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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Lefcourt Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Barely four years after winning an Oscar, Charlie has sunken into the ranks of Hollywood bottom-feeders. But one day at his weekly Debtors Anonymous meeting, he meets a mysterious ex-CIA agent who proposes to resuscitate Charlie's foundering career in the beyond-surreal world of reality TV.

Charlie puts his tap shoes on to sell a show about a ruthless Uzbek warlord and his family - The Osbournes meets The Sopranos - to a rogue division of ABC known as ABCD, whose mandate is to develop, under top secret cover, extreme reality TV shows to bolster the network's ratings.

When Warlord becomes a breakout hit, it not only sends one of America's largest entertainment conglomerates into full damage-control mode, but shifts the balance of power in Central Asia, proving that in show business, it's not over till the mouse sings. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 11/10/2013

    " This was a fun read. It was a nice send-up of the television industry and reality TV. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Len | 4/21/2012

    " A fun little read and just what I needed after the heavy non-fiction I had just finished. No National Book awards here, but a crazy story and a few laugh out loud moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Glassman | 5/16/2011

    " ragingly, scathingly funny. an afternoon of bliss with a cup of tea and a TV guide to remember you while it's satirical, this portrait of LA and TV is far from fictional... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 4/10/2011

    " This is a very funny, rapidly paced, well written satire much like a Carl Hiasson novel but with more likable characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamie | 12/11/2010

    " this could have been easily 100 pages shorter if everything was not repeated 50 times. the writing could almost be ok, but it wasn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/9/2010

    " Funny then - and way funnier now that I live in this part of the world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jayne | 11/11/2009

    " Not nearly as good as the Dreyfus Affair by this author. DAffair is about baseball, pr and sex! "

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About the Author
Author Peter Lefcourt

Peter Lefcourt is a screenwriter, Emmy Award-winning television writer, and the nationally bestselling author of seven novels.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.