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This Time Together Audiobook

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

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Publisher's Summary

This Time Together is 100 percent Carol Burnett: funny, irreverent, and irresistible.

Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another. Listening to it feels like sitting down with an old friend who has wonderful tales to tell.

In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with such stars as Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews; the background behind famous scenes, like the moment she swept down the stairs in her curtain-rod dress in the legendary "Went With the Wind" skit; and things that would happen only to Carol. Those include the prank with Julie Andrews that went wrong in front of the First Lady; the famous Tarzan Yell that saved her during a mugging; and the time she faked a wooden leg to get served in a famous ice-cream emporium. This poignant look back allows us to cry with the actress during her sorrows, rejoice in her successes, and finally, always, to laugh.

©2010 Carol Burnett (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"I read This Time Together in one sitting and when I finished I felt like Carol had been sitting beside me telling me these wonderful stories of her life. It's funny, it's endearing and very moving. I cannot recommend it highly enough." (Julie Andrews)

"I grew up watching Carol Burnett. She's an amazing actress, talented writer and legendary comedienne. She inspired me to do what I'm doing today. And believe me, if I knew how to read, I would definitely read this book." (Ellen DeGeneres)

"Carol was a huge star on television because she was funny, daring, and always genuine. We loved Carol because we felt we knew her. With this book, we do. She trusts us with her personal anecdotes, happy, sad, hilarious and poignant. Thank you Carol." (Billy Crystal)

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    James Bell Saratoga NY 05-19-10
    James Bell Saratoga NY 05-19-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "We really do share this time"

    Carol Burnett truly does speak to you as she reads her book. I feel as though we're friends who've shared laughs and tears. I missed seeing her in person last night at Proctors Theatre; I'll always regret not having taken advantage of the opportunity.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    B. Dillon New Holland, Ohio 10-03-10
    B. Dillon New Holland, Ohio 10-03-10 Member Since 2016
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    "A trip down TV memory lane."

    This was a very enjoyable book. It is composed mainly of funny anecdotes from her early days and throughout her variety show. There are however several emotionally moving stories, specifically those dealing with her childhood, growing up with her grandmother and the loss of her daughter. Reading this book brought back many memories from my childhood. I spent many a Saturday night watching the Carol Burnett show. Who can forget Carol, Harvey Korman & Vicky Lawrence and how they would all crack up on camera at Tim Conway, though I haven’t seen the show in years, I remember many of the sketches she mentions. Especially the “Gone with the Wind” sketch. If you were a kid from the 70’s like me, before the days of cable and satellite TV then you probably seen spent Saturday night with her too. I have no doubt you enjoy reading this just as much as I did.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    John 02-12-13
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    "Enjoyable but not memorable"

    Fairly light biography with lots of stories that Burnett's fans will enjoy. I like her work but thought the book was a little dated with too many references to how great the original show and cast were....after a while, it just gets boring.

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    Gregg 08-07-11
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    "Anecdotes"

    It's a bunch of short (2-7 minutes) anecdotes in chronological order. Overall the book is superficial and indulgent with all the celebrity stories. It wasn't drudgery, but it wasn't engrossing and rewarding either.

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    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12
    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Carol Burnett is the Consummate Entertainer"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. If you like the Carol Burnett show, you will like this. You will laugh all the way through.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Time Together?

    Her childhood. She skimps here, but it really makes you care.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she asked the star for an agent and said she had to be the star. I almost wrecked my car.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Carol Burnett is funny. She really knows how to entertain. I laughed all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually wish she would have gone into more detail about her childhood and her personal life. It seemed like more a great episode of the Carol Burnett show than a memoir. But please get it. You won't be disappointed.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jody Mischnick 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best in show business"

    This audiobook is a real treasure. Spoken by Carol Burnett it means so much more and makes the listener really appreciate the honesty with which she shares her life. I'm so glad we had this time together.

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    Alex Alexander 11-05-17
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    "Her stories are priceless"

    Carol speaks in such a way that it transforms into a mental video of heartwarming humor and heartbreaking emotion. She is talent wrapped in goodness. What a sweet spirit and treasure to us all. I look forward to her Netflix show.

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    Patti smith 10-19-17
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    "Wonderful Story"

    This is a wonderful story, funny and sad, but mostly endearing. Thank you Ms. Burnett for sharing your story.

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    Joy Spraycar Utah 09-26-17
    Joy Spraycar Utah 09-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A must have for Carol Burnett lovers everywhere."

    if you enjoyed watching the Carol Burnett show, you'll love hearing all the behind the scenes stories.

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    Patricia Powell 08-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful"

    This is an enjoyable and beautiful story! Couldn't put it down . I felt like I was right there with Carol Burnett! Loved it!

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