Votre titre Audible gratuit

Stories I Only Tell My Friends

De : Rob Lowe
Lu par : Rob Lowe
Durée : 9 h et 9 min
5 out of 5 stars (1 notation)

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

ou
Dans le panier

Description

A wryly funny and moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

Teen idol at 15, international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-1970s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

The Outsiders placed Lowe at the birth of the modern youth movement in the entertainment industry. During his time on The West Wing, he witnessed the surreal nexus of show business and politics, both on the set and in the actual White House. And in between are deft and humorous stories of the wild excesses that marked the 80s, leading to his quest for family and sobriety.

Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

©2011 Rob Lowe (P)2011 Random House AudioBooks

Autres livres audio du même :

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent
Notations
Global
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0
Interprétation
  • 0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    0
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0
Histoire
  • 0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    0
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0

Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
Trier par :
Trier par:
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Björn
  • Björn
  • 18/11/2012

A surprisingly brilliant book

I say surprisingly brilliant, but I had seen the customer ratings and read a couple of reader reviews so it may not have been a total surprise.
I bumped into Lowe's autobiography while browsing for 80s cinema related books on Amazon. Admittedly Lowe had never rated that highly on my radar, but I noticed it had a solid star rating and decided to investigate further. This was to be my first of many books here on Audible. It is my favorite audiobook so far, out of 10 or so, due to both excellent performance by Lowe as a narrator and his brilliant storytelling.
Lowe tells us the story of his life so far, holds nothing back and seems to omit details only when it might otherwise hurt someone who is, or has been close to him. Lowe's pacing is great, he gives just enough detail to never become boring and somehow manages to make the ordinary events of his early life seem just as interesting as his later years as a movie star.

Highly recommended

3 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour maryam
  • maryam
  • 08/08/2012

Utterly fun!

If you could sum up Stories I Only Tell My Friends in three words, what would they be?

Insightful, witty, FUN

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stories I Only Tell My Friends?

His experience on the set of the outsiders. I felt like I was right there with them, a fly on the wall.

What does Rob Lowe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

With his tone, he draws you in with him. Like you were having the conversation over a glass of pinot.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When he couldnt cry and Tommy gave him that little touching speech.

Any additional comments?

Halfway through it I purchased the movie the outsiders and watched it. Bawled! Stay Golden Rob!

2 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Sophie
  • Sophie
  • 02/06/2011

Definitely worth listening to the audio version

This wonderfully written story is fascinating and moving, often at the same time. I bought the audiobook as I didn't think I'd have time to read the print book any time soon (lots of other things to read!) and I'm glad I chose the audio version because hearing Rob read it, as well as his spot-on impressions of his co-stars and directors, is hugely entertaining. Even if you read the print book, you should get the audio just to hear him read it - it's that good.

1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Mandy Maggen
  • Mandy Maggen
  • 05/04/2019

Fabulous book to listen to

Having grown up in the 80s and being a young and impressionable teenager i can remember watching Rob Lowe in many of the movies he mentions. He was gorgeous then he's even more so now. But listening to his voice has been absolute pleasure. His determination to succeed and the trials he's been through show that everyone is human and everyone can fall. It's those who get up who succeed. Thank you for sharing such intimate interesting details Rob it's been a fun ride!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Lisa Knight
  • Lisa Knight
  • 02/07/2018

Such a lovely Storyteller - not just a pretty face

I was enthralled by his caressing voice and rewarded to realise, yet again, Rob Lowe is far more that a pretty face. I was surprised by how easily I fell into the story and how well I was held to the end.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Paul
  • Paul
  • 18/09/2016

Amazing read

Well written, fantastic memoir from one of my favourite Brat Pack actors from the 1980s

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Zoe
  • Zoe
  • 16/04/2015

Really interesting!

I loved this book and getting to know the story behind one of my favourite actors was great. It being narrated by Rob Lowe himself made it all the better!!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Paul
  • Paul
  • 20/02/2015

Absolutely Brilliant!

One of the greats of the 1980's shares his career and personal life. A fantastic book, very well written with great lough out loud moments.
Sit back and enjoy stories about The Outsiders, The West Wing, St Elmos Fire and my personal favourite Youngblood!
Paul Aladjadjian - Sydney Australia

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Audible Listener
  • Audible Listener
  • 11/02/2015

Interesting Life

Where does Stories I Only Tell My Friends rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's very interesting. I found the story to be engaging and well paced.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr. Lowe himself! After all.... That's who it's about

What does Rob Lowe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His reading of the story is great. You get the sense that he's speaking to you

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour sibarit
  • sibarit
  • 24/10/2014

Excellent

Any additional comments?

I have always avoided books written by celebrities (or ghost writers) . But this book.. I think it's a combination of Rob Lowe voice , the stories and the obvious passion for movies. Buy it, you will not regret it .