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The Secret History of Twin Peaks Audiobook

The Secret History of Twin Peaks

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Publisher's Summary

Twin Peaks is many things. The haunting cult show about a murdered homecoming queen has influenced television since its debut over the past 25 years. This audiobook by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost deepens the mythology of the town and its people with original materials, and is sprinkled with subtle hints about the future revival airing on Showtime in 2017.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale.

The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.

Full cast of narrators includes Amy Shiels, Annie Wersching, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly and James Morrison.

©2016 Mark Frost (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    Martian Cat 23/10/2016
    Martian Cat 23/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "This Audio Book is not what it appears"

    In the words of Dale Cooper: I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, two cups of good, hot black coffee, or a delightful audio book that will further enrich the world of Twin Peaks for you.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    BunchOfSteve London 13/06/2017
    BunchOfSteve London 13/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "An unexpected journey"

    25 years after the show ended, I had some certain expectations of what this book might be. I was way off. What's here is so unexpected, it took me several tries to approach it and settle into the story that it wanted to tell, not the story I wanted to hear. Once it clicked – I was all in. Mark Frost's deft interweaving of apocryphal American history, of a surprisingly broad scope, is used to deepen and enlarge the uncanny cosmology of Twin Peaks. Now that the new series is underway, overlooked clues buried in this book are beginning to surface.

    Well worth your time if you enjoy a mystery that won't give itself up without a fight.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laura tiplady 19/10/2016
    laura tiplady 19/10/2016
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    "Wow Bob wow"

    Well ! What a story following a far longer timeline than I anticipated. The historical back story was interesting and relevant and as we grew closer to the time of the series I got more and more excited. I am literally desperate for season 3 now so hurry up 2017!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Hammonds 21/10/2016
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    "Massive disappointment"

    I've been anticipating this book with great excitement but I feel like I've just been "Rick Rolled". I was expecting something written in the same vain as Cooper's autobiography and Laura's diary that bridged the gap between the original and the new series, but what I got was tedious, unrelated waffle hastily tied together at the end to justify using the Twin Peaks brand...and make an easy buck. There is little relevance to the series and the back stories of a few characters was already covered in the series. Just as the book finally begins to get interesting and teases some interesting insights it ends.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ms S L Beardmore 19/09/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Brilliant"

    If you love Twin Peaks this is a must read as it gives so much insight.

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    DM1981 UK 19/09/2017
    DM1981 UK 19/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Top Quality Audiobook"

    I won't reveal any spoilers here, but it's a must for Peaks fans.
    The narration is excellent throughout, with a few familiar voices.

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    K. Regan London 05/09/2017
    K. Regan London 05/09/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Excellent whilst watching S3 The Return"

    Beyond the notations of the records narrated and in which they are classified in this audible book you get a rich story.
    One that transports you into real world events and out again.
    Reading theories about The Return and listening to The Secret History nourishes the huge appetite for answers in this landmark work.
    The last piece of correspondence hints at the mystery of our existence,(without that being a spoiler).
    But as revealed in The Return we are like the Dreamer that dreams... this work is a fantastical exploration of events that tell of altered time and space on home ground.
    One hopes that the coming "Final Dossier" wraps up The Return as we were left to ponder many questions.

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    Amazon Customer 28/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "One for the fans"

    Mark Frost, the show's co-creator, provides, here, a mixture of alternative U.S. history and supernatural drama set in and around the moody legacy of Twin Peaks.

    Voiced by an exceptional cast of actors, including many from the original TV show, this audiobook is of the highest quality. (The physical book is also beautifully put together.)

    The structure of the book is fascinating. The book is presented as a series of purported archived texts (e.g. newspaper clippings and audio logs), commented on by a nested hierarchy of commentators, akin to a secret FBI file. This artifice keeps the storytelling fresh.

    The only downside is that Mark Frost extends the story beyond Twin Peaks to the extent that some chapters have little to do with the show.

    Storywise, it's cool to see the bigger picture, but this comes at the cost of paying attention to the little picture of the small town life of Twin Peaks.

    However, a few (long) misteps aside, the book is mostly a successful love letter to the fans. In macrocosm, it expands the mystery of the series without taking anything away from the original series; and in microcosm, it reveals many untold backstories and hidden secrets of the original characters, broadening their motivational base.

    Admittedly some of the dialogue is awkward or downright cartoonish, but this fits perfectly in a universe where logs speak premonitions. Frost might not be a first-class fiction writer, but this book almost feels like non-fiction. The Secret History doesn't reach the heights of the show, but it is a potent combination of TP trivia and UFO lore, which shouldn't be missed by any fan.

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    Jonathan Jarvis 31/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The missing pieces..."

    An absolute must for TP fans. Lays the foundations for the new season brilliantly - wish I'd read it before watching the new ones!

    Superb performances from a superb cast too

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    Technomouseuk 16/07/2017
    Technomouseuk 16/07/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "simply amazing"

    lived this weird and wonderful book and loved the background and premlin to the next series

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    "Damn Fine"

    Damn Fine Audio book, Bring on the Final Dossier! I can't fucking wait for it!

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  • Amazon Customer
    05/06/17
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    "Absolutely a wonderful read for a Twin Peaks fan. "

    Definitely for the Twin Peaks fan. If you're watching the revival series, this is a MUST read. You'll not be disappointed.

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  • Julien Pierre
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    19/10/16
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    "Aweful sound quality"
    What would have made The Secret History of Twin Peaks better?

    Which such a great cast, you'd expect a better quality. at 64kpbs/22.050kHz, this make the audiobook sounding out from a poor radio broadcast


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