Steve Martin

The Magic Years
Author(s): Morris Wayne Walker
Original Publish Date: Jun 24, 2005
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.68 hours)
Product Number: Z100095833
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481559768
Narrator/s: Barrett Whitener
Please log in to view pricing


This is the story of the wild and crazy years that the author spent growing up with Steve Martin and their apprenticeship in comedy. No one could better chronicle Steve's life than his best and oldest friend, Morris Walker. Steve and Morris were class clowns together, charming the girls and the teachers with their wit and later setting out on the road together as comedians. This personal account will introduce you to the Steve Martin you've never seen before: the eleven-year-old already performing near-perfect sleight-of-hand magic tricks, the thirteen-year-old selling guidebooks at Disneyland, the twenty-year-old stretching his comedic wings as a vaudeville-style entertainer, and the twenty-one-year-old Emmy Award-winning Hollywood whiz kid.

Professional reviews

"The antics that proliferate this first-person reminiscence by author and lifelong friend Morris Walker speak for themselves. The adept Barrett Whitener at first sounds a bit erudite for the book's inevitable craziness, but he soon settles in, even adopting the childhood "language" used by the chums and delivering the signature "ex-cuuuse me" with just enough emphasis. Irony and lilt in prudent doses are required for this book full of nostalgia and preposterous youthful frolicking. Whitener finds it, with a clear, distinct voice that produces an effortless listen. M.L.L. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"