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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Audiobook

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From Taylor Jenkins Reid, "a genius when it comes to stories about life and love" (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress' relentless rise to the top - the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jump-start her career.

Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late '80s and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn's life unfolds - revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love - Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn's story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Written with Reid's signature talent for "creating complex, likable characters" (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means - and what it takes - to face the truth.

©2017 Rabbit Reid, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Beautiful story with unexpected layers. I could have used some more variance in the narration, but otherwise it was thoroughly enjoyable and well-done.

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    What would have made The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo better?

    Plot was shallow and predictable.I cheated. After husband #2, I fast-forwarded to the very predictable ending of the book.I am a huge fan of this author and this book received excellent reviews. Perhaps my expectations were too high.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Mary Kubica's new book.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I always like it when there are multiple narrators. All of the narrators were excellent. Julia Whelan is one of my favorite narrators and I always enjoy her books.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    1) Snore, snore, snore. Impatience. I wanted it to be over.
    2) Anger because I wasted my time.
    3) Disappointment because I was soooo looking forward to another book by this author.


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    Grace Q 06-22-17
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    "Amazing Book!"

    I loved this book, amazing story and beautifully narrated.
    I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.

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    Martha Moore Poway, CA, US 06-20-17
    Martha Moore Poway, CA, US 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't put the book down"

    Loved seeing how her relationships evolved. I was hooked on her conniving ways, yet she couldn't help it. I felt like I knew her, yet I wouldn't want her as a friend. I really could not put the book down.

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