I really wanted to love this book as I adore Julie Andrews. But it was painfully slow to the point where I was skipping large chunks. She gives too much detail over really uninteresting facts like what she ate in a restaurant in 1958! Who cares? And how a talented blind woman taught her how to clean a room with four brushes. I wanted to hear more detail about her career and with almost 2 hours to go I'm still not at The Sound of Music. Sigh.
She has the perfect voice! Her performance kept me interesting.
Yes! Her voice is calm and wonderful to listen to. Makes me feel like she is sitting right next to me. Stories I would normally find boring were interesting. Even my husband listened to some of it and said that even though the story was not super exciting the manner in which she read the book was so entertaining that he loved to listen to it.
Her reading was awesome. It felt like she was talking to a friend.
Uh, that is 12 hours and I have ADD I most likely couldn't have listened to it the 12 hours however, it was an easy listen.
I've always been such a big fan of Julie Andrews. I really enjoyed this book and Julie is an amazing performer/reader. She's very pleasant to listen to.
I enjoyed learning about her early years. It was interesting, but I had expected/hoped for a bit more details about the times during the movies that had made her famous. I hate to say it but if someone had said there was only a brief mention of being picked to star in the Mary Poppins movie and going to the US for the filming, just before the book ended, I'm not sure that I would have started with this one. Overall it's a good read to learn about her early life if you know what to expect.
Having Ms. Andrews read her autobiography was like the cherry on the icing on the cake. I liked that she didn't shy away from the difficult parts and was quite candid. The *only* thing I didn't like was that it ended oddly in, what I felt, was the middle of a pretty much event. Other than that, it was nothing short of magical.
Delightfully filled with personal stories of her life as a child in England.
Then growing as a performer on Broadway with all the many stars.
Her narration is so uplifting that I felt good just listening to her lilting voice.
Driving to and from work has never been so enjoyable. Traffic jams are welcome...!
Ms. Andrews performance is flawless. Perhaps a little monotonous at times but mostly melodious, nonetheless. Besides The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and Victor, Victoria, what do you know about her? So many musicals and homes away from home, beginning at such an early age. A truly compelling story.
Julie recounts her life with honesty and openness and all in that marvelous speaking voice with crystal clear diction. I only hope that someday there will be a second book that continues where this one left off.