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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (792 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rae Lawrence Narrator: Melanie Ewbank Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Valley of the Dolls was sexy, shocking, and unrelenting in its revelations of the dangers facing women who dare to chase their most glamorous dreams. It shot to the top of the bestseller lists in 1966 and made Jacqueline Susann a superstar. It remains the quintessential big, blockbuster, must-read, can’t- put-down bestseller. Before her death in 1974, Susann spent many months working on a draft for a sequel that continued the stories of Anne Welles, Neely O’Hara, and Lyon Burke. Now, after thirty years, the perfect writer has been found to turn Susann’s deliciously ambitious ideas into a novel that matches the original shock for shock and thrill for thrill.

In Jacqueline Susann’s Shadow of the Dolls, Rae Lawrence picks up the story in the late 1980s and brings it right into the next century. Long a devoted “Valley” girl herself, Lawrence has re-imagined the original characters in a contemporary reality and adjusted their ages just a bit, exactly as Jackie would have wanted her to. And if you have never read Valley of the Dolls, no matter. Sometimes the present is even more surprising and fun when you don’t remember the past.

And what a story! Neely’s golden voice has brought her fame and success, but now she craves acceptance in social circles where her kind of success means nothing at all. Anne, born and bred in those very circles, must choose between returning home or pursuing a fabulous television career—and the kind of passion she once knew with Lyon. And Lyon, who loses everything including Anne, looks for happiness in the most unexpected of places.

Taking us behind the closed doors of New York, East Hampton, and Los Angeles, whetting our appetites for more with a new generation of young women and men who grow up far too fast, and spicing the whole story with a generous sprinkling of sex, drugs, and cosmetic surgery, Jacqueline Susann’s Shadow of the Dolls is the ultimate beach read for our time. But feel free to devour it any time of the year, wherever you are. It’s been a long time since readers had this much fun between the covers. It’s time to jump back in.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mei | 2/12/2014

    " Crap...total, utter, crap on paper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James | 2/10/2014

    " They had to revamp the timeline of the original "Dolls" for this book, but if you a fan of the first book, you'll want to read this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/3/2014

    " Maybe this is based on Jacqueline Susann's notes, but it pales in comparison to Valley of the Dolls. I couldn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by JoJo | 1/29/2014

    " full of fluff. i read it in 4 hours. couldn't put it down but damn, is it depressing! "

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