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The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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The man. The movies. The life. The legend. He's played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James "Bill" Murray, America's greatest national treasure. From his childhood lugging golf bags at a country club to his first taste of success on Saturday Night Live, from his starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters to his reinvention as a hipster icon for the 21st century, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray chronicles every aspect of his extraordinary life and career. He's the sort of actor who can do Hamlet and Charlie's Angels in the same year. He shuns managers and agents, and he once agreed to voice the lead in Garfield because he mistakenly believed it was a Coen Brothers film. He's famous for crashing house parties all over New York City - and if he keeps photobombing random strangers, he might just break the Internet. Part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, this enormous volume chronicles every Murray performance in loving detail, recounting all the milestones, legendary "Murray stories", and controversies in the life of this enigmatic performer.

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"This resoundingly successful work offers a unique approach to an unapproachable figure." ( Library Journal starred review)

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  • Tim Osborne
  • 01-11-17

Very nice compilation of Bill Murray work

I really like that it's all put together in one document, but I wish they had arranged it chronologically… It is set up like an encyclopedia. Because of that, the audiobook jumps around from the 70s to the 90s to the 80s to the 2000 throughout the recording.

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  • Bighead
  • 26-07-19

not a good audiobook

I believe this book works better in prints. As I've only heard The audiobook I can't be 100% sure but I will seek it out in my local bookstore and completely make up my mind then.

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  • Paul
  • 22-04-18

a bunch of information thrown into a blender.

a bunch of information thrown into a blender.
the book was all over the place.
Could not finish it.