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Mercury and Me

Written by: Jim Hutton, Tim Wapshott
Narrated by: Patrick Moy
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together, Hutton had no idea who Mercury was, and, when the star told him his name, it meant nothing to him. Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and his lodgings in Sutton, Surrey, for two years after moving in with Mercury, and then worked as his gardener. He was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but, from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991, he was closer to him than anyone and knew all Mercury's closest friends: the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and Phil Collins, to name a few. 

Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, Hutton has a wealth of anecdotes as well as a deep understanding of Mercury's life. He also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him throughout the night in his final weeks, and was with him as he died. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury's private life‚ the ecstasies and the agonies‚ more accurately or honestly than Jim Hutton.

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A beautiful behind-the-scenes love story

A thoughtful, beautifully told story of the private life shared between Freddie Mercury and his husband, Jim Hutton. The story is told very respectfully and full of lovely details of their cats, up to the heartbreaking final days of Freddie's life. A must-listen for any Queen fan. The narrator is spot on with his voices and does a wonderful job. Highly, highly recommended; I will definitely re-listen to this many times.

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  • ACASSIDY
  • 2019-02-04

Freddie's home life - A fantastic book

This was a fantastic view of the home life Freddie had. After reading Somebody to Love which showed you all about the startup of Queen and a bit into Freddie's personal life, this was a nice view of him on a personal level, at home, a side no one saw except a few people who lived with him. This book is highly recommended.

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  • E Farnsworth
  • 2019-02-19

Loved it!

UmI loved learning about Freddie & Jim's 7-year, loving relationship. Learned how generous Freddie was in his private life. I was greatly saddened to learn how Mary treated Jim, Joe, and Phoebe after Freddie's death; I think Freddie would have been very angry about it. This was the first Audible book I've listened to ~ the reader was great. I found myself feeling as though it was Jim reading the book, not someone else.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-21

Memories

This book should be taken as what it is, the loving memories of someone who knew and loved Freddie. Many say this is one sided or inaccurate, but you have to remember this is one perspective of what happened; as to the reality, no one will ever know. One thing is true, Freddie is sorely missed and was very loved, I just hope he knew that.

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  • MultiNitsa
  • 2019-02-12

I loved this listen. Genuine and Kind.

I loved listening to this story. I have a lot of respect for Jim and how he cared for Freddie. He seems to be very genuine in his storytelling. Great narration.

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  • Trisha K Pelzel
  • 2019-02-11

Excellent

A heartfelt, warm, intimate insight to Jim’s life with Freddie. Fascinating and touching. A must listen for and Freddie fan!

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  • Tami
  • 2019-02-11

Loved it!

Well written, I was captivated through the entire book. Another side of Freddie that isn’t well known. Well done. I’m still grieving his loss.

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  • Johanna
  • 2019-02-08

Lovely and kind of bittersweet!

I do really loved these memories from Jim Hutton's life with Freddie , They really touched me , I feel empathy to him regarding his feelings for someone who you are deeply in love.

I totally recommend it!

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  • Emma
  • 2019-02-04

Beautiful and Heartbreaking

This is the story of one of the greatest loves, how it started, how it ended, and the betrayal that came after the end.

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  • Catherine Odonnell
  • Ormond Beach, Florida
  • 2019-02-02

Really lets you to get to know<br />Freddie Mercury

I loved it..very detailed..told about how freddie was so kind to his friend's. well read by narrator

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  • Lisa Emanuele
  • 2019-02-02

Freddie was so generous !

I liked reading about his life through Jim. It seemed that they had very strong relationship. It’s too bad they didn’t get involved when they were both younger . I found many parts of this sad for Jim.

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