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There and Back Again

An Actor's Tale

Sean Astin with Joe Layden: Read by Sean Astin

Macmillan Audio

The fascinating memoir of a Hollywood life and an inside look at a life-changing role and the groundbreaking film trilogy that captured the imagination of movie fans everywhere
The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful film franchises in cinematic history. Breaking box office records worldwide, capturing numerous Academy Awards, the trilogy is a breathtaking cinematic achievement and beloved by fans everywhere.
 For Sean Astin, the call from his agent about the role of Samwise Gamgee couldn’t have come at a better time. His career was at a low point and choice roles were hard to come by. But his 18-month experience in New Zealand with director Peter Jackson and the cast and crew of The Lord of the Rings films would be more than simply a dream-come-true—it would prove to be the challenge of a lifetime.
Though much has been written about the making of the films, the real story of what took place on the set, the harrowing ordeals of the actors and the unspoken controversy and backstage dealings have never been told. More than a companion guide to the Rings films, There and Back Again is filled with stories from the set and of the actors involved that have never before been revealed—an eye-opening look at the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the making of one of the most ambitious films of all time.

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  • Sean Astin with Joe Layden: Read by Sean Astin

  • SEAN ASTIN has appeared in over thirty films including The Goonies,
    Bulworth, Toy Soldiers, Courage Under Fire, Encino Man, and the title role
    in Rudy. He starred as the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and was nominated for an Academy Award for his short film Kangaroo Court. He lives in Los Angeles.

    JOE LAYDEN is an award-winning journalist and author of numerous books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Rock Says. He lives in upstate New York.
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There and Back Again

An Actor's Tale

Sean Astin with Joe Layden: Read by Sean Astin

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