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The Secret History of Twin Peaks

Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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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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Fantastic

As an avid fan of Twin Peaks, this was a must read. This audio version was brilliant, and I loved that some of the actors of the show participated in the narration.

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Riviting

Answers so many questions whilst asking new ones. Outstanding production and easier to digest than the book which is more like a scrapbook of moments.

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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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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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There's no mystery to this being a fantastic book.

A must listen for any of the following: series' fans; conspiracy nuts; epistolary aficionados; Lemurians.

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  • 07-11-17

loved it.

great to hear original actors in her. Was grwat to listen to but must have no distractions.

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Great for any Twin Peaks fan!

I would highly recommend this for anyone who is a fan of the show. I liked how it would weave in and out of real history and Twin Peaks fictional history and connect them up.

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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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  • Achesh Shetty
  • 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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  • Julien Pierre
  • 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