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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,866 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Elton Narrator: Glen McCready Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The ultimate pop quest. Ninety-five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show.

Calvin always wins, because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers, and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television, and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves.

Ben Elton, author of Popcorn and Dead Famous returns to blistering comic satire with a savagely hilarious deconstruction of the world of modern television talent shows. Chart Throb. One winner. A whole bunch of losers.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Helene Harrison | 2/4/2014

    " I felt that Chart Throb was no where near as good as Dead Famous which I read before. I thought that everything happened too quickly and what I really wanted to know more about was the psyche of the game shows - what went on in people's heads as they auditioned. I thought the judge's angle could also have done with some more explanation. I thought the relationship between Emma and Calvin was secondary, and should have been less important, though I do think that Beryl's family dynamic was important and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kellie Van | 1/30/2014

    " Don't think I'll ever watch a reality show in quite the same way again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tara | 1/13/2014

    " This book was pretty good - the satyrical comedy amused me, and at the time I bought and read this it was very topical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mickey | 1/7/2014

    " One of the many easy reading writer that I'll suggest if you want some sarcasm and cynical statements. Not the vest but very 'real'. "

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