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Bette & Joan Audiobook

Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud

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Publisher's Summary

They were two of the most talented beauties Hollywood ever produced: the elegant Joan Crawford, a former chorus girl who shot through the ranks at MGM, and the brash, tempestuous Bette Davis, a Broadway star notorious for refusing to bow to the studio bosses. Their work together in the hit film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? sowed the seeds for a mutual hatred that would consume their lives. As each fading star tried to outshine the other, lives were upended and reputations were destroyed. Glamorous, merciless, and cruel, their feud became the stuff of legends.

Based on interviews the author conducted with both actresses and more than a decade of research, Bette & Joan shows the hard-drinking, hard-fighting duo at their best and worst. The epic story of these dueling divas is hilarious, monstrous, and tragic. This updated edition includes two new chapters. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are portrayed by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange in the Ryan Murphy TV series Feud.

©1989 Shaun Considine (P)2017 Graymalkin Media, LLC

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    "Old Hollywood Drama!"

    Such a great book with all the juicy details! I personally love the old Hollywood glamour so this was right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Narrator did a fantastic job as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Clive Hazell 03-28-17
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    "Delicious and we'll written scuttlebutt"

    Pitch perfect writing delivered by a reader who knew the subjects and at times almost channeled phony Joanie. But in all seriousness it is wonderfully written and very much a story of two titans.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PA USA 04-04-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book!"

    The narrator of this book is EXCEPTIONAL. This is a wonderfully well written book. I enjoyed in immensely.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-22-17
    Michael Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "What a FEUD it was!"
    Where does Bette & Joan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3.


    What did you like best about this story?

    So many juicy details about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.


    What about January LaVoy’s performance did you like?

    Loved it. The narrator embodied the personalities of both Bette & Joan really well.


    Any additional comments?

    Been watching the TV show FEUD. Couldn't wait to get all the juicy details about the real life feud.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    "Really Enjoyed!"

    Well written and researched. Worth the time to read or listen. I'm glad I read this. It changed my opinion of Joan. She wasn't perfect but she wasn't the monster Christina made you believed her to be.

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    Netta Floyzelle 04-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent. Especially if you adore the TV Show"

    This audiobook explores the lives of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis leading up to and after their only time working together on 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane'. It has everything— salacious details on both stars love affairs and scandals, and tender heartbreaking exploration of their home lives and what led to such ambition. It's a great alone and as a companion to the TV Show, though it does shine light on some of the program's creative licenses. All in all... HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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    Patricia 04-28-17
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    "Don't pass this up if you are a fan of either!"

    Had a lot of fun with this book. Kept me sane and laughing in some really nasty rushhour traffic. Definately worth the listen!

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    I Still Read Books 04-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "What a great book"

    This audio is so much better than the TV series, which made it an unexpected surprise. I was riveted.

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    "Hard to finish"

    Found myself lost a lot and rewinding to understand. Hardest of all my books to finish due to the story being pretty boring.
    The narration was the best part. I don't know why I kept listening, I hoped it would get better but it never did. About 6 weeks later, I'm finally finished and nothing amazing happened. Everything was what was available on Google.

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    Juan Carrillo 05-05-17

    Love books love story's love using this as a way to detox

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    "Dive into the shade of the two divas"

    The story of Betty and Joan is one for the ages the rise and the sheer will of both women to be stars, These women were soooo similar in sooo many ways and the Feud of there's while there is some truth to it much it seems is now lost to speculation and time. This is a fantastic book with sooo much to keep u on the edge of your seat. It's a must read.

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    "Brilliant"

    A classic at last available on audio. Faultlessly gossipy text with one of the best narrators. Had stuff to do but this just captivated me. Read it when it first came out and it has improved with age. Viva divas!

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