The Pursuit of Happyness (Abridged)
- Narrated by: Andre Blake
- Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-05-2006
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
Never giving in to despair, Gardner makes an astonishing transformation from being part of the city's invisible to being a powerful player in its financial district. Here is the story of a man who breaks his own family's cycle of men abandoning their children, a story that appeals to the very essence of the American Dream.
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By Steve James on 09-09-2007
I enjoyed both the movie and the book, but the book gives an in-depth look of the author's childhood, which wasn't covered at all by the movie. It helped me see the context of how Chris got to where he was. How his birth mother had struggled with her relationships with men and the impact on Chris. His was not an easy childhood by many standards, but it was real and it was his and I enjoyed hearing how life growing up was for someone who had it very different from me.
It also, to my surprise, validated that the movie didn't use much literary license in telling the story. While some of the details may not have been accurate, (days he spent in jail, pay during his apprenticeship, etc.) the central core of the story in the movie was surprisingly true.
I recommend both highly. I first saw the movie and then read the book. And if you see the movie on DVD be sure to see the special features about how they made the movie. That was very good.
<note: seems you can't edit the title for the review once you've submitted it. I would have changed it to "A Good Pair.">
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By Lito Da Critic on 02-06-2006
Very Good Story!
I actually enjoyed this book. It kept my attention from the beginning to the end. The narrator does and excellent job with the narration of this book which really means alot when it comes to listening to an audiobook.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful