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Introducing his autobiography, A Life in Parts, Bryan Cranston talks to us about embodying the infamous drug kingpin Walter White, the physical and emotional turmoil that comes with being an actor and how a difficult and oftentimes violent upbringing led him to become an unrelenting optimist. 

Having first graced our screens at the age of seven, Bryan now has over 150 titles to his name, including Linwood Boomer’s hugely celebrated sitcom Malcom in the Middle and Vince Gilligan’s multiaward-winning Breaking Bad

A fan of short stories, Brian presents A Life in Parts through a series of brief chapters which take the listener through a chronological journey of his life. Also an excellent guide for prospective actors, Brian imparts advice to those who are looking to make their mark in Hollywood.

Listen to A Life in Parts here.
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eh... a vague interview

it really didn't answer my questions, should I purchase the book "life in parts" or not... I voted "not" at this time

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BREAKING BAD!!!!!

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

I would highly recommend this interview! I really enjoy finding out more information on the actors I admire and enjoy for entertainment. These interviews not only give insight into how they feel but make someone of their "unknowable" status relatable. In a way some of these interviews I feel make you realize they aren't just really impressive actors but human beings as well. There are times I think fans can forget that!

What did you like best about this story?

Bryan Cranston's growth with the role of Breaking Bad. He really wanted to get into a character role that you don't normally see. That can be risky in a field where the general public can help push or kill your career.

Which scene was your favorite?

His honesty about wanting to narrate his own book because he couldn't imagine anyone else being able to read his own words!

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I love that the interviewer doesn't hinder or cut the person they are interviewing off. So many times I think that a good interview should be that you ask a question and let the conversion continue until it trails off and then ask another question to get it back to the same tempo throughout. I very rarely come across interviews that have the ability to do this and these Audile Sessions achieve just that!

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Nice and short.

Bryan Cranston is a sincere, honest man who doesn't add a lot of slick marketing nonsense to this interview. He talks a bit about his mémoire, but doesn't linger too long in it and the interviewer is generous. Worth it.

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Great person and great interview.

Such a modest and clever man, great actor with vibrant voice! His a living classic actor!

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I love Bryan Cranston !!!

So after hearing the interview, I feel like I have to read his new book!

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Good Intro to Bryan Cranston's Autobiography

This is a nice succinct interview with Bryan Cranston in relation to his new autobiography, A Life in Parts. Helpful and interesting to get his insights on the art of acting, emotional investment on playing Walter White in the incredible series Breaking Bad, and what it's like to narrate your own audiobook. Highly recommended and a quick read.

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  • Chiara
  • 09-25-18

insightful, human, honest

Cranston always strikes me as honest and very candid about his own work and life. This short introduction to his memoir makes the reader eager to pick up the book - or to get the audiobook.

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  • keith lakeman
  • 05-23-18

enjoyed the story

really liked listening Bryan Cranston and his conclusions about reading or listen to a good story

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  • Steven Emsley
  • 08-07-17

Great voice

Interesting self revelations from a great but winningly modest actor. Certainly makes me want to hear the autobiography.

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  • Graham G.
  • 01-12-17

Not the best interviewer

Not the best interviewer. Audible requires the additional words as a somewhat silly purile policy.