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The Time of My Life (Abridged) Audiobook

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Read By: Patrick Swayze Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2009 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780743598316

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

5

Longest Chapter Length:

72:21 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

60:37 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

66:06 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

Now in paperback, the internationally bestselling heartfelt memoir from movie legend Patrick Swayze and his wife of over thirty years, Lisa Niemi, about Patrick’s remarkable career and brave battle against pancreatic cancer.

An entertaining and inspiring behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, told in the words of beloved actor Patrick Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi, shortly before he passed away.

In a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze made a name for himself on the stage and screen with his versatility, passion, and fearlessness. Always a fighter, Patrick refused to let the diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer in February 2008 defeat him. Patrick and Lisa’s bravery inspired legions of fans, cancer patients, and their loved ones, yet this memoir, written with wisdom and heart, recounts so much more. Revealed in vivid detail is Patrick’s Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his rise to fame, and how his soul mate Lisa stood by his side through it all.

The Time of My Life opens the door for families, individuals, and husbands and wives to grow, bond, and discover entirely new levels of love and sharing, proving that life shouldn’t be lived as a series of endings, but rather as the beginning of greater strength and love.

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"I've been a fan since 'North and South' and 'Dirty Dancing' days and so was looking forward to reading this. It didn't disappoint. Although it was really poignant and bittersweet to read as Patrick is no longer here, it was an enjoyable, interesting and inspirational autobiography. I found out a lot i didn't know eg regarding all the injuries he suffered and the pain he had to live with as a result. I'm surprised he could walk, let alone dance! And the drinking and depression, thwarted dreams and family traumas. However he battled and recovered from all of this and it seems so cruel that he was diagnosed with cancer when he was at such a good place in his life. Such a brave man. It's also a love story. Through all the ups and downs he had the support of his wife, Lisa - they'd been married for 34 years - she must feel lost without him."

— Helen (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “The writing is as raw, intense, and honest as it gets, and hearing Swayze’s voice once more is deeply moving. His delivery is as professional as his attitude, as passionate as his personality.” 

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “With his steady yet invigorating cowboy drawl, Swayze voices the stories of his life with remarkable sensitivity, making the highly intimate nature of this audio presentation a perfect medium for his look back.”  

    — Audiofile

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller

The Time of My Life Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.89655172413793 out of 53.89655172413793 out of 53.89655172413793 out of 53.89655172413793 out of 53.89655172413793 out of 5 (3.90)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Patrick Swayze's life , a dedicated husband, actor & hero to the end. "

    — Dorothy, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good book - okay. Interesting reading his words about his life. I appreciated his candor. He shared some pretty private things about he and his wife and their relationship that were quite moving. "

    — Sherry, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " he was an exceptional man "

    — Shana, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book and devoured it in one sitting. Patrick Swayze was definitely a many faceted person with some amazing talents. I did think that some of the revelations were brushed over a little, but I loved all the insights into his movies and interests. It was also a moving account of his sad but very brave battle with pancreatic cancer. As a Patrick fan I found this a very bittersweet read that had me misty eyed on a few occasions. "

    — Kim, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I dont know I dont really like Patrick Swayze, but I did enjoy learning about his career. It was interesting. Sad he died. "

    — Heather, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I cried some, although not at the end. The love story of Patrick and Lisa is amazing. Everyone should experience that kind of love in their live. "

    — Kathie, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was surprised at how much I liked this book. It was well written and honest and made me respect the man more. I especially like how he credited his wife of over 30 years and co-author with aspects of his success. "

    — Stephanie, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " An interesting story chronicaling Patrick Swayze's life. Sad in a sense knowing he died shortly after finishing the book. Talk about living life to the fullest! A good, easy read... "

    — Cindy, 12/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I listened to the audio book that was actually narrated by Patrick himself. I could just picture his expressions and at times laughed right out loud with him. I really enjoyed his story. "

    — Penny, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am glad I took the time to read this one. How fortunate we are for him to have shared his story with us. "

    — Marcy, 10/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book, seems like he held back. However, he definitely had an amazing life. I never knew how much he loved dancing. "

    — Tracy, 6/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An absolute great read....loved reliving all the movies he starred in and the "behind the scenes info" in the book....thought he led somewhat of a charmed life but was totally mistaken on that altogether..highly recommend this book to everyone. "

    — Kelly, 1/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Loved getting to know Patrick Swayze on a more personal level and getting to read how he got his start. "

    — Jennifer, 12/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good autobiography, quick read. "

    — Sean, 8/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I haven't even finished the book yet & have all ready cried three times! This book is so moving,it gives me a warm feeling inside. I haven't been this hooked to a book in awhile. Thank you Patrick Swayze for sharing your life with us. "

    — Summer Duarte, 1/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The best part of this book is the person who gave it to me and the inscription inside. It was good but it was more about his career than the latter part of his life. "

    — Debbie, 12/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I actually listened to this book and as it was narrated by the authors, I found it extremely interesting. This is not a sensational book, but simply about two people who love their job and how they dealt with the ups and downs of the business. Well worth the read. "

    — Janet, 10/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought this was an interesting read because I remember his prime movie career as a kid. I would say one way to describe Patrick Swayze, "what did he not do"!! He was a pretty talented man. Also teaches you to be greatful for what you have and not let depression take over. "

    — Jenny, 8/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love to read autobiographies. I think he was a good man who lived his life to the fullest and did the best with the talents God has given. "

    — Cathy, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very interesting and moving book. I loved Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, Ghost and Road House. Now I'm thinking I'll be checking out a few of his other movies on Netflix in the near future. Another bright star taken too early by cancer. "

    — Pam, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I dont know I dont really like Patrick Swayze, but I did enjoy learning about his career. It was interesting. Sad he died. "

    — Heather, 4/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was a little self-serving...but overall I enjoyed the book. I'm saddened that this amazing man who has an amazing view on life is no longer with us. "

    — Karen, 4/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I listened to the abridged version, read by the authors. I thought the book was an interesting glimpse into the life of Patrick Swayze. I do not feel a need to read the entire book. "

    — Laura, 4/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very good. I wished he had lived to see all his dreams come true. He was a true gentleman. The good do die early. "

    — Connie, 4/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed learning about the man behind those moves. His life - way before the diagnosis- is an inspiration to me. "

    — Kirra, 3/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really liked this book. You can tell that it is written in Patrick's own words and can almost hear his voice as you read the words. He was honest and sincere. He will be missed, but will live forever through his wonderful movies. "

    — Dora, 2/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The autobiography of a great actor and an amazing love story. "

    — Eva, 2/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Amazing story of love and respect. "

    — Kristina, 2/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very interesting autobiography of the actor and his wife. "

    — Kathy, 2/2/2011

About the Authors

Patrick Swayze (1952–2009) was a three-time Golden Globe–nominated actor best known for his leading-man roles in two of the most beloved pictures of all time: Ghost and Dirty Dancing. Along with these high grossing, history-making films, many of his other movies have achieved a cult following, and his television series, The Beast, was a critical success. Also a singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor, Swayze grew up in Houston, Texas.