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  • The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes
  • By: Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 28 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. In this brilliantly documented biography, the mythology that surrounded that life is disentangled from the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this from start to finish!

  • By bryan on 03-25-15

Too Much Detail on Trivial Matters

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-12

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The book goes on for 30-40 minutes detailing correspondence between Howard's mother and his summer camp leader when Howard was around 7 or 8. "Please make certain Howard has plenty of thick socks for summer activites", "I assure you madame, Howard will have an ample number of socks for the summer", etc., etc. 30 to 40 minutes of this? Seriously? This could have been abridged.

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