• Marilyn: A Biography

  • By: Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-09-2012
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

This extraordinary biography of the legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe was originally published in 1973 by Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. When published, this book was the subject of Time and Life magazine cover stories, was on The New York Times Bestseller List.
©2012 The Norman Mailer Estate (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
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2 out of 5 stars
By Diane on 30-07-2015

Very poor book

Would you try another book written by Norman Mailer or narrated by Jeff Harding?

Not by Norman Mailer. Jeff Harding is normally quite a good reader but even he could not make this book enjoyable

What could Norman Mailer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have told a clear story about Marylin Monroe instead of the tedious one that he wrote.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Harding?

Nobody. Jeff Harding is a good reader provided he has a good book to read.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Marilyn: A Biography?

Less psychological tedium and more clear description.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to only part of the book and hope that I can return and buy something better.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lurain Williams on 11-03-2015

Just Finished First Audible Book...

If you could sum up Marilyn: A Biography in three words, what would they be?

Informative, Riveting, Unbiased.

What other book might you compare Marilyn: A Biography to, and why?

First Biography I have read as audio which brings narrative alive.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

First time I have listened to a Jefff Harding narration. I found him to be very expressive throughout especially when reading quotes from various characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Whenever there was a reference to Marilyn's Childhood.

Any additional comments?

Look forward to my next audible

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