• Bring on the Empty Horses

  • By: David Niven
  • Narrated by: David Niven
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-07-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Headline Digital
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (109 ratings)

Summary

David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers. In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to 'The Great Days of Hollywood' between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies. Rich in anecdote, and written in his inimitable humorous style, Bring on the Empty Horses is perhaps the most acclaimed sequel to an autobiography ever written.
©1975 David Niven (P)2012 Headline Digital
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Critic reviews

"Might easily be the best book ever written about Hollywood." ( New York Times)
"As blissfully enlivening as champagne before lunch." ( Cosmopolitan)
"A delight from start to finish." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Alison St Pierre on 08-10-13

Delightful, Witty, Fascinating!

Beautifully written, Niven in his element, sharing anecdotes and behind the scenes glimpses into Hollywood in the 30s and 40s. Photographs of some of the old supporting Actors would have been useful. I found myself googling images to prompt my memory at times. He manages to talk his way through some of the most glamorous periods in film history without ever being unkind or salacious. I loved this book and will now be ordering some of the films he beautifully brings to life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By aud on 20-06-18

Great Hollywood stories

David niven comes across as a lovely guy. Making lots of friends along the way, (Hollywood greats) and always thankful to them all. Giving you an insite into the normality of it all.

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5 out of 5 stars
By db on 04-02-16

Masterful story teller.

I enjoyed this audiobook, but a twinge of sadness listening as Niven's Parkinson's disease was slowly muffling his distinct British accent. His other book is also recommended (The Moon is a Balloon).

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