I don't do a lot of print versions, mostly audiobooks. However, in this case, I think the print version might be better. The sound is poor, as there is a lot of echoing, and Emelio talks too fast, for me to enjoy his portion.
I didn't know they were so close, so it was good to find out about how much they have done together; perhaps Charlie is jealous of this relationship, thus his behavior.
Emelio needs to speak slower.
No, as it is too long for me to listen to in one sitting.
Interesting adventures for a father and son, especially two who are so famous; lessons for other fathers and sons.
I LOVE their relationship - good and bad & how they respect one another! I have read both of their books and have seen their movie and ADORE everything they do!
I love them both, but I would have to say Emilio as I find myself similar to him in a lot of ways.
Nothing really stood out more than any other - they all were great!
A special bond? I don't know
Yes. But you have to get over the cliches. Every sentence is over-written and made me cringe. But I just kept in my mind that these are not book authors. I just wish that their memoirist would have guarded them against dramatizing each and every sentence. I just wanted to learn more about them. But I felt many times that I was reading an over-written play.
Oh goodness no. If it was a movie, imagine the dramatic rises and swells in the music, for every sentence. Every utterance was dramatic and important. Gads.
Truly inspiring book. Very captivating narrative. I admit a shed a tear or two while listening. I recommend this book with all my heart
No because it was hard to listen to. The story didn't really keep my attention.
Emilio is a pretty good nararator but this is the second book that I've gotten with Martin Sheen reading and he is an awful nararator. I can't stand the way he reads and his emotions seem impersonal.
No the story was decent but I can't see myself listening to a follow-up even if they wrote it.
Absolutely. I don't usually write reviews, but I was so moved by the experience of this book that I wanted to share it. I loved hearing the stories from the actors' in their own voices. I especially recommend this book to men, both fathers and sons. It's an amazing snapshot of one father and son relationship that also has universal meaning.
The first person narrative, and the fact that sometimes both Emilio and Martin recounted the same events and each offered his own perspective and emotions about what had happened.
Everything. They were both awesome. If you're a fan of either actor, you will LOVE this. And if you're not a fan now, I think you will be after you listen to this. They were both extremely honest and direct about a lot of things, even if some of the stories they told were not particularly flattering to one or the other, or both of them. This is no vanity piece, and I really admired that about it.
Both. This book was extremely moving to me, without being sappy, and not a laugh riot,but also charming and very funny in places.
Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen's 2009 movie, The Way, serves as kind of a backdrop to the book, although the story is mostly chronological and starts much earlier. I had not yet seen the movie when I read/listened to the book and wished I had seen it, for my enjoyment of both the book and the movie, but the book can stand on its own, as well.
I became interested in the book because I am a huge fan of Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen. It was very interesting to find out about their lives and the making of the movie "the way".
This was such a beautiful and beautifully done story! I looked forward to listening yet tried to mete it out so that it would not be done too quickly. Unlike many celebrity books, it felt like a real life.
I have not read the print version, as I prefer audio books. Even if I had the print version, just listening to Martin and Emilio narrate their own story is worth the listening!
I loved the back and forth of the storytelling between Martin and Emilio. It did not feel like listening to the autobiography of some celebrity who needed to talk about their good fortune and accomplishments. This story put me right in the middle of the family's life through the generations. I appreciated the honesty about not being rich or well known and rising up by faith and family.
No I have not, but this will not be the last time. I look forward to more from both or each.
It was difficult to pick just one moment. The whole book moved me.
The Way is one of my most favorite movies, so when I saw the title, I had gotten this book with plans to listen, but had put it off for a while. When I got around to reading it, and hearing Martin and Emilio narrate their own story, I was totally right there with them through every chapter and story. I ended up staying in my car for some time after parking at home or at work just to listen more. This family has been through some very hard times, but they stayed together all the time and lived by their faith and love for each other to make it through. Martin may have been an ultra busy and on to go actor, but he always knew he was a father first and did everything he could to keep his family together, both physically when taking them all with him on filming trips, and emotionally when dealing with his personal problems in order to preserve his family. I wish I had known them all personally in my life.
I saw the movie The Way because of the story. Before that I'm not sure if I had ever watch a complete movie with Martin Sheen or his son Emilio Estevez. I ordered the book because I like bios and relationship stories. This is a story of the father son journey, some biography on both of them and some movie trivia all woven together. Each take a turn narrating their portion of their story. Thoroughly enjoyed it.