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Heads Will Roll

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,512 ratings  ·  296 reviews
Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her co-creator/co-star (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook-it's a 10-episode, star-studded, audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye's Fab Five, and so many more.

Queen Mortuana of
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Audible Audio, 4 pages
Published May 2nd 2019 by Audible Studios

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Megan (ReadingRover)
This book was amaz-balls! It was ridiculously over the top and hysterically funny. I don’t know why people are bitching about how crass it is or how they can’t take the raunchy sex jokes. What were they expecting? A well manicured period piece, eloquently told about a queen’s majestic rule over her kingdom? Off with those peoples’ heads! It was meant to be over the top and it was. It was full of cliched jokes, overly used stereotypes and awkward puns. That’s what made it so funny. It was pretty ...more
Rissa
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
“I am a psychopathic tyrant with the kingdom on my shoulders”
Immature story for mature audiences.
Loved this! If you need to laugh and just forget the rest of the world this was great!
Ray
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, fantasy
Very hilarious comedy audio play, and it seems like part of a new genre that is forming. What can Heads Will Roll be compared it to? Kind of like the classic Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide radio series, but medieval comedy like Monty Python. But, like modernly updated.

A stellar cast with Kate McKinnon as the evil queen, and the bird girl is a treat, not to mention fellow SNLer Alex Moffat as Odin. There are skits with Peter Dinklage, the Fab Five, and more! And, amazingly, Meryl Streep.

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Gidg
May 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Not a Soul
Recommended to Gidg by: Audible
Total Disappointment. I pre-ordered the audibook due to the list of A-List cast members involved and the reputation of that of Kate McKinnon as a comedic superstar. When you pre-order you are not given a sample to listen to before purchase and therefore I had no idea what a mess this book was going to be. I was confident in the many talented people that were involved to deliver a very amusing and entertaining production. That wasn't the case.

I read a few positive reviews that praised the audiobo
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Lauren Bell
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m a pretty big Kate McKinnon fan so I really enjoyed seeing the vastness of her creativity. She literally oozes it. When I wasn’t listening, I was thinking about it, so that’s a plus in my book. It gets raaaaaather raunchy so that’s why I’m only giving it 3 stars. I liked all of the satirical humor about our current world/politics and the SNL and GOT spoofs. I loved hearing some of my favorite people voice these characters. The sirens were hilarious, thanks FAB 5. Overall, I enjoyed it and kep ...more
Amy
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I rated this three stars because the performance was excellent—what a talented cast! The story itself? Meh. I guess I’m too old for sex and fart jokes (but I do find “My dad wrote a porno” hilarious!). Maybe in a different mood it would be funnier? Ah well.
andrea caro
Queer Eye boys as cannibal sirens and Kate McKinnon? Yes.
Chris
May 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
I gave up after 20 minutes and for the first time ever, I went back to Audible and requested a refund. I wish there was a way to give this -1 stars. It's like a really, really bad SNL sketch that just wouldn't end.
The affected accents are awful, the language is "totally" valley girl, the attempts at political satire are weak, and the humor never rises above the second grade level.
Makes me seriously question ever picking up an Audible Original again.
Mridu  aka Storypals
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Funny but something you can live without.
Stacy GeekRemixALot
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, humor
Oh boy this was pretty enjoyable! the cameos were especially fun haha, and i loved all the little interstitials that were like medieval ads throughout. i love kate mckinnon which probably helps too!
Inkish Kingdoms
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is a certain appeal to the absurd and the nonsensical elements in writing, TV shows, and audiobooks. I am excited to see that Audible has hopped on the wagon of this genre with this Audible Original. As I listened and laughed out loud regardless of my location, I couldn’t stop thinking about how absurd this title is.

Kate Mckinnon makes fun and entertains the audience with uncensored dark humor and satirical comments. Some of the “victims” that are worth mentioning are the beloved “Cather
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Andy Schneider
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun little series - I'm down for pretty much anything Kate McKinnon makes. Turns out she's a really terrific voice actress. This series was a great introduction to her sister, too. She actually had the more laugh-out-loud funny character, I thought, as she savaged millennials with her upspeak and identity-struggle parody.

The writing was witty, and it did a great job setting up little moments of hilarity. But that was pretty much all you got from this - it felt like it had its roots in sketch com
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Todd
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
This is pretty bad. I really wanted to like it as some light fare to simply turn the brain off to. Really. It just didn't work. Besides the weak plot, the anachronisms are just too off-putting. You are allowed to take some liberties in a fictionalized comedy world. However, if you want to build a medieval-like world, you might want to research a bit about how it worked - even for a comedic take on it. But it's also like they have no clue about how our own society works either. Compare this to Mo ...more
Rhonda
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Freaking hilarious audible original. It’s filthy fun and just joyful to listen to all the characters voices. I was stuck in Houston Airport IAH for almost 24 hours headed out on an amazing vacation. This kept me laughing, upbeat and ready for any curve balls United scheduling & thunderstorms threw at my group & I. Kate McKinnon & all the cast are full of raunchy good fun. I want to listen to it again when I’m not having to stop to hear the latest gate change or additional flight dela ...more
Vera Perez
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
What to say about this project? I don't even know how to denominate it, but calling it a musical, a soap-opera, a short story written in parts/chapters, all sound more accurate than calling it a book. Ah, just read the GR description and it writes "this is not an audiobook -it's a 10-episode, star-studded, audio comedy."
Well, there you have it, that's what it is.

