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Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins ReidThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrator: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on June 13th 2017
Length: 12 hours and 10 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Women's Lit
Source: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Review

I’ve loved the last two TJR books I’ve read, I just couldn’t get into The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I listened to the first 6 hours of the 12-hour audio and couldn’t listen further.

I did like the fact that there were three narrators, but I just thought the book was a tad slow. With it being slow, it became kind of boring. While I have to admit, I wanted to know how it ended and the twists TJR crafts so elegantly, I just couldn’t continue. I spend the first few days after my decision to stop second guessing myself, but in the end, I knew I couldn’t spend any more time on the book.

I do look forward to the next book she writes, Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was just not for me.

About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. Her first novel, Forever, Interrupted, was named one of the "11 Debuts We Love" by Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Rabbit.

 


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