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The Time of My Life Audiobook

The Time of My Life

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Publisher's Summary

In a career spanning more than 30 years, the late Patrick Swayze made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he became one of our most beloved actors.

But in February 2008, Patrick announced he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Always a fighter, he refused to let the disease bring him to his knees, and his bravery inspired both his legion of fans and cancer patients everywhere.

Yet this memoir, written with wisdom and heart, recounts much more than his bout with cancer. In vivid detail, Patrick describes his Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his rise to fame with North and South, his commercial breakthroughs in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and the soul mate who's stood by his side through it all: his wife, writer and director Lisa Niemi.

A behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, this memoir is both entertainment and inspiration. Patrick and Lisa's marriage was a journey of two lives intertwined and lived as one--throughout their years in Hollywood and at home on their working ranch outside Los Angeles, and culminating in the hope and wisdom they've imparted to all who know and knew them.

This book will open the door for families, individuals, and husbands and wives to grow, bond, and discover entirely new levels of love and sharing, proving that life shouldn't be lived as a series of endings, but rather as the beginning of greater strength and love.

©2009 Troph Productions; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Louise Austin, Texas 09-15-17
    Louise Austin, Texas 09-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "simply beautiful"

    so touching and loving. what loves about. he was an amazing man. she is an amazing woman.

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    APRILBENNETT 05-29-15
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    "Rip Patrick"

    What a wonderful story about a truly wonderful person. Rest in peace Patrick u are missed.

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    Jaryn Seidl 02-22-15
    Jaryn Seidl 02-22-15
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    "A wonderful story of a good life"
    Would you listen to The Time of My Life again? Why?

    I would listen to it again, not for the story per say but because its amazing to listen to Patrick Swayze tell his story, especially because he is gone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it was real. It wasn't some fake glorified life story that is romanticized because he was dying when he wrote it.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Swayze’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He has a great voice and it was just like listening to a friend talking to you.


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    Bonnie 01-22-15
    Bonnie 01-22-15
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    "Inspirational"

    I would have thought hearing: You are the wind,at the end of the read would have been the ultimate ending.

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    GypsyMoon 06-05-14
    GypsyMoon 06-05-14
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    "Beautiful and Enlightening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to others. Not only does Patrick Swayze reveal his life's story, his conviction and heartfelt emotions make this book engaging and enlightening. Where Celebrities usually seem "untouchable," Patrick brings a "down to earth" mentality, so much so that to call him Mr. Swayze after listening to him divulge his secrets and thoughts as if he were a friend would seem cold and distant. Patrick and Lisa deliver a warm, thoughtful, and inspiring narrative. This is a great find!


    What other book might you compare The Time of My Life to and why?

    One of the reasons I like this book so much is because I've not read a book to which it is comparable. In my opinion, it's in a class all it's own.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was especially touched when Patrick spoke about his dog, Cody. At this time, it just resonates with me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book was moving. Patrick and Lisa "laid it out on the line" and poured their hearts into this work. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to get a glimpse into the lives of such amazing people.


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