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Publisher's Summary

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day. As Sheridan Morley wrote about his first book: 'It has taken two decades to get a man back on (Niven's) Moon, and the man is Michael Caine.'

In this long-awaited, and self-penned, new autobiography, he tells us not only the events of the almost 20 years since his last book – which include his Oscar winning film Cider House Rules, as well as the box-office busting Batman - but also many great eye-opening and entertaining stories from his life and career, shedding light on the real Hollywood and the years he struggled to get there.

With all the charm and wit we know him for, this audiobook is set to become a new classic to rank alongside Niven's Moon's a Balloon.

©2010 Michael Caine (P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • J. S. Peet
  • 12-02-13

I have read this four times now

and each time have been wonderfully entertained by Michael Caine, his stories and humour. Marvellous.

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  • Eileen
  • 12-01-13

An excellent listen

What made the experience of listening to The Elephant to Hollywood the most enjoyable?

The fact that Michael is so down to earth and such an unassuming person.

What did you like best about this story?

The telling of his stories - it was just like a friend talking to another friend

Which scene did you most enjoy?

So many throughout out the book

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"Michael Caine"

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  • Kelly
  • 09-26-13

Charming and amusing

Where does The Elephant to Hollywood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the better audio books. Engaging, funny and interesting and all read with that wonderful iconic voice of his. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Aileen
  • 09-12-13

Feel like I know the guy personally now

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely! Michael narrates this book like he's chatting to a friend, a very informal and relaxed style that makes you feel like you've known him forever. He's had a very interesting life - in this book you get it all, right from his childhood, and it's great to hear about Hollywood from an insider. He mentions all his major films (and some of the not-so-major flops) it's so exciting to hear what happened in the background of so many movies that I loved, and many I've never seen.<br/>He is never condescending or pretentious, just sounds like an ordinary guy who anyone could relate to.<br/><br/>A good cosy listen, whether you're out walking the dog, on the train, in the car, or just chilling out around the house.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elephant to Hollywood?

The part where Michael talks about working on Zulu, I loved this film when I was younger, and in particular his character. Hearing how he almost got fired and how shooting went and the things he learned were fascinating! I had to get the film and watch it again!

What about Michael Caine’s performance did you like?

He seemed so at ease telling his story, as if he were just sitting across from you, confiding in you. And what a voice! I in particular loved the bits where he remembers a funny moment or a joke and has a little chuckle.

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

Although there are sad moments it is, overall, a heart warming story. He comes across as a really nice, genuine guy who loves his family and hasn't let Hollywood go to his head. And yes I did have a laugh along the way.

Any additional comments?

A great listen, and a wonderful narrator, stop deliberating and download this! You'll won't be disappointed!

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  • Mrs. M. Smeeton
  • 06-30-13

All that way via Norfolk

What made the experience of listening to The Elephant to Hollywood the most enjoyable?

Surprised to learn that he spent some of his childhood not too far down the road from here in Norfolk so a personal touch for me. A relaxed, amusing listen of anecdotes- perfect for anyone who has ever enjoyed one of his films.

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  • Jane
  • 06-18-13

The voice.

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As a Londoner living in France it was wonderful to listen to Michael and his accent. I could relate to several places in London he mentioned. Thank you Michael. Couldn't put it down.

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  • Brian
  • 05-28-13

This book was a absolute treat.

It was like sitting with him in my own sittingroom. Telling his life story in is own words it was like he is talking to me & nobody else. And what a story it is too, the things he as done, some are very funny, some very sad. Some of the very famous people he as met. I liked Michael Caine before, I like him even better now. Well worth a listen. Well worth a listen.

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  • Jessie
  • 05-25-13

Amusing and interesting

Sir Michael has written and read the book so nicely and sometimes comical! It made me laughed to myself while I was listening on my ipod in public!!

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  • Silverdolphin23
  • 05-19-13

great to hear Michael caine reading and relating

very entertaining account of his life - by the man himself - as he journeys form the Elephant and Castle to Hollywood.......
he gives a lot of credit to Jack Nicholson by the way- for being instrumental in getting him started again after he had completed phase one of his life, culminating in his autobiography, 'What's It All About?'....... good one .....its also nice to hear all the stories of his friends etc in their social settings......

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  • Jenny
  • 05-16-13

Good Actor and a Brilliantly Candid & Funny Man

Really enjoyed this candid insight into Michael's professional and personal life and found myself constantly turning on the book app on my iPhone to continue the story at various hours of the day and night.

As on screen, he makes me laugh heartily on many occasions with this audiobook and also opens up his world to us all in this title, showing his opinions and feelings about life too, including his all important family. He also gives us an introduction to many famous stars he has encountered throughout the years.

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