The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History (Unabridged), by John Ortved
listen to sample
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3 (512 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Narrator: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre Publisher: Tantor Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Release Date: Audio Length:
CD Format: Available Download Format: Unvailable

The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows in the history of television. From its first moment on air, the series' rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor have resounded deeply with audiences, both young and old, who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out at the time by the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters.

Spawned as an animated short on The Tracy Ullman Show - mere filler on the way to commercial breaks - the series grew from a controversial cult favorite to a mainstream powerhouse, and after 19 years, the residents of Springfield no longer simply hold up a mirror to our way of life; they have ingrained themselves into it.

John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who make it, including writers, animators, producers, and network executives. It's an intriguing yet hilarious tale, full of betrayal, ambition, and love. Like the family it depicts, the show's creative forces have been riven by dysfunction from the get-go - outsize egos clashing with studio executives and one another over credit for and control of a pop-culture institution.

Contrary to popular belief, The Simpsons did not spring from one man's brain, fully formed, like a hilarious Athena. Its inception was a process, with many parents, and this book tells the story.

Download and start listening now!

BK_TANT_001164
Write a Review
About the Author

Though you may know John Ortved from the popular title The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History, Ortved is actually one of the most renowned Arts & Entertainment authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 1 audiobook from Ortved, with the latest Arts & Entertainment title being: The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History. The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History was added to our catalog in 2009, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History is the most popular and bestselling from Ortved. Enjoy over 11 hours of listening from Ortved, among the 1 audiobook we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Arts & Entertainment books from John Ortved. For more choices and information on John Ortved, please visit their author page: John Ortved.