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.
The last two hours of the book really capture the story and heart of the book. It was great the Sheen and Estevez read the book themselves. Overall, a great history of 2 great actors and of a great family.
Yes, I enjoyed most of the pace and story.
I love how authors that read their own books can put emphasis where they intended, and few authors can do that better than Martin Sheen. Emilio Estevez does a fine job as well.
The good parts, yes. It becomes very addictive the further into the book you get. As with many books, this one could have used an editor with no vested interest in the book that could have pointed out areas that are belabored. All in all a good book.
As with many books, this one could have used an editor with no vested interest in the book that could have pointed out areas that are belabored. All in all a good book.
The narrators, accomplished and famous film professionals, give an open, honest and revealing insight into their work histories as individuals and as father and son. I enjoyed this entire book...all the way through...far more than I imagined I would. Like all good books, I was sorry when the ride was over.
I enjoyed the content of the book, and the delivery as well. In theory, a duel memoir could pose problems, but I truly enjoyed hearing from the men themselves the story of their lives.