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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (622 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jackie Chan Narrator: Daxing Zhan Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In you are fan of action-adventure movies with the accent on action-then you no doubt love watching Jackie Chan risk his life to create sensational cinema. As one of the biggest stars to burst into U.S. theaters, Jackie has put America's hottest heroes to shame, wowing audiences with the breathless, death-defying stunts that are the highlight of such movies as Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop, Operation: Condor, and his newest blockbuster Rush Hour. But who really is the boyishly handsome, lightening-fast Charlie Chaplin of martial arts movie making?

I Am Jackie Chan is the fascinating, harrowing, ultimately triumphant story of his life: How the rebellious son of refugees in tumultuous 1950s Hong Kong became the disciplined disciple of a Chinese Opera Master. How the paradise that young Jackie so eagerly embraced proved to be, in reality, a ruthlessly competitive place. How the dying art of Chinese opera led Jackie to the movie business-and how he made the leap from stunt man to superstar. Finally, after years of plunging off skyscrapers and living to tell the tale, Jackie Chan proves with this poignant, witty, and often astonishing memoir that it's always been a tale worth telling. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Loralee | 2/20/2014

    " Can't believe how much I enjoyed this, when I have only ever seen one Jackie Chan movie in my life. Maybe two. With a talented coauthor, Chan tells the story of his childhood in a school for Chinese opera (beatings and 19-hour-days were common), breaking into the movie business as a stuntman, going broke, getting called back into the movies to act for a director who tried to turn him into Bruce Lee, finally getting the freedom to make his own movies, which became blockbusters, and trying to show ignorant America that he was already a huge star worldwide, even if Americans hadn't heard of him. The stunts: crazy! (like jumping off a 100 foot building to honor his childhood teacher, or failing to jump off a 50 foot clock tower 6 days in a row, so that on the 7th day he told his helper to help him hang from the hands of a clock and then leave, so there was nowhere to go but down.) The message: you achieve success through hard work and originality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/9/2014

    " Chan's blatant arrogance and matchismo had me disappointed. He can fight, but Chan is far from being a martial artist-type kindred spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dad | 2/6/2014

    " Very real and much like what we saw in China during our trip. Jackie seems very honest, and is good at reveiwing his own movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kevin Jacobsen | 1/25/2014

    " I remember reading this when I was in grade school. I loved reading about Jackie's life story and how he was an orphan. Him being an orphan made his story even more spectacular than it arlready is. Teachers can use this book when talking about biographies and this is a good book to use because Jacie is a person many young people know abou and love. "

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