Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Stars Over Sunset Boulevard?

I actually first became interested in Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner upon receiving a pitch for it in my email. I mean, they brought up the film Gone With The Wind and old Hollywood glamor. Plus, friendships and secrets. Obviously I was totally hooked by the synopsis. However, it seems to be the case that the only time I really have to read is while driving, so of course I gave the audiobook available via Hoopla at my library a shot.

What’s The Story Here?

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard is about two women who are working for the Gone With The Wind film – Violet and Audrey. Violet is from the South and a bit of society girl – or she was down south. Now she is a working girl and has a pretty big secret. Audrey is an old pro at Hollywood and has aspirations to be an actress. She’s a bit more wild than Violet, however, the two do have quite the solid friendship. Yet, there is something there that threatens to tear the two apart. That is the thing that kept me totally hooked.

What Did I Ultimately Think of Stars Over Sunset Boulevard?

Frankly, I really enjoyed Stars Over Sunset Boulevard. I will be honest and admit that when I saw the audiobook was produced by Christian Audio (I think) I was like, oh no is this a religious book? Did I get sneak attacked? But no, this is not. It’s a very well written, engaging historical fiction. I love that Stars Over Sunset Boulevard is women-centered. I love the strong focus on friendship and even the end of a friendship, potentially. ALSO ALL THE SECRETS, that bit really helps keep my interest.

How’s The Narration?

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard is narrated by Ann Marie Lee. It is 10 hours and 59 minutes, but I listened at 1.25x speed. I think that Lee really embodies the characters of Audrey and Violet quite well. She even brings in accents. Her narration never feels over the top. This audiobook was a solid commute companion. I have no hesitations about recommending a listen of Stars Over Sunset Boulevard.

Sum It Up With A GIF:

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

There is quite a lot of focus on this hat, or at least I think it was this hat.

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  1. I am a sucker when it comes to anything related to GWTW too!

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  1. […] Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner Also by this author: Stars Over Sunset Boulevard, The Last Year of the War Published by Penguin Publishing Group on 2021 Genres: Fiction, […]

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