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I Am C-3PO

The Inside Story
Narrated by: Anthony Daniels
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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DK Audio presents the audiobook edition of I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story, written and read by Anthony Daniels.

Including a foreword written and read by J. J. Abrams and a selection of music from the Star Wars films, composed by John Williams.

"The odds of me ever writing a book were approximately... Oh, never mind. My golden companion worries about such things - I don’t. I have indeed now written a book - telling my story, in my voice, not his - recognising that our voices and our stories are inextricably intertwined."

When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn’t an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voice-over. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels.

In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly describes his most intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film - from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

With a foreword by J. J. Abrams, this audiobook is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Daniels’ vulnerability, how he established his role and what he accomplished, and takes listeners on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away.

Music from the original motion picture soundtracks for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi was composed and conducted by John Williams. It was performed by the London symphony orchestra in 1977, 1979/80, and 1983. Copyright to the remastered 2018 recordings are held by Walt Disney Records & Lucasfilm Ltd. Music from the original motion picture soundtracks for A Phantom Menace was composed and conducted by John Williams. It was performed again by the London Symphony Orchestra in 1999. Copyright to the remastered 2018 recordings are held by Walt Disney Records & Lucasfilm Ltd. Music from the Star Wars movie The Force Awakens was composed by John Williams, conducted by John Williams and William Ross and performed by the Hollywood Freelance Studio Symphony in 2015. Copyright to the 2015 recording is held by Walt Disney Records & Lucasfilm Ltd.

©2019 Anthony Daniels (P)2019 Random House Audio

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"Gloriously witty, keen and spirited" (J. J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker)

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Great listen before the final chapter

Great behind the scene stories makes me want to go back and rewatch the original trilogy to find those Easter eggs.

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  • john
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma United States
  • 11-27-19

The human inside C-3PO

I have really enjoyed this book. Thank you for writing it. And whether you intended it or not, I will now and forever more see the human inside C-3PO.

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A Life of Being That Droid

Great walk down memory lane with Anthony Daniels, as C3PO or just Threepio. I have the autographed copied of the book, but hearing it from Daniels, himself, is having him tell the story to you...so much better than reading it on pages. Story begins in 1977, and now, 2019, will end the Threepio story with Rise of Skywalker. Wonderful audiobook, a Star Wars fan collectible.

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A must listen for any Star Wars fan

This is perhaps the best self-narrated autobiography that has ever been released. Anthony Daniels is a true joy to listen to. He reveals details of all 9 films that I never heard before. Just hearing his wonderful voice makes any fan smile.

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So this is what a perfect audible book sounds like

As a life long fan, there are few things related to Star Wars that I admitting don’t like. I am however appropriately critical. This book deserves no criticism and nothing but our praise and accolades. Mr Daniels eloquently describes his recollections of over 4 decades in the gold suit. It’s a touching and vulnerable story about a man who is everything to our favorite franchise.

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great insights, makes you want to watch all 11

Great insights, oh dear, I can't think of more to say. well anyway. I enjoyed it immensely

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A Book for Star Wars Fans and Fans of Humanity

What a delightful book! Amazing how being a robot can give Mr. Daniels such a wonderful insight into humanity. Very powerful storytelling delivered in a soft and loving manner.

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For the die hard Star Wars Fan

I have been a true a Star Wars fan since 1977.
I truly enjoyed hearing Anthony Daniels point of view and take on being a part of this unforgettable saga.
C-3PO is one of my most favorite characters. Anthony, I always thought of the man inside the suit when I watched the films. You are truly a genius in portraying such a real character under that thick armor.
If you are a newbie Star Wars fan this book may not be for you but for us “ original” fans it is epic!

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life as C-3PO

Love It. Anthony Daniels does a great narrative and tells the best stories from behind star wars

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Amazing Story that was a Fascinating Look at Being C3PO

Anthony Daniels, Thank You for voicing your own Story. This story takes you through Mr. Daniel's C3PO journey with genuine honesty of right of passage in film making industry, personal sacrifices, anonymity, physical and mental tolls, the dedicated determination to honor C3PO as well as the accolades to cast, crew, writers, directors, personal assistants, and everyone he worked with. Real sincere recognition of fans. He did everything he was asked as a professional as well as keep C3PO as he was from beginning to end. Again I Thank You for Mr. Daniels for sharing your story.