I Am Jackie Chan is the fascinating, harrowing, ultimately triumphant story of his life: How the rebellious son of refugees in tumultuous 1950s Hong Kong became the disciplined disciple of a Chinese Opera Master. How the "paradise" that young Jackie so eagerly embraced proved to be, in reality, a ruthlessly competitive place. How the dying art of Chinese opera led Jackie to the movie business-and how he made the leap from stunt man to superstar. Finally, after years of plunging off skyscrapers and living to tell the tale, Jackie Chan proves with this poignant, witty, and often astonishing memoir that it's always been a tale worth telling.
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I own the paperback version of this book and love it. I'm a big fan of Jackie Chan and it had been a decade or so since I read the book, so I downloaded the audio book as a refresher. The narrator (not Jackie) does a great job and the story is still great, it is just missing a LOT of content from the original book. I still like and recommend it, but if you have time to read a book, a recommend the print version over this abridged audio book.
Great book and inspiring, humbling knowing a man can grow from the smallest background. Glad to read about this legend
While I enjoyed the book, it's fairly old, and the stories seem (perhaps) aimed at kids. This makes sense, as in those days there was "Jackie Chan Adventures" on TV (in the early 2000's).
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listened to the store. it was good but felt it is somewhat out of date now. Also more stories about Hollywood would have been more exciting and added to the story
"If you are fan"
If you are Jackie Chan fan you must listen or read this book. I enjoyed listening!
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