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Mercury and Me

Narrated by: Patrick Moy
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (121 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together, Hutton had no idea who Mercury was, and, when the star told him his name, it meant nothing to him. Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and his lodgings in Sutton, Surrey, for two years after moving in with Mercury, and then worked as his gardener. He was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but, from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991, he was closer to him than anyone and knew all Mercury's closest friends: the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and Phil Collins, to name a few. 

Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, Hutton has a wealth of anecdotes as well as a deep understanding of Mercury's life. He also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him throughout the night in his final weeks, and was with him as he died. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury's private life‚ the ecstasies and the agonies‚ more accurately or honestly than Jim Hutton.

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Freddie's home life - A fantastic book

This was a fantastic view of the home life Freddie had. After reading Somebody to Love which showed you all about the startup of Queen and a bit into Freddie's personal life, this was a nice view of him on a personal level, at home, a side no one saw except a few people who lived with him. This book is highly recommended.

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Loved it!

UmI loved learning about Freddie & Jim's 7-year, loving relationship. Learned how generous Freddie was in his private life. I was greatly saddened to learn how Mary treated Jim, Joe, and Phoebe after Freddie's death; I think Freddie would have been very angry about it. This was the first Audible book I've listened to ~ the reader was great. I found myself feeling as though it was Jim reading the book, not someone else.

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Freddie was so generous !

I liked reading about his life through Jim. It seemed that they had very strong relationship. It’s too bad they didn’t get involved when they were both younger . I found many parts of this sad for Jim.

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I love this book so much

this is a book I'll remember. I absolutely loved this book and would definally listen to it over and over again, I just love Jim's and Freddie's relationship. they're adorable!
it also made me cry around at the end when Freddie had passed and Jim described how he'd sulk around and weep. listening to the, "Mr. bad guy", album and watch music videos of Freddie. I really felt for Jim and it made me sad.

this book was just so amazing. the person who narrated this book, (Patrick moy), almost sounded just like jim. so the whole time I'd listen to him and I just imagined that it was actually him who was reading to me, which made me smile the whole way through.

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Intriguing

I found the book to be a clear insight into Jim and Freddie’s personal life. You could tell Jim felt slighted to the end. It’s a shame Freddie never put in writing that Jim could stay at Garden Lodge and even more shameful on Mary for dismissing Freddie’s last wishes. I’m sure she had her reasons. It was interesting knowing he’s given Jim aids, Freddie didn’t do more to ensure Jim was cared for until the end. Oh well... it was their lives. Again, nice to have a little more insight on a more intimate and personal level.

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Enjoyed it.

Interesting look into Freddie's personal life. Recommend reading/listening if you are interested in Freddie Mercury.

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Memories

This book should be taken as what it is, the loving memories of someone who knew and loved Freddie. Many say this is one sided or inaccurate, but you have to remember this is one perspective of what happened; as to the reality, no one will ever know. One thing is true, Freddie is sorely missed and was very loved, I just hope he knew that.

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I loved this listen. Genuine and Kind.

I loved listening to this story. I have a lot of respect for Jim and how he cared for Freddie. He seems to be very genuine in his storytelling. Great narration.

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Excellent

A heartfelt, warm, intimate insight to Jim’s life with Freddie. Fascinating and touching. A must listen for and Freddie fan!

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Loved it!

Well written, I was captivated through the entire book. Another side of Freddie that isn’t well known. Well done. I’m still grieving his loss.

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