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Read By: Alma Cuervo, Robin Miles, Julia Whelan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781508236610

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

74

Longest Chapter Length:

60:50 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

09:52 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

23

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Publisher Description

The entrancing story of a reclusive Hollywood starlet as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine

Reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love.

Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

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"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a captivating story that follows the life of legendary Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo. Each narrator brings a unique flavor to the story that draws you in as if you're part of the cast. The plot twists and turns as secrets from her past unfold, leaving you on the edge of your seat eager for more. From start to finish, this audiobook is an unforgettable journey through time of love, loss and redemption. The trio of narrators perfectly portray Evelyn's complexity while also capably capturing her vulnerability. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in this story about Hollywood's golden age. With captivating narration and an engaging plotline, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an exceptional listening experience that goes beyond what one could expect from an audiobook."

— Rachel J. (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Tinseltown drama at its finest.”

    — Redbook
  • “This audiobook and its ensemble of narrators bring mid-twentieth-century Hollywood to life…An absolute must for fans of Old Hollywood. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile
  • “Come for the glam Old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend.”

    — Cosmopolitan
  • “Expertly captures the hothouse nature of Hollywood…The story is fresh, and the end reveal is worth the wait.”

    — Historical Novel Society
  • “Wow! What a book!…This is an all-out winner! You’ll stay hooked until the very last page, as the amazing, thought-provoking ending will leave you wondering, what would I have done?”

    — RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
  • “Speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “[A] tale sure to appeal to fans of women’s fiction.”

    — Library Journal

Awards

  • A June 2017 LibraryReads Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Immersive Audiobooks
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Shelf Awareness Pick of the Month's Top Book Club Reads
  • A Libro.fm Audio bestseller
  • A Sunday Times (London) bestseller
  • Finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration
  • A USA Today bestseller

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.68421052631579 out of 54.68421052631579 out of 54.68421052631579 out of 54.68421052631579 out of 54.68421052631579 out of 5 (4.68)
5 Stars: 16
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.73684210526316 out of 54.73684210526316 out of 54.73684210526316 out of 54.73684210526316 out of 54.73684210526316 out of 5 (4.74)
5 Stars: 15
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.47368421052632 out of 54.47368421052632 out of 54.47368421052632 out of 54.47368421052632 out of 54.47368421052632 out of 5 (4.47)
5 Stars: 13
4 Stars: 4
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 2
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The question may very well be can you have motivation without motive? She was very motive-ated. The lesson though that it taught me was a priceless epiphany. "

    — Kay Saraha , 4/14/2024
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    " A glimpse into early Hollywood. Loved listening to the phases of her life and the different men she met along the way. "

    — Mary, 12/30/2023
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    " Well told story about a mythical star and her convoluted relationship history. "

    — Lynnski, 12/22/2023
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    " Didn't hold my interest and felt myself easily distracted while reading this. "

    — Linda, 8/2/2023
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    — Marla Day, 7/26/2023
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    — Rick O, 4/13/2023
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    " Taylor Jenkins Reid's audiobook, "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo," is an engaging and captivating story of a movie icon's glamorous and scandalous life. The story follows Evelyn Hugo as she chooses an unknown magazine reporter, Monique Grant, to tell her tale. I found myself mesmerized on my journey through the ups and downs of Hugo's life, learning about her life choices, regrets, and all the drama in between. With vivid storytelling and intriguing details that only an insider would know, this audiobook is a must-listen for anyone looking for a captivating story with powerful characters and Hollywood scandals. "

    — Karen H., 2/15/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — GG, 12/31/2022
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    — Nancy Higgins, 12/15/2022
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    " This wonderful audiobook is an enthralling and captivating story about a beloved and enigmatic Hollywood icon. Narrated by a full cast, the audiobook immerses the listener into Evelyn's thrilling world of glamour and scandal, as she recounts her fascinating life over decades. Through each chapter, we learn more about the seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo, her successes and struggles in Tinseltown, and the secrets behind her remarkable journey. This outstanding audiobook is sure to capture your attention with its engaging plotline and thoughtful narrative structure that brings this unique character to life! "

    — evie4, 12/15/2022
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm sorry but this audiobook is a painfully slow and dull listen. The narrative lacks any depth or intrigue, and the characters are underdeveloped and unsympathetic. The plot is overly contrived and full of cliches. However I have to say that the 3 narrators do a good job, it's just that the writing is pretty uninspiring. "

    — Beverley Jergens, 12/6/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a riveting audiobook written by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid. Allowing readers to take a journey through the life of an iconic Hollywood movie star, the story is filled with both scandal and glamour. Journalist Monique Grant is chosen to be the narrator for Evelyn's life story, uncovering secrets that have been kept hidden from the world for decades. On her quest to discover the truth about Evelyn's seven husbands and her glamorous life, Monique is taken on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. The audio production also does an excellent job of bringing this captivating book to life, making it a must-listen experience! With interesting characters and unexpected plot twists, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an engaging listen that is one of my top reads of the year. "

    — Lori Quarles, 10/13/2022
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    — stephanie bredael, 8/31/2022
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    " The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and narrated by a full cast, is an engaging read. Throughout the story, listeners are enthralled by Evelyn’s glamorous yet scandalous life. Thanks to brilliant narration, heart-wrenching plot twists and unexpected revelations, this audiobook will leave you spellbound until the very end of its 12 hour length. Moreover, Taylor Jenkins Reid’s captivating writing style will mesmerize listeners as they journey through Evelyn’s fascinating life story. Overall, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an unforgettable listening experience that shouldn't be missed. "

    — Jenn68, 8/25/2022
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    — Ash Cooper, 8/22/2022
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    " The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a captivating audiobook, telling the story of reclusive movie icon Evelyn Hugo and her scandalous life. Through the narrative of magazine reporter Monique Grant, listeners are taken on a journey through Hollywood's Golden Age as we uncover all of Evelyn's secrets. Reid expertly weaves together fact and fiction to create a compelling story that is at turns exciting and contemplative. The production quality is top notch, with gripping narration that brings the story to life. If you're looking for an enthralling escape from reality, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo audiobook is just the ticket! "

    — Monica F., 6/9/2022
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    — Lydia Russell, 4/13/2022
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    " The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an audiobook that takes readers on a riveting journey of Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo's life. Through her story, Reid demonstrates the power of truth-telling and how it can set you free from a lifetime of secrets. The narrative unfolds with vivid detail, painting a portrait of glamorous, scandalous Hollywood in the 1950s and '60s. Told from the perspective of magazine reporter Monique Grant, the story is full of twists and turns as Monique slowly unveils the truth behind Evelyn's seven husbands. A captivating performance by the narration team makes this audiobook a must-listen! "

    — monymony, 3/4/2020
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    " There story unfolds with a great balance of colorful dialog, character development, believable scenarios and unexpected turns and twists. I really enjoyed this book. "

    — Molly, 4/13/2018

About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Malibu Rising and Daisy Jones & the Six, which was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Esquire, Parade, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, and others.

About the Narrators

Alma Cuervo is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a stage actress and singer who has also performed in film and television. She holds an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, from which she graduated in 1976 alongside Meryl Streep. She starred in the role of Madame Morrible in the first national tour of Wicked.

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.