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In the Shadow of the Matterhorn

Intimate Stories About Life, Love, and Laughter at Disneyland
Narrated by: Al Kessel
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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Disneyland - as you remember it, and as you've never seen it before... In the Shadow of the Matterhorn author, - and former cast member - David Smith, takes you inside the Magic Kingdom for a completely different kind of VIP tour. Never-before-published stories about working inside the park, growing up down the street, and the profound effect that Disneyland has had on so many people, are all part of this moving and revealing book.

©2012 David W. Smith (P)2013 David W. Smith

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  • PowderRiverRose
  • 08-07-2015

A man's experience and insight

There are a lot of details about the inner workings of the specific areas in Disneyland where the author worked. Humorous tidbits and insights a-plenty on cast members, visitors and the magical nature of Disney's dream land along with how the author attributes much of his later life to those experiences keep the book light and pleasant. The narrator is good and adds a touch of life to the author's words.
This brought back fond memories of the fun I had visiting Disneyland and I hope to be able to travel to the magic kingdom once again.

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  • Jason C. Hube
  • 12-10-2018

Creepy

He talks as much about checking out girls as he does Disneyland. I really wanted to like this book but just found the author kinda creepy.

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  • T. Redwood
  • 12-03-2016

Too much of a personal memoir

There was just not enough Disneyland in this book. The author should have just gift-wrapped the manuscript and given it to his wife on their anniversary. Also, the performance was mundane, at best. Looks like it's time to wrote a book about my Club 33 experience and the time that Disneyland security thought that my wrapped birthday gift might be a bomb.

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  • Adsbug
  • 05-06-2015

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This book is not bad, but not exactly what I had expected either. The narrative could have been a little more lively and exciting, especially for a book about Disneyland, but it was original material mostly. For that I can forgive some of it's blandness. 2.5 stars overall. Unfortunately the ratings above don't allow you to cut the stars in half.