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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride | Cary Elwes
"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in "The Princess Bride," comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. "The Princess Bride" has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, "The Princess Bride "will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In "As You Wish" he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, "As You Wish" is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.
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4thhouseontheleft
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I could listen to Cary Elwes all day, and that‘s just what I might do tomorrow. 😂😍

Elwes could read appliance manuals, and I‘d probably still find it enchanting. Just his rattling off of the most well-known quotes at the beginning made me #laugh. Ahhh, nostalgia. #selfimprovementSept.

Ericalambbrown He‘s delightful! His turn on the show Psych was just wonderful as well. 7d
SauerPatch @Ericalambbrown Psych!! 😃🍍 I‘m always so excited to find another fan of that show! 7d
4thhouseontheleft @Ericalambbrown I‘ve seen a big chunk of his roles since the Princess Bride. I loved when he popped up on Stranger Things! 7d
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Ericalambbrown @4thhouseontheleft me, too! (Though I kinda wanted to punch him in the face at times on that show! 🤣) 7d
Ericalambbrown @SauerPatch I‘m a total Psych-O 🍍 If there‘s a Monk or Psych marathon, that‘s where the TV is parked while I do kitchen chores😊 7d
Ericalambbrown But I gotta say, my first crush on him wasn‘t The Princess Bride. It was the year before when I was 13 and this came out: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0091374/ True love lasts a lifetime 🤣💕 7d
4thhouseontheleft @Ericalambbrown His character is terrible! I loved when Hopper went off on him. 😂 7d
ValerieAndBooks @Ericalambbrown yes! I thought he was so cute in Lady Jane 😍 7d
OriginalCyn620 I bet this is fabulous! 😊 6d
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wideeyedreader
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#soulseptember This memoir details the production of the surprise #sweetsuccess that is The Princess Bride!

Eggs Love it!! 1w
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4thhouseontheleft
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#selfimprovementsept #whatyoulove

I love that my library is very responsive to purchase requests. My library has this as an audiobook and physical book, but I have been wanting to listen to it on audio (because I could listen to Cary Elwes all day 😂). And they purchased it within a few days of me asking!

Other things I 💜: 📚🍫🧘‍♀️🥾🎃🕶🐰🦄🐈🌳🍟🍿🌯🍵🚴🏻‍♀️

LiteraryinLititz That‘s really awesome! 2w
TheDaysGoBy Him narrating that book is everything. It was so enjoyable! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @LiteraryinLititz I have quite a number of audiobooks I want to listen to that my library doesn't have, I might get into the habit of suggesting one a month. 😃Following @clwojick has greatly expanded my audiobook TBR. 😂 2w
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4thhouseontheleft @TheDaysGoBy It's next up in my #audiowalk queue, once I finish 2w
Clwojick Hahah! Yeah, I have a bit of a mad obsession with them. I honestly can‘t clean without having my headphones in now. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!!! 📚🙌🏻 2w
jillrhudy As electronic services librarian I pioneered this kind of form on our website rather than making patrons use paper! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 1w
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Ifftay14
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Pickpick

I loved learning the behind the scenes stories about one of my favorite movies. “True wuv!”

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meganebcd
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So good! Had to immediately watch the film after completing the book. Recommend! ❤️ (audiobook is nearly perfect!)

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emz711
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Loving listening to the voices! Best way to listen to any celebrity written book.

Welcome and thanks for the add @theunnaturalsquare @laur89 @kramerh77

readingjedi Interesting tale: my mother was obsessed with the stately homes of the UK & one day dragged me to Haddon Hall ... on one of the days they were shooting there! 3mo
emz711 Anyone else love the movie? 3mo
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BookwormAHN
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Here are some pictures of Druzy to cheer you up @Clwojick
Also the tagged book As You Wish is a book by and narrated by Cary Elwes about The Princess Bride 😺
#petsandrecs

Crazeedi I had a kitty that looked like your sweet Druzy! 3mo
Clwojick 😍😍😍😍 She‘s so pretty! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
rretzler 😻 3mo
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Iceangel9
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My summer reading thus far.

