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    • If Chins Could Kill

    • Confessions of a B Movie Actor
    • By: Bruce Campbell
    • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,168

    Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chin-tacular

    • By Sarah Nelson on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Drama

    • An Actor's Education
    • By: John Lithgow
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 371

    In this riveting and surprising personal history, John Lithgow shares a backstage view of his own struggle, crisis, and discovery, revealing the early life and career that took place out of the public eye. Above all Lithgow’s memoir is a tribute to his most important influence: his father, Arthur Lithgow, who, as an actor, director, producer, and great lover of Shakespeare, brought theater to John’s boyhood. From bedtime stories to Arthur’s illustrious productions, performance and storytelling were constant and cherished parts of family life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Diane Havens on 05-15-12
    • An Actor's Education
    • By: John Lithgow
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 09-27-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 415 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Hail to the Chin

    • Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
    • By: Bruce Campbell, Craig Sanborn
    • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 723
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 718

    One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hail to the Chin...Win for the Ears!

    • By B Huck on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • John Wayne: A Life from Beginning to End

    • Biographies of Actors, Book 5
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    John Wayne graced the screen as a cowboy, an all-around rugged hero of the plains. With his “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” determination and raw sense of individualism, in many ways he came to symbolize everything that Americans held dear. His characters - tough as nails - were always idealistic adventurers seeking to right the wrongs of the world. But who was John Wayne? Born Marion Morrison, most don’t even know his real name. In this book, we will cut through all the hype and get to the real man behind the legend of John Wayne.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • In Your Face

    • From Actor to Animal Activist
    • By: Chris Derose
    • Narrated by: Rick Pasqualone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A first-hand account of how Chris DeRose investigated, and finally busted, some of the most heartless and corrupt federally licensed pet-theft rings in the nation. Facts about our federal and local governments' involvement in the multi-million dollar pet-theft industry. Frontline intelligence to what actually occurs in animal laboratories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Life Changer

    • By Judith on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • You Look Like That Girl

    • A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up
    • By: Lisa Jakub
    • Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: She was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than 40 movies and TV shows to her name. She had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. She walked the red carpet and lived in the house she had bought when she was 15. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness. In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author opens up about life and living.

    • By K. Burkhardt on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • There and Back Again

    • An Actor's Tale
    • By: Sean Astin, Joe Layden
    • Narrated by: Sean Astin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful film franchises in cinematic history. Breaking box office records worldwide, capturing numerous Academy Awards, the trilogy is a breathtaking cinematic achievement and beloved by fans everywhere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic listen!!

    • By Joseph Furlan on 12-15-04

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Weird Al Yankovic

    • The Inspirational Life Story of Weird Al Yankovic: Musician, Comedian, Actor and One of the World's Most Clever Music Marketers
    • By: Patrick Bunker
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Weird Al Yankovic is a musician who is quite different from the rest of the pack. Yet he has somehow managed to remain relevant throughout multiple generations and changes in musical styles. There is no official label one can use to classify his music, though many stores place his work in the rock and roll section. This unique musician has taken something from nothing and created his own special brand of music. His music is very funny, but it is also enjoyable to listen to.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t Download This Book

    • By Michael Charboneau on 05-20-19
    • The Inspirational Life Story of Weird Al Yankovic: Musician, Comedian, Actor and One of the World's Most Clever Music Marketers
    • By: Patrick Bunker
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Release date: 08-03-16
    • 3 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Out of My Mind

    • By: Alan Arkin
    • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,463
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6,791
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,761

    In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing journey into Alan's self!

