Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark Free Audiobook Download by Cassandra Peterson
Cassandra Peterson narrates this audiobook in her trademark voice, which is raw and eerie. As I listen to the retelling of her early years as "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" I realize that what makes it work so well is not just her voice but also the fact that she is telling these stories in first person. The narration reads like a memoir - diary entries and personal thoughts interspersed with more professional looking interviews with her friends and family members. It's an interesting approach but one that many audio-only books have taken up over the last few years.
Cassandra Peterson narrates the story of a woman who, while grieving over the loss of her husband, finds solace in returning to her childhood hobby of magic and eventually is forced to take up the mantle of Mistress of the Dark as a way to help her heal from her grief.
In the late 1970s, when Cassandra Peterson was a teenager, she would watch her favorite soap opera. It was one of those rare shows that dared to go beyond the typical fare: witches, vampires, and other creatures of darkness. It was during this time that Ms. Peterson began to experiment with such fantastical tales in her own life-dressing up as her favorite character for Halloween; taking on a new persona at work. In the decades that followed, Cassandra Peterson found success as Elvira-the Mistress of the Dark. Now old and retired, she has released an autobiography of sorts entitled Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark
Cassandra Peterson, also known as "Elvira", has been the star of many horror films and television series. She has now put her memoirs in print; describing her life from being a housewife to becoming a TV icon. This audiobook was made available by Audible in 2017.
Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, is the most famous horror hostess in the world. Her signature line “You'll be in my nightmares” has become so iconic that it's listed as one of the top-selling items on Amazon and eBay. Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark is a collection of Cassandra's personal memoirs written with her wry wit and insight into her life, career and her most famous creation, Elvira.
"Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" is a horror film made in 1988 by the late Cassandra Peterson, who also voiced the titular character. The story tells of Elvira's many adventures as she tries to rid herself of any and all traces of her dark past and build a new life for herself. "Yours Cruelly" is a memoir that gives an insight into what led up to the creation of Elvira and how she became "the most talented horror actress in recent history."
|Duration||10 hours 42 minutes|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Parent Category||Art & Music, Memoir|