I found Michael Caine to be a surprisingly candid and open author. The book is touching and almost sweet. I am amazed by his sense of gratitude for his apparent 'good fortune' and his humility regarding his ability as an actor.
I particularly enjoyed Michael recounting Christmases and why they are so special to him, His need for family closeness.
My first encounter with Michael Caine outside of his acting.
Due to the Author being the narrator, this book makes you feel like you are sharing a 'real' person's life.
Well written and well narrated. I certainly would read any other works that are narrated by Michael Caine
Possibly, giving the benefit of the doubt
Perhaps if a different topic.
Unfortunately I found the narrators voice to be a little monotonous in this instance.
I had to draw myself back on some occasions from a state of eye glaze where I had stopped listening!
Spellbinding, exciting,excellent narration.
When the cabin boy encounters Ini-Herit at the apple barrel.
Nothing, painted so well with word pictures, so very descriptive, this story could have been read by one or many.
Adventures of Yankee Clipper - Golden Sphinx
If this book is part of a series, I will consider listening to more.
Of course this book is time well spent, like most audio books, you can be doing other things simultaneously while listening.
It was a little predictable, but didn't detract from the overall story.
The narrator helps to make the story more interesting. After a while, you start to imagine each of the characters and stop noticing the voice.
Surprisingly, I think Herr Ramsay may have missed his calling as I found his memoirs unexpectedly refreshing and rather touching. The only 'gripe' I have is his ability to inject the 'F' word so frequently. However if you can manage to overlook this, it is quite a good story (as often the truth can be).
Possibly that of Jamie Oliver, although the only coincidental fact being that they are both Chefs. It gives the listener a very real insight into the authors life struggle in his earlier years, reminding us that he IS human after all.
I like the part where Gordon finally gets to stand his ground in the first kitchen.
Gordon earned my respect when I read about the interaction with his Father.
I can now better understand how he became the self possessed person he now appears to be on his TV Shows but would still like to ask him if two wrongs make a right?
I found this book to be very enjoyable, laughed quite a bit.
As there are more than one story recorded, I can say I have a preference for one in particular.
The mental pictures formed by Hancock's descriptions are hilarious, enjoyed the sense of irony.
Have already enjoyed the odd episode and found the audio book just as humorous.
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