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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
- A Novel
- By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles
- Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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.
- By gena on 03-01-2019
Impossible to put down
This is the kind of story that sticks with you long after the final words. In Evelyn's own words "this is something that could change people's lives"
Evelyn Hugo's character is so life-like that, on more than one occasion, I found myself thinking, "I really need to go watch her movies".
My only issue is that Monique, in comparison to Evelyn, feels very 2D. And maybe that's the point - Evelyn is so enchanting and scandalous that everyone in her shadow feels "less-than" - but the story's end would have felt more meaningful if Monique had been afforded the same space for complexity that was afforded to Evelyn.
All that being said, the story is still incredible. I cried like a baby at the end and I would listen to it all over again in heartbeat.
Islands of Mercy
- By: Rose Tremain
- Narrated by: Katie McGrath
- Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
In the city of Bath, in the year 1865, an extraordinary young woman renowned for her nursing skills is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her. But when she finds herself torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and the promise of a conventional marriage to an apparently respectable doctor, her desires begin to lead her towards a future she had never imagined.
KATIE MCGRATH REALLY DID SO GOOD HERE
- By Errah Claire Cabrera on 14-09-2020
This story and the narration capture you from the first word and never let go. The language is bewitching and the characters are so full of life it's hard not to feel like you know them personally.