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    2018 Audie Award Finalist for Multi-Voiced Performance

    From Taylor Jenkins Reid, "a genius when it comes to stories about life and love" (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress' relentless rise to the top - the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

    Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? 

    Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jump-start her career. 

    Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late '80s and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds - revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love - Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways. 

    Written with Reid's signature talent for "creating complex, likable characters" (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means - and what it takes - to face the truth. 

    ©2017 Rabbit Reid, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Stunning

    The story is absolutely incredible. The way it pictures the characters and their nuances is so close to reality. You end the book loving the people in the book for their flaws as much as their qualities.
    Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. The performances are amazing, and even though I didn't read the written copy, I suspect audiobook is the best way to enjoy this story.
    And what an enjoyment it is!

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    It was such a ride

    A really really great book. The love story was so good, the characters so interesting. I loved it !

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    Stunning

    Absolutely stunning story of ambition, betrayal, devotion, loss and above all, a brilliant story of love. I highly recommend this memorable novel to anyone who believes that there are no absolutes in human nature.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 03/04/2020

    Not what I expected

    After finishing Daisy Jones and the Six, which I really enjoyed, I wanted to hear more by this author. This book was so disappointing! First of all, the publisher was not forthcoming regarding the primary subject matter. Had I known it centered around a lesbian relationship it would not have been my next choice. I struggled with the narration and almost quit listening several times. The plot is predictable with only a slight twist. Just glad I’m finally done with it and can move on to something more interesting!

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    • bridget
    • 16/07/2018

    I’m not crying, you’re crying

    Completely unexpected but also touchingly beautiful. Manages to touch on a number of very difficult subjects while still staying a light read. Bravo.

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    • Taryn
    • 15/11/2020

    9 hrs of my life I cant get back

    I purchased this book for my bookclub and I could not get all the way to the end of the book. First off the member who suggested it hadn't read it - if she had we never would have chosen it. What is there to discuss?? A messed up actress and the love of her life and all the men she used to get where she was. So liberating......I may have enjoyed this when I was 13 but as a grown woman NO. My review has nothing to do with the sexuality involved, I couldn't care less what your preferences are - it was just pure garbage. There was nothing redeemable about this book and I am going to return it!

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    • Dubi
    • 31/12/2017

    Five Out of Seven Ain't Bad

    Evelyn Hugo was a bombshell movie star in the 1950s and 60s whose career as a celebrity carried on past her prime as an actress. An amalgam of real-life stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, and bits of pieces of others, Evelyn Hugo used her physical attributes and street smarts to get to the top, stay on top (mostly), and get back on top when she fell into decline.

    A master manipulator who made no bones about it, she knew how to use everyone around her to get her way -- producers, directors, fellow actors, Hollywood media, even neighbors, and most especially her husbands. And to keep her secrets. Even in her last days, in the present day, when she has recused herself from the limelight, Evelyn manipulates the media to reveal her most closely held secrets.

    This is without question a fun book. If you like movies, especially the glamorous era in which Evelyn Hugo rose to stardom, this is manna from heaven. You'll be guessing throughout the proceedings as to who Evelyn represents in real life, who the people around her might have been in real life. And you'll even get some thematic depth on a couple of currently relevant topics in addition to the potboiler of a plot.

    For me personally, the story faltered slightly in two ways. After a flawless first two-thirds, the last third grew repetitive, as Evelyn started making the same mistakes again. The first four or five husbands were (collectively) a great story, the last couple-three husbands were kind of a shrug. The final reveal perks things up again, but by then the book is just about over.

    The other problem is the very thematic depth that makes the book more than just a mindless beach read. In the two main areas of interest (not going to give them away), I was nagged by how Evelyn dealt with them -- one by hiding her her in the sand to protect her career, the other by taking advantage of a situation that many would find heinous to further her fortunes. In addition, there were prominent issues of the era, within the film business and in the world at large, that are virtually ignored.

    But that's probably just me -- if you like this kind of thing, you'll love this.

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    • Linda Skowronski
    • 29/07/2017

    Wonderful Read!!

    Very complicated character with many faults & bad traits yet you can't help but love & feel sorry for her at the same time.
    Shed a few tears during the course of the story.....
    First time I've read this author but not the last!

