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.
How to Be Like Walt Audiobook

How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life

How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book - by far the most exhaustive in the series - Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history. While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this audiobook takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-listen-to tale.
Regular Price:$29.08
  • 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 -

Publisher's Summary

An inspiring biography of one of the most influential and beloved figures of the 21st century, based on more than 1,000 interviews.

How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book - by far the most exhaustive in the series - Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history.

While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this audiobook takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-listen-to tale of imagination, perseverance, and optimism. Far from a preachy or oppressive tome, this audiobook scrapes away the minutiae to capture the true magic of a brilliant maverick.

©2004 Pat Williams (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"How to Be Like Walt is a fitting tribute to Walt's memory and an important contribution to the Disney legacy . . . Now more than ever, we need people with the qualities Walt had: optimism, imagination, creativity, leadership, integrity, courage, boldness, perseverance, commitment to excellence, reverence for the past, hope for tomorrow, and faith in God." Art Linkletter

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (179 )
5 star
 (123)
4 star
 (35)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.5 (170 )
5 star
 (114)
4 star
 (35)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.5 (170 )
5 star
 (108)
4 star
 (44)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Dorrence NASHVILLE, TN, United States 12-31-13
    Dorrence NASHVILLE, TN, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of the best books I've heard yet!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I didn't know anything about Walt Disney when I started this book. Now I'm an admirer and big fan. This work brought Walt to life for me and I highly recommend it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The lessons from Walt's life that can be applied to anyone's life.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Christy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was my first.


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

    No tears, but I have been running it through my mind and discussing it with friends every since.


    Any additional comments?

    We all can be dreamers and imagineers!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    daniel s edwards portland, me United States 08-01-14
    daniel s edwards portland, me United States 08-01-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A biography. Good, rare interviews."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Be warned: It's more of a biography than the "self-help" book it sounds like front he title, but I think that's for the best. In fact, the only parts that I felt dragged, were when Williams feels the need to summarize and reiterate the bullet points of Walt's life. That's when it feels like a self-help book, and cheapens it as a serious biography, in my opinion.

    This book has a lot to recommend for both casual readers and more serious studiers of Walt. Pat Williams has talked to many people, and there are tidbits I'd never come across in any other books. Just for that, I'd recommend it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a thoroughly researched book, and while it sometimes feels like it puts Walt up on a pedestal, I'd say that can be expected from the title. Mostly, I just love all the cool anecdotes Williams pulled from former studio employees, friends, and their children.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Christy’s performance?

    Christy gives it his all, it's just a bit further into the Casey Kasem school than I enjoy. The book sounds like a really long radio dedication. He also mispronounces some things, like WED Enterprises.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't love that Williams felt the need to insert his own beliefs into the book so much. A Christian, Pat Williams has chosen to indicate all of the places in which Walt's life dovetails with his own spiritual choices. Religion is not something I disagree with, but the connection to Walt feels tenuous, or at LEAST speculative, like Williams is ascribing his own beliefs onto Walt's life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly Livermore, CA, United States 07-30-13
    Kelly Livermore, CA, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Part time artist - Like to listen to audiobooks when I am working and creating.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Inspiring"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a great learning book on how to be successful. If you are a fan of self-improvement and would like to learn more about success or just like reading about successful people, This is a great book. Especially if you are an artist or a creative person this was a man who had a HUGE vision. The performance was along the lines of other biographys or self improvement. It didn't put me to sleep but it wasn't super special either.All that being said, I will definately listen to this again next time with a journal to take notes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel 07-15-15
    Daniel 07-15-15 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing!"

    Hands down, this is the best Audiobook i have ever listened to. Walt Disney was an amazing man!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adam 04-27-16
    Adam 04-27-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great stories, good biography, too preachy."

    I've always been a Walt Disney enthusiast but I learned and heard so many new stories and history in this book it never got old. It's a great biography relating to Walt Disney's character and mannerisms. I loved hearing the stories of Walt Disney's values and work ethic. The only part I didn't like was the constant talk of religion. I don't mind hearing about Walt's religious views and values, but most of the time it came off as straight up preachy. In one part of the book, there's a whole five minute bible thumping tangent that doesn't even mention Walt Disney. This became repetitive and got old pretty fast. I would have rather heard more stories about Walt's work ethic and stories about the various projects he worked on. Overall I enjoyed the book and thought it was very insightful and informational about the man behind the mouse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Heather 04-25-16
    Heather 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This should be taught in schools!!"

    Loved it. so inspirational. This world would be a much better place if everyone was more like Walt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    joseph gomes 04-18-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "awesome"

    this was a great book with lots of great information on how to be like the most inspiring man of the last century.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    elaine m swanson 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I wish every human being was required to read this"

    couldn't wait to Listen each day. looked forward to driving so I could listen and I hate driving! I am actually sad it's over but I'm sure I'll listen to it again soon. can't wait to put more and more of Walt into my own actions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert Sharpe 02-14-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Walt is a Success Legend"
    What did you love best about How to Be Like Walt?

    Yes, this is a bit of a biography, but within this biography you learn so many successful lessons on what Walt did, said, and thought that you can really take into your own life. So many great stories of leadership, failure, courage, and strength through Walt's life that makes this book a great value!


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

    Success through the eyes of Walt Disney


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously I recommend this book for any Disney enthusiast who is also interested in bettering themselves in all aspects of their life, their goals, and their dreams.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeremy 12-26-15
    Jeremy 12-26-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Comprehensive"
    Where does How to Be Like Walt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was well spoken, the speed is slightly slow, I listened to the whole book at 1.25x speed.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the most comprehensive biography's i have ever encountered in my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Bill
    Ireland
    2/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "excellent"

    loved it ,...................... . . . . . . . . . . . . .,"' % % & + # @ - y

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss A L TAYLOR
    9/25/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An incredible life and an example to us all!"

    I throughly enjoyed this and was gripped from start to finish! I read a lot of books on positive thinking and entrepreneurship and the list of recommendations in that category rarely changes. This was an off the wall choice recommended to me by a friend and it smashed them all out of the park! What a gift this man was to our world, gone too soon but an amazing legacy. Well done Pat Williams and Jim Denney - I just bought two paperback copies as gifts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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.