may soon become a thing of the past. Indeed, the only value ascribed to smaller projects seems to be as a training ground for the potential blockbuster. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]

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Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-4805-2385-2 $29.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4805-2387-6 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4805-2386-9 $14.99

 

Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-4805-2388-3 $59.97 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4805-2389-0 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

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