I have never read the print version so I don't know.
I listened to Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch just after Burnett's audiobook and they were similar in that they were sharing some personal stories from their life (happy and sad), although Jane's was more comprehensive as Carol's often had vignettes spliced in from moments of her life but not necessarily a full autobiography per se. It covered a lot though and was very interesting.
It's an audiobook so there weren't really many characters.
I laughed at some of her stories and cried at others. I guess the saddest part was when she described the death of her daughter. So so sad.
If you love Carol Burnett, then definitely this is the book for you. If you don't know who Burnett is then it wouldn't be very interesting. I love her and loved her variety show when I was little. It was fun hearing the backstory for her life.
This was very well done. Carol Burnett is so warm and funny and positive. My boyfriend even enjoyed the excerpts he heard, so much so that he bought this audiobook for his mother for Christmas. The stories are told slightly out of order, but it's not a bother. She's never inappropriate, and the stories are universally appealing, so you can listen no matter who's with you. I have never seen an episode of the Carol Burnett show, but after hearing this book, I would love to find that old show. This is a truly talented lady with a truly remarkable story. I really enjoyed this read.
I have always loved her comedy, and now I know more about how she got there. Listening to this book felt like having a friend sitting in your living room, relating tales of the times of their life. I laughed alot, I teared up a little. A must read for any long time fan.
I think Carol had the best variety show on TV there ever was. It was always a "family event" when the Carol Burnett Show was on. The whole family would laugh and it was a special time in my life. I truly enjoyed Carol sharing and reading her rise to fame. She is a great women!
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).