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Elizabeth Taylor

Narrated by: Maggie Mash
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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Summary

At 1.28 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 March 2011, just three weeks after celebrating her 79th birthday, the biggest star Hollywood has ever known died. The tributes and eulogies to Elizabeth Taylor were legion. A weeping Elton John said, "We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being."

In Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend, 1932–2011, acclaimed biographer David Bret has written the revealing, incisive and definitive life story of the most controversial cinematic icon since Mae West. While never yielding in his admiration and respect, Bret has stripped away the veneer to portray the star as she really was: sometimes arrogant, attention-seeking, avaricious, reckless, monstrous towards her peers, generous, even foolish at times; but, above all, through the tumultuous relationships and the personal mayhem, a survivor.

Elizabeth Taylor was the very last of the Hollywood greats. As David Bret writes, "Most of her contemporaries – Garbo, Streisand and Dietrich excepted – were compelled to walk in the shadow of her sun. Of today’s stars, not one may be deemed worthy of stepping even within a mile of that shadow.

©2011 David Bret (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Critic reviews

“If you only read one book about the life of Elizabeth Taylor, make it this one (*****)” (News of the World)

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surprisingly good

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

very well read and entertaining

What did you like best about this story?

The story is quite compelling.

What about Maggie Mash’s performance did you like?

well read not over the top. very pleasant voice.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didnt want to stop listening to it. It is a trashy life story which I really enjoyed.

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well worth the money to me.

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entertaining

a good insight into her life I really enjoyed this book. well worth a listen.