Never Grow Up

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD41269
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508267546
Narrator/s: Daxing Zhang
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A candid, thrilling memoir from one of the most recognizable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world. Everyone knows Jackie Chan. Whether it's from Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid, or Kung Fu Panda, Jackie is admired by generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and mind-bending stunts. In 2016—after fifty-six years in the industry, over 200 films, and many broken bones—he received an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime achievement in film. But at sixty-four years old, Jackie is just getting started. Now, in Never Grow Up, the global superstar reflects on his early life, including his childhood years at the China Drama Academy (in which he was enrolled at the age of six), his big breaks (and setbacks) in Hong Kong and Hollywood, his numerous brushes with death (both on and off film sets), and his life as a husband and father (which has been, admittedly and regrettably, imperfect). Jackie has never shied away from his mistakes. Since The Young Master in 1980, Jackie's films have ended with a bloopers reel in which he stumbles over his lines, misses his mark, or crashes to the ground in a stunt gone south. In Never Grow Up, Jackie applies the same spirit of openness to his life, proving time and time again why he's beloved the world over: he's honest, funny, kind, brave beyond reckoning and—after all this time—still young at heart.

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Author(s): Jackie Chan, Zhu Mo
Narrator(s): Daxing Zhang
Product Number Z100140218
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508267522
Author(s): Jackie Chan, Zhu Mo
Product Number EB00727172
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: #9781982107239

Professional reviews

"Daxing Zhang beautifully narrates this candid in-depth biography, translated from Chinese, of martial arts master and actor Jackie Chan. Zhang's Chinese inflections sound natural and bring pathos to the story, which is moving and personal. The work explores Chan's strengths and weaknesses, as well as his foibles such as spending lavishly and gambling to excess. Career breaks and setbacks are recounted with identical passion, though detail is at times excessive, for example, accounts of specific obsessive fans. Brief behind-the-scenes stories are narrated by the energetic Jennifer Lim, whose sudden appearances peppered throughout the audiobook can be jarring as they differ so much in tone from Zhang's presence. This is a fascinating life story that may be a bit too lengthy. But it's likely that fans will immensely enjoy it. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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