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  • Marilyn Monroe

  • The Biography
  • By: Donald Spoto
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe

  • By bookbug on 12-24-12

A must read for Ms M fans of factual reason

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Very reasonable and factual answers to everyone's questions lingering today on the life and death of the queen of Hollywood

  • Rabbit

  • The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
  • By: Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber
  • Narrated by: Patricia Williams
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,159

One of five children, Pat watched as her alcoholic mother struggled to get by on charity, cons, and petty crimes. At age seven, Pat was taught to roll drunks for money. At 12, she was targeted for sex by a man eight years her senior; by 13, she was pregnant. By 15, Pat was a mother of two. Alone at 16, Pat was determined to make a better life for her children. But with no job skills and an eighth-grade education, her options were limited. She learned quickly that hustling and humor were the only tools she had to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story, narration was a bit rough...

  • By Lindsay on 12-05-17

The Best laughter & sorrow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I cried in laughter and I cried in sorrow. It's hard to know which is which your tears are for. I was Ms. Pat's guest living beside her through her journey of life. You too will want a front row, center stage seat for this ride!! I love you Ms. Pat,. We all need a dose of Ms. Pat in life!!