• The Sound of Music Story

  • How a Beguiling Young Novice, a Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing Von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time
  • By: Tom Santopietro
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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The Sound of Music Story

By: Tom Santopietro
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
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Publisher's Summary

On March 2, 1965, The Sound of Music was released in the United States, and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and imagination of the moviegoing public in the way that The Sound of Music did as it blended history, music, Austrian location filming, heartfelt emotion, and the yodeling of Julie Andrews into a monster hit.

Now Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate Sound of Music fan audiobook with all the inside dope, from behind-the-scenes stories of the filming in Austria and Hollywood to new interviews with Johannes von Trapp and others. Santopietro looks back at the real-life story of Maria von Trapp, goes on to chronicle the sensational success of the Broadway musical, and recounts the story of the near cancellation of the film when Cleopatra bankrupted 20th Century Fox.

©2015 Tom Santopietro (P)2015 Tantor

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"An enthusiastic close-up of movie history." ( Kirkus)

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A must for super-fans

If you are a super-fan of the movie and want to know every little detail about every little thing, then this is the book for you!

It held my interest, I enjoyed it, but I didn’t really feel like I came away with many new scoops. There have been so many reunion shows and TV interviews and documentaries over the years that I feel there are no more secrets left to uncover! Despite that, I was surprised to learn how much the movie was panned by the critics of the day.

I agree with other reviewers that the biographies of everyone at the end was a little long, but overall still interesting.

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If you love the Sound of Music

The Sound of Music Movie will always have a special place in my heart. After watching a stage performance that came to our city, I went searching for something more and found this book. It is truly a great companion to the movie and stage production. I highly recommend it if you want to find all the ins and outs of the movie.

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thought it was an actual story

Good information but I was looking for the actual story. Very good historic information, I did like the narration

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The Sound of Music Story

I loved this book! I recommend it to anyone! Well written! Well done ! Great book!

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