emz711 So I'm listening to Cary Elwes on audiobook, are there places where he quotes other people too? 3mo
Iceangel9 On my audio version, some of the other actors read sections of the book. 3mo
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TheDaysGoBy
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1. Some of his stories about the Princess Bride made me lol
2. I‘m working from home today. Does that count? 😂
3. Italian maybe? I love pasta and pizza
4. Yes. Like 10 or so I think
5. Will do!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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wanderinglynn
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Got my #MayScavengerHunt TBR ready to go. I‘m just waiting on Paddington Bear to arrive (ordered it through PaperbackSwap).

Les Mis fits the most prompts & will be the hardest to get through in a month. 😂

CindyMyLifeIsLit As You Wish! I loved it!! ❤️❤️ 5mo
wanderinglynn @CindyMyLifeIsLit I love Cary Elwes & TPB, so I‘m looking forward to reading it! 5mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit You get all these amazing behind the scenes stories. No spoilers, but there is one that will compel you to rewatch the movie for THAT moment! You‘ll know it when you read it! 😂 5mo
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wanderinglynn @CindyMyLifeIsLit Now I really want to read it! 5mo
TheDaysGoBy @CindyMyLifeIsLit Agreed! And I loved listening to him read the audiobook as well. So fun! 5mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @TheDaysGoBy I listened to it, also. I was sold when I found it he was reading it himself, with narrations by the other actors. That English accent! *sighs dreamily* 5mo
TheDaysGoBy @CindyMyLifeIsLit Right? Love him! 5mo
wanderinglynn @TheDaysGoBy @CindyMyLifeIsLit He reads it himself? Then I‘m definitely going to have to get the audiobook too. 😉 (edited) 5mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Yes, and it also has parts with Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Wallace Shawn, Robin Wright, and others. It‘s great! 5mo
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Betterthanasharpstickintheeye

It‘s clear that everyone really loved the book The Princess Bride. I actually didn‘t care for the book but I love the movie.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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I'm excited for this one! 🤓 o

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goodbyefrancie
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This one is fun! I have a signed copy in my home library, too. Love #overdrive.

kamoorephoto Loved this book!!!! 7mo
GingerAntics Oh I loved this one!!! 7mo
ApplesandSpindles I listened to this audio and it was fun and sweet! 7mo
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Mindyrecycles
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I am completely charmed by this audiobook. I'm not normally a fan of numerous narrators but it really works here. Delightful!

Graywacke I liked this enough that seeing the cover put me in a good mood. Some wild little details in here, too. 11mo
KathyWheeler I loved this book. 11mo
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LaurenReads
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Pickpick

I love this movie so when I heard about the book by Cary Elwes about the making of it I had to read it - and then I listened to the #audiobook It was amazing, with great stories and comments from the cast. Now to go watch The Princess Bride again!! #theprincessbride #andrethegiant

kstadt929 I really enjoyed this book as well!! 11mo
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CrowCAH
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Started this audiobook today; love having Cary Elwes talk to me while I commute to work!

Thanks @VioletCavalier for the most inconceivable birthday present ever!!!

Valink I loved this audiobook! 11mo
TheDaysGoBy I loved this! Enjoy! 11mo
VioletCavalier 😁 11mo
VioletCavalier You are very welcome! 11mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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It's over! (sobs)

I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this story because although I love The Princess Bride film, I really had very little interest in the moviemaking process. What sold me was that Elwes was the narrator & I could listen to him read the dictionary for hours & still be entertained. I loved the behind the scenes stories & fell in love with the actors, especially Andre the Giant. Cary & other original voices really brought the story to life.

Butterflyamore I loved this book! 12mo
Crystalblu Andre❤️😢 12mo
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SkeletonKey
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This was a delightful book to listen to both because no one can match Cary Elwes‘s voice and because so many people were able to make guest appearances.

I think I liked the inside looks at André the Giant the best, he has always fascinated me as a person.

??? sigh.

