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Life, Love and Adventure! Audiobook

Life, Love and Adventure!: How We Achieved the American Dream and You Can Too!

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Publisher's Summary

The true story of Edward and Dianne Halpern.

In this autobiography-memoir are my historical reminiscences of the rich and famous from 1930 through 2015. Some you may know, some you may not, depending on your age.

  • Sidney Korshak, mouthpiece for the mob, big business and government moguls, in Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas
  • Ivan Albright, world famous artist
  • Sid Luckman, the best football Quarterback that ever lived, who played for the Chicago Bears
  • Yellow Kid Weil, the most known and successful conman/swindler in history
  • Vic Damone, legendary singer
  • Earl Warren, former governor of California and Vice-Presidential Candidate under Thomas E. Dewey in1948, Chief Justice Of the United States Supreme Court through June 23, 1969, and Chairman of the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • Ken Eto, a Chicago mob boss known as Tokyo Joe or the Jap
  • Elmer Balaban, one of seven brothers who owned the 125 Balaban and Katz Movie Theatres, later Paramount Pictures
  • Francis George, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • His Excellency Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy

Ten percent of the net profits from the book sales will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project for Veterans.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2015 Edward Halpern (P)2017 Edward Halpern

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    V. Morey Seattle, WA USA 04-03-17
    V. Morey Seattle, WA USA 04-03-17
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    "Inspiring and enlightening!"

    Sometimes your life needs a jumpstart, and it's clear the Halperns have got a great handle on how to get the most from every day. What a remarkable story! It can be hard to be honest when evaluating your own approach to life, but only the tough journeys are worth taking, right? And the narration is one of the best I've heard. Soothing, even hypnotizing! It really lends an extra layer of conviction to the narrative. Big thumbs up all around!

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    Julie 03-23-17
    Julie 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A Narrator to Look For, Alex Robertson"
    What did you like best about Life, Love and Adventure!? What did you like least?

    Mr. Halpern's life was very interesting and diverse. I wish he would have gone into more detail about the Depression and the war. I found it very interesting to hear how ration books worked. I would have liked more information about his brother and how the war affected him. There were things in the book that interfered with the flow (like listing all the addresses to places and lists of people's names that didn't add to the story).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book was about Mr. Halpern's life, so he is the main character. I liked hearing about how he helped people with mental disabilities find fulfilling work. Mr. Halpern is a man a of vision and drive to make things happen. I liked this part of his story. Mr. Halpern is a great problem solver and creative thinker.


    Which character – as performed by Alex Robertson – was your favorite?

    This book is mainly about one character, Mr. Halpern. At times, the author writes as if he is talking directly to the listener or reader. Alex Robertson's narration of this was spot on. I felt Mr. Robertson was speaking directly to me with encouraging words to make my life as good as it could be.


    Could you see Life, Love and Adventure! being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I think Mr. Halpern lived a very interesting life. He had some very interesting things to say. I think his book could have been improved by having someone edit his work.


    Any additional comments?

    The narration by Alex Robertson was fantastic! It is easy to tell this is a very trained voice, which was relaxing and soothing to me. Mr. Robertson would be an excellent children's books reader (I'm a former grade school librarian, so I appreciate great narration.). I hope this narrator does more books, I will be looking for his name.

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