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    • Marilyn Monroe

    • The Biography
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 22 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Definitive MM biography

    • By dfsmwpowx6197 on 02-10-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Enchantment

    • The Life of Audrey Hepburn
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Her name is synonymous with elegance, style, and grace. Over the course of her extraordinary life and career, Audrey Hepburn captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved in recent memory. But despite her international fame and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF, Audrey was also known for her intense privacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely ;-)

    • By Anonym on 06-14-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • A Passion for Life

    • The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: C. M. Hébert
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Born in England to socially ambitious parents, Elizabeth Taylor was catapulted into child stardom and molded by MGM into the great violet-eyed beauty of postwar America. Along the way, without training or counsel, she became an award-winning actress, dazzling audiences everywhere with spectacular performances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Alison on 04-21-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • High Society

    • The Life of Grace Kelly
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: George K Wilson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    In just seven years---from 1950 through 1956---Grace Kelly embarked on a whirlwind career that included roles in 11 movies. From the principled Amy Fowler Kane in High Noon to the thrill-seeking Frances Stevens of To Catch a Thief, Grace established herself as one of Hollywood's most talented actresses and iconic beauties.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Find a better Grace Kelly biography, I'd skip this

    • By Daniel on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $22.04

    • The Dark Side of Genius

    • The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto explores the roots of Hitchcock’s obsessions - with food, murder, and idealized love, among others - and traces the origins of his incomparable, bizarre genius, from his childhood and education to the golden years of his career. Based on interviews with his writers, actors, and longtime associates, and on exhaustive research, The Dark Side of Genius is the definitive biography of Alfred Hitchcock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hitch's life and phobias keep you "Spellbound"

    • By bookbug on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Joan

    • The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    During the tumultuous Hundred Years War between England and France, a young peasant girl nicknamed "The Maid" (La Pucelle) followed her heart and came to the aid of her nation. Facing unimaginable odds, Joan's belief in her mission from God continued to propel her forward. Within months, she was directing soldiers and bravely fighting for her nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Most Balanced Account I've Read About Joan

    • By Troy on 06-12-14
    • The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 03-12-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Laurence Olivier

    • A Biography
    • By: Donald Spoto
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Laurence Olivier was the most famous actor of his century and one of the greatest of all time. His looks made him a matinee idol; his talent made him world renowned as an actor, director, and producer. From his stage roles as Hamlet and Archie Rice to his screen roles as Heathcliff and Henry V, his range was unparalleled. But beneath the glamorous image, Olivier was often lonely, confused, and plagued by self-doubts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Olivier the man.

    • By C. Nelson on 10-06-07

    Regular price: $27.97