• Robert Downey, Jr.

  • The Biography
  • By: Martin Howden
  • Narrated by: Philip Ormond
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-06-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Prospero Media
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (99 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Find out about his film debut at age five playing a puppy in one of his father's cult underground films, his attempt at becoming a comedian during his ill-fated stint on comedy show Saturday Night Live, how he burst onto the scene with his moving performance in Less than Zero and how he charmed Hollywood with his Oscar nominated turn as troubled funny man Charlie Chaplin.
With a life that has had more twists and turns than the plots of some of his acclaimed movies - Robert Downey Jr's journey from hell-raiser to Hollywood royalty - is a shocking, moving, funny, and inspirational one.
©2010 John Blake Publishing (P)2013 Prospero Media
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5 out of 5 stars
By Craig on 11-10-15

You are never down and out unless you think you are

Inspiring to learn Downey's story. Even the challenging times in our lives have purpose and his life proves that. Met Robert twice and now actually understand why there is a glow when you are around him. If you like him as an actor, after listening to the book, you will admire Robert even more as a person. The book is entertaining and motivational.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miguel Feliciano on 11-04-15

A Roller Coaster Ride

I was amazed of RDJ's, one of my favorite actors to date; roller coaster ride through life. There are "highs", lows, and a lot of loops. He is a great example of how anyone can hit rock bottom more than once, claw their way out, reform their life, and really prosper in a way that you can see their light; RDJ's light is bright.

I've seen and grown up with most of the films he's been in and was blown away to learn about his personal life and all the crap he's been through.

The narrator is perfect for this bio and really helped to keep me engaged in the story. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who's a fan and not a fan of RDJ.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stuart Hutson on 10-27-17

Excellent book

This is an excellent book showing the story behind and struggles living the life of an addict. I love how it tells the story of the arrogance before hitting rock bottom, the humility needed in the rebirth and the successes achieved ongoing in sobriety.

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5 out of 5 stars
By nick384 on 09-27-17

completely outstanding!

amazing! one of the best reads/listens in a long time! relatable struggles in modern society!

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