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  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

With over 100 movies to his credit over five decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in everything from classic British films Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting The Dark Knight trilogy and much-loved movie favourites Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Quiet American. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sent me to sleep

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-02-2019

Some wisdom, advice and perspective on life

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-2018

Enjoyable listen with some life lessons sewn in to Michael Caine's film career and life in general. Somewhat repetitive if you have listened to or read Caine's previous autobiographies.

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  • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

  • By: David Spade
  • Narrated by: David Spade
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long but worth it

  • By Anonymous User on 23-07-2018

A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2018

David Spade is a very gifted at storytelling and shares some of his life experiences (sometimes a little too much information haha from taking dick pics, the life of a plus 1 in Hollywood, being robbed, homeless people and a brief but pat insight into his childhood. Wished it was longer than 6 hours 12 mins and included more detail about his time at Saturday Night Live and his friendship with Chris Farley. Listening to it it goes down like a milkshake and will not tax the brain too much. Funny, witty and breezy audio sesh.

  • Still Foolin' Em

  • By: Billy Crystal
  • Narrated by: Billy Crystal
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

In this book, Billy Crystal, currently starring in the new TV show The Comedians as an aging comic, gives a hilarious and heartfelt account of what it's really like to get older. Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, identifiable and funny.

  • By Peter on 23-07-2016

Entertaining and Insightful.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-2018

A comical and thoughtful reflection on life when you have "one-foot-in-the-grave" told with energy and great humour by Billy Crystal. Part autobiography and part musing reflection on life when you are over 60. It was a pleasure to listen to Billy Crystal narrate his life, his worries, family life and pivotal career moments and people in his life as well as his bug bears in his senior year. This audio is presented in two parts; readings infront of a live auduence as well as a private, iintimate narration. This unusual audio delivery production gels together very well. And yes, Billy does eventually find his keys!

  • Shockaholic

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Told with the same intimate style, brutal honesty, and uproarious wisdom that placed Wishful Drinking on the New York Times bestseller list for months, Shockaholic is the juicy account of Carrie Fisher’s life, focusing more on the Star Wars years and dishing about the various Hollywood relationships she’s formed since she was chosen to play Princess Leia at only 19 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye opening and raw insight

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-05-2017

An eye opening and raw insight

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-2017

I couldn't stop listening! Funny, sad, insightful, witty and an illuminating autobiography about Carrie Fisher, her show business upbringing, her battle with mental illness and substance abuse, Carrie's relationship with Michael Jackson, her tumultuous relationships with men and the infamous dinner with Ted Kennedy! Told through her own words. Highly recommended!

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  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and wonderful life

  • By Carol Anne Harvey on 29-12-2017

Well worth the listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2017

Michael Caine's autobiography The Elephant To Hollywood is a pleasure to listen to from start to finish. He is a very engaging narrator. He provides a comprehensive overview of both is personal and professional life. The recollections, stories and memories are equally fascinating, interesting and sometimes quite profound and funny. Michael has a very dry sense of humor, intelligence and wit about his vocal telling of his life's tales. Well worth the listening and financial investment.

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