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SkeletonKey
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I finished the World War Z audiobook and was quite happy that a funny one I‘ve been waiting for came in next. I‘ve wanted to listen to this for a while now! Glad to have something lighthearted now (hopefully).

#theprincessbride #filmgeek

4thhouseontheleft I have wanted to listen to this one for ages! I usually only borrow audiobooks through my library, and they don‘t have this on audio, which has been very frustrating! 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s very good! Enjoy! 12mo
SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft - My local library doesn‘t either, but I finally found it in the DC library collection! 12mo
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keys_on_fire
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This audiobook was truly an enjoyable treat. I had read the book the year it came out, but only recently learned that the audio version was read by Cary AND a majority of the other actors read their own moments from the book. I listened to this book more quickly than any other. If you are a fan of The Princess Bride, you will adore this book. If you enjoy memoirs and author-read books, I believe you‘ll like this too!

Susanita Cary Elwes could read the phonebook and I‘d listen to him. 13mo
keys_on_fire @Susanita Absolutely!! 😂😂❤️ 13mo
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CrowCAH
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Not only did I get signatures, but pics with Kevin J. Anderson and Paige O‘Hara!

And attended the Q&A with Cary Elwes; my Dread Pirate Roberts! 😍☠️

Michigan ComicCon

Post three of three.

Leftcoastzen So cool! 13mo
bookandcat BEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEE♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
bookandcat Also Cary Elwes is fantabulous. 13mo
CrowCAH @Leftcoastzen I agree! 😁 @bookandcat Yes, super exciting!!! (edited) 13mo
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chriss68
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I loved listening to Elwes' memories on one of my favorite movies.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Super fun and nostalgic look at the making of the princess bride. I loved the audiobook which got all the actors and production people to read their own memories.

keys_on_fire I bought this book when it came out but I‘m definitely going to need to listen to the audio version now! 13mo
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quanners

It is “inconceivable” that anyone would not enjoy listening to this book! I enjoyed this as much as the book and the movie. To hear the narrative from the cast was a bonus.

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LeslieO
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I bought this when it first came out then let it sit on my shelf till now. On chapter two and love it already. Fulfills "A" in my #litsyatoz challenge.

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chriss68

Here's my closing survey for #reversereadathon.
1. Around 4 a.m. I just couldn't stay awake.
2. I finished "A Gathering of Shadows" and started "As You Wish" on audiobook.
3. Both are excellent.
4. I definitely would like to see another Reverse Readathon.
5. I will definitely participate in October.
@DeweysReadathon

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AsYouWish
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I love this book, so much! I found myself smiling like the little four year old I was when I first watched the movie. I knew a lot of the behind the scenes moments that happened, but reading it from the person who lived through it was amazing! I would give this book all the stars possible and then some. This is a must read for any fan of the movie.

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Aaronlisa
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Pickpick

I love The Princess Bride. This book is a nice story of how the movie was made.

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Sharpeipup
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Inconceivable!
My thoughts on accomplishing work during a holiday week. #audiobook #page2screen #memoir #readbyauthor

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jdenslow
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Pickpick

Light, entertaining, and remarkably sweet, this memoir of the making of "The Princess Bride" is a lovely cohort to the movie for anyone who has seen and loved it.

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jdenslow
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Some books lead you to other books; some lead you back to movies you've loved!

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danimgill
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Pickpick

The Princess Bride is a forever favorite movie of mine, and this audiobook (read by Carey Elwes himself with bits and pieces from all the surviving cast) was a super fun and nostalgic inside look at the making of said movie. I feel like a rewatch tonight is in order... pulled out my ten year old dvd copy just in case 😜

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danimgill
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I couldn‘t resist #audiowalking the hour to work today with this beautiful weather and Cary Elwes reminiscing in my ears! Happy Sunday all 🌻

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Deborah42
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A charming bit of nostalgia for fans of The Princess Bride. Cary Elwes gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie. He reads the audiobook, with almost every surviving cast member adding their voices as well.

I loved it!