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    • Armchair critic
    • 10/07/2017

    Supreme storyline

    The only thing about this book that didn't ring true was the fact it was fiction. It was very interesting from beginning to end. It has a real kicker at the end. You'll never see it coming. It's worth more than one listen.

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    • Mia
    • 29/07/2017

    Taken to Hollywood and never wanted to return!

    There aren't words enough to describe how much I loved this audiobook. It hasn't been this difficult for me to put one down in forever, and even as I wasn't listening, I was still thinking of the story and its characters, wondering where it was all leading and what would come next. Alma Cuervo's voice fit perfectly as Evelyn, and as she told the tales of her life, I was enthralled. This book has been the highlight of my reading summer, and I would recommend it to anyone fascinated by Old Hollywood.

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    • W Perry Hall
    • 17/03/2018

    Glucose Gluttony

    Paraphrasing a quote attributed to Abe Lincoln: 'For those who like this kind of a book, it is just about the kind of a book they would like.'

    This was a significant failure in my vetting process, plain and simple.

    While reading this novel, over and over I winced or rolled my eyes at the soppy prose that brought to mind the picture of one being force-fed a huge jar of crystallized honey (left in the pantry for the past year plus). I love honey, but crystallized...no, no way. E.g.,

    'I loved you so much, that I thought you were the meaning of my life... I thought that people were put on Earth to find other people, and I was put on Earth to find you. To find you, and touch your skin, and smell your breath, and hear all your thoughts....'

    The book is also a sugary trove of cliched gems, such as:

    'Sometimes reality comes crashing down on you.'

    'When you’re given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. '

    'It felt like water in the desert.'


    And schmaltzy advice like, 'You have to find a job that makes your heart feel big instead of one that makes it feel small.'


    You shouldn't need any advice if you read the quotes above.


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    • Tsipi Kaplan
    • 17/04/2020

    Beach read. I wanted to like it a little more..

    It was difficult to like ambitious, and selfish Evelyn Hugo. I enjoyed listening to the book, however the characters were flat and the story somewhat predictable.

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    • Georgina
    • 22/07/2017

    Captured once again

    I have to admit that I'm once captured by a Taylor Jenkins Reid books...the story was captivated and real and strong...i wanna to cry for Evelyn, her life and the ones she loves...Is beautifully written and addictive...
    The narrative and the narrators are just perfect..

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    • Amalia
    • 21/04/2020

    Lighthearted, dynamic, fun

    This story is build on interesting, lively characters which I almost couldn't remember were fictional at the end of the novel!

    A fascinating portrait of what the life of celebrities really is, or rather was, during Hollywood golden era, but also an empowering story about womanhood and the exploration of love and intimacy, all told through a very captivating story.

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    • Yona Schuh
    • 22/07/2019

    This book is truly touching and beautiful

    I have rarely read a novel that had both enthrawled me as much as it has made me think, cry and feel all at once.

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    • Tessa
    • 22/06/2018

    Are telenovelas your thing? If not, don't bother

    The only positive thing in this book is Evelyn's bisexuality and the fact that she was a badass who did everything to get what she wanted.
    Aside from that, this book is a recollection of the woes of innumerable relationships and countless uselessly dramatic incidents.
    Unless you're prepared to suffer through toxic, disfunctional and abusive relationships, homophobia and death, (and the near constant mention of "making love", which is arguably the worst part of the story) I suggest you stay clear of this telenovela in (audio)book form.

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    • Roza S.
    • 02/06/2021

    one of the best books to come out recently

    the performance was incredible and the story was captivating. It was an amazing book to listen to

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 29/04/2021

    a rollercoaster of emotions

    this book was amazing. I loved it and the plot twist at the end

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    • Gloria Hoeller
    • 27/04/2021

    breathtaking

    i laughed, i cried, I became angry and I enjoyed myself. all while learning so much about myself and life in general.
    absolute recommondation. everybody should read this book.

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    • T T.
    • 17/02/2021

    Just marvelous!

    As I read the description, I didn’t expect such a well written novel. It enchanted me from the first moment till the end.
    I can just recommend it!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 31/12/2020

    Magnificent read

    One of the most beautiful Audiobook I've ever read , nothing could describe how does this stunning story impacted me I do advice every one to read it or to hear it