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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

    If you want my information you'll have to pay me for it ! I'll decide what I look at and when . Don't bother pitching adds I will not buy .

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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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 21 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!

    4 of 4 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 6 people found this review helpful
  • Deanna
    Fort Worth, TX, United States
    22/04/17
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    "wonderful interview"

    Alan was open about his life and shared wonderful, intimate, details. I recommend this production to all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • beverly
    cincinnati, oh, United States
    14/04/17
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    "in love with Alan Cumming.. this is a great listen"

    I loved this short story.. It let you see a side of him as a man just like any man. will be buying not my father

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Wonderland
    10/07/16
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    "Love him."
    What made the experience of listening to Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download the most enjoyable?

    Alan Cumming just has a charming personality which is very contagious


    What other book might you compare Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download to and why?

    Stephan Fry's Stand Up was very comparable to this. They were both very honest, and both plugging their new book.


    What does Alan Cumming bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His Charm, His voice, his experience, and expression.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    nope.


    Any additional comments?

    nope.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    new jersey
    27/06/16
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    "Amazingly story, heartfelt and real..."

    Thank you for such an honest and heartfelt book, you brought laughter and tears to me, you brought up pmy painful memories of abuse bur it gave me solice...From hearing your live broadcast from Sydney about this book I know you didn't write it for healing purposes for the public, but you've successfully done so as well as tell your borh tragic and loving story, again thanks.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    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
  • Emily
    19/05/17
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    "Entertaining"

    This was more entertaining than I thought it would be. It was pretty good, especially for an Audible freebie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike.C
    22/04/17
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    "As always Alan Cumming is Great an ENTERTAINING😁"

    As always Alan Cumming is Great an ENTERTAINING😁as well as having the ability to take his audience through tough topics he can also cover sorrow without leaving the audience overwhelmed. This book was thoroughly thought provoking and enjoyable with laughter and joy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • i love it
    10/03/17
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    "Hello love you how thistle John John"

    I love it
    Alan he his on more had on on Moore his only had

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    26/01/17
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    "Heartwarming "

    Really enjoyed listening to how Alan overcame such a difficult childhood to become the man he is who brings so much joy through books, TV, movies, theatre and much much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    4/01/17
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    "Story of empowerment"

    Alan cumming has developed a great sense of humour because of his past and tells fab stories that makes you want to keep listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Culwen
    13/12/16
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    "Interesting and thought-provoking interview"
    What did you like most about Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download?

    Got to know the actor's history and his story.


    What about Alan Cumming’s performance did you like?

    Even though some parts of it are quite deep, Alan is a bubbly character as you gather from his other responses.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did. It's easily listenable and is only an hour.


    0 of 0 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
  • Eva
    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

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