The star of TV's "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" reflects on his childhood in Minnesota, his early acting career, his success playing the role of Hercules, and the health crisis at the height of his career that changed his life.
It's hard to review this book, so I'll break down the different parts.
Story: ** The story is an emotional roller coaster. Often I started to picture myself in their shoes. Not only does Kevin share his side, but his wife Sam shares hers. Various friends and crew members give outside points of view. Those were very powerful. It's easy to forget there are others in the world who are suffering. This puts it front and center. Kevin shares so many intimate details. It's raw, and an incredible insight into Kevin's struggles. Editing: **. there are so many names being dropped that it takes away from the overall story. It was too much. Clearly they were so eager to tell their story that they didn't know where to limit it. Reading: *** This was the second story I've heard Kevin Sorbo narrate. At first i hated it. he was so cocky. Then I realized that is who he is. who could present the story more realistically than the person it happened to. Sam provides narrative for herself and other book contributions. Hercules Fans: *** There isn't much insight into the shows until the 2/3 mark. then it gets really good. overall: **. the story is inspiring, but could have used more editing. Around the 40% mark I was ready to give up. I'm glad I didn't. the last 1/4 was the best. Kevin grew up. That made the rest worth it.