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Respect

Audiobook (Includes supplementary content)
This "comprehensive and illuminating" biography of the Queen of Soul (USA Today) was hailed by Rolling Stone as "a remarkably complex portrait of Aretha Franklin's music and her tumultuous life."
Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She continued to evolve for decades, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions.
Again and again, Aretha stubbornly found a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continued to build. Her hold on the crown was tenacious, and in Respect, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.

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Publisher: Hachette Audio Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781478932093
  • File size: 498947 KB
  • Release date: November 20, 2014
  • Duration: 17:19:28

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781478932093
  • File size: 499015 KB
  • Release date: November 20, 2014
  • Duration: 17:19:17
  • Number of parts: 16

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This "comprehensive and illuminating" biography of the Queen of Soul (USA Today) was hailed by Rolling Stone as "a remarkably complex portrait of Aretha Franklin's music and her tumultuous life."
Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits. She continued to evolve for decades, amidst personal tragedy, surprise Grammy performances, and career reinventions.
Again and again, Aretha stubbornly found a way to triumph over troubles, even as they continued to build. Her hold on the crown was tenacious, and in Respect, David Ritz gives us the definitive life of one of the greatest talents in all American culture.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781478932093
    File size: 498947 KB
    Release date: November 20, 2014
    Duration: 17:19:28

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781478932093
    File size: 499015 KB
    Release date: November 20, 2014
    Duration: 17:19:17
    Number of parts: 16

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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