Rating: ★★★★ (4/5)
If you are for long 19-hours audiobook…. “Making It So” is an extraordinary book, as it offers listeners a deeply personal and enchanting journey through the life of the iconic actor and living legend, Sir Patrick Stewart. What makes it even more remarkable is that the audiobook is narrated by the author himself, giving it an authenticity and intimacy that is hard to match.
From the outset, Sir Patrick Stewart’s rich and distinctive voice draws you in, making you feel as though he is sharing his life story with you in person. The audiobook takes us on an odyssey from his humble beginnings in Yorkshire, England, to the pinnacles of Hollywood and worldwide acclaim. Stewart’s storytelling prowess, honed through years of stage and screen performances, is on full display as he recounts his journey with humor, warmth, and an unwavering passion for his craft.
One of the highlights of “Making It So” is the in-depth exploration of Stewart’s acclaimed stage career, providing listeners with fascinating insights into his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and his triumphs in classic plays. His recollections are peppered with anecdotes that shed light on the dedication and artistry that have defined his career.
Of course, no discussion of Sir Patrick Stewart’s life would be complete without delving into his iconic roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise. Hearing him reminisce about these roles, the impact they had on him personally, and their influence on pop culture is a real treat for fans.
Furthermore, “Making It So” isn’t just a recollection of achievements but also a reflection on the challenges and struggles Stewart faced along the way. His candid discussions about his early life, including his difficult upbringing, make his journey even more compelling and relatable.
Sir Patrick Stewart’s audiobook is a testament to his remarkable ability to connect with his audience, not only through his acting but also through his storytelling. “Making It So” is a captivating, insightful, and touching memoir that will leave you feeling inspired and with a deeper appreciation for the man behind the iconic characters. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to his work, this audiobook is a must-listen for anyone who loves the art of storytelling and the magic of the stage and screen.