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    • Paul Newman

    • A Life
    • By: Shawn Levy
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charismatic subject makes for great reading

    • By Glory on 07-25-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • De Niro: A Life

    • By: Shawn Levy
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    In this elegant and compelling biography, best-selling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros - the characters and the man - seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As meticulous as its subject

    • By Scott on 11-11-14

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Dolce Vita Confidential

    • Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome
    • By: Shawn Levy
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    From the ashes of World War II, Rome was reborn as the epicenter of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media, and bold-faced libertinism that made "Italian" a global synonym for taste, style, and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci and Brioni. Rome's huge movie studio, Cinecitta, attracted a dizzying array of stars, like Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Frank Sinatra.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting read about Italian cinema

    • By Roger Perrault on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • King of Comedy

    • The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis
    • By: Shawn Levy
    • Narrated by: Marty Ingels
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce to Jim Carey and David Letterman, Jerry Lewis has influenced generations of great comedians. He has raised over a billion dollars for charity, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Author/film critic Shawn Levy interviews Lewis and many of his contemporaries, friends, and enemies to paint a realistic portrait of a complicated genius.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting!

    • By David on 01-17-04

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Paul Newman

    • A Life
    • By: Shawn Levy
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the 20th century.

    Regular price: $23.93