This is the first audio book I've actually read through completely, so this question would be hard to answer for me. From what I have heard listening to others, while checking to see what would interest me, is the reading by Ms. Reynolds was my only complaint. It was a little distracting. I know it was her story and her right to read it, but she didn't read it like it was.
I was really taken back by how badly she was treated by the men in her life. It really makes you understand how hard it is for someone who makes a lot of money to find someone honest and caring. It makes it clear why someone like Debbie can't find personal happiness. If you marry someone successful in the same business there's competition with egos. If you marry outside it's hard to find someone who isn't a shyster.
I read her first book, but most of it was already things I've already known from following her career over the last 60 years and the news This book got down to the nitty gritty and filled in areas that weren't covered before. I was enlightened about many questions I had been curious about.
I think I was surprised at how much she was taken advantage of. I'd heard from her interviews and first book about Eddie Fisher and Harry Karl, but her last husband was new information, for sure. That marriage wasn't news. I knew she remarried a third husband, but most things about that marriage wasn't known. I don't know how she managed to survive so much. You would think there would be a law to protect people from fraudulence like this. They have stupid laws for everything else. This man should be in prison.
The only other thing that I would add that's worth mentioning, I guess, is to thank Ms. Reynolds for clearing up all the bad information that is out there, and for so many years of good entertainment. I had the pleasure of seeing one of her shows, back in the 80's at Harrah's in Reno. I became aware of her when I was about 11 watching "Tammy" No matter how old she will get, she will always be a beautiful Debbie. She never changes!
70 year old grandmother of 2 teenagers. Still working in real estate appraisal field, live in OH and SC - spend time listening & traveling.
That long, long, long book could have been so much nicer if you hadn't heard over and over and over about the Show-Biz items Reynolds collected over the years and her all-consuming desire to protect, house, display, etc. the COLLECTION. It was a relief at the end of the book to learn it was finally auctioned off and made her enough money to be a wealthy gal. Interesting, too, how much some of the more well-known items sold for!!
I did hate to see her be taken by not one, not two, but three men that she chose to marry. Everyone knows the story of Eddie Fisher, but he looks like a saint when put alongside the other two hubbies. It just makes her look like she doesn't have a clue about life. Fool me once, shame on you.Fool me twice shame on me. Fool me three times - WOW, I must have no brain!!!
No. I think I've heard about all of Debbie Reynolds I want to hear.
It was sweet and I'm glad she read it herself. However, she is in her 80's and her voice slurred occasionally and was raspy. You could still understand her, of course, but it wasn't very pleasant.
No. She's probably told it all. And....the COLLECTION was finally sold. So, what would she write about????
Happy to hear she had a wonderful relationship with her son Todd. Not much is known about him, but it turns out he is talented, loyal to Debbie and adds alot to the book.
I love audible to listen to my books while commuting in the SF Bay Area. It makes the time go by so fast and keeps me engrossed.
It was great to hear the inside Hollywood stories from Debbie Reynolds but she is a very poor reader and had a hard time even pronouncing some of the simple words and you could really tell she was simply reading it like a book she hadn't seen before. I was surprised that being an actress all these years she couldn't put more personality into it and not sound so stilted while reading. Some of the sentences didn't make sense the way she stop and started words and phrases.
Listening to this book and hearding Debbie Reynolds was very awkward. It was like she was randomly gossiping. I have a feeling that she needed some more money and that is why she decided to write this book. It was like she was tattling on everyone but herself.
After listening to this book, all I can say is that she is a foolish woman who picked the wrong guys and never blamed herself. Don't bother.