• Somebody to Love

  • The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
  • By: Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-01-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (80 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showmen are laid bare.
When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, aged just 45, the world was rocked by the vibrant and flamboyant star's tragic secret that he had been battling AIDS. That Mercury had even been diagnosed came as a shock to his millions of fans, with his announcement coming less than 24 hours before his death.
In Somebody to Love, biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards skilfully weave Freddie Mercury's incredible pursuit of musical greatness with Queen, his upbringing and his endless search for love with the story of a terrible disease that swept across the world in the 1980s, as medical treatment fought to catch up with it despite underfunding, social ignorance and homophobia.
With brand-new perspectives from Mercury's closest friends and fellow musicians, this unique and deeply moving tribute casts a very different light on both his death and the origins of AIDS itself.
An intimate listen, like Freddie and his art, it will stay with you for a long time.
©2014 Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By mizeryluvkompany on 05-20-18

Queen Freddie Mercury.

best Queen book ive ever read or heard. tons of insight in this book. recommend.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-07-18

Very good!

Interesting and fascinating look on his life, society/world state of mind and origin of HIV. Narrator sounding a bit like Freddie made for a pleasant listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By matthew bernard mckay on 09-23-17

everybody to love

intense sad truthful a brilliant listen a man that lived life in the sexual fast lane and crashed

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5 out of 5 stars
By ANDY GALLAGHER on 01-19-18

Excellent

A brilliant, informative and moving account of the life of on of the greatest frontmen the world has ever witnessed.

RIP Freddie!

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4 out of 5 stars
By zico on 08-11-18

Narrator did not appeal

Excellent interwined story of Freddy Mercury and the arrival of Aids. Let down by the Narrator in my view. Could have been shortened without losing its impact

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