But Enough About Me

  • by Burt Reynolds
  • Narrated by Burt Reynolds
  • 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Recalling his life and career spanning over 50 glorious years, the legendary actor gives special attention to the two great loves of his life, Dinah Shore and Sally Field; his son, Quinton; as well as the countless people who got in his way on his journey to Hollywood domination.
With chapters on his early childhood, how he discovered acting, how he played poker with Frank Sinatra, how he received directing advice from Orson Welles, his golden years in Hollywood, his comeback in the late 1990s, and how his life and art led him to found the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre.

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I liked this book

It's true that Mr Reynolds has a quiet slightly raspy voice but Its not an unpleasant voice, after ten minutes or so I got used to it and it did get stronger as the book progressed. There is an honesty about Burt Reynolds that wouldn't have come across if it had been read by someone else. He talks a lot about the people/actors he knows. It's made me want to go and watch his films again through new eyes !
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- Tracey

Should've used a narrator...

Burt Reynolds and his peers arrived on the scene at a very interesting time for the motion picture industry; The established stars of the 40s & 50s were feeling their popularity wane as a new stable of faces began taking all the parts and, as a result, put their mark on a whole new era of films. And Burt was right there; friends with Spencer Tracey and Bette Davis and also colleagues with Jon Voight and Paul Newman. This book promised to be an interesting read.

But why oh why did they let Burt read it himself? Please understand there's nothing wrong with his voice and the man can tell a good story. But how do I put this politely; you can tell the recordings they did in the morning (where his voice is bright and animated) against those done "after lunch", where Burt sadly slurs and mumbles his way through the text, sometimes almost incoherently.

The recording is also very lazy, with lots of mistakes and generally poor sound quality, and you're left with the impression that there was a "That'll Do" attitude towards the whole project.

Shame really, because some of the stories Burt tells are interesting, entertaining and a fascinating glimpse into the movie industry of the early 1970s. It just needs to be re-recorded...
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- Colin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-11-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios