Toni Tennille

  • by Toni Tennille, Caroline Tennille St. Clair
  • Narrated by Toni Tennille
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Since bursting onto the scene in the mid '70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing "yes, we can!" gospel of their biggest hit, "Love Will Keep Us Together". But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw: a woman who fought a lonely struggle against the controlling and often bizarre behavior of her emotionally inaccessible husband.
Toni Tennille: A Memoir is a visceral account of Toni Tennille's life from her childhood in the segregated South to her thrilling rise to fame in the world of pop music to where she is now: no longer one-half of a famed couple but a stronger woman for all she has experienced - both the good and the bad. Toni hopes that her story will help anyone who feels trapped in a toxic relationship realize that it is never too late to break away from it.

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What the Critics Say

"Thick with a Southern affect, [Tennille's] narration is as candid and raw as it is warmly honest. Her voicing, not surprisingly, is excellent and moving." (AudioFile)

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Loved it for several reasons

I chose to listen to this book because I came from a very difficult marriage with someone who I believe never loved me even though I tried and tried. I thought I could get some closer listening to Toni's story. And I did!! But I also enjoyed hearing about her childhood and career! Toni is an amazingly talented and strong woman. I throughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to fans and survivors of strenuous marriages and relationships. I'm so glad she is happy now, just like me!!
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- Jennifer

A Most Excellent and Authentic Read!

If you could sum up Toni Tennille in three words, what would they be?

Loving, Compassionate, and Long-Suffering


Who was your favorite character and why?

Ms. Tennille (Toni) is my favorite character. This is her Memoir. She speaks unabashedly about her family and life's journey. She has been able to convey the reasons her marriage ended with ex-husband (Daryl Dragon) without "throwing him under the bus." Of course, she speaks about her entire life's journey, so reading the Memoir and/or listening to it on audible is a must! She is a classy lady and seems to want to connect with her fans. This sets her a part from the average celebrity and places her in the exceptional category!


What about Toni Tennille’s performance did you like?

I feel like she is speaking personally to me as she tells her story. She conveys her life's journey in a way that invites the reader to want to know her. I also like that she has not been a part of the celebrity-scene party life! She seems to be a highly loyal individual who possess exceptional character! She is also an excellent musician! I never understand the depth of her contralto voice until I recently listened to ALL of her music over the years!


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I loved listening to her! Her speaking voice is as wonderful as her singing voice!


Any additional comments?

This is a woman you will want to know more about! You will glean a lot of wisdom from her experiences.

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- Shannon White

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios