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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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Its great to be back in Twin Peaks.

I was genuinely depressed when this book ended. For 9hrs and 33 minutes I was back in Twin Peaks. It was honestly my favourite audio book experience so far. The writing, the atmosphere and the performances were all pitch perfect. I loved it and if you're a fan of Twin Peaks I'm pretty sure you will to.

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The Owls are not what they seem

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Another fantastic addition to The Twin Peaks world. Back story for the fans an absolute must. Wonderfully read by the actors and superbly written. 10/10

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Wow Mark Wow

This is a top notch addition/essential for any Twin Peaks obsessive. In order to properly understand what is happening in season 3, this book offers important and relevant detail. Watch out for the 'mother of prostitues'!!!!!

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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.

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Misguided.

Ultimately I found this book disappointing. I found the layers of narrative (we are reading an FBI agent's review of an unknown characters analysis of a grab bag of newspaper articles and government reports) ultimately distancing and I had no attachment to the characters. And as someone who bought this book because he was interested in Twin Peaks, I was disappointed about how little this book had to say about Twin Peaks. Ultimately this book was about many things. It was about American imperialism, the destruction of Native American cultures, UFology, the deep state, and an exhaustive biography of a one note, unmemorable character from the original series now played up as a pivotal figure in 20th century espionage. But I wanted to read a book about Twin Peaks. And this book really had very little new to say about that.

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That gum you like is going to come back in style

Essential listening for any Twin Peaks fan. a great fleshing out of the show's mythology (who'd have guessed that the randy old newspaper publisher from season 2 was so pivotal!)

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Superb narration of the book by the cast of actors

Highly recommended for Twin Peaks fans that want to expand their entanglement in the story

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  • 18-09-17

Damn Fine

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

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  • 05-06-17

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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  • 19-10-16

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