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Save the Cat! Strikes Back Audiobook

Save the Cat! Strikes Back

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Publisher's Summary

The only Save the Cat! book on audio! This is the unabridged audiobook, which runs six hours and three minutes and includes a PDF of supplementary material. The book is read by MacLeod Andrews and was produced and directed by Arthur G. Insana.

Blake Snyder, author of Save the Cat! and Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies, has delivered the audiobook countless readers and students have clamored for. Inspired by questions from his workshops, lectures, and emails, Blake listened to you and provides new tips, tactics, and techniques to solve your writing problems and create stories that resonate:

  • The seven warning signs that you might have a great idea - or not
  • Two surefire templates for can't-miss loglines
  • The difference between structure and formula
  • The Transformation Machine that allows you to track your hero's growth step by step
  • The five questions to keep your story's spine straight
  • The Five-Point Finale to finish any story
  • The Save the Cat!® Greenlight Checklist that gets to the heart of every development issue
  • The right way to hear notes, deal with problematic producers, and dive in to the rewrite with the right attitude
  • Why and when an agent will appear
  • How to discover the potential for greatness in any story
  • How to avoid panic, doubt, and self-recrimination...and what it takes to succeed and dare to achieve your dreams

Get ready to face trouble like a pro...and strike back!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Estate of Blake Snyder (P)2014 Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC

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    Zara 30/11/2016
    Zara 30/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Blake snyder has got it right."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Save the Cat! Strikes Back to be better than the print version?

    He has great tips and advice on screenwriting business in general in this second series of save the cat book. The performace of this audio is great. I gave 3 stars because it was too long for the content.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Exitment, quirkiness.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10/08/2016
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    "Simple steps to make a big difference"

    More than other books, this one helped me understand which elements in my work I need to sharpen for impact and when certain key events should take place.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Gillian
    Austin, TX, United States
    10/12/15
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    "The Thrill of the Creative!"

    You don't need to be a screenwriter to find Blake Snyder's "Save the Cat! Strikes Back" informative. As a matter of fact, it's downright essential for anyone crafting a meaningful story. I skipped a bit of the formula: the forty scenes, for example, but everything else is golden for a writer of fiction.
    You start with getting the essence down with the pitch and the logline, translation: What's your story about so you can hone in on it and not waste time, energy, and scatter your thoughts. Think about the 180 that your hero is going to be doing, first and last scene, how s/he's going to be growing, follow the spine of the story and don't deviate from it.
    Blake gives pithy terminology that just sticks with you, and it's so helpful, not to mention thrilling as he's so positive and exciting as he relays the information to you. He really believes and has followed all that he says. It's all structure, but is still so creative, it just makes you want to get out there and write your own story. And it's not about plugging in this piece here, that piece there. It's about developing your character and watching him transform into something different, something brilliant.
    The best thing about the book? When you're stuck is when the magic can really happen. Snyder actually made made me relax with what I had been viewing as insurmountable roadblocks. He made me see the fun that can be had with questions; some hard, most simple and off the wall, opening new worlds of thought and possibilities.
    MacLeod Andrews narrates this with a lively intensity and much good humor; he's a joy to listen to. He's very familiar with the material, and he reads it as though he wrote it himself. I'm so happy I used a credit on this.
    Inspiring!

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Kurt Petrey
    MAURICE, la, United States
    20/04/16
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    "A great addition to my library"
    Where does Save the Cat! Strikes Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Blake Snyder of course knew his stuff and Macleod Andrews is the man when it comes to the narration. I just hope that the other two books are in production.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have and he's top notch with everything that he does. I especially love the reckoning series.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great way to learn or be refreshed with the STC method. It continues to surprise me how accurate it is.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • KBanks
    03/03/16
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    "Fantastic"

    Great ending to an awesome series, it is incredibly helpful and inspirational. Loved it. Blake Snyder has once again hit it out of the park.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cody
    16/02/16
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    "Perfection"

    Very easy to listen to and follow along with, and the information in the book is invaluable for anyone hoping to pursue a career as a screenwriter. The tone of the author along with the enthusiasm of the reader made it a very enjoyable listen. Would highly recommend!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • M. Pittore
    Stratford, CT
    04/02/16
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    "A great book and a great performance"

    Loved it. I'm a screenwriter with a film in the can and there was still plenty to learn here.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Josh Rogers
    02/01/16
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    "I love it"

    I feel like not only did I learn specifics, but I was also inspired to never give up.

    JOSH ROGERS

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • R. Rainer
    Colville WA USA
    15/11/16
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    "most excellent book on writing"

    I am so excited and keyed up to go to my studio and begin my writing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard Gordon
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    05/11/16
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    "a great deal of sincere advice"



    3rd volume in the save the cat series contains a lot of personal advice and experience in which Blake relays his own successes and trials. I greatly enjoyed this work as the author seems to have a genuine caring concern for the success of all his students. A very enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nigel
    07/09/16
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    "Saved my dream"

    I couldn't get what was missing from my stories and this book showed me. it truly is The Last Book On I Screenwriting you will ever need..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Denise
    San Clemente, CA USA
    07/09/16
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    "Inspiring!"

    Just like his previous books, this one is jam-packed with valuable information and entertaining delivery. Very grateful to have crossed paths with Blake Snyder through his words!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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