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  • I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist | Kirk Douglas

    I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kirk Douglas
    • Narrated By Michael Douglas
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    Now, more than 50 years after the release of his enduring epic Spartacus, Douglas reveals the riveting drama behind the making of the legendary gladiator film. Writing from his heart and from his own meticulously researched archives, Kirk Douglas, at 95, looks back candidly—and often with self-effacing humor—at his audacious decision to give public credit to Trumbo, thus effectively ending the notorious Hollywood blacklist.

  • Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood | Kirk Douglas,Anne Douglas,Michael Douglas - foreword

    Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas, Michael Douglas - foreword
    • Narrated By Cameron Douglas, Kelsey Douglas
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    Film legend Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens, his wife of nearly 63 years, look back on a lifetime filled with drama both on and off the screen. Sharing priceless correspondence with each other as well as the celebrities and world leaders they called friends, Kirk and Anne is a candid portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls of a Hollywood life lived in the public eye.

  • Growing Up Twice: Shaping a Future by Reliving My Past | Aaron Kirk Douglas

    Growing Up Twice: Shaping a Future by Reliving My Past

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Aaron Kirk Douglas
    • Narrated By Aaron Kirk Douglas
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    This heartfelt memoir captures the life-changing power of unconditional love and perseverance. Even though this big brother/little brother match has little in common, they learn how to grapple with life's struggles together. A narrative that by its nature risks sentimentality or maudlin hyperbole never falls over that edge, nor even skates near it. That's a rough task, handled with a sure and compact force that allows the listener to discover the remarkable delicacy that runs through the journey taken by this boy and man.

  • Let's Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning | Kirk Douglas

    Let's Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kirk Douglas
    • Narrated By Jason Alexander
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    Kirk Douglas is a born storyteller, and in this engrossing memoir, he offers wonderful tales, favorite jokes, and hard-won insights. As he explores the mixed blessings of growing older, he looks back at his youth and his glamorous life in Hollywood. He tells delightful stories of the making of such films as Spartacus and includes anecdotes about such friends as Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Ronald Reagan, Fred Astaire, John Wayne, and Johnny Cash.

  • Dance with the Devil: A Novel | Kirk Douglas

    Dance with the Devil: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Kirk Douglas
    • Narrated By Kirk Douglas
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    Hollywood can be a tough town, but its been awfully good to Danny Dennison. At 55, he's wealthy, successful, and although the movies he directs are more hot commerce than great art, he's respected throughout the film world. But Danny Dennison has been living a lie. His true identity is buried halfway around the world in the ruins of a Nazi concentration camp. Danny believes his secret to be safe - until he meets Luba, a young sensuous call girl.

  • The Gift: A Novel | Kirk Douglas

    The Gift: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kirk Douglas
    • Narrated By Kirk Douglas
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    Softhearted, emotionally fragile Patricia Dennison, orphaned heiress to the Stoneham fortune, divides her life between trips to a Swiss sanatorium, where she is ensconced in the suicide ward, and the farm where she pensions off broken-down horses, cultivates a lush rose garden (with ladybugs, not pesticides), and moons after a handsome, seemingly heroic doctor. Enter arrogant Miguel Cardiga, a Portuguese bullfighter whose career is sidelined by a rogue bull's deadly horns.

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