Mercury and Me

Written by:
Tim Wapshott , Jim Hutton
Narrated by:
Patrick Moy

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2019
7 hours 40 minutes
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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Marlene V.

A must for all Freddie Mercury fans.

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Lisa N.

Beautiful and heartfelt account of a life cut way too short. The love between Freddie and Jim is so palpable through the pages. It was heartbreaking to hear how Freddie suffered from AIDS. I pray they are reunited in heaven. Loved this book!!

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Dianne K.

Loved this heartfelt memoir. Very poignant story of gay love in the 1980s at the height of the Aids pandemic

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excellent beautifully written

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