Rob Lowe's book is fascinating. It was like looking back through your life hearing an up close and personal view of things you watched from a distance. His reading of his life story kept me captivated, and my mind never wandered while I listened to this book. I would definitely recommend it to others!
I think it was his voice, it was mesmerizing and you could actually see the events unfolding as he described them. His impressions of others was right on.
I both laughed and cried. It was one of the best audible books I have listened to. You felt you were right there watching the events unfold.
I would give this book 10 stars!
I can't compare because I didn't read the print version I really enjoyed the audible version though
The story he was telling about getting the part on the outsiders and all the different things that they had to go through
I don't really have an opinion on this
I really enjoyed this book and I have been recommending it to my friends thanks for the good stories Rob Lowe!!
Loved the audio version of this book. Rob Lowe does an excellent job narrating his book.
The passion the author conveys telling the story.
His first movie "The Outsiders"
Highly recommend. This was my first audible book, not sure others will live up to my expectations after this book!
Nothing to compare it to honestly. I normally do not like autobiographies.
Hearing the stories of him as a kid, growing up with the other future brat pack members, story of meeting Martin Sheen for the first time.
I normally only listen during my commute, but i found myself taking any opportunity I could to listen.
Devout reader. Teacher by trade, currently acting as executive assistant to the Centers of Attention, Harper and Quinn. Lucky wife and mom currently living as an expat in Shanghai, China.
One of the most surprising listens I have had. I have long been a fan of Rob Lowe's work, and knew a little of his biography, but this book had me surprised even when listening to stories I thought I already knew. Having Lowe read the audiobook is fabulous, not simply because his voice is so compelling, but because it really does feel as if he is telling the listener, his friend, stories from his life and work.
The content? I know it sounds silly, but Lowe has many poignant stories that concern other famous persons and historical figures; stories that did not might have made the news on the surface level, but Lowe uncovers a human back story that is compelling.
The book has both highs and lows. I did giggle a few times- especially at tales of meeting Martin Sheen for the first time and filming The Outsiders- and many moments compelled a more serious emotional reaction.
A quick listen that had me eating more when it was over. Well-read and compelling. The title can easily be listened to in sections if needed.
Books, and words, and information are my treasures.
I was happily surprised by how beautifully the book was written. And also how seamless the narration was. I usually don't think authors make the best narrators but Rob Lowe is an exception to the rule. Who knew that Rob Lowe is not only gorgeous but very bright and well spoken.
Rob and his mother because I could relate lo both of them.
When Rob, as a child, realized that in order to protect himself he needed to keep everyone at an arm's length.
When Rob faced his alcoholism and made a decision to do something about it!
It was like hopping in a time machine and seeing the 80s through the eyes of my crush!
A film editor who loves a great story.
Rob Lowe is an exceptional writer. His narration....perfection as it's his story. One of my most favorite audiobook ever!
...then you'll really enjoy this book. i don't listen to many audio books because sometimes the the narrators voice just doesn't "fit" the characters well but of course in this case...that was NOT the case! I really enjoyed this audio book most because Rob narrated it himself. He has a nice voice and it gave more meaning to the story to hear about his life and career in his own words.
Rob Lowe himself of course!
This is my first book by Rob
I've listened to and read many 1st person narratives such as this but must say that this one surprised me with its quality. It turns out that Rob Lowe really is Sam Seaborn! He is an excellent writer and does a stunning job narrating his own prose. What's more, he's had an unusually interesting life. Whether through his own efforts or just pure luck he has met many interesting people and has had quite a few adventures. He also has a great deal of insight into what Hollywood is about and what life is, or should be, about.
Sure, reading a actor's memoir is a form of voyeurism - a chance to hear a little dirt about all those hollywood celebrities. What's refreshing here is that Lowe did not write a kiss and tell, or a drag anyone down. He simply tells you the path of his life , all the good and the bad and how things have turned out. He does not talk trash about others but rather complements his fellow actors and provides insight into the life of an actor. He lived through the heady days of the 80's , the "Brat Pack", the drugs and the alcohol and tells you all about it. Look up the Brat Pack in wikipedia and you will see that Rob Lowe is one of the few survivors - healthy and with an intact family.
I enjoyed the stories and I enjoyed his telling of them. I especially enjoyed his narration.