Very private look into the lives of very public figures, with a lot of thoughtful insight. This book is narrated by Martin Sheen, and his first born son Emilio Estevez. Not only do they both have great voices for narration but they also lend the right emotions at the right time. Each one narrates his own part of the book going back and forth between the two giving the listener far differing viewpoints of the same periods of time.Emotionally charged at times, fun and interesting at other times this audio book lets you experience all of the the love and closeness this family has, from their roots in Spain and Ireland to the streets of New York, to California, India, Philippines, as Martin struggles on the edge of poverty to persist in his desire to become an acclaimed actor.
I am glad I heard this audio book before I read the actual book because their voices lend a much more intimate and credible version. I would like to thank both of them for the incredibly interesting book and their wonderful performances. Thank you Audible for making it available to us.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I put this audiobook into my Wishlist as soon as it was released, having enjoyed both authors’ movie and TV work for many years. However, I recently stumbled upon the movie “The Way”, starring Martin and directed by Emilio, and wondered if the title of the book referred to the movie, or simply to the journey of Life. It was the very next book I chose to listen to--
This is a very good, dual memoir. It is very well written and narrated. There are more in-depth stories and anecdotes about the early years, and it speeds through the later years, but it was interesting enough to hold my attention throughout. I love how the book progresses with Martin and Emilio writing/reading alternate chapters—and sometimes we have an overlap where both father and son relate the same story, usually from quite different perspectives, of course! It really did keep me interested and amused.
Anecdotes about the movie “The Way” are included throughout this book. It ties many father/son experiences, philosophies, etc. together at various points. Since I enjoyed this movie so much, I was glad it was a part of the book. I highly recommend this memoir, and even more, the movie “The Way”. I'm very glad I found them both--
Great depiction of both the history and the present with the family. The role reversal of father and son and some of the background also presents it's self in ways that were unexpected at times. As we all struggle and strive to make it better for our children, hearing some of those trials and tribulations makes one realize that we are all in the same path of life.
I personally was very drawn to the movie made with Martin Sheen and the insights to this were both encouraging and moving. Well written and a nice reflection off of both father and son in a different way.
FatOldBroad...lover of mystery/thriller genre and biographies.
Being voiced by the authors. I enjoy hearing biographies in the subject's voice. The nuances in inflection often provide me with ideas or insights I might have otherwise missed.
The willingness of the authors to share the bad/difficult aspects of their relationship as well as the good times. It felt genuine to me.
Both. I knew more factual info on Martin/Ramon, but little about Emilio. I feel I learned about both men as people, and I like them both all the more for having read the book by hearing their voices tell their story.
The parent/child struggles reminded me of my own life experiences that saddened me. I think most people can identify with those feelings. There were also many occasions that brought a smile as well. The road trip story reminded me of a few childhood vacations I experienced way back when, and gave me a warm feeling.
Yes, I would.
I have been a long time Martin Sheen fan, so I was happy to hear him and his son tell stories about their lives.This audio book also tells about the creative process and problems they had while filming the movie, "The Way." It caused me to rent the DVD, "The Way," and I fully enjoyed it knowing the creative process that went into it.
I love the movie "The Way" that Emilio and Martin made together...this book is a wonderful inside view of that journey...but so much more! It is a sharing of a truly unique and loving family that has not only survived Hollywood...but gained great wisdom that has enabled them to thrive in so many ways. Very inspiring!
The Camino by Shirley MacLaine. She also courageously bares her soul and shares her transformative life experiences and wisdom.
No, but I will in the future.
The commitment that Martin Sheen and his life-long marriage partner Janet Templeton have sustained in the raising of their four children and in the inclusion of their children's ex-spouses to create a strong sense of family for all their grandchildren. The sign on the entrance to their home reads something like..."All are welcome...leave your conflicts at the door." Bravo!
I enjoyed this book so much being a fan of the family thinking I knew them, so much information, love, tragedy. I learned a lot and enjoyed the ride. Looking forward to seeing many of this films I have missed along the way.
Among other autobiographies I would rank this book in the top ten.
I liked the fact that they were honest about their story even when it might have been uncomfortable to do so.
Yes and I appreciated how they remembered things differently.
No, actually it is better to take it in pieces. You don't want to listen to your uncle tell you his entire life story in one sitting do you?
yes, because Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez make good story tellers
Along the way is a good title, because it's stories along the way