We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Audition: A Memoir | [Barbara Walters]

Audition: A Memoir

"Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: 'I want to be you.' My stock reply is always: 'Then you have to take the whole package.'" And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package", in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than 40 years of interviewing celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life.
Regular Price:$51.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

"Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: 'I want to be you.' My stock reply is always: 'Then you have to take the whole package.'"

And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package", in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than 40 years of interviewing celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life.

©2008 Barbara Walters; (P)2008 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"She regales you with the juicy behind-the-scenes details of the celebrities she's interviewed, mixed in with stories of her own trials and tribulations. In the end, you envy her a little less and admire her more." (The Washington Post)
"Compulsively entertaining." (Salon.com)
"An unusually ambitious and successful book...suffused with an emotional intensity; it belongs to a part of American culture that Walters helped invent." (The New Yorker)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (130 )
5 star
 (63)
4 star
 (36)
3 star
 (23)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.3 (68 )
5 star
 (36)
4 star
 (22)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (68 )
5 star
 (38)
4 star
 (17)
3 star
 (11)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    bookworm massachusetts 06-09-14
    bookworm massachusetts 06-09-14 Member Since 2013

    bookworm

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really good read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    a terrific insight into the woman. If you don't know her background, you won't know the woman. It about Barbara's drive and patience to get to where she wanted to be, NO ONE worked as hard as Barbara to see to it that she was respected and taken seriously.
    And she did it all with grace, and dignity


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Audition?

    Her relationship with her parents and how much she wanted to do what she could to help them when they need it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was all good. Maybe the way she handled her interviews with the powers in other countries
    and her encounter with Guilda Radnar when Guilda imitated her as Barbara Wawa


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

    Maybe not in one sitting, but Yes to two sittings


    Any additional comments?

    I have a new found respect and appreciation for how hard she worked for everything thing
    she got.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Darnelle Baltimore, MD, United States 01-14-14
    Darnelle Baltimore, MD, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2007
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting memoir about an interesting woman"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Any fan of Ms Walters would enjoy this audiobook.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ms. Walters has lead a fascinating and somewhat sad life, and I think the stories about her father, Lou Walters were my favorite. He was successful yet tragic, a risk taker and someone who had passion. He had so much and ended with so little for all of his efforts.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Because I knew so little about her personal life, all of the the stories about her family were my favorite.


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

    Barbara Walters: her life life with royalty, the famous and the infamous.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna LaPorte, IN, United States 05-17-12
    Donna LaPorte, IN, United States 05-17-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good read"
    What made the experience of listening to Audition the most enjoyable?

    Interesting, entertaining, unique insight into how she became the woman she is today. Amusing anecdotes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Excellent narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-13 of 13 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.