The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid (Author) Julia Whelan (Read by)
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"Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017." -BuzzFeed "The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama." --PopSugar From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six--an entrancing novel "that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all" (Kirkus Reviews), in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and 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 is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways. "Heartbreaking, yet beautiful" (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is "Tinseltown drama at its finest" (Redbook): a mesmerizing 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 costs--to face the truth.

Product Details

Price
$44.99  $41.39
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publish Date
November 26, 2019
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.1 X 5.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781797106328
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About the Author

Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Daisy Jones & the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com.
Julia Whelan, winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013.

Alma Cuervo is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and a stage actress and singer who has also performed in film and television. She holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, from which she graduated in 1976 alongside Meryl Streep. She starred in the role of Madame Morrible in the first national tour of Wicked.

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic's Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors' unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

Reviews

"This audiobook and its ensemble of narrators bring mid-twentieth-century Hollywood to life. Stand-out performer Alma Cuervo, portraying the title character, Evelyn, excels in her understanding of the reclusive washed-up starlet. Desperation, anger, and love have all been part of Evelyn's life, and Cuervo's performance delivers them all. Robin Miles captures the vulnerability of Monique Grant...Julia Whelan, in a sly, catty tone, voices the sounds bites of the tabloids that dogged Evelyn throughout her life...The story is one of pure triumph and tragedy--an absolute must for fans of Old Hollywood. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award."

-- "AudioFile"

"Tinseltown drama at its finest."

-- "Redbook"

"Reid transports readers back to Hollywood's heyday with a heroine in the likes of--but more intriguing than--Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire...Her life's story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful, and will keep readers captivated."

-- "Us Weekly"

"Expertly captures the hothouse nature of Hollywood...The story is fresh, and the end reveal is worth the wait."

-- "Historical Novel Society"

"Fascinating, emotional, and will be hard to put down."

-- "Associated Press"

"[A] tale sure to appeal to fans of women's fiction."

-- "Library Journal"

"Speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Wow! What a book!...This is an all-out winner! You'll stay hooked until the very last page, as the amazing, thought-provoking ending will leave you wondering, what would I have done?"

-- "RT Book Reviews (41/2 stars, Top Pick!)"