Joshua B. Miller
I would listen again. I loved hearing the adventure in the story.
One of the memorable moments was when Mr. Hill and Mrs. Kennedy run into each other on the Christina and she is dressed very casually. It seems unusal.
Mu favorite scene was when Mr Hill watches television when Mrs. Kennedy (Onassis) dies of cancer. He thinks back to all of the years he smoked a lot and drank heavily after Presiident Kennedy died. He calls them "wasted years". Now he faces his loss of Mrs Kennedy and he cries without shame,
When Mr Hill learn that baby Patrick has died. He wants to breakdown, but he cannot.
I really enjoyed the memories of time spent with Mrs. Kennedy. Clint Hill has a rare insight into what life was like for Jackie during her time as First Lady. He knows first-hand what happened in Dallas and the aftermath, maybe better than anyone else that's alive to tell about it.
Some reviews for this book talk about Clint being in love with Jackie. I suppose that's possible, but I think he just deeply cared about someone that he was very close to, someone he was to protect at all cost. I think you would almost have to have some kind of feelings for someone like that.
This is a good listen for someone interested in what things were like behind-the-scenes with the Kennedy's, someone wanting to know more about the assassination, and someone who is a fan of Jackie Kennedy. I would also recommend his book, Five Days in November. It is very detailed about the Dallas trip. It may be better to order in hardback or with the Kindle version, because there are many interesting pictures.
Having been in grade school when President Kennedy was assassinated, the event was impacting, yet so "far away" from my life. The Kennedy family has always held my interest. To listen to such an intimate and detailed story related to that was really quite captivating. It was a wonderfully endearing book.
The book gave me what I wanted - a closer look at Mrs. Kennedy's personality. And the author is clearly a little (maybe more than a little) in love with her. But for me, the surprising takeaway is just how immature and inconsiderate she was, and how insensitive and casually cruel the Born Rich can be towards people whose lives are dedicated to their service. I've been reading Kennedy biographies, and the more I read, the less I respect the Kennedy First Couple.
I enjoy listening to Audible books on my way to work as a psychiatric nurse! I am a fan of non-fiction; political and artist from film/stage
I enjoyed this book tremendously! it gives a wonderful and respectful portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy
Kennedy book review.
I have never been so glad to hear that the president was shot because that meant it was almost the end of this book. While the story was very good, the detail and repetition was overwhelming. Hill either kept copious notes, had an excellent memory or made up the details, but it was too much. And he beats it into the reader that Jackie wanted her privacy, that she enjoyed challenging the secret service, that he stepped up to the task every time, that John was a rambunctious boy, that Clint understood every movement and eye flicker that Jackie made. Ugh. It is obvious that he was in love with her. I enjoyed the basics of the story but am so glad this audio book is over.
Absolutely. The author, who had a front row seat, at some historical moments told a story from his unique vantage point.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy - an extraordinary individual and classy woman.
Same as the book title.
Tremendous respect for the men and women who serve in the Secret Service to protect our leaders.
This book covers the facts, some widely known and many unknown, of Mrs Kennedy's time as First Lady. The author has described everything so clearly you will tested as to weather you got this information and perception of Mrs Kennedy through a book or a documentary. THIS IS ONE OF HE BOOKS YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER.