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FIRST LADY OF SONG Ella Fitzgerald for the Record

by | Read by Geoffrey Mark Fidelman

Biography & Memoir • 12.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1994

While this work is, at best, an enthusiast’s attempt at a biography—its subject is, arguably, the best popular singer ever. The cataloging of Fitzgerald’s many television and other media appearances, as well as the discography, is helpful, but the writer’s worship of his subject heavily colors the work. Additionally, the author’s narration sounds unprofessional by the many unedited pauses and sounds of shifting papers. Mouth sounds and other studio realities also should have been eliminated. Ultimately, one is disappointed that this audiobook does not live up to its subject. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781470847050 $32.95 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781470847074 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781470847043 $105.00 • Ten CDs

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