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The Elephant to Hollywood Audiobook
The Elephant to Hollywood
Written by: 
Michael Caine
Narrated by: 
Michael Caine
The Elephant to Hollywood Audiobook

The Elephant to Hollywood

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Publisher's Summary

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day. As Sheridan Morley wrote about his first book: 'It has taken two decades to get a man back on (Niven's) Moon, and the man is Michael Caine.'

In this long-awaited, and self-penned, new autobiography, he tells us not only the events of the almost 20 years since his last book – which include his Oscar winning film Cider House Rules, as well as the box-office busting Batman - but also many great eye-opening and entertaining stories from his life and career, shedding light on the real Hollywood and the years he struggled to get there.

With all the charm and wit we know him for, this audiobook is set to become a new classic to rank alongside Niven's Moon's a Balloon.

©2010 Michael Caine (P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Graham
    London
    2/25/15
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    "Superb! "

    One of the best audiobook autobiographies I've listened to. Mr. Caine tells some fantastic stories and is incredibly down to earth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ceris
    United Kingdom
    2/25/15
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    "Excellent!"

    I so enjoyed this, I loved all the stories about his time in Hollywood and who he met. And I loved the way he laughed at his own jokes. This book cheered me up no end and I could not stop listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TGH
    UK
    2/7/15
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    "Brilliant Audio Entertainment!"
    Would you listen to The Elephant to Hollywood again? Why?

    I've read the book version of this story (as well as the earlier "what's It All About?" and put them but near the top of my favourite autobiographies. The Audio Book version was just as enjoyable and many hours in the car were transformed from the usual monotony of traffic into hours of entertainment. Fantastic.... Right up there with David Niven!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roderic
    Victoria Park, Australia
    1/22/15
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    "Excellent Heartfelt Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It is a fascinating tale well told. The insight into Hollywood as well as Caine's life is most enjoyable.


    What does Michael Caine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Michael Caine has a low key, dry storytelling voice that is very appealing once you get used to it. The book is very personal and would lose something if it was not told by its author.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/21/15
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    "A true legend"

    Michael Caine treats us to a rare insight into his unlikely story. A very enjoyable listen, his wealth of stories and anecdotes of people in the business is sometimes touching, sometimes moving and very laugh out loud funny. He is a true icon even if his wife does make him take the rubbish out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue Two
    1/19/15
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    "Interesting and a very enjoyable listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Elephant to Hollywood the most enjoyable?

    The narration and some fantastic anecdotes about the film industry from a national treasure


    What other book might you compare The Elephant to Hollywood to, and why?

    It's probably fairly unique as an acting autobiography as it spans the wide gap between the old Hollywood and gritty British film industry.


    What about Michael Caine’s performance did you like?

    Narrated by Michael himself his fabulous tone and chatty manner made it like listening to an interesting and wise old friend


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

    Yes some parts were so interesting I had to wait Til that part was finished before pausing but was also nice to go back to it although trying to retrospectively remember all the history of which film he did and when was sometimes tricky as he went through them quite fast in places.


    Any additional comments?

    Though much name dropping as expected some of the 'lovey' admiration got a bit predictable, would have been great if he could have just honestly said if he wasn't keen on another actor or if he didn't like working with them and maybe expanded on how he rebuilt his relationship with his first daughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • yan
    1/3/15
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    "Great insight and story teller"

    I really enjoyed this auto biography. Michael Caine offers a real insight into his career and includes lots of personal views and comments. An excellent book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robin
    12/4/14
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    "Great listen even for non Michael Caine fans"
    What did you like most about The Elephant to Hollywood?

    This is a really honest account of the life of Michael Caine, Michael reads this himself and it is a good account of his life. It also is good that some of the parts even make him laugh as he is reading it


    What other book might you compare The Elephant to Hollywood to, and why?

    Any autobiography


    Have you listened to any of Michael Caine’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Top notch


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he was describing the birth of his daughter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mitch Earl
    Ireland
    9/30/14
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    "excellent story, not so good a delivery"
    What made the experience of listening to The Elephant to Hollywood the most enjoyable?

    good tale of his early years


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Wasn't the best narration, sometimes mumbled and hard to hear


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

    couldn't possibly, voice too monotonous


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • christopher
    8/9/14
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    "stick to acting michael"
    Would you try another book written by Michael Caine or narrated by Michael Caine?

    written by maybe narated by no


    Has The Elephant to Hollywood put you off other books in this genre?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    his punctuation was as if he had never read it before


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    i took it on holiday for easy listening i am a retired painter and decorator and my grammar is certainly not perfect but listening to this faltering narration was painful and irritating i like michael caine and i think he is a great raconteur but he should stick to casual ad libbing,
    sorry !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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