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Heads Will Roll

Written by: Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Comedy, Satire
4.5 out of 5 stars (271 ratings)

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Credits

Created and written by Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne

Executive produced by Britta von Schoeler and produced by Austin Breslow for Broadway Video.

Executive produced by Will Rogers and Ian Stearns for Audible

Directed by Eric Jason Martin

Sound designed and mixed by Ryan Billia

Sound editing by Ryan Billia and Beau Emory

Original songs written by Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne.

Music and score composed, arranged and produced by Benny Reiner

Featuring Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Audra McDonald, Andrea Martin, Carol Kane, Peter Dinklage, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Steve Higgins, Esther Perel, Bob the Drag Queen, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Becky Abrams, Anna Drezen, Alon Elian, Sudi Green, Sam Jay, Huck Milner, Randy Rice, Gary Richardson, Jim Santangeli, Morgan Smith, Jen Spyra, Alexandra Carillo Vaccino, Thomas Whittington

Executives in Charge for Audible: Keith O’Connell and Najen Naylor

Special thanks to Brian Steinberg, Dave Blum and Mark Valdez

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It was ok

I love all of the voice actors, but I think they were writing film humour for an audio story and it didn’t translate very well.

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awesome!

I love Kate McKinnon and this was no exception. finished it in one day, enjoyed it a lot! if you're a fan of SNL and Kate McKinnon, definitely worth the listen.

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The Best

This was amazing. Kate MacKinnon is a comedic genius. She always makes me laugh but this was full belly laughs from beginning to end. I love how she can make you root for an unloveable tyrannical Queen. JoJo and Galafar really take this story to the next level. Their characters are everything. JoJo has so many amazing one liners if you listen carefully. The Best.

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Thought it would be more funny

Had some potential to be good but the story really got predictable and boring towards the end.

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Listen if you need a laugh!

Wow audible delivered with this title! I am a big fan of Kate McKinnon so I was intrigued. After listening to the sample, I was sold. I listened to the whole thing on a Friday night! I wish It were longer :D
Also loves the cameos!

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The best thing that has happened my to ears

Amazing. Inappropriate. Hilarious. 10/10 recommend. Kate McKinnon is a goddess. Listen. You’ll be happy you did.

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I regret buying this.

Performance/voice work was great, but the story line was hard to follow. Kept having to rewind, and couldn't even finish the book. Doubt I'd recommend it.

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Very funny, plus Meryl Streep!

Great silly summer fun. Too blue for kids though, which is too bad. Lots of laughs.

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Delightfully amusing!

D e l I g H f u l l y a m u s I N g!

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Amazing

Love Kate McKinnon from SNL so thought I would try this audio book out, was not disappointed. so funny, I laughed out loud the whole time.

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  • John
  • 2019-05-02

SouthPark meets The Office at Medieval Times!

You can tell the All-Star cast had a blast creating this one! In between embarrassing laugh out loud moments (elliptical neighbors at the gym were ready to commit me!) and relishing the fresh, irreverent, and witty script, you start to realize that the storyline is a satire on modern work culture — and then you can’t stop listening! Hysterical and an easy, fast listen, Heads Will Roll makes for a fun and relaxing break in the day.

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  • Lili
  • 2019-05-04

Probably has at least something for everyone

It’s kind of all over the place. There are surely some funny moments to suit different tastes, the songs are entertaining, and the celebrity narrators are fun.

But there are lots of volume issues. It quickly goes from too loud to barely audible in quite a few places. I think I like the idea of the production better than its execution. Kate McKinnon and Tim Gunn did a really good job, but some of the other characters are quite grating. So I enjoyed parts of it, and was disappointed in others. But I think most people who are fans of Kate McKinnon will enjoy at least some of this production, so maybe give it a try if you’re willing to go along on a bumpy ride.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-03

More like this please

It's like an old school radio drama for a 2019 comedy audience. Great concept. The writing is funny and the story captivating. My first experience of Emily Lynne. Does she sing professionally? She should. I'd buy that album. Can we get more celebrities doing this sort of thing? Always a delight to get new Kate and Aidy content. Cheers!

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  • Deb Anderson
  • 2019-05-16

Um...I guess my expectations were too high

Always love Mc Kinnon. Every other time. Listen to this book just to hear all the voices. Don't bother with story or plot or the bards. It's a show. They got together and said "Let's put on a show!" And they did. And I bought it. And now I'm done.

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  • Abilash P. Pulicken
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2019-05-25

Not my thing, but it might be yours!

This audiobook is an excellent reminder that humor is subjective.

I'd like to start out by saying that there's a lot to like about this book. The voice acting is largely well done, some of the jokes are genuinely funny, and a couple of characters are so well written that they shine in every scene they're in. That said though, I found the rest of this book pretty painful to get through - I'm not a huge fan of awkward, cringey humor and this book is, for the most part, full of awkward cringey humor. I was able to make it through about 75% of the audiobook before I finally threw in the towel and requested my credit to be refunded.

If you're the sort of person that's a fan of this style of humor, I think you'll absolutely love this book - save your hard earned money/credits otherwise.

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  • E. Cejvan
  • Essendon North, Victoria, AU
  • 2019-05-07

I demand that Audible instantiate a sixth star

I knew going in that this thing would be awesome. Some comedic actors have a direct link to my funny bone: Kate McKinnon is the living embodiment of my funny bone.

But this is far from being a one woman show. Emily Lynne took me to that wow place, especially with the singing: Ah, the singing.

Clever and witty, and brought to life in vivid colours through the talented voice work of an amazing cast, and the overall audio production is superb.

Seriously Audible, I need 6 stars.

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  • Katie
  • 2019-05-02

I loved it enough to write my first review!

The first few minutes is kind of a shock, because it’s like nothing you’ve heard before, but don’t let that turn you off, keep listening!

It’s different, definitely, but that’s what makes it so fantastic. I wouldn’t expect anything different from the mind of Kate McKinnon (and it must be a family trait because The co-creator Emily Lynne is fantastic!) Heads will roll intertwines historic tyranny with our modern version. I can’t wait for more!

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  • Sarah A. Finnegan
  • 2019-05-04

Fantastic!

I wasn’t sure how this would go over because so much of comedy is the non-verbal; facial expressions, body language, etc. that in this format, you obviously can’t see. This was amazing! Kate and Emily are incredibly talented, as was the whole cast. It was laugh out loud funny the whole time. Definitely would love more of this type of comedy from this fantastic duo!

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  • Sugarplum
  • 2019-05-04

What a waste of talent.

I could barely get past the second episode. Great actors, juvenile script. Very disappointing. Sad to think this is being put forward as high budget (assuming based on A-list performers) comedy.

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  • Melynda
  • RIverton
  • 2019-05-24

Not impressed

Lots of gibberish, not impressed at all. Had a hard time listening to the book, gave it a good faith effort, tried till chapter 9 and gave up.

28 of 34 people found this review helpful