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The Great Pretenders

Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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"What a good book! Engagingly readable, full of Golden Age of Hollywood glitz - and a wonderful story of idealism, courage and the price of love. Enjoyed every page!" (Diana Gabaldon, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Outlander)

"In her riveting new novel, Laura Kalpakian has given us a heroine to cheer for in this juicy tale of Hollywood. Roxanne Granville’s journey from diffident daughter of privilege to boundary-shattering career woman who takes on both the Hollywood blacklist and the racial prejudices of the early Civil Rights era is breathtaking and moving, even epic.” (Melanie Benjamin, New York Times best-selling author of The Girls in the Picture

“[An] empowering, beautifully written story transports readers to 1950s-era Hollywood.” (Woman’s World)

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Good book and easy to stop and start

The reading performance was fantastic! So many characters represented well vocally.
Some of the writing is a little repetitive without meaning.