The author and the narrator are husband and wife--he is 90; she 80. He is an esteemed writer and editor; she is an accomplished actor. This is only Gottlieb's second audiobook, but Maria Tucci's distinctive voice can be heard in several ensembles and in her walking tours of Italian cities. On Greta Garbo their views don't entirely coincide. Tucci's tone is more irreverent, and she is more keen on the comedy of the legendary beauty who spent her life hiding from her public. As a star biography, this is simply one of the best, most entertaining, most insightful. Tucci wins the listener over early, and her in-character renderings of the firsthand reminiscences of Garbo that end the audiobook--in particular, one by actor Tallulah Bankhead--are pure delight. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593553916 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593553923 $95.00
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