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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2014

Duration: 7 hours 1 minutes


From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.


  • John G

    Excellent book. I especially enjoyed the stories about Andre the giant and how much fun the movie was to make.

  • Christopher B

    Hearing this read by the author was a special treat, would like to hear him read other books

  • Tracey Haycock

    Always loved the movie. Watching the movie after finishing the book made it all the more enjoyable and personable. Thanks to Cary Elwes and all the other contributors for this beautiful insight.

  • Nicola Lee

    I was obsessed with The Princess Bride as a kid so listening to "Wesley" and many other beloved characters share stories about their experiences making the film was a real treat. I'm not so sure I would have enjoyed it as much had I read it myself.

  • Sandie Elsom

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable book. I particularly liked the input from the other cast and crew. Now I can't wait to watch the movie again.

  • Donna Pilkington

    I absolutely loved this story! I loved the Princess Bride movie and this story gave me so much insight into the making and experience of all those involved. It gave me a greater appreciation for the film. I immediately watched the movie again after finishing the book. Having the accounts narrated by the various actors and directors made this audiobook so entertaining and engaging.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

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