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The Time of My Life

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Lisa Niemi Swayze, Patrick Swayze

Narrated By: Patrick Swayze

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: September 2009

Duration: 5 hours 31 minutes


In a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze has made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he's become one of our most beloved actors.

But in February 2008, Patrick announced he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Always a fighter, he refused to let the disease bring him to his knees, and his bravery has inspired both his legion of fans and cancer patients everywhere. Yet this memoir, written with wisdom and heart, recounts much more than his bout with cancer. In vivid detail, Patrick describes his Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his rise to fame with North and South, his commercial breakthroughs in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and the soul mate who's stood by his side through it all: his wife, writer and director Lisa Niemi.

A behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, this memoir is both entertainment and inspiration. Patrick and Lisa's marriage is a journey of two lives intertwined and lived as one--throughout their years in Hollywood and at home on their working ranch outside Los Angeles, and culminating in the hope and wisdom they've imparted to all who know them. This book will open the door for families, individuals, and husbands and wives to grow, bond and discover entirely new levels of love and sharing, proving that life shouldn't be lived as a series of endings, but rather as the beginning of greater strength and love.


  • Clifton G

    After listening to this I truly believe Patrick and Lisa are soul mates. I'm so please that Mr. Swayze decided to read this book

  • Michael C

    Absolutely fantastic, it was made even better with Patrick Swayze narrating it himself. I would recommend it to anyone. Kept me enthralled all the way through it. I will listen to it again.

  • Stephen Wallace

    awesome book kept me listening and interested the whole way and it was even better with patrick narrating

  • Erla Reynisdottir

    wonderful book. Loved that it was Patrick himself reading it. I highly recommend it!

  • steffanie gillentine

    Amazing book. The fact that patrick was reading it made it that much better. Beautiful story.

  • amber millee

    Absolutely best read ever! This man was wonderful and will be missed dearly. Live that I can hear his words of wisdom forever!

Time of My Life

by Lisa Niemi Swayze, Patrick Swayze

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Time of My Life, Lisa Niemi Swayze, Patrick Swayze