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Daws Butler, Characters Actor

    • By: Ben Ohmart, Joe Bevilacqua
    • Narrated by: Joe Bevilacqua
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    His voice can be heard in countless classic animated cartoons, still seen on TV daily around the world. He was Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super Snooper, Blabbermouse, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggy, Mr. Jinks, Wally Gator, Elroy Jetson, Cap'n Crunch, and hundreds of others. Yet you have probably never heard of him. Daws Butler, Characters Actor brings you up close and personal into the life of the man who many consider to be the greatest voice actor of the 20th century.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Humphrey Bogart: La maestría de un genial actor [Humphrey Bogart: The Expertise of a Brilliant Actor]

    • By: Online Studio Productions
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Norteamericano de nacimiento y actor de corazón, es una de las figuras emblemáticas del cine de mitad del siglo XX. Su porte duro, su ortodoxa manera de hablar y su aspecto físico (que no se correspondía con el del clásico galán), marcaron el compás no sólo de la actuación en Hollywood, sino de la escena mundial. "Casablanca", probablemente la mejor película de todos los tiempos, lo llevó a la fama, una popularidad que no se quitaría ni con la muerte.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • Enchantment

    • The Life of Audrey Hepburn
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Her name is synonymous with elegance, style, and grace. Over the course of her extraordinary life and career, Audrey Hepburn captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved in recent memory. But despite her international fame and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF, Audrey was also known for her intense privacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow - What a Story!!

    • By Tim on 03-05-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Sidney Poitier

    • Man, Actor, Icon
    • By: Aram Goudsouzian
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. Poitier is a gifted actor, a great American success story, an intriguing personality, and a political symbol; his life and career illuminate America's racial history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Man, the Star, the Lightning Rod

    • By Susie on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Shakespeare

    • The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Peter Ackroyd's insightful new biography positions Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background. Walk with Ackroyd through sixteenth century London and Stratford as he uncovers the intimate circumstances of Shakespeare's life.

    • The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Actors studio

    • Superhéros - Saison 3, Vanessa 2
    • By: Julien Cernobori
    • Narrated by: Julien Cernobori
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jouer avec ses émotions, et fuir - un peu trop vite - son enfance. "Vanessa", une histoire vraie en huit épisodes pour la série Superhéros de Binge Audio, par Julien Cernobori. Superhéros est un podcast créé par Julien Cernobori.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Gary Cooper: La vida de un actor inmortal [Gary Cooper: The Life of an Immortal Player]

    • By: Online Studio Productions
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La biografía de un verdadero icono del cine. Nacido en 1901, Coper fue un notable actor estadounidense de ascendencia inglesa, que ganó el codiciado premio Óscar en tres ocasiones, siendo el último concedido en reconocimiento a toda su maravillosa carrera cinematográfica.

    Regular price: $4.20

    • All in All

    • An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage
    • By: Stacy Keach
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City, American History X, the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate about his craft. In his long, impressive career, he has been hailed as America's finest classical stage actor, earning acclaim for his portrayals of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Delight

    • By SF girl on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fredric March

    • A Consummate Actor
    • By: Charles Tranberg
    • Narrated by: Robert Armin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Despite this great record of success, Fredric March isn't as well remembered today as some of his peers (Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, James Stewart) because unlike them, he never developed a recognizable screen persona that followed him from film to film. He was always characterizing - always hiding his own personality behind that of the character he was portraying. He was the consummate actor who richly deserves to be rediscovered.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tips for Actors

    • By: Fergus Craig
    • Narrated by: Fergus Craig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the most important theatrical audiobook of this or any other decade, twitter sensation @tips4actors gives you all the advice you need to take your acting to the next level. How to upstage your fellow cast members, what to wear on the first day of rehearsals, where to go for a poo in London's glamorous West End - it's all covered in here!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious but...

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-17

    Regular price: $11.99

    • On the Stage... And Off

    • The Brief Career of a Would-Be Actor
    • By: Jerome K Jerome
    • Narrated by: Philip Bird
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This audiobook is a faithful reproduction of one of Jerome K Jerome's first successes, a humorous autobiographical look at his early career in the theatre, published in 1885. The modest success of this book opened the door to further plays and essays, leading on to 'Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow' in the following year.

    Regular price: $7.22

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