I had my worries when the first chapter went back to a great great grandfather story, but in the end this is just an example of the approach of being one seriously complete biographical chronology.
With access to some of Henson's personal journals as well as a suite of the key people, the author has done a great job walking you through the twists and turns which made this life. I leave the book with specifics I did not know (Kermit did not start as a frog - really?), with a YouTube playlist of old mesmerizing performances the author pointed me to, and with a recognition not just of a man's genius but the amazing amount of hard work and drive that Henson expended to recognize this genius and change the world some small bit.
Good solid performance helping keep the material from getting too dry. Enjoyed the stretch to capture certain Muppet voices - each of which drove a flashback to childhood comfort and a small smile.
If you are looking for an abridged narration of a story told in dramatic language showcasing a suite of magical moments, this is not the book for you. If you want a straight well-told complete chronological biography of a complex life, this should be right up your alley.
Say something about yourself!
It is hard to fathom an actor like Al Pacino having to do 7 or 8 takes before he was psyched enough to play out a scene. But apparently it is what it took. It was also shocking to learn the film's opening received very negative reviews. The comments made would have suggested the movie would never make it.
Yes. I like his voice, his emphasis and clarity. He made it compelling and very interesting to learn all the details behind this movie.
For sure I will look for more audiobooks narrated by Mike Dennis. I really appreciated the work Damian Stevenson did in uncovering every last detail connected to this movie. This is a book for anyone who has seen the movie.