Pictures in My Head

  • by Gabriel Byrne
  • Narrated by Gabriel Byrne
  • 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dublin-born actor Gabriel Byrne shares his life in this frank and absorbing collection of memories and episodes. He leads you from his youth through his career on stage and screen and his current work as a producer and actor. Along the way, he gives his impression of Hollywood, New York, and his native Ireland, and provides insights on famous actors such as Richard Burton. His unique narrative style, a blend of colloquial dialogue with evocative descriptions, provides an intimate account of the man - and the writer - behind the actor's many faces.


What the Critics Say

"[With] sharp wit he tells hilarious stories about acting and displays a wicked facility for mimicking Irish speech....A fine reminiscence that will have the reader calling for more." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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If you were only fan of Gabriel Byrne before listening to this.. you will be in LOVE with Gabriel Byrne after hearing it!! I LOVE the book and I LOVE hearing him reading it!! BUY THIS!!!!!!
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- Julie

Extremely pleasant voice and touching story

Would you listen to Pictures in My Head again? Why?

I would listen to Pictures in My Head again because it was so intriguing to learn about how Gabriel Byrne grew up and faced his challenges in life. It provides not only an insight into his life, it also gives you an understanding of his mind and his thinking. Well, and his voice with the thick Irish accent is just one of a kind. I am so glad he narrated this audio book himself. This is very unique and valuable.

What did you like best about this story?

The level of detail took me on a journey to Ireland and into the mind of Gabriel Byrne.

Have you listened to any of Gabriel Byrne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to the audio interviews that are available here at Audible. They complement the information that you get about Gabriel Byrne, but this audio book is clearly the best listen.

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

HIs childhood experience with his awful school teacher and how she torn down the flowers that he brought into school for... listen yourself!

Any additional comments?

I am glad that Gabriel Byrne published and narrated Pictures in My Head.

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- Sandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books