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Here's the straight (and not-so-straight) scoop that every Elton John fan has been waiting for - from the addictions, toupees, affairs, and scandals to the triumphant later years. Elton John has sold over 200 million records and has more than 56 Top 40 singles. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Tony. Rolling Stone ranks him number 49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Yet no book published in the US has so successfully captured the passion and complexity of Elton John's life, much less his music. His stylistic versatility, combined with his flamboyant stage shows and memorable costumes, make him an unlikely combination of John Lennon, Noel Coward, Barry Manilow, and Liberace. In a marketplace that regularly disposes of its pop icons, Elton John has been a musical force for decades, bringing his unique talents to venues as diverse as Broadway and Las Vegas. In The Bitch Is Back, Mark Bego brings this music legend to life.
©2009 Mark Bego and Phoenix Books, Inc. (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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1 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 18-10-2013

Dull, more of a listing of accomplishments

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Stories instead of lists, he's had a facsinating life, too bad it wasnt written that way

Has Elton John turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too plummy

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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No

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2 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 21-07-2013

Generic biog with no conviction in the reader

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Sadly, this book is a rock n' roll by numbers biography. Even with startling inaccuracies and poor research, the real let down here is the awful narrator. No emotion, no sympathy, just a monotone Anglo-Aussie drawl who even manages to sound distant and detached whilst describing many of Elton's hissy fits.

In short, poor effort all round.

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