I loved listening to this audio book written/read by Carol Burnett and look forward to listening to it again and again.
I have had this for quite awhile and never felt like getting into it before, because I had listened to a VERY short bit back when I got it and felt it was quite boring. I had not listened much past the introduction and it wasn't "funny" (yet) like I had imagined and desired at the time. I obviously did not give it the chance it totally deserved.
"This Time Together" is like sitting in a room of a handful of friends listening to Carol Burnett chatting about her career, friendships with some fellow legendary stars we all know and love, as well as a few poignant times in her life. I was laughing most of the time, but also experienced a short time of all-out tears. It was worth the tears, however, to hear of the beautiful, yet heart-wrenching stories that let you see a bit of Carol Burnett's compassionate personality.
I truly enjoyed listening to Carol Burnett as she told her unforgettable stories. I strongly recommend this book in whatever form you can get your hands on.
I really enjoyed this. Having grown up watching the "Carol Burnett Show" it was great to hear some of the behind the scene stories as well as some of her family life. I had read Carol's first autobiography "One More Time" years ago when it first came out and I loved it. "This Time Together" is not exactly a memoir. It's more like sitting around the kitchen table with an old family friend listening as they tell stories of their life; some are hilarious, some are scary, some tragic. Of course this was made all the better because Carol herself did the narration. Not only do we get to hear the Tarzan yell, but we also get the story behind it! Highly recommended.
Not really Ron! Female, mid 40's. Need a good audio book really helps me get things done around the house. My family is annoyed!
I thought there would be some laugh out loud moments. Actually many, but I didn't have one. I like Carol Burnette and her life was interesting. I'm sure it would have been a good read, just not entertaining in audiobook.
I had the best time cleaning, listening with my ear buds in to Carol tell me her story. She is my friend, or at least it feels like it!! Thank you Carol for all the lovely times we've had together!!
As a kid, I watched Carol Burnett's TV show every week with my mom. Listening to Carol talk about the show, her life outside of the show, and folks she met and worked with was just wonderful. Her book (and narration) made me feel like she was sitting with me in my living room, regaling me with lots of funny, charming, or touching stories. Anecdotes about Lucille Ball, Tim Conway, Joan Crawford, and others had me laughing out loud. Normally, I listen to my books when I'm out walking or doing housework, but this is one book where I took it in the car and listened, too.
I grew up watching the Carol Burnett Show, so it was interesting to hear these stories. Carol is a natural story teller. Every story was well written, interesting and funny; with one or two that were a little sad. You can really get a sense for what a genuine and warm person Carol Burnett really is. I loved the stories about actors/entertainers helping each other. I would recommend this book to anyone. But the very best part of this audiobook is that you get to hear Carol tell her own stories in her own words. It's like sitting next to her. After hearing this entire book, I can say: this woman is my friend. (You have to hear the stories to know what that means).
I love Carol Burnett growing up, and listening to her stories really brought back a lot of childhood memories. She is a great narrator and the stories she tells will keep you laughing and crying.
I was excited when I saw the listing for the book and all the positive reviews. I'm a pretty big fan of CB and almost all the reviews spoke about how the book was so funny. I was at a loss. I stopped about half way through after only finding a few of the story's amusing at best. I would not recommend this book.
I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!
I enjoyed this book. It was great that it was even read by Carol Burnett herself! I watched the Carol Burnett show in my younger days and always enjoyed the comedy and interaction between the cast of this show. It was nice hearing some of the back story and some of the strange goings on behind the scenes. The book was a mixtures of good times and bad times of Carol's career. Mostly good and funny times, but with a sprinkle of harsh reality thrown in to keep you grounded. It was not a tell-all who was sleeping with who book, so if that is what you are looking for ... keep looking, this isn't it!