David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers. In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to 'The Great Days of Hollywood' between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies. Rich in anecdote, and written in his inimitable humorous style, Bring on the Empty Horses is perhaps the most acclaimed sequel to an autobiography ever written.
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"Might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood." (New York Times)
"As blissfully enlivening as champagne before lunch." (Cosmopolitan)
"A delight from start to finish." (Publishers Weekly)
"Masterful story teller."
I enjoyed this audiobook, but a twinge of sadness listening as Niven's Parkinson's disease was slowly muffling his distinct British accent. His other book is also recommended (The Moon is a Balloon).
"Delightful, Witty, Fascinating!"
Beautifully written, Niven in his element, sharing anecdotes and behind the scenes glimpses into Hollywood in the 30s and 40s. Photographs of some of the old supporting Actors would have been useful. I found myself googling images to prompt my memory at times. He manages to talk his way through some of the most glamorous periods in film history without ever being unkind or salacious. I loved this book and will now be ordering some of the films he beautifully brings to life.
"recommend to everyone"
part two of David Nivens life his friends films and his family life really interesting really enjoyed every word
"Simply the best "
one of the greats. I would have loved to meet him, back in the day...Sdc
"Niven's voice brings the stories to life"
It's always a bonus when someone as entertaining as David Niven reads his own words. The stories are both funny and sad and give an insight into the golden age of Hollywood. Loved it
"Fabulous, witty and even a bit sad in places"
I read both David Niven's books years ago and so enjoyed them I had no hesitation in buying the audio version, especailly as I could listen to his wonderful voice reading them. I was not disappointed. A real insight into a truly fascinating life described by the man himself. If you like David Niven you will enjoy his audio books. I was really sorry when it ended.
The Moon' A Balloon, his other autobiography which is just as good.
He has a wonderful voice and to hear him reading his own words was magical.
I could have done if I had had the time but I listened on the train while commuting to work.
Charming, Funny, Informative.
The narration of his own words by David Niven.
David Niven allows himself to enjoy his own book and gives the book even more of a sense of fun.
Bring On the Empty Horses - and Take Away the Empty Bottles !
Such a treat to listen to. This would make an ideal gift for any film lover or film historian.
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