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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595332838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595332830
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Linda Greene Bennett was born in Toronto, Canada, where her father was already a household name because of his early career in Canadian radio. When Lorne relocated to the United States to follow his career, Linda and her twin brother remained in Toronto with their mother to complete their high school education.Linda moved to Los Angeles with her first husband immediately after their wedding to be closer to Lorne and to complete her bachelor's degree at UCLA. Although her degree was in English Literature, most of her working career has been in the field of accounting and business management. She also has raised two daughters of her own and has recently become a grandmother.Currently Linda is working and living in Santa Barbara with her second husband and their two Dobermans. (If anyone asks, the dogs do not eat Alpo!)

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Mr. Greene was quite a man, very ambitious, talented, funny and warm.
S. Brandon
The many rare photos are an excellent inclusion which enhance the book, especially as they are very appropriately selected.
H. C. Traveller
When you read this book, you will realize what a wonderful person he was.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. Baldwin on February 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
I recently finished reading 'My Father's voice', the biography of Lorne Greene written by his daughter Linda Greene Bennett. If you are a Lorne Greene fan this book is an absolute MUST for you. I thought I knew quite a lot about this man but discovered I hadn't even scratched the surface! I just wish I had had the opportunity to meet him. Linda obviously loved her father dearly and this comes across in the book. I laughed and I cried but loved it totally.
Even if you are not a particular fan of Mr. Greene it is still worth reading about this hard-working, intelligent, humorous, wonderful person, and WHAT a life he had!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By H. C. Traveller on February 21, 2009
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Linda Greene Bennett has written a most loving, absolutely fascinating and truly insightful book about her very famous father. Her style is excellent and this is one of those "can't put down" books.

Lorne was "The Great Voice of Canada" and "Ben Cartwright" of Bonanza fame. This book will tell you so much about his life before he became a radio announcer, so much about his life after Bonanza and everything else in between. The many rare photos are an excellent inclusion which enhance the book, especially as they are very appropriately selected.

Lorne has always been one of my very favourite actors and by the end of this book I felt that I "knew" him even better and liked him even more.

One of the finest biographies I have ever read.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Brandon on July 28, 2007
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I very much enjoyed reading this book. It reminds me how "Stars" are seen by the public, when in fact they are still just human after all. Mr. Greene was quite a man, very ambitious, talented, funny and warm. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys the work of this man, as I do.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Plate on February 25, 2006
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I bought this book for my husband, and he didn't put it down till the book Was finished! He loved it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Martha Beck on August 2, 2005
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If you're a fan of Lorne Greene and Bonanza, you'll love this book. I had no idea that the man was such an accomplished actor! A "must-read" for all fans of the show.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Soracco on September 25, 2008
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Got this for my husband, he is a HUGE fan. He loved this and read it right through. Very good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Billie Davis on March 27, 2012
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As a long time Bonanza fan, I was excited to read this book. Linda has a way with words, and by the first few pages, she had me sitting beside her, crying along with her as she relived hearing her father's voice on the cassette tapes Lorne had made, with the intention of his autobiography. Sadly it was never made, but this is the next best thing. She is honest and genuine in her story-telling. I only wish I could have told her how much I enjoyed her book. It's personal, and heart-touching, funny, and enlightening, a good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dkfan on September 23, 2011
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This is a very interesting, well written book. I find
myself engrossed in it; Lorne's daughter was able to use
recorded interview tapes that were made by Lorne Greene with
a writer that he was planning to write his autobiography with,
but it was never finished. So this biography is quite authentic
because it comes directly from Lorne Greene's own words;
that's why it's called "My Father's Voice".

I like the stories about his childhood and early acting career
because it makes his life more dimensional that just thinking
of him as Ben Cartwright. I loved Bonanza ! It was great
television and he was wonderful in that role. But it is also
interesting to read about his earlier theatrical experience
in Canada, as well as his announcing days for CBC, using
that wonderful deep voice we all know and love.

Darn good book. I can't put it down...
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