The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid audiobook

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Read by Alma Cuervo , Robin Miles , and  Julia Whelan

Simon & Schuster Audio
12.18 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Multi-Voiced Performance

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2017

A June 2017 LibraryReads Pick

“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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial 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 (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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Author

Author Bio: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Author Bio: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the acclaimed author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo; One True Loves; Maybe in Another Life; After I Do; and Forever, Interrupted; among others. Her books have been named a “Best Book of Summer” by People magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, USA Today, Redbook, Us Weekly, Parade, and others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English