Rocking Horse - A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton

  • by Gene Arceri
  • Narrated by Kathy Garver
  • 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most fondly remembered for her starring role as “Cissy” in the long-running international TV hit Family Affair, Kathy Garver has also garnered critical acclaim in movies, stage, radio, voice-over animation and audio-book narration. For Rocking Horse, Kathy Garver adds her knowledge of voice over, the entertainment world and her many talents to make this biography of Betty Hutton a personal affair and cautionary tale. Kathy brings a wealth of experience to lift the well-written words off the printed page to create an exciting and fulfilling listening experience.
A four-time Audie Award winner (the Oscar for the spoken word), reviewers and fans heartily agree that Ms. Garver's audio renditions are a grade above the rest. Rocking Horse, Kathy's latest project, entertains, engages and will be remembered as an excellent listening experience. Available for download and purchase now, highly recommended.

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Great book and a great narrator.

Would you consider the audio edition of Rocking Horse - A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton to be better than the print version?

Absolutely. The opportunity to hear Kathy Garver interpret the words in a stellar reading is too good to miss. A book (either e or paper) could never compare.


What other book might you compare Rocking Horse - A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton to and why?

There is no comparison. this book and the performance behind it render all other biographies irrelevant.


What does Kathy Garver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her read is excellent. Every word crisp and clear. I am hearing impaired and frequently have difficulty with audio books. Not in this case. I would listen to Kathy Garver read the downtown Manhattan telephone directory. (It's not available, is it?)


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I both laughed and cried. Frequently at the same time.


Any additional comments?

Rocking Horse was a delightful listening experience and I would recommend this audio book to anyone and everyone.

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- Dan

Rocking Horse- A Personal Biography of Betty Hutto

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would Absolutely recommend it.... Excellent narration by actress Kathy Garver.... An eye opener on the life of Betty Hutton!


What was one of the most memorable moments of Rocking Horse - A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton?

I didn't know a lot about Betty Hutton's life, so I enjoyed learning the numerous intimate details of Betty's career... how she got started, her determination and her setbacks...


Have you listened to any of Kathy Garver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have... Kathy's voice performance/interpretation is always top notch.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed the information about Betty's background, including her mother and family members and also the part about "Annie Get Your Gun."


Any additional comments?

Well done, Kathy.... What a professional she is....

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- harley f linn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2014
  • Publisher: ACE