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Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download Audiobook

Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download

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Publisher's Summary

You may know him as an actor, but Alan Cumming is also a singer, a director, a producer and an author.

His New York Times best-selling memoir Not My Father's Son is the gripping story of his complicated relationship with his father and the mystery of his grandfather's untimely death.

Suspenseful, brave, moving and honest, it's a book about finding good through bad and light beyond darkness. Alan is interviewed about Not My Father's Son by David Marr during the Sydney Writers' Festival 2015.

©2015 Alan Cumming (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    nelly dean 11/11/2016
    nelly dean 11/11/2016
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    "Heart wrenching tenderness with a touch of laugh at yourself comedy !"

    I really loved this author interview . Alan Cumming is frank and at times my heart cried . I understoood his pain , the suffering of his childhood . He could have been a totally different man , the tender man you will hear belies the violence from whence he came.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 15/10/2016
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    "Not the Alan we're used to. But more..."

    I really like Alan Cumming. His humour, his openess. In this I found even more to inspire. His self awareness and ability to survive with his sense of self intact against the odds. Now I don't just like him, I want to be like him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacky 05/05/2016
    Jacky 05/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Thought provoking interview "

    Thoroughly enjoyed this recording. Very funny but thought provoking at the same time. Now want to get his memoir.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 01/05/2016
    Alex 01/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great to hear Alan Cummings story!"

    loved to hear Alan Cummings story. great to find or about the man and the actor. Lisa I'd things unbeknown to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    17/03/2016
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  • Slim
    Courtland, Virginia
    7/04/16
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    "cool"

    This interview was interesting to listen to. Hearing about Alan story. I
    Liked this story.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Gretchen SLP
    Sacramento, California
    18/09/16
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    "Entertaining & Free"

    For a free listen, this interview is definitely worth the time, especially for anyone who is already a fan of Alan Cumming. I already loved him from his superlative performance as Mr. Elton in the 1996 American film version of Emma, as well in The Anniversary Party, that wildly experimental and endlessly fascinating movie he made with Jennifer Jason Leigh. Here I learned about Alan Cumming the man--his early life, struggles with his abusive father, love of Scotland, reasons for wanting to become a U.S. citizen, hopes for Scottish independence, career aspirations, personal anxieties, and much more. The only downside is the interviewer, who is annoyingly cloying and insinuating, inserting himself far too freely into the process and his subject's narrative. But considering that it's free, this is still a valuable listen. Many thanks to the reviewers I follow for recommending it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Demonwaltz
    10/11/16
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    "Refreshing honesty"

    Heartwarming and challenging, from foreskin to self love. Alan makes one wish to have a Bloody Mary at the airport while sharing stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mrswillshakes
    Cincinnati, OH
    13/07/16
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    "Alan Cumming is a hoot!"

    I'm always amazed by Cumming's insightfulness and authenticity, every time I hear him speak. What an incredible and inspiring person!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kutya
    Seattle, WA USA
    8/02/16
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    "fascinating and funny"

    I knew nothing about this comedian, so was surprised at both the story and the hilarious delivery. it is amazing to see someone who has been able to use a very clever wit to heal from such egregious childhood abuse.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy
    sunrise, FL, United States
    31/12/15
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    "I never knew I loved alan cumming"

    This interview was so wonderful to listen to. To just hear alan's voice and that cute giggle he has when he is trying to tell a story in only the way he can. I wish I had been there and could take alan for coffee, tea, or a good stiff Scottish drink and spend the evening with him. I am going to listen to the book starting tomorrow. I can't wait to hear alan's story in his own voice.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    25/11/16
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    "Nice Experience"

    Enjoyed very much. Wonderful and wise choice ! Great to hear from good people !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United States
    4/07/16
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    "not enough"

    too short yet if your are a fan of his it hardly matters. may God bless him!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elize
    16/09/16
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    "Love the guy!"

    Really enjoyed hearing from this amazing character... Made me realise that you can still be happy and successful in life, no matter how your parents treated you

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    8/08/16
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    "nice"

    Nice one for the price great quality audible for the price point. I'm a fan

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    ilford, United Kingdom
    11/01/16
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    "Surprised and Relieved"

    I have loved Alan Cumming ubertalent and his boyish ways.But that he was abused really shocked me. l have seen his book but it didn't register. This is Alan Cumming, my funny man and sweet soul, and a past that can't be grasped.

    I listened to this interview and felt so much pride for him and his family. I will definitely get the book now. l sense his story in mine. This, to me makes me surprised and relieved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. M. Gendiboyd-nayli
    Preston, Lancs, UK
    22/11/16
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    "Funny and Enlightened"

    An eye - opening insight into Alan's younger life in Scotland. Very moving and emotional for the most part. Read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    16/09/16
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    "Pretty insightful "

    Pretty insightful for a free listen, learned a lot about Mr Cummings background! Really good man. A true inspiration to us Scots

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • txteva
    UK
    2/09/16
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    "Short but interesting"

    A matter of fact and lighthearted interview about serious and surprising life issues. I'm now going to get the book which they talked about!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carol
    10/08/16
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    "good"

    Enjoyable and entertaining interview. Funny but with a serious undertone. The author Alan Cumming is witty and likeable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colin McIntosh
    Largs, Scotland
    5/05/16
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    "Great intro to incredible book"

    Loved hearing Alan talk at ease about his story. Then went to the book ans was appalled and fascinated. Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P.Ch
    28/03/16
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    "awesome!"

    Wasn't expecting it to be so engaging. Bless him! Alan is a sweetheart. An easy listen for a Sunday afternoon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stella Coulson Author of Whitby After Dark - Volume 1
    26/03/16
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    "The mind behind an intriguing performer"
    What did you like most about Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download?

    I have been a fan of Alan Cumming from his musical theatre performances in 'cabaret' to 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' to 'X-men 2' as 'Nightcrawler' to 'The Good Wife'. He's a brilliant actor with incredible range and a marvellous musical theatre performer. A short but captivating pieces of Alan Cummings life - his relationship with his father and the complexities of the disrupt of concept of family and what it means when ties are tested. . He's charming and a it's a light to learn more about the man.We get to hear glimpses of his past within this audiobook, getting a rare insight behind the mind behind an intriguing performer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MRS JANET E PICKEN
    17/03/16
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    "Very honest"

    Loved hearing this story can relate to it so well. Would like to have heard more...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suhair
    dubai, United Arab Emirates
    27/02/16
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    "OK"

    i bought this because Alan reminds me of someone i used to fancy . I swear i'm not that shallow. The thing is, I've read so many books that I've honestly exhausted all the "methods" of how I choose new books to read.

    So about this? it's an interview with Alan in a theatre setting. He was his usual self: bubbly wrapped in melancholy, slightly depressed but always eager to " tell you his story in order to a reaction from you". He was promoting his autobiography which i can't wait for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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