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Li_21

Work and audiobook'ing it

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shahn77
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The Princess Bride has been one of my favorite movies since I was young. This book is a very enjoyable memoir of the making of the movie. It is sweet and funny and makes me want to watch the movie right now! I recommend the audiobook. It is read by Cary Elwes and other cast members are also featured.

Reviewsbylola My husband loved this. 1y
Daisey I had to watch the movie again the night that I finished listening to this! 1y
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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #WishfulWednesday
Whoops! I almost forgot this one. Here are four wishful books from my stacks--they all have 'wish' in their titles. The top two I've read and the bottom two are in my #TBR stacks.

DebinHawaii @GypsyKat Me too! I loved it in print for the photos and audio for the voices. 💜💜💜 1y
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Daisey
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The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies and this book has been on my TBR for a while, but I knew that I wanted the audiobook rather than print. I finally found it through one of my library resources and it was a delightfully entertaining listen!

#audiobook #nonfiction #memoir

Crystalblu His story about Andre the Giant had me in tears! 1y
Bronte_Chintz Is the audiobook good? I‘ve read the book but thought at the time it might be better in audiobook form. 1y
Daisey @Crystalblu Yes, those sections were perfectly told. 1y
Daisey @Bronte_Chintz I really enjoyed the audio, with several of the people involved reading their own parts. I actually never checked out the print because I was sure it would be better in audio. 1y
Bronte_Chintz @Daisey This might have to be added to my audiobook queue. 👍🏻 1y
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Daisey
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We‘re into the last few weeks of school and life is a bit hectic, so this is a perfect new listen for my evening walks! It‘s light and entertaining, and I‘m pretty sure I will be watching the movie again very soon.

#nonfiction #audiobook

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Amiable
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The train was on time, the tea is hot, the book was $2 at a used bookstore--can anybody really ask for much more? 🙂

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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elizabethlk
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Hit the jackpot at Goodwill today! #bookhaul

Kaye 😮 1y
LikelyLibrarian I‘ve read two of the three but not the tagged book. Guess I‘m adding another one to my TBR list 😏 1y
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UnabridgedPod
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We just published our audiobook episode “Well, You Can‘t Skim.” This episode of @unabridgedpod was so much fun — take a listen on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podbean. You can also check out our website unabridgedpod.com.
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What audiobooks would you recommend?

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MinDea
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This just arrived in the mail! Is this from you @TK421?!?!? I am so excited! Thank you so much!!!!!

#BookMail #10KGiveaway #ThankYou

TK421 Yay! The first book made it to you! The other two should be there soon. 😊 2y
MinDea @TK421 Two more?!?! Whaaaaat?! Awww that's so generous of you!! Thank you so much!!! 2y
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Pickpick

Really enjoying this one! Now I have to go watch the movie for the five thousandth time!😍😍

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TheDaysGoBy
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I just finished listening to the audiobook as someone here suggested previously, and it was so good! Definitely a must if you're a Princess Bride fan (and who isn't? Not counting my sister lol). I loved listening to all of Cary's stories about making the movie and he was just a delight to listen to. Definitely made my last two days at work much more enjoyable!

IheartYA My husband used to act with Cary Elwes in a theater group in Manhattan. I thought that was pretty cool. 😊 2y
TheDaysGoBy @IheartYA Wow! That's super cool! (edited) 2y
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Bookzombie
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I‘m a Princess Bride fan so I enjoyed listening to Cary Elwes (and guests) relay the tale of bringing William Golden‘s book to the big screen. I laughed out loud throughout and teared up hearing about Andre the Giant at times. I definitely recommend the audio version and speeding it up just a bit. #LitsyAtoZ #Nonfictionchallenge2018

benchley1 Yes, I loved this. Finished and immediately watched Princess bride after for the billionth time 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I loved this too! Elwes‘s smooth English accent certainly enhanced the listening experience. I loved the behind-the-scenes stories—especially the one where Count Rugen hits him on the head! 2y
AnansiGirl Listening to my audible version as of this moment! 🎧📖😁 2y
Suet624 I agree. The audiobook was wonderful. 2y
GypsyKat I love this audiobook too! ❤️ 2y
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