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Steve

San Antonio, Texas, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kitty Kelley
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    This is the book Frank Sinatra failed to stop, the unauthorized biography of one of the most elusive public figures of our time. Celebrated journalist Kitty Kelley spent three years researching government documents (Mafia-related material, wiretaps and secret testimony) and interviewing more than 800 people in Sinatra's life (family, colleagues, law-enforcement officers, personal friends).

    Muggs Young says: "His Way"
    "Did you get upset too?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Just any untruths, if there are any.


    Would you recommend His Way to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would,if they were Sinatra fans.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It did but at some points got old and repetitious.


    Do you think His Way needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    I did not know all this about Frank Sinatra. I knew of the possible mafia ties, but not of the spoiled kid that grew to a spoiled old man. The pain he caused many people around him and strangers. I liked the book, there were a lot of references, but Kitty Kelley was a name I was told not to trust. By The end of the book I wish I could go back in time and punch a young Frank Sinatra in the face and put him in his place.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cary Grant: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marc Eliot
    • Narrated By Marc Eliot
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    Bringing up Baby. The Philadelphia Story. North by Northwest. An Affair to Remember. When Cary Grant passed away at age 82, fans from every generation mourned. Nearly 20 years later his star shines just as brightly from television and revival-house screens; his name remains synonymous with effortless charm.

    David says: "Very Entertaining"
    "True or not"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cary Grant the most enjoyable?

    Mainly the tales of old Hollywood and one of my top five favorite actors


    Would you be willing to try another book from Marc Eliot? Why or why not?

    No, it seems he spent more time talking about his sexuality and unknown sources than the actor himself.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marc Eliot?

    I rather like the writer reading their own words, it makes it more enjoyable


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

    It made me feel sorry for Cary Grant who is not around to deny or at least learn where this author got his information from. He sounded too much like a tabloid journalist than a factual author.


    Any additional comments?

    Over all I enjoyed the majority of the story, whether he was gay, bisexual or straight, it would never change my opinion of a man I've long admired and respected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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