The Queen by Mikal Gilmore audiobook
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The Queen: Aretha Franklin

By Mikal Gilmore
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Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799738220

  • ISBN: 9781799738220

Runtime: 3.82 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

You know her voice. Now hear her story. 

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha's universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow. 

Aretha's unshakeable foundation of faith - fueled by a childhood spent singing in church alongside her famous father, minister C.L. Franklin - allowed her to blend heartbreak with spirituality in soul-stirring song. By diving into the true story of Aretha - from the years following her mother's passing to the moment she decided to become a singer - the listener can't help but glimpse the roots of the sorrow behind her famous eyes.

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Author Bio: Mikal Gilmore

Author Bio: Mikal Gilmore

Mikal Gilmore has covered and criticized rock and roll, its culture, and related issues for many national publications. He was music editor for the L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and for twenty years has worked on the staff of Rolling Stone, where he has profiled many national figures. His first book, Shot in the Heart, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 3.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English