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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (541 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Morton Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464908
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“Why do women dream of having the life of Angelina Jolie? Because the actress is the embodiment of having it all.”—Harper’s Bazaar

Despite all the headlines, what do we know about the real Angelina Jolie? Award-winning biographer Andrew Morton, whose books forever changed the world’s perception of Princess Diana and Tom Cruise, finally brings us the inside story of the smiling, glamorous woman whom Forbes named the most powerful celebrity in the world. The daughter of actor Jon Voight, Angelina appeared in her first movie at the age of seven, then worked as a model and appeared in music videos as a teenager. She won an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, shared a shocking kiss with her brother at the awards ceremony, and wore a vial of her second husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck. Of late, however, the wild child with a heart and mind of her own, and the tattoos to show for it, has transformed herself into a UN Goodwill Ambassador and world-renowned humanitarian, with the equally glamorous Brad Pitt by her side.

Once again, Andrew Morton digs deep to find the true story. With astonishing never-before-seen photos and never-before-heard revelations, he paints a mesmerizing portrait of the secret history and private life of a gorgeous, exotic, and mysterious icon.

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  • “Unauthorized but seemingly well researched, it covers all the bases of her life to date…Morton’s narrative is peppered with quotes from friends and other unnamed sources as well as ‘experts’ who delve into Jolie’s psychological makeup. Actor/Audie Award winner Bronson Pinchot’s narration is smooth, low-key, and nicely paced. This will be a popular choice for biography collections.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting insight. Boy is she a mess: whirlwind city. Can't wait to see what her future holds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Morris | 2/17/2014

    " I'm not a big memoir reader, but this gives an interesting insight into one of the most beautiful and controversial actresses of our time. Reading it felt like a dirty little pleasure, like indulging in reality television or tabloid. I actually felt a little dirty after wards, as if I had been spying or window peeping. However, I ended up liking Angelina even more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 2/14/2014

    " Andrew Morton is a good biographer. I was not greatly interested in reading this biography, but I had heard a lot of talk on the radio here in Portland so I thought that I would check it out. The author speculates and uses expert psychiatrists to determine Angelina behavious. There is one thing that can't be denied that she is a beautiful, strong, and unusual woman. I do not approve of all the man stealing, but hey...it takes two. She should be commended on all her activist work with world hunger. She has adopted three kids from questionable sources. Two of the three have mothers that are still alive. Some speculation and concern that her first child was a black market baby taken from his parents. There will always be drama and controversy surrounding this woman. I think that she thrives in it often to the detriment of those around her. I suspect that she will be around for a long time in the movie industry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Risa | 1/31/2014

    " I have no idea how this book jumped into my bag, except that I love her. The psychological analysis of her was stupid & forced, but I did like essentially reading a longer magazine article about her life & films & possible motivations for doing things. Who knows how true it is, it was amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RNOCEAN | 1/27/2014

    " If there is a celebrity today who merits the spadework of an unauthorized Morton biography, it's Jolie, with a potential audience that includes just about anyone who has gone through a supermarket checkout line in the last decade, glanced at tabloid headlines about Angelina, say, open- mouth kissing her brother or swapping vials of blood with Billy Bob Thornton and wondered: "What was she thinking?"If there's anyone to blame here, according to this book, it's the parents, since the bitter relationship between actor Jon Voight and Marcia Lynne (later Marcheline) Bertrand runs as a subplot throughout. Her father left Bertrand for another woman when Angelina was 2, and her mother/manager is portrayed as vacillating between being a laissez-faire hippie mother and a pushy sort of stage mom who, according to Morton, tried among other things to push her daughter into a relationship with Mick Jagger.It's at this point [after Jolie and Brad Pitt come together] that the book seems to move into hyperdrive, with endless rounds of globe-trotting, location shooting, child-acquiring and philanthropic efforts. But the faster it seems to move, the harder it is to put down. Maybe that's because, like salt, we have a craving for explanation, for back story, and Morton's book offers a satisfying dose of both. While the healthier approach might be to limit the intake by vowing to pick it up occasionally and flip to the index for a snippet like: "Haven, James relationship with" or "United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees," that's not likely to happen.Chances are you won't be able to put this book down until your mouth is dry and your blood pressure is racing." ***Rate this 3/5. I usually love Andrew Morton's books, but I liked his series on Princess Diana better than this one on Angelina Jolie. It did, however, give me a clearer impression on why she is like she is as an adult. If the facts of her childhood are entirely true, it is a wonder that she grew up normally at all. The book also portrays both her and Brad Pitt as master manipulators of the press, for their own advantages and agenda which I found surprising because I bought into the hype myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Adams | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting to listen to as I drove around to all of my observations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simone | 1/19/2014

