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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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    Racheal Duran 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    What made the experience of listening to Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son the most enjoyable?

    It was a narrated by Martin Sheen and he did an excellent job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the history and the father and son relationship throughout their careers.


    What about Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez ’s performance did you like?

    How their real people with real problems.


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    Sara Ö. 03-14-16
    Sara Ö. 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    I'm in awe! That in these 13 hour of Emilio and Martin narrating their lives, there's not a second that gets boring. I've even rewatched almost all of the movies mentioned in the book and with those stories in mind, ive seen them in a new light and with even bigger admiration.

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    H. Rogers 03-07-16
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    "poignant, funny, reflective"

    Sheen and Estevez walk the listener through very intimate, challenging life experiences that follow the boomerang of father and son relations. Not chronological, the bi-epic traverses four generations; some decisions outlive the decision-maker.

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    debtoyou Benicia, California 03-02-16
    debtoyou Benicia, California 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "couldnt stand the pompousness"

    Being narrated by Emile Estasves was a huge turn off. It came off as bragging.

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    carrie 01-17-16
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    If you could sum up Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, compelling, and unexpected


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fascinating back story on Sheen - Estovez family


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any interest in these two, it is a good read. No buff and fluff, just a really fascinating look into their lives.

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    Stephanie E. O'Neill 01-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An Honest Peek into This Famous Family's Life"

    I always liked the Estevez family, Emilio in particular, and learned a lot about them in this book. This is an honest, often raw, account of their family life over the years, and it makes me appreciate them so much more. They are just a normal family with a lot of the same ups and downs as everyone else. I was left feeling like we were almost friends, who had a deep conversation over dinner and some Pinot. It is definitely worth the listen.

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    karen newell 01-10-16
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    "Great Father/Son Memoir"

    I enjoyed hearing about the adventures, mishaps and relationships of these two very interesting men. Well written and narrated with a back and forth, chronological flow. I could not put it down.

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    Stephen Johnson 01-03-16
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    "To know another is to know yourself better"

    This is a fascinating book about family, love and keeping to your vision. It is not easy to raise a family and we learn another viewpoint from a garner and son. This book is full of wonderful and honest perspective. Would recommend to anyone. It is informative, entertaining. and insightful.

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    Beth Studio City, CA 12-14-15
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I think anytime you have the opportunity to listen to an autobiography from the author(s) themselves it adds to the intimacy of the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was touched by their raw honesty and the candid portrayal of the complexity of their relationship. I was most struck by Mr. Sheen's personal journey and growth and WHAT A SPECTACULAR WIFE he is married to...she is clearly the glue of their family!!!


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

    I generally listen to audio books while walking the dog and enjoying the peacefulness of the outdoors.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to admit that I had not heard of the movie The Way prior to listening to this audio book but I made a point of watching while I was still in the middle of the book. It was an enjoyable movie and made more meaningful with the "behind the scene" commentary by both Martin and Emilio. I will also make a point of watching Apocalypse Now.

    Lastly, hearing of the vineyards in Emilio's back yard, I want to get my hands on a bottle of his Pinot Noir!!! ;)

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    Great Father and Son Biography! I love the way the life stories were recalled from both perspectives. Excellent insight into the lives of very public people.

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