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.
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.
Among other autobiographies I would rank this book in the top ten.
I liked the fact that they were honest about their story even when it might have been uncomfortable to do so.
Yes and I appreciated how they remembered things differently.
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?
yes, because Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez make good story tellers
Along the way is a good title, because it's stories along the way
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.
I only like to read n0n-fiction. Bio's memoirs, true crime, profiling, History of wars. I'm interested in the truth of things.
The father and son
honest and written well
it was all good
If there was a bit more editing, the story would have moved along a bit faster. It did drag in parts but the book was very good.
No because it was hard to listen to. The story didn't really keep my attention.
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.
No the story was decent but I can't see myself listening to a follow-up even if they wrote it.
Hate to read but have enjoyed listening to books.
It was just okay, some parts were a little boring to me.
Interesting story and gave some good insights.
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.
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.
loved the movie and this just gave a lot of background as to why the movie worked.
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.
I wanted to compare it to Rob Lowe's autobiography, but it's not quite as personal or gripping as his.
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