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CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS A Novel of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Karen Chilton, Caroline Hewitt

Historical Fiction • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Narrators Karen Chilton and Caroline Hewitt combine their considerable vocal talent to portray two legendary entertainers in this audiobook set primarily in the 1950s. There are no words to express how compelling Chilton's performance is as Ella Fitzgerald, "the Queen of Jazz." Chilton mesmerizes listeners as she imbues Fitzgerald with subtle emotion, poise, and practicality. Listeners will be so convinced they're hearing Fitzgerald that they'll long for Chilton to break into song. Hewitt is no less dazzling as screen icon Marilyn Monroe. Hewitt brings layers of wit, savvy, and emotional fragility to her depiction of Monroe's familiar story. The audiobook begins as Monroe writes letters to Fitzgerald and they become pen pals, and then good friends. The spirit of the times surrounds their friendship as each navigates family, romance, and career. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780063282926 $27.99

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