Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

  • by Peter Evans, Ava Gardner
  • Narrated by William Hope
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This wickedly candid memoir that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime offers a revealing self-portrait of the film legend's life and loves in Hollywood's golden age.
Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and '50s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others.
But this riveting account of her storied life and career had to wait for publication until after her death, so concerned was Gardner with its frankness. 'I either write the book or sell the jewels,' Gardner told co-author Peter Evans, 'and I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels.'
The legendary actress serves up plenty of gems in these pages, reflecting with delicious humour and cutting wit on a life that took her from an impoverished childhood in North Carolina to the heights of stardom.
Get ready for the most revealing Hollywood autobiography in decades.

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Totally absorbing, fascinating and all consuming!

Buy this book! It is written and performed in such a unique way that creates a feeling of being there with Ava and Peter, her writer and soaking up all of her riveting and incredibly revealing recollections. I felt a sense of loss when the book abruptly seemed to come to an end, but the circumstances dictated the ending and any other finish would have affected its honesty. Fascinating from start to finish with no dips in delivery or content!
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- Alison St Pierre

cigarettes and alcohol!


A complex and really interesting woman, this is an eye opening audiobook, beautifully read by William Hope, this is as much a description of the relationship between her and the ghost writer as about Ava Gardner which is what makes it so different. Highly recommended!
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-07-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios