• What's It All About?

  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-07-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (43 ratings)


In his revealing autobiography, Michael Caine tells with unsparing honesty of his hard-fought journey from an impoverished South London childhood to Hollywood wealth and stardom. With all the easy charm and relaxed humour of a natural raconteur, he takes us behind the scenes of both his professional and private life.
©1992 Stoke Films Ltd (P)1994 Random House Audiobooks
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3 out of 5 stars
By Knucklebones on 05-05-13

Oddly monotone

Michael Caine's led a rags-to-riches life and has some amusing stories to tell along the way. Unfortunately his performance on this 1992 abridged reading is almost completely flat and monotone. About the only time it perks up is when he remarks, as part of a major edit in the story, that if we want to know more about his numerous films we'll need to read the book - I could almost hear him laughing as he said it. His 2010 autobiography 'The Elephant to Hollywood' (also available here on Audible) is far more entertaining and far better value too. It covers the same ground and then some - a generous, unabridged 10 hours of the irrepressible Mr Caine rounding up his life so far.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SteveW(director)-Wales,UK on 03-09-17

Eye opening insight to Mr. Caine's poor backgroun.

Michael Caine's self-narrated Auto Biography makes all the difference to this audible book.

Highly recommend it. Unbelievable how down to earth this immensely successful A-Lister was and still is.

My wife and I listened to this from start to finish within a 280mile round trip in the car.

We hope there's another self-nareated Michael Caine auto-biography.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Cathy Klick on 21-11-14

Somewhat disappointing

What would have made What's It All About? better?

It was too short, but of course that was the length of the book I would imagine.

If you’ve listened to books by Michael Caine before, how does this one compare?

Haven't listened to any other.

What didn’t you like about Michael Caine’s performance?

I love Michael Cain but he's not a very animated reader. The material was fairly interesting, but delivery was lacking

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What's It All About??

Not sure.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jean on 08-12-10


I love Michael Caine, and in his autobiography he comes out as witty and entertaining. He has a wonderful voice and it is not at any point boring.

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