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Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download Audiobook

Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download

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Publisher's Summary

You may know him as an actor, but Alan Cumming is also a singer, a director, a producer and an author.

His New York Times best-selling memoir Not My Father's Son is the gripping story of his complicated relationship with his father and the mystery of his grandfather's untimely death.

Suspenseful, brave, moving and honest, it's a book about finding good through bad and light beyond darkness. Alan is interviewed about Not My Father's Son by David Marr during the Sydney Writers' Festival 2015.

©2015 Alan Cumming (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    Amazon Customer ilford, United Kingdom 11/01/2016
    Amazon Customer ilford, United Kingdom 11/01/2016 Member Since 2014

    I am a poetic writer who loves the way words paint a picture. I love the spoke word. My dream is to write, speak, and inspire others now.

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    "Surprised and Relieved"

    I have loved Alan Cumming ubertalent and his boyish ways.But that he was abused really shocked me. l have seen his book but it didn't register. This is Alan Cumming, my funny man and sweet soul, and a past that can't be grasped.

    I listened to this interview and felt so much pride for him and his family. I will definitely get the book now. l sense his story in mine. This, to me makes me surprised and relieved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike.C 22/04/2017
    Mike.C 22/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "As always Alan Cumming is Great an ENTERTAINING😁"

    As always Alan Cumming is Great an ENTERTAINING😁as well as having the ability to take his audience through tough topics he can also cover sorrow without leaving the audience overwhelmed. This book was thoroughly thought provoking and enjoyable with laughter and joy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    i love it 10/03/2017
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    "Hello love you how thistle John John"

    I love it
    Alan he his on more had on on Moore his only had

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    Caroline 26/01/2017
    Caroline 26/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Heartwarming "

    Really enjoyed listening to how Alan overcame such a difficult childhood to become the man he is who brings so much joy through books, TV, movies, theatre and much much more.

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    "Story of empowerment"

    Alan cumming has developed a great sense of humour because of his past and tells fab stories that makes you want to keep listening.

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    Culwen 13/12/2016
    Culwen 13/12/2016 Member Since 2014

    A social butterfly in the LGBT community of London. Always seeking culture and fitness. Listening to books is just so much easier!

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    "Interesting and thought-provoking interview"
    What did you like most about Alan Cumming Live at the Sydney Opera House with David Marr: Free Download?

    Got to know the actor's history and his story.


    What about Alan Cumming’s performance did you like?

    Even though some parts of it are quite deep, Alan is a bubbly character as you gather from his other responses.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did. It's easily listenable and is only an hour.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. M. Gendiboyd-nayli Preston, Lancs, UK 22/11/2016
    Ms. M. Gendiboyd-nayli Preston, Lancs, UK 22/11/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Funny and Enlightened"

    An eye - opening insight into Alan's younger life in Scotland. Very moving and emotional for the most part. Read it!

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    Alan 16/09/2016
    Alan 16/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty insightful "

    Pretty insightful for a free listen, learned a lot about Mr Cummings background! Really good man. A true inspiration to us Scots

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eva UK 02/09/2016
    Eva UK 02/09/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Short but interesting"

    A matter of fact and lighthearted interview about serious and surprising life issues. I'm now going to get the book which they talked about!

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    carol 10/08/2016
    carol 10/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "good"

    Enjoyable and entertaining interview. Funny but with a serious undertone. The author Alan Cumming is witty and likeable.

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  • Slim
    Courtland, Virginia
    07/04/16
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    "cool"

    This interview was interesting to listen to. Hearing about Alan story. I
    Liked this story.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Gretchen SLP
    Sacramento, California
    18/09/16
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    "Entertaining & Free"

    For a free listen, this interview is definitely worth the time, especially for anyone who is already a fan of Alan Cumming. I already loved him from his superlative performance as Mr. Elton in the 1996 American film version of Emma, as well in The Anniversary Party, that wildly experimental and endlessly fascinating movie he made with Jennifer Jason Leigh. Here I learned about Alan Cumming the man--his early life, struggles with his abusive father, love of Scotland, reasons for wanting to become a U.S. citizen, hopes for Scottish independence, career aspirations, personal anxieties, and much more. The only downside is the interviewer, who is annoyingly cloying and insinuating, inserting himself far too freely into the process and his subject's narrative. But considering that it's free, this is still a valuable listen. Many thanks to the reviewers I follow for recommending it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Deanna
    Fort Worth, TX, United States
    22/04/17
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    "wonderful interview"

    Alan was open about his life and shared wonderful, intimate, details. I recommend this production to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • beverly
    cincinnati, oh, United States
    14/04/17
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    "in love with Alan Cumming.. this is a great listen"

    I loved this short story.. It let you see a side of him as a man just like any man. will be buying not my father

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  • Demonwaltz
    10/11/16
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    "Refreshing honesty"

    Heartwarming and challenging, from foreskin to self love. Alan makes one wish to have a Bloody Mary at the airport while sharing stories.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mrswillshakes
    Cincinnati, OH
    13/07/16
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    "Alan Cumming is a hoot!"

    I'm always amazed by Cumming's insightfulness and authenticity, every time I hear him speak. What an incredible and inspiring person!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kutya
    Seattle, WA USA
    08/02/16
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    "fascinating and funny"

    I knew nothing about this comedian, so was surprised at both the story and the hilarious delivery. it is amazing to see someone who has been able to use a very clever wit to heal from such egregious childhood abuse.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy
    sunrise, FL, United States
    31/12/15
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    "I never knew I loved alan cumming"

    This interview was so wonderful to listen to. To just hear alan's voice and that cute giggle he has when he is trying to tell a story in only the way he can. I wish I had been there and could take alan for coffee, tea, or a good stiff Scottish drink and spend the evening with him. I am going to listen to the book starting tomorrow. I can't wait to hear alan's story in his own voice.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • michael
    Albuquerque, NM, United States
    27/07/16
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    "A rare and wonderful orchid"

    Extraordinarily honest and radiant with humanity. Alan, you're a good egg. I can't wait to hear more from you. My smile is wide today. Thanks lovely man!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sam
    Westport, CT
    11/07/16
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    "Very informative and entertaining"

    Alan Cummings is a thoroughly entertaining man regardless of the topic of his conversation. In this case, he is being interviewed and his responses are candid and not predetermined. He is a very sharp and quick-witted man of considerable intelligence. I found this thoroughly enjoyable!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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