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July 10, 2014 / Leslie

Review – Audiobook: Love Life by Rob Lowe

A Rapid Review

Love LifeLove Life by Rob Lowe

Publisher: Simon & Schuster | April 2014
Format: Audio CD | 7½ hours | Rating: 4 stars
Audio Listening Level: Easy

When Rob Lowe’s first book was published in 2011, he received the kind of rapturous reviews that writers dream of and rocketed to the top of the bestseller list. Now, in Love Life, he expands his scope, using stories and observations from his life in a poignant and humorous series of true tales about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.

This was an enjoyable and entertaining collection of stories from Rob Lowe. Witty and insightful, he touches on a little bit of everything – TV, movies, his family, friends, and even a little on his time in rehab and on why he decided to take acting lessons after he was already a successful actor.

One of the funniest stories was about The Lyon’s Den, a short-lived TV series I never heard of – possibly because it was canceled after six episodes, but they filmed all thirteen. Rob gives a hilarious and snarky account of the revolving door of writers and actors, pulls no punches and even names names. Some of the more touching moments in the book were when he wrote about his family – how he met his wife, their longtime marriage and raising his sons.

Audio production:
The author narrates the book, bringing the stories to life. With few exceptions, I’m not a fan of authors reading their own work, but in the case of a memoir, it adds authenticity, especially for a celebrity whose voice we are already familiar with. And Rob did a fine job. This was an easy listen and one I would recommend to everyone, even those who don’t usually listen to audio.
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Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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  1. laurelrainsnow / Jul 10 2014 10:58 am

    I’m not a fan of audio, but I might listen to an author reading his own book. If the author is someone like Rob Lowe, that is. I want to read this one…thanks for sharing.


    • Leslie / Jul 10 2014 11:02 am

      If you’re a fan, I think listening adds to the enjoyment since you already know the author’s voice. It’s like he’s talking directly to you.


  2. Carol / Jul 10 2014 12:30 pm

    Sounds like one to add to m list. I’m trying to broaden my audio horizons – moving beyond just mysteries.


  3. Sue / Jul 10 2014 2:56 pm

    One of my favorite actors! I loved his role on the West Wing. I’m glad to know he has done an audiobook like this. Thanks!


  4. BermudaOnion / Jul 10 2014 4:38 pm

    I loved the stories about his family – they were very touching!


  5. Mary / Jul 10 2014 4:52 pm

    Definitely want to listen to it. I listened to his first memoir (he narrated it) and really enjoyed it.


  6. Sheila (Book Journey) / Jul 12 2014 2:53 pm

    I loved this one – Rob is an amazing narrator!


  7. stacybuckeye / Jul 12 2014 8:30 pm

    I finished this one last week and felt much the same way you did, especially about hte end of the Lyon’s Den – that was just so awesome 🙂



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