Written by:
Joyce Carol Oates
Narrated by:
Jayne Atkinson

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2004
8 hours 24 minutes
The National Book Award finalist and national bestseller exploring the life and legend of Marilyn Monroe

Soon to be a Netflix Film starring Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson

In one of her most ambitious works, Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner, poetic, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker—the child, the woman, the fated celebrity, and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe. In a voice startlingly intimate and rich, Norma Jeane tells her own story of an emblematic American artist—intensely conflicted and driven—who had lost her way. A powerful portrait of Hollywood’s myth and an extraordinary woman’s heartbreaking reality, Blonde is a sweeping epic that pays tribute to the elusive magic and devastation behind the creation of the great 20th-century American star. 
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Arum D.

The background music helps to liven the story and the narrator voice changes into gladys in many of her emotions including a repressed fear is so clearly heard

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Egle Z.

It's a beautiful book, so fantastically well written! There's a lot of humanism in the way this author approaches the characters. It took me a little time to get used to the actress'es voice. She was at times imitating the mannerisms of MM, and I didn't quite get it at first.

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