David Niven is remembered as one of Britain's best-loved actors. The archetypal English gentleman, he starred in over ninety films. He is also one of Hollywood's finest chroniclers.
In this second volume, David Niven turns his attention to 'The Great Days of Hollywood' between 1935 and 1960. These were times of legendary film stars and despotic producers, of tycoons, of oddballs, and of classic movies.
Rich in anecdote, and written in his inimitable humorous style, BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES is perhaps the most acclaimed sequel to an autobiography ever written.
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If David Niven were still of this earth he would most certainly be on the top of my list of stars whom I would wish to share an hour or two with, sipping whiskey and telling tales. This book is both entertaining and enlightening. It allows us to peer into Hollywood in its hey day and this fascinating character has a knack of telling and recounting the tales of the era, its a name dropping gala of Stars from the silver screen. This book is so witty and well written that one just has to buy it!
I read & loved this book years ago and whilst this audio version is certainly worth the money I was a bit disappointed by Niven's rather weary sounding narration. As we all know what a famously entertaining story teller he was, I can only assume he was having an off day.