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4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Boyle Narrator: Elaine C. Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781442339033
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In April 2009, a modest middle-aged woman from a village in Scotland was catapulted to global fame when the YouTube video of her audition for Britain’s Got Talent touched the hearts of millions all over the world. From singing karaoke in local pubs to a live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra in Japan’s legendary Budokan Arena and a record-breaking debut album, Susan Boyle has become an international superstar. This astonishing transformation has not always been easy for her, faced with all the trappings of celebrity, but in the whirlwind of attention and expectation, she has always found calm and clarity in music. Susan was born to sing. Now, for the first time, she tells the story of her life and the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude, and an unfailing sense of humor. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This engaging introduction to Boyle’s story will win listeners over as she tells how a girl dubbed as a slow learner became one of the world’s most popular singers.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 4/21/2011

    " Delightful biography of Susan Boyle and her catapult into fame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/3/2011

    " It gets slow in the middle, but when you get to the part about her overnight fame and her incredibly honest reaction to it, it was very inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dalepat | 3/29/2011

    " What an amazing lady! I really enjoyed her writing style and the story of her life. Although she had many difficulties, she persevered. Her stage fright was almost overwhelming but she finished the job. She overcame many problems and acknowledged the strength of her faith as a mainstay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 3/18/2011

    " its much more then a book about someone who won a talent show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marg | 3/8/2011

    " A good read and a chance to appreciate the person behind the great voice. She has really had to stand up for herself from such a young age and interesting to read the facts rather than what the media had to say. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kathi | 2/24/2011

    " Susan is a very simple woman with some learning disabilities which makes it clearer why she has had so much trouble dealing with fame. I wish her the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 1/31/2011

    " I loved this book. She tells it like it is. She wrote the book as if you were sitting in the room with her chatting. She doesn't sugar coat her life or stardom. It is a real eye opener into how it is to be a star in todays world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 1/9/2011

    " I so ENJOyED this book! Her Scottish banter comes through clearly, and Susan is very candid about her life and experiences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 1/5/2011

    " I was moved and inspired by this account of a woman who struggled much of her life and then became an overnight sensation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemaryknits | 1/2/2011

    " I just loved this book. What an excellent story. Susan, I wish you well. "

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About the Author

Susan Boyle was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, where she still lives. She shot to global fame on April 11, 2009, when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical Les Misérables. The juxtaposition of the audience’s initial judgment of her plain appearance with the standing ovation she received during and after her performance led to an international media and Internet response. Within nine days of the audition, videos of Boyle—from the show, various interviews, and her 1999 rendition of “Cry Me a River”—were watched over 100 million times.