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Above the Line - My Wild Oats Adventure

Shirley MacLaine

Read by New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine, a funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling her remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis. Her agent told her not to get on the plane. The male leads weren't even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been re-written countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film's location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands-and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life. The making of the film feels like a screwball comedy, as the cast and crew face unpredictable daily obstacles with ingenuity, grit, and personal sacrifice. Yet the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new understanding of the demise of one of history's most elusive yet endlessly intriguing places. Scholars have long theorized that Spain's Canary Islands are the remnants of the mighty lost continent of Atlantis. As the movie set descends into pandemonium, Shirley finds fascinating corollaries between the island's cataclysmic fate and our own dangerous trajectory. Can we learn the lessons the citizens of Atlantis failed to comprehend? The answer is borne out of recovered memories from Shirley's past life on Atlantis and through a series of meditations that reveal the necessity of unfettered imagination when looking for bold new truths, rendering this evocative memoir essential for anyone seeking a broader understanding of what it means to be human-both where we came from and where we are going.

Read by New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine, a funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling her remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis. Her agent told her not to get on the plane. The male leads weren't even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been re-written countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film's location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands-and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life. The making of the film feels like a screwball comedy, as the cast and crew face unpredictable daily obstacles with ingenuity, grit, and personal sacrifice. Yet the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new understanding of the demise of one of history's most elusive yet endlessly intriguing places. Scholars have long theorized that Spain's Canary Islands are the remnants of the mighty lost continent of Atlantis. As the movie set descends into pandemonium, Shirley finds fascinating corollaries between the island's cataclysmic fate and our own dangerous trajectory. Can we learn the lessons the citizens of Atlantis failed to comprehend? The answer is borne out of recovered memories from Shirley's past life on Atlantis and through a series of meditations that reveal the necessity of unfettered imagination when looking for bold new truths, rendering this evocative memoir essential for anyone seeking a broader understanding of what it means to be human-both where we came from and where we are going.
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Read by New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine, a funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling her remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis. Her agent told her not to get on the plane. The male leads weren't even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been re-written countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film's location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands-and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life. The making of the film feels like a screwball comedy, as the cast and crew face unpredictable daily obstacles with ingenuity, grit, and personal sacrifice. Yet the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new understanding of the demise of one of history's most elusive yet endlessly intriguing places. Scholars have long theorized that Spain's Canary Islands are the remnants of the mighty lost continent of Atlantis. As the movie set descends into pandemonium, Shirley finds fascinating corollaries between the island's cataclysmic fate and our own dangerous trajectory. Can we learn the lessons the citizens of Atlantis failed to comprehend? The answer is borne out of recovered memories from Shirley's past life on Atlantis and through a series of meditations that reveal the necessity of unfettered imagination when looking for bold new truths, rendering this evocative memoir essential for anyone seeking a broader understanding of what it means to be human-both where we came from and where we are going.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 39m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

24:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

22:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:10