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  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • almost as funny & heartwarming as the film itself

  • By emma on 25-10-15

A MUST listen for any Princess Bride Aficionado

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-14

If you could sum up As You Wish in three words, what would they be?

Authentic Revealing Funny

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Superb!
I particularly enjoy audio books when they are narrated by the author and this one was a particular treat.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it brought back all the warm, happy and playful emotions I have when watching The Princess Bride film.

Any additional comments?

I now feel like an insider. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the film again (must be at least my 20th viewing now) spotting all the interesting details highlighted in the book. i.e. Carey's broken toe and the Spinal Tap Baseball Cap in Fred Savage's Bedroom in the opening scene.

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