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About the Author
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.
"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!)"