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by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden | Read by Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner, Chris Sarandon, Andy Scheinman, Wallace Shawn, Robin Wright, Billy Crystal, Danny Burstein

For anyone who’s ever loved the movie THE PRINCESS BRIDE, Cary Elwes’s memoir of filming it is a must-listen. Elwes, who played Westley, the swashbuckling farm boy/pirate, was a young, up-and-coming actor when he was cast for the role. The movie was only a modest success in theaters but has since become a beloved, oft-quoted classic. Recollections by director Rob Reiner and cast members Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, and others are interspersed, some read by the actors and the rest performed by Danny Burstein. But it’s Elwes’s reminiscences and behind-the-scenes stories—and his impressions of the other actors—that are the stars here. His posh British accent and clear admiration for his fellow actors and the movie itself make for a charming listen. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine