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  • Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

  • By: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Hope Edelman
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005

In this remarkable dual memoir, film legend Martin Sheen and accomplished actor/filmmaker Emilio Estevez recount their lives as father and son. In alternating chapters—and in voices that are as eloquent as they are different—they narrate stories spanning more than 50 years of family history, and reflect on their journeys into two different kinds of faith.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hartwarming and Captivating but Fix the Audio!

  • By CyndiLooWho on 05-24-12

What a beautiful book!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-15

What did you love best about Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son?

It's a story about profound love and real lives. It reminds me of the connection that I have with my family and makes me wonder about causes and effects. It's not always easy to be wise amidst the confusing times we live in but I am glad there are testimonies such as this from fellow journeyers that help light the way.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son?

The best is when they talk about their respective fathers as opposed to talking about themselves. It's fascinating.

Which character – as performed by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez – was your favorite?

Still trying to decide.

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

Faith of our fathers.

Any additional comments?

Love is the key.

  • Actors Anonymous

  • A Novel
  • By: James Franco
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 146

The actors in James Franco’s brilliant debut novel include a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there’s Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines - before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes!!!

  • By Catherine on 02-08-15

Yikes!!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Would you try another book from James Franco and/or James Franco?

Of course. Even Shakespeare wrote a few clangers.

Has Actors Anonymous turned you off from other books in this genre?

Nope. There might be a gem in there somewhere, I just haven't encountered one yet.

Did James Franco do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Were there other characters? It was all too monodull altogether.

PS: In my opinion, James Franco is an excellent actor but it would take the Holy Spirit to bring this book to life.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I respect James Franco for trying. He's very handsome.

Any additional comments?

Perhaps James Franco should take his audience more into account the next time he writes a book. Junky films are one thing - they're easy to watch and wash off, but junky books are another. They're not as forgivable. I don't like discovering that I have wasted time,effort, imagination, and understanding into worthless, self-absorbed crap that ultimately takes me for a fool. No, thank you.

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  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale

  • By: Graham Joyce
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.... It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. His sister, Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But 20 years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twinkle, twinkle, it's a STAR!

  • By Catherine on 06-19-14

Twinkle, twinkle, it's a STAR!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I couldn't stop listening. I was hypnotized.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tara.

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

The narration was so good, I hardly noticed it.

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

The characters.

Any additional comments?

Download it. Your imagination will thank you.

  • Broken Harbour

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hugh Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thriller for ages

  • By Maxine Griffiths on 02-04-13

A masterful reading

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Darned gripping yarn that gets the cognitive skills chugging. Romantic Ireland might be dead and gone but it leaves in its wake a great whodunit.

What did you like best about this story?

Hugh Lee's performance.

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

No idea who Hugh Lee is but this guy is an absolutely terrific reader. He's a one-man cast of regional, social, and gender accents. I wish I could read out loud like this.

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

Sly story in crafty times.

Any additional comments?

Get Hugh Lee to do more readings.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful