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5.0 out of 5 stars keeping the legend alive
I have bought all the books about Mario and his life over the years and did not think it possible to read any new books and find anything new in its content. This new book acheives that and more.Ok there are critics of this beek. Mainly from people who have a view that Mario was an angel and could do no wrong. He was not. But what he was was a man with the greatest voice...
Published on 6 Dec 2009 by Mr. W. J. Devlin

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2.0 out of 5 stars Mario Lanza: Sublime Serenade - David Bret
David Bret`s style is sensationalistic akin to the `News of the World` and `The Sun`. The book is full of inaccuracies, the most laughable being the claim that Edith Piaf telephoned Mario Lanza in February 1960 - 4 months after his death in October 1959!
Two further examples are the claim that Kathryn Grayson could not stand Mario Lanza and did not attend his...
Published on 21 Jan 2010 by Brian Goddard


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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mario Lanza: Sublime Serenade - David Bret, 21 Jan 2010
David Bret`s style is sensationalistic akin to the `News of the World` and `The Sun`. The book is full of inaccuracies, the most laughable being the claim that Edith Piaf telephoned Mario Lanza in February 1960 - 4 months after his death in October 1959!
Two further examples are the claim that Kathryn Grayson could not stand Mario Lanza and did not attend his funeral Los Angeles. In actual fact Kathryn Grayson was the Godmother of Lanza`s first daughter, Colleen,and she did attend the Los Angeles funeral accompanied by her daughter Patti Kate.

There are many more inaccuracies in the book - too many to list here. For an accurate and balanced biography I recommend
`Mario Lanza - An American Tragedy` by Armando Cesari.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wrong approach, 13 Dec 2009
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Nemeth Barnabas "bnemeth" (Hungary) - See all my reviews
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I've got all the existing bio on Mario Lanza but this one Mario Lanza: Sublime Serenade is the weakest and leat constructive one. Though it is very detailed but deals mainly with the scandalous part of ML and not with his positive artistic and human side. As a conseguence, it's seems rather harmful for the next the public than informative.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Tragic Story, 20 Mar 2014
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Very sorry I read this book. I belonged to The Mario Lanza fan club many years ago and was shocked to learn through reading this book what an awful life he led and how it really destroyed his whole family. Tragic beyond belief.
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10 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars keeping the legend alive, 6 Dec 2009
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Mr. W. J. Devlin (linlithgow) - See all my reviews
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I have bought all the books about Mario and his life over the years and did not think it possible to read any new books and find anything new in its content. This new book acheives that and more.Ok there are critics of this beek. Mainly from people who have a view that Mario was an angel and could do no wrong. He was not. But what he was was a man with the greatest voice ever owned by a human being. Unfortunately he was discovered by the movies at a time when their word was law. They owned his voice and to hell with anything human feelings or needs this man wanted. This new book is filled with details of his life and how he used and was used by everyone. I recommend this book to any true Lanza fan. And to those who do nothing but critisize it I say, step back and let us as mature intelligent fans to form our own opinions of the book and mario. Like the MGM rullers of the 40's and 50's, you dont own Mario. He belongs to the people, so let the people read and form their own opinion of the greatest voice we will ever hear. Read on people and well done David Bret.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Book, 4 Feb 2012
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Not a very good Book, very disappointed having recently read "Singing to the Gods". I am informed there is a better read with a book by Armani which
I might consider. This was not a good buy.

13th February:

My opinion of this dreadful book continues. I have been informed that the author's so called facts are a travesty
of the truth and a downright disgrace to the memory of the great Mario Lanza. I feel sick that by buying this book
I have contributed to Bret's income.

Before knowing anything about Bret I had been struggling with this book and now I know why.
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