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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Lefcourt Narrator: William H. Mac Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Washed-up Hollywood producer Charlie Berns has mailed in his updated obit and is about to suck his Mercedes tailpipe and fade to black when a miracle materializes: his nephew, a wannabe screenwriter from New Jersey, has scripted the life story of Queen Victoria’s prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Charlie manages to turn the script into a hot property—reinstating him as a player. But as the deal heats up, conceptual changes morph the project into Lev Disraeli: Freedom Fighter, an action thriller with a black Jewish superstar, a Yugoslavian location, and a mad Polish director. Is Charlie being eaten alive by the system? Or is he giving Hollywood hotshots a run for their money?

Peter Lefcourt’s hilarious satire proves the old adage that, in Hollywood, you’re never quite as dead as people give you credit for.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A good-natured romp through the dream factory.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Screenwriter Lefcourt’s first novel is a hilariously entertaining insider’s look at the business of making movies…A cast of colorful, memorable characters and dexterous, witty writing make this a laugh-out-loud, thoroughly enjoyable novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Lefcourt’s] first novel is the wittiest, friskiest Hollywood satire to come off the freeway in several years.”

    Library Journal

  • “The plot moves cleverly and quickly, while the characters are believable…Mature YAs interested in the movie industry will need no cues for laughs.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Macy certainly does justice to the characters. He gives pitch-perfect voice to Charlie Berns…Macy also delivers especially memorable turns portraying Lefcourt’s lovable eccentrics.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 6/16/2013

    " You will laugh out loud. Highly recommend the audio book, read by William H. Macy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Danny Jordan | 10/7/2011

    " This is my favorite novel of all time---A must read!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maggie Leschuk | 4/13/2010

    " I generally don't appreciate LA/Hollywood humor but this book was pretty good. Its a little outdated (the world before cell phones) but once the plot gets going, there are a lot of laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ron Louthan | 2/1/2009

    " Puts the weird back in Hollyweird. "

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