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Oprah: A Biography Audiobook

Oprah: A Biography

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Publisher's Summary

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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    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 05-02-10
    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 05-02-10
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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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    Christeena Tulsa, OK, USA 04-29-10
    Christeena Tulsa, OK, USA 04-29-10
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    "Scathing but good!"

    Kitty Kelley has again accomplished another Scathing story. I could not put this book down! Many of the transcripts are from episodes that I remember and was shocked to hear how many of her stories have changed over the years.

    What a sad portrait of this woman who is famous for touching the lives of so many women has lost touch with reality with the real world because of her fame and fortune.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheri Palo Alto, CA, USA 06-03-10
    Sheri Palo Alto, CA, USA 06-03-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst book ever!!!!!"

    Don't waste your money! I wish that I could get a refund! This is nothing more than sour grapes by an old biddy wannaby. I had never read anything by Kitty Kelly and never will again. She puts a negative spin on the most banal details. She's obviously a very jealous, unhappy person. This book says more about Ms. Kelly than about Oprah.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    ken Acworth, GA, United States 05-20-10
    ken Acworth, GA, United States 05-20-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Absolutely do not waste your time......."

    What a terrible book. Audible is there anyway I can bet my money back. I hated this book. I thought the author did a great job, it was the subject matter that was just terrible!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas mortton, IL, USA 04-17-10
    Thomas mortton, IL, USA 04-17-10
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    "excellent read"

    This is a well written book avout a lovely person. She had to put a lot of research into it.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Racine, WI, United States 11-30-10
    Renee Racine, WI, United States 11-30-10
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    "lost my attention"

    I'm a huge Oprah fan. And was excited to hear this book. But there seems to be a lot of people who are bitter about Oprahs success. And claiming she bleached her skin over and over is just silly. I am lighter than I was as a child because I'm not out in the sun constantly. I wish I didn't use my credit on this. Don't think I will finish listening.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frannie Denver, CO, USA 07-08-10
    Frannie Denver, CO, USA 07-08-10
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    "TERRIBLE VOICE - Unbearable"

    Besides this book being completely pointless and irritating beyond belief, the narration by Kitty Kelley is excruciating; grating like a nagging grandmother. Please do yourself a favor and SKIP this... you'll be glad you did.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kathryn Salisbury, NC, United States 06-18-10
    kathryn Salisbury, NC, United States 06-18-10
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    "Another "tell-all????""

    Only most of this book has already been told...and too much of it is unsubstantiated. Do you think it's possible for Oprah Winfrey to have built her Harpo empire without stepping on some toes, and making some enemies?? She's a shark and a smart and savy business woman!
    Kitty Kelley is no dumbbell herself; she wrote another long, boring book, and although I should have known better, I paid for it! Be smart...keep your money!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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