This extraordinary biography of the legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe was originally published in 1973 by Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. When published, this book was the subject of Time and Life magazine cover stories, was on The New York Times Bestseller List.
©2012 The Norman Mailer Estate (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
"Would much prefer to read the book"
Found the person voicing this to be awful, very sleezy, completely ruined what otherwise seems to be a good book. Hope to get it in book form some day but reluctant to pay again
"Very poor book"
Not by Norman Mailer. Jeff Harding is normally quite a good reader but even he could not make this book enjoyable
He could have told a clear story about Marylin Monroe instead of the tedious one that he wrote.
Nobody. Jeff Harding is a good reader provided he has a good book to read.
Less psychological tedium and more clear description.
I have listened to only part of the book and hope that I can return and buy something better.
Very disappointing. I know Norman Mailer is an award winning writer but I found his style annoying. His views and "insights" seemed to constantly miss the mark. Don't bother!
"Just Finished First Audible Book..."
Informative, Riveting, Unbiased.
First Biography I have read as audio which brings narrative alive.
First time I have listened to a Jefff Harding narration. I found him to be very expressive throughout especially when reading quotes from various characters.
Whenever there was a reference to Marilyn's Childhood.
Look forward to my next audible
A different book?
The rampant objectification and sexism.
The voices were dreadful.
To be honest, most of it.
Don't listen to this book.
"THE WORST AUDIO BOOK I'VE EVER HEARD"
this book is awful, the narrator lustfuly talks about marilyn like she is his personal sex object, 4 times in the first 20 mins calling her his "sex angel" and constantly goes off on completely different subjects, so nothing in her life story is in order. I just wanted a normal book about her life, she's an icon and fascinating, not a sleazy mans waffleings. the narration is so hard to follow, he every word sounds overly thought out, almost like hes talking on a game show. i would love to return this book, but it was one of the buy 2 get one 3 deals so i know i wont be allowed.
"The best I have read on the subject"
If you read only one of the dozens of books on this subjuect, make it Mailer's. It cuts through the usual sentimentality and slush to bring a totally unique perspective.
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