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

Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son

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Publisher's Summary

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.

At 21, still a struggling actor living hand to mouth, Martin and his wife, Janet, welcomed their firstborn, Emilio, an experience of profound joy for the young couple, who soon had three more children: Ramon, Charlie, and Rene. As Martin’s career moved from stage to screen, the family moved from New York City to Malibu, while traveling together to film locations around the world, from Mexico for Catch-22 to Colorado for Badlands to the Philippines for the legendary Apocalypse Now shoot.

As the firstborn, Emilio had a special relationship with Martin: They often mirrored each other’s passions and sometimes clashed in their differences. After Martin and Emilio traveled together to India for the movie Gandhi, each felt the beginnings of a spiritual awakening that soon led Martin back to his Catholic roots, and eventually led both men to Spain, from where Martin’s father had emigrated to the United States.

Along the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path, Emilio directed Martin in their acclaimed film, The Way, bringing three generations of Estevez men together in the region of Spain where Martin’s father was born, and near where Emilio’s own son had moved to marry and live.

With vivid, behind-the-scenes anecdotes of this multitalented father’s and son’s work with other notable actors and directors, Along the Way is a striking, stirring, funny story—a family saga that listeners will recognize as universal in its rebellions and regrets, aspirations and triumphs. Strikingly candid, searchingly honest, and full of the immediacy and warmth that can only be added by the authors reading their story in their own voices, this heartfelt portrait reveals two strong-minded, admirable men of many important roles, perhaps the greatest of which are as father and son.

©2012 Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Jean the Urban Walker 10-15-16 Member Since 2017

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    "An open, honest look at life's paths chosen."

    An interesting and often moving story from the other side of the film lens and how choices we make bear different perceptions depending upon whether you're the decision maker or abider. It's a story about growing up and maturing - even when you think you're an adult. I loved The Way and understand it even more deeply now that I have heard how and why it was written. Thank you, Emilio and Martin, for sharing your lives with us both on and off screen. Bravo!

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    S. Howard Edmonds, Washington United States 09-30-16
    S. Howard Edmonds, Washington United States 09-30-16 Member Since 2017
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    Martin Sheen could read the phonebook and it would be awesome. just a great book

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    Cris 09-23-16
    Cris 09-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Moving"

    This was a very good listen and was made more interesting being told by the people themselves. It really makes you respect what they've accomplished and also makes you think about your own family relationships.

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    James M. Patton 08-17-16

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    "Enjoyable overall but a few areas drag."
    What made the experience of listening to Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son the most enjoyable?

    The last two hours of the book really capture the story and heart of the book. It was great the Sheen and Estevez read the book themselves. Overall, a great history of 2 great actors and of a great family.


    Would you recommend Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I enjoyed most of the pace and story.


    What about Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez ’s performance did you like?

    I love how authors that read their own books can put emphasis where they intended, and few authors can do that better than Martin Sheen. Emilio Estevez does a fine job as well.


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

    The good parts, yes. It becomes very addictive the further into the book you get. As with many books, this one could have used an editor with no vested interest in the book that could have pointed out areas that are belabored. All in all a good book.


    Any additional comments?

    As with many books, this one could have used an editor with no vested interest in the book that could have pointed out areas that are belabored. All in all a good book.

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    TB1 08-10-16
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    "Engaging, fun, inspiring..."

    The narrators, accomplished and famous film professionals, give an open, honest and revealing insight into their work histories as individuals and as father and son. I enjoyed this entire book...all the way through...far more than I imagined I would. Like all good books, I was sorry when the ride was over.

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    TotallyCool Harrisonburg, VA 08-09-16
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    I enjoyed the content of the book, and the delivery as well. In theory, a duel memoir could pose problems, but I truly enjoyed hearing from the men themselves the story of their lives.

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    "okay, not great"

    I m sure this book and their movie, that i haven't seen, were great projects for them. While I ended with a lot of respect for Emilio, esp as I didnt know the breadth of his work, I didnt know Martin was such a jerk. and, i dont teally mean jerk, perhaps artogant oddball. i found myself wanting to fast forward thru his sections. sometimes its not good to know more about celebrities!

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    lh76 07-09-16
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    "Excellent!"

    Great story told beautifully by a father and son team . It really made me look inside :)

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    Thbear59 07-02-16
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    "Family, faith, fame"

    A moving, inspiring story of the relationship between a father and a son. A deeply personal and honest story. I loved every moment of the story, not only in Martin and Emilio's own words but in their own voice. As they tell of the journey of their relationship, trials, struggles and personal battles you will be challenged to take a look at your own life and relationships.

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    AMBrkhrt Virginia 05-18-16
    AMBrkhrt Virginia 05-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful"

    A very intimate and heartwarming double biography. Highly recommended. "No one can live our lives for us or carry our burdens yet We can come to know ourselves only through our compassion for others."

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