The Swans of Fifth Avenue
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    Reckless Hearts (Short Story): A Story of Slim Hawks and Ernest Hemingway | Melanie Benjamin

    Reckless Hearts (Short Story): A Story of Slim Hawks and Ernest Hemingway

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    Spain, 1959. Slim Hawks Hayward likes to think she doesn't get jealous. But when her dear friend, Lauren "Betty" Bacall, learns that Papa Hemingway has come to watch the bullfights and insists that Slim makes introductions, she can't help feeling protective. Slim has known Papa for years. He always makes her feel like the most beautiful woman in the room - even when his wife is standing right beside him. Truth be told, Slim could have learned to love him all those years ago, in the streets of Havana or the mountains of the American West.

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    The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel | Melanie Benjamin

    The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Paul Boehmer
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    Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends - the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman - a woman desperately longing for true love and connection.

    If You Are Of Certain Age, You'll Enjoy This

    At first I thought that the narrators emulating Truman Capote's voice and inflections would be grating but as it turns out, that actually added positi..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2016 by Sudi (RICHMOND, VA, United States)