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Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son Audiobook

Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

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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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    Myra Pasco, WA, USA 02-07-13
    Myra Pasco, WA, USA 02-07-13 Member Since 2013
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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?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 01-13-13
    Anne Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 01-13-13 Member Since 2010
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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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    Joan C. Kelly Show Low, AZ 12-24-12
    Joan C. Kelly Show Low, AZ 12-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story, But:"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son to be better than the print version?

    I don't do a lot of print versions, mostly audiobooks. However, in this case, I think the print version might be better. The sound is poor, as there is a lot of echoing, and Emelio talks too fast, for me to enjoy his portion.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I didn't know they were so close, so it was good to find out about how much they have done together; perhaps Charlie is jealous of this relationship, thus his behavior.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Emelio needs to speak slower.


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

    No, as it is too long for me to listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting adventures for a father and son, especially two who are so famous; lessons for other fathers and sons.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GINA ORANGE, CA, United States 07-05-12
    GINA ORANGE, CA, United States 07-05-12
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    "I would love to be adopted by this family!"
    What did you love best about Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son?

    I LOVE their relationship - good and bad & how they respect one another! I have read both of their books and have seen their movie and ADORE everything they do!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love them both, but I would have to say Emilio as I find myself similar to him in a lot of ways.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nothing really stood out more than any other - they all were great!


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

    A special bond? I don't know


    Any additional comments?

    A 10!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marin Todorov 04-15-14
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    "Enchanting story of a father and son along the way"
    What made the experience of listening to Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son the most enjoyable?

    Truly inspiring book. Very captivating narrative. I admit a shed a tear or two while listening. I recommend this book with all my heart


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas McKinney, TX 03-19-14
    Thomas McKinney, TX 03-19-14 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No because it was hard to listen to. The story didn't really keep my attention.


    What three words best describe Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez ’s voice?

    Emilio is a pretty good nararator but this is the second book that I've gotten with Martin Sheen reading and he is an awful nararator. I can't stand the way he reads and his emotions seem impersonal.


    Do you think Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No the story was decent but I can't see myself listening to a follow-up even if they wrote it.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne D'bourget Portland, ME United States 06-24-12
    Suzanne D'bourget Portland, ME United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2010

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    This was such a beautiful and beautifully done story! I looked forward to listening yet tried to mete it out so that it would not be done too quickly. Unlike many celebrity books, it felt like a real life.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A&M Brookhart O-HI-O 05-18-16
    A&M Brookhart O-HI-O 05-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful"

    A very intimate and heartwarming double biography. Highly recommended. "No one can live our lives for us or carry our burdens yet We can come to know ourselves only through our compassion for others."

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    Amazon Customer DENVER, CO, US 05-04-16
    Amazon Customer DENVER, CO, US 05-04-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A beautiful book about growth, family, learning and love"

    If you're looking for interesting stories, they are here. But not necessarily the Hollywood gratuitous type. By all means there is Hollywood history here and the stories that go along with the making of this historic film or that. As well as stories of this famous person or that. But what this book ends up being is an honest journey of two generations of men and how they grow, learn, change, fight work and love. Not just between themselves but in their lives in general. It's beautiful to hear MARTIN SHEEN, so honestly talk about mistakes he made and the journey that brought him to a better place. But also it is beautiful to hear him speak of the things he did right and fought to keep his values when people around him thought he was "out there". Emilio speaks honestly as well of breaking away when he needed to and the love and pride he felt as well as the strength he finally realized his father possessed. Mr. Sheen talks lovingly about his father and makes us come to love him as well. And the sense of family and commitment and love in this book, not just between fathers and sons but friends and family and community are heartwarming and reassuring. There are enough terrifying stories in here to keep moths agape and enough stories of success and triumph and love to keep hearts warm and hopeful. I knew I liked and respected these two men's work. Now I know I like and respect these two men.

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    Ray United States 04-22-16
    Ray United States 04-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Real Relevant Reality"

    This piece of work is art. Each actor kept it real and helpful for all fathers and sons.

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