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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son | [Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Hope Edelman]

Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they narrate stories spanning more than 50 years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith.
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Publisher's Summary

In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they narrate stories spanning more than 50 years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith.

At 21, still a struggling actor living hand to mouth, Martin and his wife, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, an experience of profound joy for the young couple, who soon had three more children: Ramon, Charlie, and Rene. As Martin’s career moved from stage to screen, the family moved from New York City to Malibu, while traveling together to film locations around the world, from Mexico for Catch-22 to Colorado for Badlands to the Philippines for the legendary Apocalypse Now shoot.

As the firstborn, Emilio had a special relationship with Martin: They often mirrored each other’s passions and sometimes clashed in their differences. After Martin and Emilio traveled together to India for the movie Gandhi, each felt the beginnings of a spiritual awakening that soon led Martin back to his Catholic roots, and eventually led both men to Spain, from where Martin’s father had emigrated to the United States.

Along the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path, Emilio directed Martin in their acclaimed film, The Way, bringing three generations of Estevez men together in the region of Spain where Martin’s father was born, and near where Emilio’s own son had moved to marry and live.

With vivid, behind-the-scenes anecdotes of this multitalented father’s and son’s work with other notable actors and directors, Along the Way is a striking, stirring, funny story—a family saga that listeners will recognize as universal in its rebellions and regrets, aspirations and triumphs. Strikingly candid, searchingly honest, and full of the immediacy and warmth that can only be added by the authors reading their story in their own voices, this heartfelt portrait reveals two strong-minded, admirable men of many important roles, perhaps the greatest of which are as father and son.

©2012 Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    KLC0712 Chicago, IL 07-02-13
    KLC0712 Chicago, IL 07-02-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Over written."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    Could you see Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    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.


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    Deb United States 06-18-13
    Deb United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Well worth the time!"

    Not only is the story an interesting one, but the reading by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez is exceptionally enjoyable. I am so pleased to have purchased this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    FatOldBroad SILICON VALLEY 05-11-13
    FatOldBroad SILICON VALLEY 05-11-13 Member Since 2013

    FatOldBroad...lover of mystery/thriller genre and biographies.

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    "Insight into father/son relationships"
    What made the experience of listening to Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son the most enjoyable?

    Being voiced by the authors. I enjoy hearing biographies in the subject's voice. The nuances in inflection often provide me with ideas or insights I might have otherwise missed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The willingness of the authors to share the bad/difficult aspects of their relationship as well as the good times. It felt genuine to me.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez – was your favorite?

    Both. I knew more factual info on Martin/Ramon, but little about Emilio. I feel I learned about both men as people, and I like them both all the more for having read the book by hearing their voices tell their story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The parent/child struggles reminded me of my own life experiences that saddened me. I think most people can identify with those feelings. There were also many occasions that brought a smile as well. The road trip story reminded me of a few childhood vacations I experienced way back when, and gave me a warm feeling.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Wexford, PA, United States 03-05-13
    Richard Wexford, PA, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great stories and reflections told from the heart."
    Would you listen to Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son again? Why?

    Yes, I would.

    I have been a long time Martin Sheen fan, so I was happy to hear him and his son tell stories about their lives.This audio book also tells about the creative process and problems they had while filming the movie, "The Way." It caused me to rent the DVD, "The Way," and I fully enjoyed it knowing the creative process that went into it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly J Fabre, DDS Bradenton, FL 03-01-13
    Kimberly J Fabre, DDS Bradenton, FL 03-01-13 Member Since 2008
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    "So much more than a memoir of fame!"
    What made the experience of listening to Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son the most enjoyable?

    I love the movie "The Way" that Emilio and Martin made together...this book is a wonderful inside view of that journey...but so much more! It is a sharing of a truly unique and loving family that has not only survived Hollywood...but gained great wisdom that has enabled them to thrive in so many ways. Very inspiring!


    What other book might you compare Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son to and why?

    The Camino by Shirley MacLaine. She also courageously bares her soul and shares her transformative life experiences and wisdom.


    Have you listened to any of Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I will in the future.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The commitment that Martin Sheen and his life-long marriage partner Janet Templeton have sustained in the raising of their four children and in the inclusion of their children's ex-spouses to create a strong sense of family for all their grandchildren. The sign on the entrance to their home reads something like..."All are welcome...leave your conflicts at the door." Bravo!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy CLEBURNE, TX, United States 02-11-13
    Sandy CLEBURNE, TX, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "WONDERFUL"

    I enjoyed this book so much being a fan of the family thinking I knew them, so much information, love, tragedy. I learned a lot and enjoyed the ride. Looking forward to seeing many of this films I have missed along the way.

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    Myra Pasco, WA, USA 02-07-13
    Myra Pasco, WA, USA 02-07-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Beautiful family story"
    Where does Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among other autobiographies I would rank this book in the top ten.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the fact that they were honest about their story even when it might have been uncomfortable to do so.


    Did Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes and I appreciated how they remembered things differently.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, actually it is better to take it in pieces. You don't want to listen to your uncle tell you his entire life story in one sitting do you?


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    Anne Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 01-13-13
    Anne Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 01-13-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Got up all night listening to this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, because Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez make good story tellers


    Have you listened to any of Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Along the way is a good title, because it's stories along the way


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JOHN/DENNARD United States 02-04-13
    JOHN/DENNARD United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son to be better than the print version?

    no


    What did you like best about this story?

    loved the movie and this just gave a lot of background as to why the movie worked.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez – was your favorite?

    neithe


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    smile


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Arlington Heights, IL, United States 01-31-13
    Carol Arlington Heights, IL, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Interesting Peek Behind the Curtain"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, it's not a great book, but it is interesting and entertaining. Emilio and Martin share rich stories of childhood and growth, and I have a greater appreciation for them as people than I did before.


    What other book might you compare Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son to and why?

    I wanted to compare it to Rob Lowe's autobiography, but it's not quite as personal or gripping as his.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez – was your favorite?

    Martin's father


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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