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  • The Kid Stays in the Picture

  • By: Robert Evans
  • Narrated by: Robert Evans
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

Robert Evans' The Kid Stays in the Picture is universally recognized as the greatest, most outrageous, and most unforgettable show business memoir ever written. The basis of an award-winning documentary film, it remains the gold standard of Hollywood storytelling. An extraordinary raconteur, Evans spares no one, least of all himself. The Kid Stays in the Picture is sharp, witty, self-aggrandizing, and self-lacerating in equal measure.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not even close to unabridged

  • By Shaun Bossio on 09-08-16

Insanely abridged.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

Not only was the unabridged version abridged to the point of skipping multiple chapters, Robert Evans' retelling of his wild escapades was completely wooden. You're telling me that you had multiple woman, including Ava Gardner. fighting over you because your charm and personality in a monotone bored voice? Cool.

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