    " Trashy. Interesting in a gossipy way - but how much is true??? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Shaw | 1/13/2014

    " What a waste of time! But I am a sucker and got pulled in. While I think Mr. Morton loves to make $$$, I can see the connection between her lifestyle and her lack of nurturing as an infant. Just another dysfunctional Hollywood couple. Poor kids..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennb33 Brown | 1/11/2014

    " Can't believe I spent 3 weeks reading this book. Blah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ildy | 1/5/2014

    " I went on this kick of reading books about people I don't like. This book gave me a perspective on Angelina's weirdness and was an enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mona | 12/25/2013

    " As trashy and comprehensive as you expect it to be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 12/22/2013

    " Not my usual trash, but she's always kind of interested me- but this was way too superficial a biography and didn't read particularly true or well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Penner | 12/9/2013

    " I find Angelina Jolie to be an incredibly interesting person. Seemed a bit superficial yet interesting nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ozma | 11/4/2013

    " Good juicy read. Although I wish there was more juice. If this stuff is true, I have more sympathy for Angelina, but I also think she is crazy and repeating the same mistakes on her kids. In reality, I don't really care, but I enjoyed the escapist fun! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darlene | 10/14/2013

    " I did I did I read this. lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 9/22/2013

    " I don't normally read biographies, but I like Angie and wanted to know more about her....I know you can't believe everything you read about people, but it was an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 7/28/2013

    " This book was ok. Thorough historical review of Angelia's family and background. Duller than I expected at times. Little new "dirt" which was disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Briánna | 7/5/2013

    " Not sure if this dude is speaking truths, but it was worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/24/2013

    " I'm not a big fan but I've always thought she seemed interesting in an almost weird sort of way. And yup! She is. But this book did a great job discussing why. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 11/29/2012

    " An average biography writing. Nothing in particular stands out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 10/11/2012

    " 3 stars for the entertainment :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vern73 | 2/23/2012

    " I really got into the book after Angelina became an actress. The history of her family kind of bored me. I still consider myself a fan of Angelina Jolie, but I don't know that I like her as a person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/6/2012

    " I am a fan of Angelina Jolie. It is a roller coaster view into her life and origins. Worth the read. Well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Toni Fuscellaro | 7/31/2011

    " I hate Angelina but I like biographies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie Reeves | 7/30/2011

    " What a strange woman of contrasts. A troubled childhood, a girl that grew up too fast. Experiments with drugs, goth, sex, and adultery. Aloof, compassionate, passionate, talented, insecure, husband and wife stealing woman with one dysfunctional relationship after another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 6/5/2011

    " I've loved Angelina Jolie for as long as I remember....especially since Girl, Interrupted. Wow...this book is intense! Reading this helped me focus on the fact that my life...yeah, it's pretty good, even if I don't have all the fame and fortune. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 5/11/2011

    " Interesting to listen to as I drove around to all of my observations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennb33 | 5/3/2011

    " Can't believe I spent 3 weeks reading this book. Blah. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/6/2011

    " This one sucked. Just to tell you true. There's no great 'dish' in here....the whole first half is about her mother and father...NOT HER! Boring. and you would not expect it here, but it is. Do better Andrew..v disappointed. In fact, hated it!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 3/6/2011

    " It gave a sad account of an abondoned little girl. Put in the middle of her parents' war. It a good account of angelina world aka

    Dysfunction junction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bobbi | 2/26/2011

    " My mother taught me that most people do bad things because they are hurting, unhealed, and seeking relief from pain. Well illustrated here. I didn't read it all, after I got the gist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/15/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I didn't know anything about Angelina except what the papers reported. It seemed to be a very true account of her life even while being "unauthorized". Anyone wanting to know a little more about this lady should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/14/2011

    " I always wanted to know her story, she seemed a little strange to me.
    It's a great book, but her story is quite sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/14/2011

    " 'm not a fan of her, but it was interesting to hear her story from an outside perspective. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Morton

Andrew Morton is one of the world’s best-known biographers and a leading authority on modern celebrity. His groundbreaking biography Diana: Her True Story became a #1 New York Times bestseller, as did Monica’s Story, a portrait of the young woman behind the blue dress in the Clinton White House; and Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. He is the winner of numerous awards, including Author of the Year by the British Book Awards and Scoop of the Year by the London Press Club.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator and Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.