The Tom Hanks Enigma

  • by David Gardner
  • Narrated by Norman Gilligan
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom Hanks is unquestionably one of the finest actors of his generation. With an array of stunning performances to his name, he has an outstanding reputation as one of the world's greatest leading men. With roles as diverse as Josh in Big and Woody in Toy Story to Chuck Noland in Castaway and Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, this award-winning star is ensured enduring popularity and box-office success.
In a career spanning 25 years, Tom Hanks has won hearts the world over and become one of the most popular Hollywood names. An actor and producer, he has starred in almost fifty films; including the big budget thriller The Da Vinci Code. Yet, despite his worldwide success, Tom Hanks remains a mysterious character.
Behind the many roles, lies an intensely complex figure. In this wonderful portrait of a dedicated individual, David Gardner looks at Tom Hanks' life. With insightful interviews with his close friends and family, this book is an intimate look at the much-loved Hollywood star.

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too long and a boring narrator

The biography is quite interesting but too long for my liking and a bit repetitive. I didn't actually get to the end as I just couldn't listen to the narrator any longer without falling asleep. This is the 2nd biog I have disliked due to poor narration, the other one being of Hugh Laurie. Why highly paid actors allow their stories to be told by droning robots is beyond me. In contrast, Alan Cummings Autobiography is excellent and he reads it himself.
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- The Reluctant Hermit

Excellent story

Although not an autobiography it gave me a good insight into the life and character of Tom Hanks. The audio was also excellent.
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- luizav

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2014
  • Publisher: Prospero Media