I found the insights from Martin's history and childhood to be the best parta. Some of the movie background and insights where informative and educational , especially the stories regarding Apocalypse Now. The book does have its weak content, e.g. Emilios spiritual journey and limited stories of his fatherhood. overall, good read.
As a person who watched the Way before walking the entire Camino Francés, this book was amazing as it told the basic story of a Father and Son in their own words. Through their trials and celebrations, I found myself remembering my own Camino, as my life has unfolded and on my actual walk in Spain. Must read/listen for anyone who has seen the way, walked the Camino, or has grown up around the movies of the Sheen/Estevez family.
I didn't want the book to end! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The stories by both father and son are told chronologically from each of their perspectives, but separate from each other in a unique format.
There were many wise and inspirational moments. Really, it felt like 3 bios in one book if you include the thread of family roots that begins in Spain and winds itself throughout the book. I particularly enjoyed the experiences both shared during Martin's filming of Apocalypse Now and also the history that relates to their family in Spain and how their ancestry has influenced their lives currently.
I loved both authors, who told their stories with a humble voice and directly from the heart. You immediately get the sense of loyalty, love and friendship within the family. I have always been aware of Martin Sheen and Emilio the actors but have a new respect for the work they both continue to produce.
I was happy to take my time listening and savoring the depth of each chapter.
Well worth the time to read.
It was a narrated by Martin Sheen and he did an excellent job.
Loved the history and the father and son relationship throughout their careers.
How their real people with real problems.
I'm in awe! That in these 13 hour of Emilio and Martin narrating their lives, there's not a second that gets boring. I've even rewatched almost all of the movies mentioned in the book and with those stories in mind, ive seen them in a new light and with even bigger admiration.
Sheen and Estevez walk the listener through very intimate, challenging life experiences that follow the boomerang of father and son relations. Not chronological, the bi-epic traverses four generations; some decisions outlive the decision-maker.
Interesting, compelling, and unexpected
Fascinating back story on Sheen - Estovez family
If you have any interest in these two, it is a good read. No buff and fluff, just a really fascinating look into their lives.
I always liked the Estevez family, Emilio in particular, and learned a lot about them in this book. This is an honest, often raw, account of their family life over the years, and it makes me appreciate them so much more. They are just a normal family with a lot of the same ups and downs as everyone else. I was left feeling like we were almost friends, who had a deep conversation over dinner and some Pinot. It is definitely worth the listen.
I enjoyed hearing about the adventures, mishaps and relationships of these two very interesting men. Well written and narrated with a back and forth, chronological flow. I could not put it down.