Marilyn: A Biography

  • by Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Would much prefer to read the book

Found the person voicing this to be awful, very sleezy, completely ruined what otherwise seems to be a good book. Hope to get it in book form some day but reluctant to pay again
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- Dr

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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- Diane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks