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Publisher's Summary

This is the book Frank Sinatra failed to stop, the unauthorized biography of one of the most elusive public figures of our time. Celebrated journalist Kitty Kelley spent three years researching government documents (Mafia-related material, wiretaps and secret testimony) and interviewing more than 800 people in Sinatra's life (family, colleagues, law-enforcement officers, personal friends). Fully documented, highly detailed and filled with revealing anecdotes, here is the penetrating story of the explosively controversial and undeniably multi-talented legend who ruled the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.

©1987 Kitty Kelley (P)2010 Random House

Critic Reviews

"The most eye-opening celebrity biography of our time." (William Safire, The New York Times)
"A compelling page-turner...Kitty Kelley's book has made all future Sinatra biographies virtually redundant." ( Los Angeles Herald-Examiner)

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awful narrator!!!!

What would have made His Way better?

thought it was Kitty, maybe she would have done a better job of reading her own book!

What do you think your next listen will be?

nothing narrated by Anna Fields

How could the performance have been better?

nix Anna Fields

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • TOMS RIVER, NJ, United States
  • 07-04-11

Super

Fantastic. The detail is outstanding. If you are a Frank Sinatra fan, this is your book to enjoy!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Annoyed -Had to return

I got the book because I missed the episode of this subject on Kitty Kelly's TV show so I was excited to be able to read it, but the publisher pulled a bait and switch on me. Now I am sorry but I just can't with the person reading it... yes, I should have read who was reading, but why would you have the author read a small part and not the entire book, and then use the authors voice on the damn sample??

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  • Qtsbuster
  • Knob Noster, MO United States
  • 03-14-18

Seemed Fair

Very interesting book and I learned a lot. Seemed to be well researched and fair.

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What a life!

I thought he was just an amazing voice! It was an unforgettable story I won't soon forget.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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His Way

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is one that gives a glimpse into the world of Frank Sinatra. If you're a fan of Frank's you have to listen to it. It will open your eyes and allow you to see a whole different side of Sinatra.

What was one of the most memorable moments of His Way?

There isn't one memorable moment. All of the things Frank did that were wrong are memorable. While he was, without a doubt, one of the most generous celebrities ever, he was also the one of the most evil.

What does Anna Fields bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Anna does a great job changing from Frank to others and giving each person a voice in the book as she reads it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There wasn't one particular moment. All of it was fascinating and Kitty Kelley did a great job researching Frank's life.

Any additional comments?

I read through a lot of the reviews prior to buying this book and a lot of people were critical of the amount of unflattering events that were included. Some said that it was overkill, while others said it was a great look into Frank's life. Frank, while great and extremely generous, was a manic depressive and was a real son of a bitch. I think the reviewers that were critical of the amount of negative events were ones that probably idolized Frank and didn't like to read/hear that he was capable of such things. While no one is perfect, Frank was far from it, but this book gives a glimpse of an extremely generous man, as well as a vindictive, narcissistic man. Frank was what he was, but Kitty Kelley lays it all out, both positive and negative. I would say that the author does a great job of highlighting the good that Frank did, as well as the bad.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Steve
  • San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • 02-03-14

Did you get upset too?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Just any untruths, if there are any.

Would you recommend His Way to your friends? Why or why not?

I would,if they were Sinatra fans.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It did but at some points got old and repetitious.

Do you think His Way needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

N/A

Any additional comments?

I did not know all this about Frank Sinatra. I knew of the possible mafia ties, but not of the spoiled kid that grew to a spoiled old man. The pain he caused many people around him and strangers. I liked the book, there were a lot of references, but Kitty Kelley was a name I was told not to trust. By The end of the book I wish I could go back in time and punch a young Frank Sinatra in the face and put him in his place.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful