Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ian Halperin

Narrated By: Richard Allen

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: July 2009

Duration: 9 hours 5 minutes


New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin uncovers the tragedy behind the final years and days of the life of pop superstar Michael Jackson.

In late December 2008, New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigations into Jackson's failing health made headlines around the globe. Six months later, the King of Pop was dead.

Whatever the final autopsy results reveal, it was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Friends and associates paint a tragic picture of the last years and days of his life as Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for the planned concert series at London's O2 Arena in July 2009. These shows would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but he could never have completed them, not mentally and not physically.

Michael knew it and his advisers knew it. Anyone who caught even a fleeting glimpse of the frail old man hiding beneath the costumes and cosmetics would have understood that the London tour was madness. Why did it happen this way? After an intense five-year investigation, Halperin uncovers the real story of Michael Jackson's final years, a suspenseful and surprising thriller.


  • Dave G of Lake Hopatcong

    I too thought that there were many parts of this book that were the same reading of the transcripts word for word. Sometimes, there were some interesting tidbits and takes on things, but mainly it was the reciting of transcripts.

  • Anonymous

    I was very disappointed; this was mostly about Michael's court cases and very little about his life. I finally gave up on the book when he started reading transcripts from the court trials, verbatim, going on and on, reading every word that lawyers said. The reader tries too hard; don't know what he is trying to sound like, to the point of annoyance. He sounds like he's making a commercial for deodorant.

  • Anonymous

    Dissappointing unless you are really into all the details of his child molestation issues. I had hoped that it might have gone into more background on him and maybe what made him as "quirky" as he seemed to be in the later years. It may have but I couldn't get through all the details on the child molestation issues. Too depressing and detailed for me.

  • Anonymous

    Simply awful. The narrator had a slight speech impediment which is distracting, but that was nothing compared to the rambling, self-promoting text of the author. Dismal.

  • Anonymous

    This is an awful, boring, book. You could complete this book in two CD"s, I know becaused I skipped through #3-7 and did not miss a thing. Another sad attempt at exploitation of the life of a person now dead. Don't waste your time with this one.

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