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  1. Leslie Leslie says:

    Liked it Plus it is signed by the author My mother waited in line for over an hour to get a copy for me


  2. Mark Singer Mark Singer says:

    Just re read this for the first time in 20 years and it is still enjoyable I always thought Macnee was very cool as John Steed in The Avengers Steed was dashing yet tough and got to adventure with beautiful women like Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman Macnee wrote this in 1988 when he was 66 and was very open about his life foibles and all I had the distinct impression that Macnee would have become an upper class twit had he not become an actor


  3. Paul Fergus Paul Fergus says:

    Good for show biz historians and completist fans but a whole lot of rambling junk for most everyone elseI grew up watching The Avengers on PBS so I have a childhood fondness for the character of John Steed When Patrick Macnee passed on I heard about this book and thought I'd see what his thinking and memories might revealThe first half of the book is the most interesting The author pours out a relentless series of observations and uips up to about the time he gets out of World War II While most of it isn't particularly deep the scope of his subject matter manages to summon a fairly clear picture of his young lifeThe picture he paints of the upper classes in Great Britain during this time is not a flattering one They come off as generally dysfunctional self centered and often psychotic It's hard to imagine him coming out of that upbringing without some kind of damage to his psycheIf I had to hazard a guess his response seems to have been to develop a defense field of whimsy coupled with hyper awareness of detail This would explain why he either focuses on pure external events or presents his feelings as an observationFor example he exhibits a bit of a rogueish side as a youngster During his time at school he runs a bookie operation for horse racing using his dad's superior knowledge of horsesHe gets money out of it gets the older school boys off his back and the satisfaction of his dad liking him because the old man thinks his son is finally taking an interest in horseracing It becomes so successful that the local organized crime figures give young Patrick a talking to about it and then run him out of the business entirelyThere's no self reflection in this story nor is there any insight in the details he shares There's a part missing that would explain how he put this together and where the talent for it came from He describes the meeting with the thug threatening to break his nose with the clinical lighthearted attitude of a suire slumming about townThat's too bad There are other stories of a similar nature he gets expelled for distributing pornography to his classmates so I sense there's a major revelation of character in this carousing gambling aspect of his young schoolboy life but he never elaboratesAfter that part of his life the book turns its focus towards his acting career and loses any momentum it had going for it His story becomes a recitation of parts played broken up by the occasional family milestone common to actors marriage and kids at a distance divorce looming hooking up with cast members the career popularity roller coaster and so on Here his lack of depth makes for a tedious and obscure readNow we not only have vital aspects of his formative character glossed over but the development of his life suffers a similar fate The destiny that leads up to his defining role ends up being a pile of detritus you have to sift through for any kind of insightHe hangs out with some huge names in show biz Alec Guinness Orson Welles and Roger Moore to name a very few yet his encounters with them come off as name drops on what feels like a resume Stories to amuse autograph seekers on the way to the pubIt's a wasted opportunity A good editor would have encouraged him to break things up and focus intently on fewer highlights with specific detail and reflection The guy was a workhorse for parts so I'm sure a lot of chaff was already cut out but come on cut to the meat and make it goodI mean sure I would love to hear him talk about being Count Iblis on Battlestar Galactica or how he managed to find himself in what I think is his truly best one liner of all time as Sir Denis Eton Hogg in Spinal Tap Tap intoAmericaI get that you have to pare things down But really? A minor mention of his role in The Howling as that werewolf movie? This was the best that could be put down on paper?Avengers fans will find the details lacking There's really only two good stories the one where he propositions Honor Blackman after a shoot where her response is awesome and puts him rightly in his place and his description of the behind the scenes creative struggle to introduce a female counterpart to John Steed in the showThat struggle is gobbsmacking when you consider today's entertainment Here we are 50 years later having the exact same argument over including competent believable and humanized female characters in popular culture as back then It still takes an immense amount of psychological energy to try something that by all accounts should have always been a no brainerOther than those two gems there isn't much else to read about He soon moves on to his career post Avengers and the wrap up of his life in California Important events rush by without much explanation or analysis but by then I was resigned to the styleThis book could have been a lot better


  4. ArisAunt ArisAunt says:

    Bit disappointed Loved the unusual early life and respect for his honesty I was not that interested in the stage and TV details but then I suppose that's what a lot of others would be interested in


  5. Lukasz Pruski Lukasz Pruski says:

    Patrick Macnee is the unforgettable John Steed from The Avengers the cult British TV series from 1960s remade in 1998 as a US movie; it has nothing in common with the recent same titled movies based on comics The series running in the 1961 1969 period was shown all over Europe in the US and in many other countries It is widely considered one of the best cult series in the history of TV a sentiment that I readily agree with The Avengers might in fact be the second or third best series I have ever watched mostly thanks to Mrs Peel by the way Diana Rigg's bio is waiting on my shelf and John Steed I am sure there can be no doubt which cult TV series is by far the best in the history of mankind right? Blind in One Ear 1988 is Mr Macnee's autobiography the author first leads us through his unusual childhood in an aristocratic and truly idiosyncratic family Mr Macnee's Mama watched little Daniel Patrick through the bubbly blur of Dom Perignon the feared Uncle Evelyn wanted to make a good woman of him and his Pa was rarely around Patrick matriculated from Eton often considered the best public meaning exclusively private school in the world although his final period at the college was marred by uite some naughtiness This part of the memoir is totally fascinating Alas the story of long long years of young Mr Macnee trying to succeed as an actor moving from place to place including the US and Canada waiting for his big break is frankly boring; even freuent dropping names of actors whom he met and worked with like Laurence Oliver Richard Burton Vivien Leigh Montgomery Clift and many many others does not relieve the monotony The Big Break comes in 1960 when Mr Macnee is hired to play John Steed one of the two leading characters in The Avengers He stars in four separate series with Ian Hendry Honor Blackman Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson not to count the much later New Avengers with Joanna Lumley as Purdey The role of Steed has completely defined his legacy which Mr Macnee is first to admit the series brought the fame and money I'd always longed for he writesBlind in One Ear is mostly a good read the author is uite honest in assessing his successes and failures the first third of the memoir is enthralling and the writing sparkles with sly humor throughout the book Here's just one small sample my true moment of greatness came when I was asked whether I'd met Vivien Leigh My answer was received with awe Then a second uestion was asked I had to say that although I'd longed to I had notTwo and three uarter stars


  6. Travis Travis says:

    Patrick Mcnee is every bit the eccentric character as any role he played on TV or the movies This is very warts and all as he talks about his fairly dysfunctional family and unusual upbringing and his time as an actorEntertaining Mcnee is a witty storyteller but it tends to lose steam after the Avengers is cancelled and he goes into his big new age finding himself phase


  7. Estott Estott says:

    Rather disappointing The best part is his somewhat odd childhood After that we get a string of accounts of his career and he comes off as an amiable man but intelectually lightweight a hard working but minor actor who had the good fortune to be cast in one perfect role After THE AVENGERS there's nothing else of interest in his career or in the book


  8. John Peel John Peel says:

    Patrick Macnee has had an interesting life best known for his role in The Avengers and he attempts to tell his tale Unfortunately he dwells far too long on his odd childhood and brushes over the interesting times he must have had as an actor You end up with the impression that he's a narcissist than an actor


  9. Rob Rob says:

    A must for any fans of the show Macnee had the weird childhood indeed


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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Blind in One Ear The Avenger Returns
  • Patrick Macnee
  • English
  • 19 January 2016
  • 9780916515850