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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Audiobook

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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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    LWaugh 06/07/2017
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    "Brilliantly written and performed"

    I loved this from beginning to end. Evelyn and Monique are brilliant, very real characters. The book is extremely entertaining while exploring all the complexities involved with being a woman. Highly recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Linda Skowronski
    29/07/17
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    "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!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Georgina
    22/07/17
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    "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..

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Karen J. Seaman
    14/07/17
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    "loved it"

    I absolutely loved this book!!!. When I wasn't listening to it, I was thinking about it. And when I was listening to it, I never wanted to turn it off. It's a great story about being human and the relationships and choices we encounter throughout life. It is definitely a book based on getting to know the characters very well

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Armchair critic
    Southern, CA
    10/07/17
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    "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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Mia
    29/07/17
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    "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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Nicole
    28/07/17
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    "First book in a long time that I just couldn't put down!!"

    Wow! Such a nuanced story that kept surprising me until the very end. By the time the book was over, I felt so attached to these characters that I cried.

    Found this book by following a narrator I loved from a previous audiobook - Gone Girl narrated by Julia Whelan. I think the great narration was a huge part of why I truly enjoyed listening to this book as well. Might start searching this way from now on!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/08/17
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    "Uneven but good"

    This was a slow start, and frantic finish but the majority was even paced and very interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Moabchick
    08/08/17
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    "struggled to finish."

    it got better as it went along. ended better than I thought it would. a bit predictable / cliche at times.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dorothy
    GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
    13/07/17
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    "Representative of Trendy Writing"

    I understand that many have been enthralled by this book. I was not one of those people. I found the reading formulaic and in the Gone Girl genre, a sort of 21st century laziness that troubles me. It was very "up to date" in its subject matter. It follows the almost required plot line that new television and movies are gravitating to. The author has wisely gone with this flow for ease of publication. All I can say is this: I recently listened to The Age of Innocence, Rebecca, The Sympathizer, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Atonement, so this probably accounts for my low rating. The lowest I have ever given. I do not recommend this book to those who seek more craft from their authors.

    23 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth C.
    20/06/17
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    "Unexpectedly deep & meaningful"

    Beautiful story with unexpected layers. I could have used some more variance in the narration, but otherwise it was thoroughly enjoyable and well-done.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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