Behind the Mic: On Natalie Wood by Suzanne Finstad, Read by Rose McGowan
Jo Reed and Michele Cobb Discuss What Happened the Night the Actress Drowned
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The listener is taken through Natalie Wood’s life from child star to mysterious death. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Suzanne Finstad’s updated biography of Natalie Wood, read with an intelligent interpretation by Rose McGowan. McGowan’s reading of Wood’s intense and abusive childhood is matter-of-fact, unbiased, and doesn’t over-dramatize. Finstad conducted hundreds of interviews, examined Wood’s unpublished memoir, and reveals stunning details about what really happened the night Natalie Wood drowned.
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