|# of Units:||17 CDs|
|Length:||4 hours, 50 minutes|
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If you loved Jim Henson, his muppets, his gentle humanity and creativity, you'll enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek into both his personal and professional life. The narrator is easy to listen to and does quite a good job sounding like each person quoted in the story.
18 hours into the 21 hour reading of this book. Just for fans at this level of depth. Interesting Jim Henson facts: 1)"only" 6 foot one but looked taller due to a 30 inch waist and 38 inch length shirt sleeves. 2) Was approached by George Lucas to voice and perform "Yoda" for "Star Wars" but recommended Frank Oz for the job. 3) Spent every cent he had to buy "The Dark Crystal" back from the financiers in 1982 so they wouldn't make him drastically change the movie after a few bad test screening - doubled his money. 4) Died the same day as Sammy Davis. Jr. Good book but for big fans only.
Brian Jay Jones served as a speechwriter, ghostwriter, and policy analyst for two U.S. senators. A former associate superintendent of education in Arizona, he now works as a writer and policy analyst. He lives with his wife and daughter in Damascus, Maryland.