This is an excellent book. I'm not a big Jerry Lewis fan but I found his stories heartwarming, funny, and honest. He was candid about the bad times but was still able look back at the good times with fondness and a sense of humor. A very entertaining read. I had a hard time turning off my IPOD.
If you are interested in the two primary figures, it is worth your time. If you're not, then it will not be.
He seemed to convey the right tone for what the author was conveying.
It gives you a perspective of the two men you may not have had before, which is kind of the point in a book like this. But learning about them may not always leave the impression of them that you wanted to be left.
I enjoy "Sherlock Holmes." Classics like "Dracula" and "The Three Muskeeteers,"but predominately Star Wars. Thanks Audible!
I would definitely recommend this book for its honesty, humor and touching moments.
It's not only a backstage look at one of the all-time greatest partnerships, but also a loving tribute to a great friend.
First time listen. Great job!
It made me laugh and sad at times.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis will always be remembered because of their talent, style, charm and humor of the likes which we will never see again.
I never liked Jerry Lewis, and I'm not old enough to remember the team, but Stephen Hoye's narration makes me want to go and find some old video to see what all the fuss was about. He manages to sound more like Martin and Lewis than they did.
This is, as the subtitle indicates, a love story, and who knows how accurate it is, but it's a picture of a long-lost time, and a tour de force performance.
Charles Wm Anderson
Joyful, heartbreaking, inspirational
There is no comparison. That's what makes this book so incredible.
Why must I choose. Steve was great at Dean but had me believing he was Jerry Lewis.
The night the laughter died and the morning the joy returned.
If you can listen to this book and not break out in laughter or weep like a child, you have much more in common with Dean Martin than with Jerry Lewis.Listen to this book and learn the wisdom and insight that only an insightful, introspective genius, as Jerry Lewis, can possess.Thanks for your courage, Jerry, and thanks for sharing your heart with us.
This book made me feel like I was there. A big thumbs-up to the narrator who succesfully took on the characters without being over-dramatic. The story is honest and touching and very funny. I highly recommend.
Yes, the first listen was very enthralling.
Jerry's endearing admiration for Dean
He accuratey portrayed the characters as if they were telling the stories themselves.
yes! a 16 hour road trip went by much smoother with this book entertaining me
Going back to the 40s nd 50s era was fun..
Stephen kept me interested
Dean and Jerry reuniting after 20 years.
Jerry Lewis is his #1 fan and never misses a chance of trying to convince us of his greatness. Yet the story is well told and very a interesting take on one of the worlds great comedic duos.
Now the telling of the story is a true gift...this is not only well read it is a magnificent performance by a true conveyor of the persons involved in the story-he gives a us much more then one would expect. I enjoyed every minute.
I never knew the depth and compassion of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis's relationship until now. A beautiful book that, quite honestly made me cry at the end. A must read!