I jumped into Heads Will Roll with just one thought in mind: "This will be a trip!" and it did not disappoint. Who doesn't love Kate M
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Barb
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
Super funny—an extra long Saturday Night Live sketch. Definitely worth listening to.
Stacey
May 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
Listen to three chapters and called it quits. I just found it stupid, not funny.
Clare Grové
May 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019, audiobooks-2019
Gratuitous profanity never appeals to me. Curse for a purpose, ffs!

Not for me.
TheYALibrarian
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Rating 5 Stars of Acquiescence!!!! *wink wink*

Kate McKinnon's comedy just seems to always trigger the giggles for me. Right off the bat I was already guffawing as Queen Mortuana beheads a dude for no reason really and two people lose their heads after that with dramatic sound effects. With the help of her raven sidekick JoJo they get into all more sorts of shenanigans to keep the kingdom. There is more characters voiced by fabulous actors and actresses that made this as delightful as Kate's evil
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Cyndi
May 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2019
I was really really looking forward to this. I preordered it because i couldn’t wait to listen, but life got in the way and I started later than I had hoped. I wanted to love it but I really hated it. It was just over 4 hours - very short - and it took me over a week of forcing myself to listen to it. It had potential for satire and mirth but it was so blisteringly unfunny. I made notes. I laughed exactly two times. Andrea Martin defeating the Sirens was the heartiest laugh of the two. It was th ...more
CuppaWords
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
Oh, I was really excited about this one, especially with the amazing cast! At the beginning, I actually did find myself literally laughing out loud. However, the humor very quickly became grating. While I expected this to be a ridiculous story, I did still expect there to be enough of a plot point for me to care. Unfortunately, that was lost on me. Additionally, while I'm not a prude, I found the endless raunchy humor not necessary, and actually detracted from what could have been funny scenes. ...more
Shannon
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you've been considering an Audible membership, or even the trial where you get one free title, this is the time! This full cast recording is one of the most entertaining I've ever heard and is the perfect antidote to the political cluster we currently find ourselves in. Kate McKinnon was obviously amazing, but her sister Emily Lynne was hilarious as a trixie princess turned raven. So many brilliant bits that it's hard to pick the best, but the Fab Five as sirens making over Queen Mortuana may ...more
Sarah
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This was so funny and I recommend it to all Kate McKinnon fans and anyone else who thinks a humorous audio drama might be up their alley. Kate McKinnon plays an evil queen on a world that is a whimsical mix of modern and medieval, and Emily Lynne plays her minion JoJo, a cursed princess who has been turned into a raven. The voice acting from them and the rest of the star studded cast is fantastic.
Kristin
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This audio is a snarky spoof of Alice in Wonderland and other fairy tales. It is not for children! There is sexually explicit dialog and lots of adult themes. The audio reminds me of the old TV series Laugh-In, but an R rated version. There are small vignettes related to fairy tales with a modern slant told with droll, sarcastic wit. However, the pace is so fast that I missed the visual medium that Laugh-In included to help carry the humor.
Joseph Gagnon
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: it-was-great
High-fucking-larious. It was more like a radio show than a book, but that is what I wanted. I am so here for this. BBC Radio had it all until Audible. Thank you Kate McKinnon for making me laugh so much. It's definitely not for everyone. There are a lot of what I call "lady dick-jokes." Which gave me life. Can't stand most low humor these days, but this was clever as fuck.
Mburrows
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new listening experience. Having said that I laughed my butt of with this performance. It has very “adult” language but totally appropriate to the content. Listen to this book, play, performance immediately.
Felicia
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
I love the concept of this and the production quality is fantastic. While I'm curious how the story will go, it's too crude for me, so I'm just setting this aside. I know other people will find this hilarious.
Haly
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, fantasy, original
Kate McKinnon delivers a hilarious and over the top adventure as the evil Queen Mortuana of the Night Realm! Trying to stop the rebellion of her people, she figures silencing each of them with a beheading is the answer to every situation. When a prophecy is given on a way to stop the Queen from being overthrown, she embarks on a hysterical journey to find the "Shard of Acquiescence" with her bestie Jojo (former princess now cursed raven). Now if only the Queen could stay focused long enough inst ...more
Ka’leneReads
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audibles
Entertaining 😆....OffWithYoHead......The ThemeMusic will B N My Head AllYear😂
Peggy
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun listen! The pretend commercials were probably my favorite part. I rarely actually lol and did many times. I hope they make more!
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