wonderful you do not need to know the players in order to enjoy Jackie Kennedy's version of events and people and most of all her Jack. She is not sentimental or maudlin or anything you would expect of a young widow, You will find yourself waiting for that little nugget of information or comment that lets you into their world. She says Jack was magic. She was magic too.
Yes. I had little or no sense of her accent or personality. I was a little surprised by her grasp of affairs of the day, and her love for her husband. Quite touching.
Not disappointing but not very inspiring.
Less background noise but maybe this is part of the history.
Several moments. I was touched by her love for her husband and family. JFK was a remarkable man (I was only 13 when he was assassinated) and I await his own tapes which were recently released from the Archives.
I do plan to listen to this again. There were so many interesting topics that I would like to refresh on!
I loved listening to her opinions of the other "First Ladies", politicians, and events of her time! I am sure she wanted to wait 50 years for this to be released for good reason!
This book was a little hard to hear because it was recorded long ago, however once I grabbed my good set of ear buds it was so interesting to hear the clanking of the ice cubes in her glass and her inhaling as she smoked.It was such a different world 50 years ago, she speaks on what was expected of "The First Lady" and of wives and mothers.I will be recommending this and listening again!
No. Also, parts were very hard to hear.
I loved hearing Jackie's voice for a while.
I loved her telling the story of some of her beloveds most incredible stories that matter so much to our nation today. My only objection was that Caroline said of her amazing mother, that perhaps women weren't as interesting or there weren't as many autobiographies of women.. Perhaps because of her living in a whole different world growing up... Because there were some extraordinary women as well as men... But I'm touched and glad I have them for such a historical time!
One of the best.
When JFK Jr talks in the background...very touching.
This was like eavesdropping on history...amazing.
Since it was actual tape from the interviews, it was quite hard to hear what was being said. I felt like I had the radio turned up as loud as it could go to hear.
somewhat, more due to the audio quality.
Absolutely delightful. I highly recommend the audiobook version as you get to listen to the real original tapes. It's interesting to see how she saw her husband, politics, and the events of the time. It's not the greatest historical material as the interviewer is a friend, and had worked for Kennedy and been his friend. Still lovely.
I admit I could not finish this listen. The most interesting part was Caroline Kennedy's introduction. The remainder did not hold my interest. One fascinating aspect was how much society has really changed since the tapes were made. The wife of that era has long gone. Secondly, Jacqueline's perspective is so tilted to protecting the legacy of her husband that I found her musings unrealistic. Thirdly, I still cannot place myself in her life. What she is talking about differs so from my world, with all the money and connections that was second nature for her. I just had to stop. I'm sad I bothered buying it.
I already have recommended it to friends. Being so close to the time of the assassination I was surprised she did it, and she doesn't talk about the assassination. She talks about the 10 years she was with Jack, and it's quite interesting.
This really isn't a story per se. Jackie seemed relaxed in the interviews, and I was surpirsed at her comments about the French and Charles DeGaulle. She couldn't stand either one.
The interviewer knew Jack and Jackie personally, and so he knew what to ask her. Hearing Jackie's voice is something that would be very lacking in a book.
Yes, and I almost did too.
Jackie shines a whole different light on the happenings in the White House, and it's well worth a listen.