I would recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in learning about "where actors come from" and in learning more about an interesting person's growth and development. John Lithgow reads his own story, and who better! His narration is a good listen, and there is no question that he knows the subject. I had met John in the early 1970's when he worked at a local theater so I was curious to know more about him. He was a nice guy then, and now I know much more about why he is who he is, and I enjoyed the story of his life. While Lithgow has done a lot of acting, he may not be at the top of the list of "most well known" actors, but that does not prevent the book from being an engrossing and educational listen. Some actor's auto- or bio-graphies tend to be filled with name-dropping and/or self-glorified tales. This book is not that way at all, and reveals more of a personal perspective on the growth of an actor. I really enjoyed the book!
Having realized that I knew a lot of European history, and that I knew next to nothing about Central and South America, I thought this course would be a good listen. And I was rewarded many times over. History I knew but only in a narrow context, people I'd heard of but not in any solid context, and events also, came together in a worldwide story. I kept thinking "of course!" as the course unfolded. Having now been to Central and South America quite a few times, this course has really added a great deal to my appreciation of all the Americas, North to South, and how, when and why we all got here, and more interestingly, how our history has been shaped.
His personal experience(s) in the area.
I can't give the book 5 stars because of the annoying canned applause at the end and beginning of each chapter.
It took a while to get going, but it was a great story. I enjoyed listening to it, and Ms Sterlin does an excellent job of narrating.
It was painful to have to listen to this narrator. She didn't read well and misprounounced so many things I had to force myself to finish the book. I should have bought the book instead. I did not read the other reviews until it was too late, but at least I know I am not alone.
Just about anyone!
If I ever come across this narrator again, I will not buy it.
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