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Behind the Voice

By: Anthony Callea,Tim Campbell - foreword
Narrated by: Anthony Callea
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An honest and candid memoir from one of Australia’s most phenomenal voices. A story of determination, humility and self-discovery.

All Anthony Callea wanted was to sing. From his first memories of singing for his family, Anthony knew that he wanted to share his voice with the world. He had a strongly held dream but was as surprised as anyone when his breakout moment (his heart-stopping rendition of "The Prayer" on Australian Idol) turned him into a household name overnight.

Now, in his own words, Anthony shares the joys and challenges of becoming celebrated for his voice, all while navigating the twists and turns of life. It’s a story of a kid from the working-class western suburbs of Melbourne with a big dream and an even bigger voice, who had to finish growing up in the spotlight.

Anthony’s 20-year career has spanned stage, arena, and screen, and he now invites you backstage to share his journey. One day you are working at a suburban shopping center as a Freddo Frog mascot, the next you are topping charts, winning awards and sharing stages with Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

These candid, courageous and, at times, very amusing anecdotes take us beyond the slick facade of showbiz, to the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears that it takes to become one of Australia’s most enduring and beloved entertainers.

©2023 Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell (P)2023 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Honest and beautiful!

I have followed Anthony’s career since Idol. The honesty around this biography is beautiful and sooo addictive! I benched it over 2 day’s traveling NZ. I saw Anthony and Tim live in Melbourne and just love their love, talent and energy! I loved“ reading” ( listening) to Anthony’s life story!

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Loved it

I thoroughly enjoyed your story. Although I'm not an entertainer and I'm 76 i could see a lot of myself in your antics. i was laughing out loud in some parts and sobbing a bit in others. You're a rather good story-teller as well as being a great singer and song writer.

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Behind the voice

Thank you Anthony for sharing your life story with us. What a superstar you are. Wishing you and your husband Tim all the best for your future endeavors ♥️♥️♥️

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Excellent well worth the read!

Great book, loved that Anthony read his own story. Loved hearing some of his adventures.

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Such a great listen

You are amazing Anthony and are very good at telling you story. Thanks for sharing your journey the good and the bad

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What a great story

Tears and laughter. I loved every minute of your beautiful story. Well done you. Lots of love to you and Tim. I love you boys. Xxxx

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Great, I really enjoyed it.
Spoke from the heart.
Success for your record,
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Amazing

I totally loved it and Anthony is what I totally expected down to earth loving and a straight shooter and a family man a fantastic read you should do more thank you Anthony xxxxx

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Great story....but stick to singing.

Being Italian, this story was very relatable. Love his sarcastic humour.
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Fabulous work Anthony

Listening to this book was refreshing. Anthony has a wonderful sense of humour and I would listen to him taking the Mickey out of himself for hours. Great read.

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