• What Falls Away

  • By: Mia Farrow
  • Narrated by: Mia Farrow
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-20-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
  • 4.4 (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In an exquisitely written memoir, Mia Farrow introduces us to the landscapes of her extraordinary life. Moving from her earliest memories of the walled gardens and rocky shores of western Ireland and her Hollywood childhood to her career as an actress, she writes of these experiences and her struggle to protect her children in a painful custody battle with Woody Allen. It was this crisis that led her to reflect upon the incidents that had brought her to a place so incomprehensible. Now, in What Falls Away, a memoir resonant not only in its honesty but also in its beautifully written prose, Mia Farrow speaks for the first time. Told with grace and deep understanding, as well as humor, What Falls Away goes beneath the surface of this amazing life, with all its drama, success, and pain, and exposes the inner workings of a mind and spirit for whom truth, compassion, and faith are essential.
©1997 Mia Farrow; (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
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By Frank Abignale on 01-08-14

AMAZING!!!

Would you listen to What Falls Away again? Why?

Certainly. She has had an incredible life story. It is so well written and the characters she has met in her life ( from Salvador Dali, to Frank Sinatra to the Beatles) and with whom she had even more amazing stories is a must read/ listen

What did you like best about this story?

It is emotional, beautiful, honest, touching, everything you want in a book.

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

Fragility, honesty, closeness.

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

Yes, the parts where she talks about her adopted children and their traits.

Any additional comments?

Thank you Mia. You are an incredible woman. I admire you profoundly.

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By Julie Forrester on 08-07-12

Very Interesting and hopefully honest

Any additional comments?

One reviewer described the narration as wooden...I would have to agree. A second narrator takes over, she's better, during the part of the book that focuses on the sexual assaults by Woody Allen. I assume this part of the book was too painful for her to read. Overall it was a very interesting and compelling listen. I recommend.

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By Jay on 03-13-07

One of my best reads ever!

I only bought this book because it was long and read by the author. I was more than pleasantly surprised by it. Beautifully written and read - fascinating story that touches on so many different aspects of Mia Farrow's life. She has a lovely reading voice and I was really sad when I had no more to listen to. I totally recommend it.

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By Suhair on 12-29-12

Great read

Nice book. Fascinating life; somewhat whimsical and strange. At the end of the book I felt almost disappointed at her weakness and fragility which, although I’m sure was her “edge” in Hollywood, sadly it couldn’t not help her in protecting one of her children from "him".

great read for people who want to know what really happened.

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