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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (330 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Brown Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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Howard Hughes was one of the most amazing, intriguing, and controversial figures of the 20th century. He was the billionaire head of a giant corporation, a genius inventor, an ace pilot, a matinee-idol-handsome playboy, a major movie-maker who bedded a long list of Hollywood glamour queens, a sexual sultan with a harem of teenage consorts, a political influencer with intimate ties to Watergate, a Las Vegas kingpin, and, ultimately, a bizarre recluse whose final years and shocking death were cloaked in mystery. Until now, few people have been able to penetrate the wall of secrecy that concealed this complex man. In this revelation-packed biography, the full story of one of the most daring, enigmatic, and reclusive power brokers America has ever known is finally told. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christi | 2/10/2014

    " Howard Hughes did some amazing things in his life. It's too bad his life ended like it did. It's so sad to me that someone who was such an important figure in American history only had a few people show up to his funeral. I don't think I have ever read a story that was more sad than his life. I really felt bad for him by the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ting | 2/8/2014

    " A very good book about a very intriguing figure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/27/2014

    " Interesting details of his eccentric lifestyle and aviation/movie producing obsession. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta Freund | 1/26/2014

    " what an interesting, tormented life this man had! very entertaining to read about the young playboy hughes and then the reclusiveness in his later years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitron | 1/24/2014

    " I didn't know anything about him and he certaintly was an interesting (and tormented) man "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 1/18/2014

    " This is one of my favorite reads. He was absolutely insane, but fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/16/2014

    " Currently about 1/4 way through, but I am really enjoying it. The author seems to have done a great deal of research into HH's life, including interviewing people who knew him, which adds depth to this biography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dina | 1/16/2014

    " What a fruit-cake, but interesting to say the least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Wert | 10/6/2013

    " After watching the Aviator I was interested in reading a biography of Howard Hughes. The movie glosses over many facts and changes events. The true story is even more engrossing. You have to wonder if in our current society he would have been as successful at avoiding scandal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 9/20/2013

    " I knew after only a few hundred pages this was a fascinating read. I don't remember Mr Hughes at all, but he was one WEIRD dude! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 8/26/2013

    " This guy was brilliant, but oh-so-weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 8/16/2013

    " Fascinatingly cuckoo! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wpilart | 8/13/2013

    " I felt particulary sorry for the end days of Howard Hughes when he was the captive of disreputable characters. His billions didn't save him from a fate that haunts many American seniors -- pernicious neglect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty Rose Williams | 6/28/2013

    " I don't usually like biographies - I find them dry and hard to get through. But Hughes was an interesting enough character that I read the entire book in a few sittings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BC | 6/11/2013

    " Started out reading it as a Library book. Then bought it. Only read a small amount before I had bought it. This was a very interesting book and I learned so much about Mr Hughs. "

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

    " This was a pretty long book that took awhile to get through it but I thought it had a good insight to what HH's life was like. I learned a lot more about him than the fact that he was quite an eccentric billionare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Solor | 6/16/2011

    " great research work that unveil the secretive spectacular life of a genial billionaire: a text book of OCD and womanizing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meggle999 | 3/12/2011

    " This is a very good book so far! It is not the normal dry biography. What a crazy, interesting man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/7/2011

    " a great read to learn more about the recluse that was Howard Hughes - it was a bit too long, but a worthwhile read if you're a Howard Hughes fan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed L | 9/27/2010

    " Amazing, never believed what he accomplished in fight, engineering and in the bedroom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 8/5/2010

    " I read this in 1 1/2 weeks, after watching "The Aviator". Fascinating life. Pathetic death -- held captive and starved by his Mormon handlers. The book suggests that he was killed by them, rather than having the Feds find out what they had done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 5/28/2010

    " This book is total sensationalist journalism, and paints an entertaining, if not entirely true, portrait of the eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes. I found that it satisfied my curiosity, but for a true fan of Hughes, I would recommend something a little better researched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/22/2010

    " I knew after only a few hundred pages this was a fascinating read. I don't remember Mr Hughes at all, but he was one WEIRD dude! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wpilart | 8/28/2009

    " I felt particulary sorry for the end days of Howard Hughes when he was the captive of disreputable characters. His billions didn't save him from a fate that haunts many American seniors -- pernicious neglect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean | 8/5/2009

    " meh,
    this book really really cares about howard hughes hetrosexuality. needlessly repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 1/5/2009

    " This guy was brilliant, but oh-so-weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kipchirchir | 12/14/2008

    " Tons of funding for science research comes from Howard Hughes. If you want to find out the details of how this happened, this is your hand book. Quite interesting read which just shows that with $$$, anything is possible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 12/9/2008

    " This was a pretty long book that took awhile to get through it but I thought it had a good insight to what HH's life was like. I learned a lot more about him than the fact that he was quite an eccentric billionare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meggle999 | 8/8/2008

    " This is a very good book so far! It is not the normal dry biography. What a crazy, interesting man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitron | 7/21/2008

    " I didn't know anything about him and he certaintly was an interesting (and tormented) man "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 7/6/2008

    " Currently about 1/4 way through, but I am really enjoying it. The author seems to have done a great deal of research into HH's life, including interviewing people who knew him, which adds depth to this biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/24/2008

    " After watching the Aviator I was interested in reading a biography of Howard Hughes. The movie glosses over many facts and changes events. The true story is even more engrossing. You have to wonder if in our current society he would have been as successful at avoiding scandal. "

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About the Author

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children’s books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E. B. White Read Aloud Awards, a Golden Kite Award, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award, and a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. He lives in Brooklyn.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.