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  • Robert Altman: The Oral Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Cher, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    Robert Altman - visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend - comes roaring to life in this rollicking cinematic biography, told in a chorus of voices that can only be called Altmanesque.

    J. Clarke says: "Better Than The Book, With An All-Star Altman Cast"
    "Enthralling!"
    Overall

    I bought this book at full price, and as the read began, felt certain I had made a huge mistake. Contrary to the very misleading description given for this item, 98% of the voices of the celebrity narrators listed-- including Robert Altman, himself --are fudged by 3-4 professional audiobook readers, NOT contributed by the actors, directors and producers themselves. The listing of narrators certainly should be changed to protect buyers.

    Nevertheless, this is a great audiobook, fully captivating, throughout every one of its 18+ hours. In fact, I liked it so much, that the minute it ended, I played it again, start to finish. It is that insightful, informative and entertaining. The actual voices of Altman's wife, Kathryn, and those of his daughters and sons, along with the stunningly good portrayal of Robert Altman's voice by actor, Michael Murphy, are well worth the price of admission. If you weren't an Altman fan before, this will make you want to rent each of his movies in turn, to experience what you've missed of his extraordinary talent on screen. There will never be another like him and he is missed!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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