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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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Mary is a bitch

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Jim did a wonderful job and I know he’s with Freddie now. Mary can keep the materialistic shit but Freddie and Jim have heaven ♥️🥺

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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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What An Insight....

If Jim Hutton was still with us I would be compelled to write him and thank him for sharing his story with all the world. It was moving in every way.

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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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Loved this

As a fan I truly enjoyed hearing the story of the love of Jim Hutton’s life, Freddie Mercury. Shame on you Mary!

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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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I just loved it

So much love. Sad that we all know how it ends. I am starting to listen for the second time.

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Best Freddie bio!

I enjoyed this book so much. Jim’s perspective of his and Freddie’s life together was very emotionally written. I actually listened to it twice. Back to back!

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Mary is an manipulative b****

What a great story. I couldn't stop listening. by the end of the last chapter I wanted to kill marry. besides it's such a good story The narrating was excellent. I recommend this for all Queen fans.

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