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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden Narrator: Andy Scheinman, Carol Kane, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, with interviews of his fellow cast mates and plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tender, comical behind-the-scenes look at the 1987 classic.”

    Us Weekly

  • “Cary Elwes’ book recounts the wacky antics of Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, and others behind The Princess Bride…[A] delightful remembrance of the three months he spent making the unsung movie that went on to become a family classic.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Filled with fun tidbits from the cast about making a movie that became an unlikely classic.”

    Los Angeles Magazine

  • “[A] fascinating memoir…Cary Elwes has proved that he is as adept with the mighty pen as he is with the powerful sword…A treasure trove of fascinating behind-the-scenes accounts…As You Wish is thoughtfully and seamlessly compiled.”

    New Orleans Living magazine

  • The Princess Bride achieved a certain cinematic magic, which Elwes (Westley) captures in his warm and revealing behind-the-scenes account.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Even if you don’t have a crush on Cary Elwes, you’ll enjoy this vivid behind-the-scenes account of the making of The Princess Bride. His stories, especially those involving Andre the Giant, will leave you in stitches. Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, and others also recount their experiences. An amusing account of a group of performers who came together to make a heartfelt film that is loved by many.”

    Library Journal

  • “For anyone who’s ever loved the movie The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes’ memoir of filming it is a must-listen…Recollections by director Rob Reiner and cast members Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, and others are interspersed, some read by the actors and the rest performed by Danny Burstein. But it’s Elwes’ reminiscences and behind-the-scenes stories—and his impressions of the other actors—that are the stars here. His posh British accent and clear admiration for his fellow actors and the movie itself make for a charming listen.”

    AudioFile

  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Nonfiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An October 2014 LibraryReads Pick

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by TheOptimisticPessimist | 4/16/2015

    " It was like enjoying the best dvd special features, being read to me in exquisite detail. After all, isn't the creation of art the best part? "

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