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MISS D AND ME Life with the Invincible Bette Davis

by | Read by Kathryn Sermak

Biography & Memoir • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

This is a very personal account of screen legend Bette Davis's final challenging years as told by her personal assistant, who later became her "buddy" and, finally, co-executor of her estate. While the stories told are interesting, and some are remarkable, the work lacks the punch and maturity to call it an overall winner. Kathryn Sermak's first-time narration is remarkable for its lack of precision. Attributions to "Miss D" sounds like "Misty" nearly throughout, and that causes confusion. The very quality of immaturity that may have attracted Davis to employ Sermak is still very much present in both the writing and narration. Rambling, adoring, and touching in instances of Davis's great kindness and cruelty--the audiobook, considered as a whole, is uneven, as we surmise that life with the elderly Davis must have been as well. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2017]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2017

DD ISBN 9781478976967 $25.98

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