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Home Work

A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
Narrateur(s): Julie Andrews
Durée: 13 h et 23 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 évaluations)

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Description

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria. 

In Home, the number-one New York Times international best seller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. 

With this second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films - Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Andrews describes her years in the film industry - from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations. 

Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.

©2019 Julie Andrews (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Julie Andrews, along with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, have put together an elegant memoir of Andrews's Hollywood years.... Delivering many of her insightful diary entries, Andrews sounds sincerely amazed and delighted.... Andrews acknowledges her gifts, but she attributes much of her success to luck. We're the lucky ones - to have Andrews and this audio gem." (AudioFile Magazine)

"[Home Work gives] readers long-awaited details about [Julie Andrew's] earliest films like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.... Andrews continues to approach life - and writing - with strength and grace." (People

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Wonderful insight

A marvelous glimpse behind the scenes of a famous person in her own words and most importantly, in her own voice. Thanks Julie! So interesting. Enjoy!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-11-06

Love Julie, Didn't Love the Memoir

First things first: Julie Andrews is probably the single greatest hero of my childhood, and to this day, I pretty much think she walks on water. It's really hard for me to give this three stars.

However. I've learned while listening to this memoir that there are two qualities that make a good memoir: plot (stuff happening to the person) and storytelling (the personal, emotional journey). This memoir is absolutely full of the former and sadly lacking in the latter. She told her story as though it had happened to someone else. It was almost journalistic in its detachment. So I was a little disappointed.

On the upside, I haven't seen her entire filmography, and based on this memoir, there are now a few more I want to see. So that's cool.

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  • funny1
  • 2019-10-25

amazing!

So wonderful to hear julie Andrews narrate her amazing story. Like a warm comforting bath!

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  • 2019-10-18

hmmm,...

How can I love and admire an artist so much and yet be bored out of my skull reading/listening to their bio? It pains me to write it, but, for me, it is true. I adore Julie. Maybe she's just too good of a girl to make it an interesting read. I didn't even make it half way through. I don't hold it against you, Julie. You will always be one of the greats.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-17

A truly enjoyable listen all the way through!

Highly recommend this book to any Julie Andrews fan! I found this book captivating all the way through. Her stories were shared without restraint, and she spoke from the heart about the joys and difficulties of her life. Her own narration in the audiobook was incredibly enjoyed and appreciated. Loved getting a glimpse of the inner world of a true Hollywood icon. Julie Andrews is one of a kind!

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  • R. Riglesberger
  • 2019-10-24

Boring second half

I prayed it would finally end. The beginning was good and the rest bored me. Disappointing.

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  • Scot
  • 2019-10-30

A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

The first book of Ms. Andrews memoirs ('Home') was absolutely outstanding and I have been excited for years for her to write the second part of her memoirs. What a major disappointment now that I have listen to the second part ('Homework'). Her first memoir was beautifully written and researched while this second memoir was neither. It is nothing but a series of minute details strung together. I can't imagine that it took more than a day to write. The editors should never have accepted such shoddy work and Ms. Andrews should be embarrassed to have submitted it for publishing. On a side note, one could not help but feel sorry for Ms. Andrews' home life as an adult. My goodness, all the poor lady seemed to do was fly to back and forth to Switzerland (with stops in London) so that she (and Blake) could avoid paying taxes. She would goes MONTHS without seeing her infant children who she would leave in the care of nannies (the poor kids would be heartbroken when the nannies were replaced). When reading her first memoir, I thought that her own childhood was sad, but it seems like a picnic compared to the bizarre upbringing that Ms. Andrews (and Blake) staged for their children. Obviously, fame and fortune are no guarantees of either happiness or stability nor do they create a foundation for a responsible home life.

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  • Susan P
  • 2019-10-30

Boring

Julie Andrews is a lovely woman who had led a remarkable life. But the storyline is meandering and dull. Too many details and minutiae. No build up, no drama. Just a recitation of facts and details

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  • Jeanne Gonzales
  • 2020-01-28

Great history of Julie Andrews life.

There were several stories about Julie which I had never heard. It was great to hear the story to how a movie came together.

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  • Liz Stallman
  • 2020-01-17

Incredible Read (Listen)

I needed something to make me enjoy my long commutes to and from work- Julie really did it for me! I found myself listening during breaks, grocery shopping trips, and even elevator rides/doc waiting rooms - I just couldn’t get enough! I’ll be reading her first installment “Home” next! I also plan on gifting this hardcover to my grandma who grew up watching Julie rise to fame & stay perfectly perfect in every way :)

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  • Jennifer Lester
  • 2020-01-10

I loved this book!

I adore Julie Andrews and hearing her tell her story was fabulous! I recommend this to anybody who likes a memoir and Julie Andrews 😊