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Publisher's Summary

June Juanico was just 17 when she met Elvis Presley in 1955. As his first serious girlfriend, she was uniquely placed at a time when he was on the cusp of superstardom. This is her memoir of the summer of 1956, which they spent together, and an insight into the genesis of a star.

©1997, 2012 June Juanico Taranto. Introduction copyright 1997, 2012 by Peter Guralnick. Postscript copyright 2007, 2012 by June Juanico Taranto (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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The Best Elvis Book I’ve Ever Read.

I’ve read a tone of books about Elvis. Just like most serious fans. But this has topped them all. I just wish people wouldn’t try to sell the hard copies online for $500+! You should let others read it at its regular price. However, the narrator of this book is fantastic! And really captured all of the emotions. I highly recommend this book to all Elvis fans and those who are just getting into the world of Elvis. June Juanico, you are amazing!

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if you love Elvis you must read this book

it took me right to the heart of their love affair...the time she shared with the Presley's as a family was precious! left me a little teary at the end but worth it! 💞

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Memories of life

I love her authenticity. She was a wise, wonderful woman who was funny, loving and yet I love her feistiness in which she didn’t allow people to walk all over her. She was true to herself & we can all be drawn into situations in which we may get stuck because of our emotions. She was strong enough & wise enough to see the signs and was able to walk away to something special & wonderful through the years. As her mom said to her at the start” don’t let anyone do this to you June, make sure no one does this to you!”. Referring to her own husband walking out on her daughter & herself. June did not do that and her way of decision making was both mature & pragmatic. God bless her. I heard she’s not feeling well & is in a facility to help her. I pray for strength she’s always had to carry her through this now regardless of the outcome. I’m rooting for her always. 💕🕺🏼🕺🏼❤️

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Wonderful

Thank you June for such wonderful shared memories of the King. 😘 We will all miss him for all our lives.

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A Must Read For Any Long time Fan!

I never get tired of this book, reading it or hearing it. The narrated version is beautiful, June is a very special lady. Gina P.

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A sweet story of a first love.

June Juanico is a great writer. She shares openly about the romance she shared with the young Elvis Presley in a magical time. June is a strong, take no bull kind of lady and that comes through in her story telling. The love she shared with Elvis and the heartbreak that follows will touch the listener's heart. I found my own eyes filled with tears more than once. Anyone who has ever had a first love and broken heart will be able to relate. Give yourself a lot of time to listen because you won't want to stop. Bernadette Flaggler provides a profession narration of this love story.

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Lucky Girl - To be favored by Elvis

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

June Juanico certainly should have felt very special to have been so close to Elvis. I could almost feel exactly how she felt when describing those fun and intimate times she had with the King. What an experience - what memories! I enjoyed listening to the audiobook except each time the narrator, Bernadette Flaggler, pronounced "Biloxi". That made me cringe. Narrators should learn how the locals pronounce names before trying to narrate a book. Otherwise, she did a good job, and I would recommend the book. June detailed her experiences well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

June. She included lots of details.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

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

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All in all, a good and enjoyable listen, except for some of the pronunciation. Narrator did not know how the people in the area pronounce "Biloxi". Being from the area, I found it hard to listen each time she said it.