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Publisher's Summary

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.
Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.
With a foreword by Rob Reiner, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.
The full list of narrators includes: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner, Chris Sarandon, Andy Scheinman, Wallace Shawn, Robin Wright, and Billy Crystal.
©2014 Cary Elwes. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

Warm-hearted retelling

Would you consider the audio edition of As You Wish to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but I suspect that the audiobook would be far better because all of the cast and crew from the movie personally talking through their contributions. Also, though he tried to keep it in check, you can really hear how emotional Cary Elwes became as the book started to reach its close.

What was one of the most memorable moments of As You Wish?

The story the Soldier told to Cary Elwes.

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

25 years on, and I could still hear the fun and enthusiasm from the cast and crew as they recount this movie and the process of making it. Also, Cary Elwes does some very good imitations of people throughout.

Any additional comments?

When I first started listening to this book, I thought it was just a bunch of sunshine pumping by the author. But as the book went on, I realized that it was really a genuine and strong affection for the people and events he talks about. And when I realized that, the sharing of this story suddenly became really fun and rewarding. Overall, this book is very warm and heartfelt.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne Morris on 10-18-14

I don't normally write reviews but...

If you could sum up As You Wish in three words, what would they be?

As. I. Wished.

What was one of the most memorable moments of As You Wish?

The story about Samuel Beckett driving Andre the Giant to school. Priceless.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

All of them. Many of the actors from the movie read their own commentary which was amazing.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me want to read it again immediately if not sooner.

Any additional comments?

I submit very few reviews but I felt compelled to in this case as it would be shame if anyone missed this amazing book.

Have fun storming the castle.

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5 out of 5 stars
By emma on 10-25-15

almost as funny & heartwarming as the film itself

For fans of The Princess Bride, which should be just about everyone with a heart and a sense of humour, this memoir provides a really warm and funny behind-the-scenes look at the making of the beloved classic film, including a plethora of great anecdotes told by the cast and crew themselves.

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5 out of 5 stars
By CreativeHappyPerson on 09-11-15

One of the best audio books I have listened to

Absolutely wonderfully performed. Full of fabulous stories for fans of the Princess Bride. Loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-23-18

reminiscing

i believe i was 7yrs old when i first saw this, my cousins grabed me and told me i had to watch the best movie that was ever to come out.. The Princess Bridw on VHS i was enthralled.

i have watched way to many times to count and it was such a joy to hear from all my favourite actors how they felt at fhe time of the performance.

i lived hearing about the trials fears and joy.

ill be listening to this adio more than once too lol

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By Tim on 01-01-18

Thank You Cary Elwes and all involved!

For someone who can't get enough of the Princess Bride this was just an extension of the brilliance we have all come to know and love from the director, the cast and the crew of this epic film!

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