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Oprah: A Biography Audiobook

Oprah: A Biography

Based on three years of research and reporting, as well as 850 interviews with sources, many of whom have never before spoken for publication, Oprah is the first comprehensive biography of one of the most influential, powerful, and admired public figures of our time, by the most widely read biographer of our era.
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Based on three years of research and reporting, as well as 850 interviews with sources, many of whom have never before spoken for publication, Oprah is the first comprehensive biography of one of the most influential, powerful, and admired public figures of our time, by the most widely read biographer of our era.

Anyone who is a fan of Oprah Winfrey or who has followed her extraordinary life and career will be fascinated and newly informed by the closely observed, detailed, and well-rounded portrait of her provided by Kitty Kelley's exhaustively researched book. Listeners will come away with a greater appreciation of who Oprah really is beyond her public persona and a fuller understanding of her important place in American cultural history.

©2010 Kitty Kelley (P)2010 Random House

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    Bonnie Colorado Sptings, CO, United States 05-03-10
    Bonnie Colorado Sptings, CO, United States 05-03-10
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    "Delicious"

    It is kind of cool to hear all of Kelly's subjects get railed on in her books, and I think this is especially true for Oprah. Everything we associate with Oprah's image is so carefully controlled now that she has become a secular saint of sorts. Kelly paints a picture of her as scemeing, decietful, self centered, self richeous, greedy and bossy. The truth probably lies somewhere between. That said, this catty scandal rag of a book is absolutely fabulous! Kelly is a fun narrator because she is so vocally sarcastic. I laughed a lot while listening, and felt like an old lady sitting in a gossip corner at a church social. Well worth the money. I havent enjoyed an audiobook this much for a good while.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Gulfport, MS, USA 04-19-10
    Donna Gulfport, MS, USA 04-19-10
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    "WOW! The Big O"

    What a great book, the true side of Oprah! I do remember reading and hearing Oprah say many of the things that reviewed in the book, however it is easy to she that like all Actors Oprah is on stage playing to her audience, A big thank you to her aunt/cousin that came forward, her aunt/cousin is a hoot!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy 03-30-16
    Kathy 03-30-16
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    "Biased"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Kitty Kelley again?

    NEVER!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She slurs.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    All of the bove


    Any additional comments?

    The tone of the book was biased and she repeatedly used racially charged words with a vocal tone that denoted racism and overall distaste for the subject.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Sounds goes up and down.. as if in a tube.. and THIS TIME it is now my computer...why does Audible sell products that they know are lower than acceptable quality/ THIS happens lots and they know about this already... and they block the easy return of books too- no guarantee


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amma Louisa, Kentucky USA 08-19-15
    Amma Louisa, Kentucky USA 08-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Oh"

    It's complicated. The book engendered empathy for Oprah as well as sadness that she feels compelled to utterly control those who work for her via life long nondisclosure forms they are forced to sign.

    I've never enjoyed the books on her book club list and came to realize if Oprah loved it I wouldn't. Obviously O is trying to heal those childhood wounds. I hope someday she does.

    It would appear that to be a friend has beautiful perks. If this book is indeed accurate I feel badly for those who work for her but I feel sad for Oprah as well. Surely she has a full abundant life. I wish her well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linnea Carlson-Sabelli Chicago, IL USA 01-01-12
    Linnea Carlson-Sabelli Chicago, IL USA 01-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Oprah unmasked"

    The author did an incredible job writing this book based on a meticulous review of media reports. It is documented throughout with quotes from published sources. It was very interesting at first, but I tired of Oprah's story after a while, and just stopped reading.

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    Linda Rockville, MD, United States 06-19-11
    Linda Rockville, MD, United States 06-19-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Save your time and money"

    This stinks. Hands down this is the worst Audible book ever. Kitty Kelley narrates her own book and her voice was very irritating. The tale about John Tesh was downright rude (and showed him to be a lout). Kitty Kelley comes across as the ultimate mean girl. I could only get through the first couple hours and had to quit it. It just wasn't interesting and I didn't want to hear anymore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Glenda ANNANDALE, VA, United States 01-30-11
    Glenda ANNANDALE, VA, United States 01-30-11
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    "Not What I Expected!"

    I love it it's honest real, entertaining and hard hitting. Kitty Kelley pulled this off with Oprah's own words and facts. Sad that Oprah's power kept Kitty from being able to market the book to a wider audience that would love the book as I do. It's not sensational but interesting, real.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John 05-18-10
    John 05-18-10
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    "Oprah, Oprah, Oprah"

    Reached my limit around the 15 hour mark. Couldn't take much more. It simply gets repetitive and boring after a while. Some interesting facts at the beginning but if you've read any highlights from reviews, that's about it, unless something huge happens after the 15 hour mark!

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    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 05-02-10
    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 05-02-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Oprah, a Biography"

    Kitty Kelly is known as a writer of tell-all books, unauthorized biographies. This one is no exception. While she gives us a thorough review of the Oprah show, and what everyone thought of her, friends and foes alike, it did feel a little like being a voyeur, but of course I enjoyed it. Kitty Kelly narrated her own book, and she did quite well. It is said that people talk to her because she seems like such a benign grandmotherly type person. You could hear that in her voice as a narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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