- The Life
- Narrated by: Tony Roberts
- Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-10-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Here, too, is the core of the private Sinatra that the singer so long concealed. The heartbreaking truth about his passion for Ava Gardner emerges from never-before-published conversations with Gardner herself. In exclusive, intimate interviews, the women who loved Sinatra share memories of the joy and pain of their relationships with him. And we learn what it was like to be the friend of a man who was generous and loyal to a fault, yet who could turn abruptly into a vindictive brute.
Dramatic, eye-opening, and unfailingly fair-minded, Sinatra is masterful biography: the revelatory story of a brilliant artist and an infinitely complex man.
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By Jane on 04-26-06
A great peek at the crooner
This audiobook is primarily concerned with Sinatra's mafia connections and the need he felt to be the toughest guy in the room. It is tough on ol' blue eyes, but honest and entertaining.Full of never before brought up anecdotes, and a full analysis of the films in Sinatra's career, this audiobook is a well done and truthful biography.
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By Edward C. Charbonnet on 11-01-09
Fascinating History and Story
I am not a huge Sinatra fan but I am very glad I read this book. He and his contemporaries played major roles in the early days of US entertainment industry - music, stage and movies. The 'behind the scenes' stories were fasfcinating. But I particularly enjoyed the early years of his life - those that covered intersting details about Italian immigrants and particularly his mother's influence on New Jersey Politics.