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Download The Manhattan Beach Project Audiobook (Unabridged)

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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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