The Ocean Fell into the Drop

Narrated by: Terence Stamp
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

During my first visit to the cinema the empathy I felt from Gary Cooper was life-changing, and a secret dream was born in the darkened auditorium.

Later, my forays to the East revealed an original take on humanity which fell into two categories: those who remembered and those who didn't. The former, by teaching the latter, could transmit this memory, and communicate this spark of creation directly into the being of the other.

The Ocean Fell into the Drop is a different kind of show business memoir, one that traces Terence Stamp's twin obsessions, acting and mysticism, and the relationship the two have to each other for him, through the trajectory of his life.

On the way he discusses his directors, Fellini, Loach, Pasolini; actors, Olivier, Brando and Redgrave; and spiritual masters, Krishnamurti and Hazarat Inayat Khan, as well as his family, life in the East End, Sufism and style.

©2017 Terence Stamp (P)2017 Audible, Ltd.

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  • 01-17-20

Another serene interlude with Tel ;)

Mr Stamp could, should and probably yet will; read the Greater London phone directory on Audible and get 5 stars from me. If you've listened to his other recordings, you will know it's all in the breathing! I think he has repeated some of his anecdotes here, but I really dont care. The narration is enlightening in the truest sense and entertainingly down to earth at the same time. I find my own pulse and breathing relax when I quote segments to myself. Please deliver more soon Mr Stamp!

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  • Val
  • 11-21-18

Wonderful mix of reminiscence and antidote to the stresses of today

I am a complete Terence Stamp fan: have been for more years than I care to remember. I was introduced to him (on celluloid) by my mum who was a huge fan.
I find his writing completely refreshing and un-self conscious. He’s very unstarry but assertive... this had the added bonus of Terry narrating. Totally fab!

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  • John Lovie
  • 11-01-18

Fascinating

Hopefully will be able to put into practice some of the author’s advice and teachings. Learned so much from the book along with some great anecdotes. The Hit was one of my favourite movies growing up so was pleased to hear a little insight to its production. Looking forward to listening again to this audiobook.

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  • 08-03-18

Very disappointing

Given TS used to live with Michael Caine was expecting hilarious stories about the 60's. Not at all. Very dry.

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  • ShabadooGMan
  • 09-26-17

A classic

Wowsers.

Anyone expecting a salacious kiss and tell about Stamp's high-profile lovers will be disappointed. This is more about a spiritual (apologies for saying "journey") journey (sorry).

One of the greatest performances I've enjoyed on an audiobook. Truly spellbinding. More, please, Terence. X

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