We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download Audiobook

Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download

Regular Price:$0.00

Publisher's Summary

You may know him as an actor, but Alan Cumming is also a singer, a director, a producer and an author.

His New York Times best-selling memoir Not My Father's Son is the gripping story of his complicated relationship with his father and the mystery of his grandfather's untimely death.

Suspenseful, brave, moving and honest, it's a book about finding good through bad and light beyond darkness. Alan is interviewed about Not My Father's Son by David Marr during the Sydney Writers' Festival 2015.

©2015 Alan Cumming (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (714 )
5 star
 (408)
4 star
 (166)
3 star
 (91)
2 star
 (23)
1 star
 (26)
Overall
4.3 (593 )
5 star
 (351)
4 star
 (130)
3 star
 (67)
2 star
 (28)
1 star
 (17)
Story
4.5 (604 )
5 star
 (404)
4 star
 (118)
3 star
 (49)
2 star
 (20)
1 star
 (13)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Slim Bedford, Virginia 04-07-16
    Slim Bedford, Virginia 04-07-16

    Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2899
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    260
    183
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    46
    1
    Overall
    "cool"

    This interview was interesting to listen to. Hearing about Alan story. I
    Liked this story.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 09-18-16
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 09-18-16 Member Since 2014

    I listen to something educational on my way to work to wake myself up, and listen to a page-turner on my way home to stay alert on the road!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2094
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    233
    229
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    541
    54
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining & Free"

    For a free listen, this interview is definitely worth the time, especially for anyone who is already a fan of Alan Cumming. I already loved him from his superlative performance as Mr. Elton in the 1996 American film version of Emma, as well in The Anniversary Party, that wildly experimental and endlessly fascinating movie he made with Jennifer Jason Leigh. Here I learned about Alan Cumming the man--his early life, struggles with his abusive father, love of Scotland, reasons for wanting to become a U.S. citizen, hopes for Scottish independence, career aspirations, personal anxieties, and much more. The only downside is the interviewer, who is annoyingly cloying and insinuating, inserting himself far too freely into the process and his subject's narrative. But considering that it's free, this is still a valuable listen. Many thanks to the reviewers I follow for recommending it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 06-12-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertainment and insight. Greatness ensues."

    Alan Cumming is the most entertaining man in the universe. So talented, yet grounded. A man comfortable in his own skin and always willing to share and help others be so. His memoir is phenomenal as is he. Lots of great moments as well as humor in this talk. I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jess 06-02-17
    Jess 06-02-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very funny and Emotional"

    It's a tale of two Cummings. One as the son of an abuser, and the other as the survivor of abuse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Demonwaltz 11-10-16
    Demonwaltz 11-10-16 Member Since 2015

    I love books. I love reading. My current health issues include depression, and reading can be difficult. Audible has given me books back.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Refreshing honesty"

    Heartwarming and challenging, from foreskin to self love. Alan makes one wish to have a Bloody Mary at the airport while sharing stories.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    mrswillshakes Cincinnati, OH 07-13-16
    mrswillshakes Cincinnati, OH 07-13-16

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Alan Cumming is a hoot!"

    I'm always amazed by Cumming's insightfulness and authenticity, every time I hear him speak. What an incredible and inspiring person!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kutya 02-08-16
    Kutya 02-08-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "fascinating and funny"

    I knew nothing about this comedian, so was surprised at both the story and the hilarious delivery. it is amazing to see someone who has been able to use a very clever wit to heal from such egregious childhood abuse.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cindy sunrise, FL, United States 12-31-15
    Cindy sunrise, FL, United States 12-31-15 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I never knew I loved alan cumming"

    This interview was so wonderful to listen to. To just hear alan's voice and that cute giggle he has when he is trying to tell a story in only the way he can. I wish I had been there and could take alan for coffee, tea, or a good stiff Scottish drink and spend the evening with him. I am going to listen to the book starting tomorrow. I can't wait to hear alan's story in his own voice.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Deanna Fort Worth, TX, United States 04-22-17
    Deanna Fort Worth, TX, United States 04-22-17

    Licensed Master Social Worker with specialties in Human Sexuality, Military/Veterans and their families, Trauma, and Substance Abuse.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wonderful interview"

    Alan was open about his life and shared wonderful, intimate, details. I recommend this production to all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    beverly 04-14-17
    beverly 04-14-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "in love with Alan Cumming.. this is a great listen"

    I loved this short story.. It let you see a side of him as a man just like any man. will be buying not my father

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Amazon Customer
    ilford, United Kingdom
    1/11/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Surprised and Relieved"

    I have loved Alan Cumming ubertalent and his boyish ways.But that he was abused really shocked me. l have seen his book but it didn't register. This is Alan Cumming, my funny man and sweet soul, and a past that can't be grasped.

    I listened to this interview and felt so much pride for him and his family. I will definitely get the book now. l sense his story in mine. This, to me makes me surprised and relieved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mandy
    6/6/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "nice listen"

    always nice to listen to the author of books you may want to listen to or have

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    5/19/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining"

    This was more entertaining than I thought it would be. It was pretty good, especially for an Audible freebie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike.C
    4/22/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "As always Alan Cumming is Great an ENTERTAINING😁"

    As always Alan Cumming is Great an ENTERTAINING😁as well as having the ability to take his audience through tough topics he can also cover sorrow without leaving the audience overwhelmed. This book was thoroughly thought provoking and enjoyable with laughter and joy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • i love it
    3/10/17
    Overall
    "Hello love you how thistle John John"

    I love it
    Alan he his on more had on on Moore his only had

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    1/26/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Heartwarming "

    Really enjoyed listening to how Alan overcame such a difficult childhood to become the man he is who brings so much joy through books, TV, movies, theatre and much much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    1/4/17
    Overall
    "Story of empowerment"

    Alan cumming has developed a great sense of humour because of his past and tells fab stories that makes you want to keep listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Culwen
    12/13/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting and thought-provoking interview"
    What did you like most about Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download?

    Got to know the actor's history and his story.


    What about Alan Cumming’s performance did you like?

    Even though some parts of it are quite deep, Alan is a bubbly character as you gather from his other responses.


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

    I did. It's easily listenable and is only an hour.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. M. Gendiboyd-nayli
    Preston, Lancs, UK
    11/22/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Funny and Enlightened"

    An eye - opening insight into Alan's younger life in Scotland. Very moving and emotional for the most part. Read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    9/16/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pretty insightful "

    Pretty insightful for a free listen, learned a lot about Mr Cummings background! Really good man. A true inspiration to us Scots

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.