Bryan Cranston

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Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
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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.

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Inspires me to listen to Cranston’s Memoir!

This interview gave insight to Cranston’s thoughts about the importance of reading and audiobooks, gave some thoughts about Breaking Bad, as well as touched on his Memoir which I’m now very interested in listening to on Audible as it was not only written by Cranston but also narrated by him as well!
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Cranston on Cranston

Writing and reading your ouw autobiography might be daunting or even imprudent. Brian Cranston makes it all look easy. In this interview he shares some of his insights and even hints at to personal perspectives.

This is a quick listen and introduces his autobiography.

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best actor ever

the best actor the best tv serie and the best story ever of all plataforms

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Breaking Bad

I had watched Breaking Bad soap opera so I like it. I like Bryan Cranston (Walter). I recommend his tv series to everyone

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Interesting Quick Listen

This was a great interview with Bryan Cranston. I loved the show "Breaking Bad." However, I was probably like a lot of people who had to remove themselves from it as it was too real at points especially the death of one of the actors by overdose. I have had many family members and friends who have passed away and this part became too real for me. Bryan addresses this scene in this interview and it really made me feel better about the scene because of his reaction to it. It was a very real scene to make and everyone had a hard time with producing it. It's interesting to hear about him and his family and his acting career as well as his book. After this interview I would love to listen to his book.

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Actors perspective

I wanted to listen to this before I purchased his audiobook. Both this 15-minute audible session and his much longer audiobook are the telling a great story's from Bryan Cranston's career and life.

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Interesting Conversation

Cranston is an incredible intelect in the realm of acting and performance. His thoughts and ideas are valued in the creative world

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very short

This is a very short interview. I can't say I thought much of the interviewer, but fortunately Brian Cranston could carry anyone. I enjoyed his memoir and his narration. Bryan Cranston is insightful, modest, and an overall class act.

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Insightful

Loved it as his character evolved fisciously. It was nice to hear him growing with his character.

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  • 04-14-19

I will stick a pin in his book, for now.

I don't know a lot of Bryan Cranston's work, although I loved Breaking Bad. I am not sure this interview has inspired me to listen to or read his book, though. The only thing he really mentions is that it is sort of a series of short stories and he touches on Breaking Bad eventually. Add to that the quality of his voice and I am not entirely sure I will be able to stick it out. It may just be for superfans. I don't really know.

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  • D. O'CONNELL
  • 06-30-20

Short but Informative

Bryan Cranston is such an interesting character who embodied one of THE most iconic characters ever. I look forward to reading his autobiography.

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  • wesley
  • 06-26-20

loved this book<br />

I am a big fan of Brian Cranston,as an aspiring actor this book really gave me hope that no matter what if you love doing something never give up on it and keep moving forward..

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  • 09-15-19

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  • Ms. S. Phoenix
  • 06-20-19

Is it time to watch Breaking Bad?

I had downloaded quite a few of these audible interviews ( I’ll be honest it was in an attempt to qualify for badges 😂) decided to listen to some and I am pleasantly surprised. I’d never watched any Breaking Bad however I’m now considering it. Bryan’s interview was interesting and relaxed. I’ve even added his book onto my wish list

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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.