- The Life of Clint Eastwood
- Narrated by: Marc Eliot
- Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-29-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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In American Rebel, Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often tumultuous arc of Eastwood's life and career, from his days as a disaffected college dropout, to his rise to fame as the archetypal loner, to his acceptance into the pantheon of the Academy as a multiple Oscar Award winner.
But this unauthorized biography is as much about Eastwood's personal life as his public work, and unlike past biographers, Eliot explores Eastwood's complex relationship between his life and his art with an unflinching look at his failures and his successes.
The most complete and up-to-date Eastwood biography yet, American Rebel is a must-have for Eastwood fans and anyone who loves movies.
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By Ty Pritchard on 07-23-10
I learned the hard way.
Biographies are much better if the author personally knows the person he is writing about. This books' author does not seem to know Clint Eastwood and has just written accounts from other people. He also repeatedly does a terrible Clint Eastwood impersonation when quoting him. Save your $$$.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By David on 01-08-15
O.K if you are a BIG Eastwood fan
Kind of once over lightly for Eastwood. I know Clint didn't cooperate, so the author is struggling with secondary sources. But if you love Clint's work, this may be of interest.
Note the the narrator: your Eastwood imitation is terrible. Don't do imitations in your readings unless you can completely nail the imitation. I actually prefer readers who don't act, but just read the books. I'll bring my interpretation to the story, I don't need yours.My favorite readers are Richard Ferrone, superstar reader Dick Hill, and for a female reader, Kirsten Potter. All of them read clearly, and bring some emotion to the emotional bits. However, they do not act out the part, and they do not do imitations. Your imitation of Clint sounds like a bad imitation at an open mic night at a comedy club.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful