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3.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Goldman Narrator: Rob Reiner Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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This adventure story has everything you could want: the good guy, some bad guys, the girl, sword fighting, revenge, romance, of course a happy ending, and rodents of unusual size. Join Westley the plucky farm boy, Buttercup the beautiful young maiden, Inigo Montoya the driven, embittered swordsman, and many other strange and unusual characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness. It is read by Rob Reiner, who directed the motion picture based on this classic tale. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gareth | 2/19/2014

    " better than the film by miles and a classic story. You cant help but love this story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy T | 2/16/2014

    " This was definitely not my kind of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kita | 2/12/2014

    " This book is outstanding. Better than the movie. I will pick this book up and open to a random page when feeling blue - it never disappoints!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Harrison | 1/28/2014

    " If you think the movie was good, the book is a hundred times better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/13/2014

    " I was thoroughly convinced by this book! Goldman, you fooled me to the end! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greta | 12/27/2013

    " First I saw the film. Then I read the book. Then I saw the film again. The movie was better. It was an abridged version of the supposedly abridged Goldman version of the supposedly original S. Morgenstern book. The film is a two-layered story, Grandpa reading a book to a sick kid. The book he reads (and what the majority of the film is comprised of) is an epic tale of adventure, thrills, romance etc. etc. etc. The Goldman book is a multi-layered story of Goldman writing an abridgement of a book based on a book his father read to him as a child which he abridged as he was reading it because the original was rather too epic. And long-winded. Which is what Goldman's book turned out to be what with all the asides, details about the book contract, namedropping stories about famous people he's met and other famous and successful screenplays he's written, romance, thrills etc. etc. etc. The film tells the fairytale story. The book's story is diluted by telling the story of the author. If you like stories like that, then you'll like this book better than I did. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert Sorba | 12/27/2013

    " I really did not like this book. Maybe it is because the movie is one of my most cherished movies, but I don't think that is all of it. The book is really misogynist with Westley hitting and berating Buttercup, calling her his property, and Buttercup herself saying how stupid she is and can't do simple math. Also I did not like the asides by the author, which I thought were boring. Maybe it is some sort of meta-humour that the author removed supposedly super boring parts to put in his own boring parts, but if so I did not find it funny. Honestly the book just got off on the wrong foot with me when the author spent 30 pages complaining about his fat son and unhappy marriage. I realize this is a fictional account, but I just found it humourless and it left a bad taste in my mouth... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Penny | 12/26/2013

    " I love this book. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 11/26/2013

    " Absolutely brilliant! Variations between the screen play and the novel are conceivable ;) and it's a joy to read no matter how many times you've seen the movie "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margie | 11/9/2013

    " Everyone raves about this book, but I found it laborious to read and am just settling for the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Swessinger | 11/5/2013

    " A good read, especially if you love the film. I read an anniversary edition, so there were lots of extras. Honestly, the movie was better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 10/31/2013

    " Reads just like the movie but a little better. Fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catie Middleton | 10/30/2013

    " I loved this book, and the movie. It's probably up there on my list of favorite love stories. Seriously though, I do not like the interjecting from the author so often, but the story at it's core is wonderful. "As you wish". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebeca Ibáñez | 7/26/2013

    " Sencillamente maravillosa. Imprescindible! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 7/9/2013

    " "My name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my father...prepare to die!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 6/10/2013

    " I love the movie more, but not a bad read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slytheringirl | 3/16/2013

    " Much different than the movie, which I simply adore, but it still has the thrills I enjoyed watching. A fun read to waste a lazy day on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris R | 2/14/2013

    " It's not the film. In places it's excellent, with a wending fourth wall plot (very Tristram Shandy) and a light fairy tale, and other places it's plodding, overly clever and far too convoluted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 River | 12/18/2012

    " Pretty much just the movie. Don't love the annotations, felt kid of self-indulgent, especially the intros and outro. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 8/18/2012

    " Maybe better than the movie.....maybe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddy | 6/9/2012

    " I didn't really appreciate the edits made by Goldman and want to read the original, but it's a great story!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Turner | 4/18/2012

    " One of my favorite books- read it in high school and have loved it since! So great. Better than the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 6/26/2011

    " This book is a fun romp. William Goldman wrote both the book and the screenplay so it is very much like the movie. My daughters loved the movie and played it over and over. Reading the book was a little bit like coming home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika1411 | 5/23/2011

    " I couldn't understand the ending.
    And the "Buttercup's baby" too.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 5/19/2011

    " This was funny. I really liked it. It os one of the few books where I watched the movie first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 5/19/2011

    " seen the movie a million times!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 5/18/2011

    " Excellent read, but much darker than the movie. I was somewhat surprised "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cloud_9 | 5/17/2011

    " A must have for every person on the planet. Put it that way.
    Even the film is good, which doesn't happen often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 5/16/2011

    " A family fav, from the author who also wrote Marathon Man. Strange. We read it to the kids after Narnia and before LOTR. Also good for adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/16/2011

    " This book was so funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 5/13/2011

    " One of the best books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geringer | 5/12/2011

    " This week I read pages 124 to 135. This book took a while to understand but i really good and easier to comprehend now. The part that I'm reading about is when Inigo was making the sword and he ends up finishing it but Domingo doesn't like it and they get into this big argument. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lundberg | 5/12/2011

    " I like the various ways the author tells the story with all the comedic sence that it has. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edwina | 5/11/2011

    " Humour, political intrigue and true love, what more can you ask for? This book was one of the joys of my childhood and re-reading it as an adult made me appreciate the sly insight that underlies the romping adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/10/2011

    " funny! especially as read by Rob Reiner. "

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