Personal information about the interaction with kids and Secret Service Agents, especially the day of the President's Funeral about the salute.
Detailed view of Kennedy Family
My life with JFK's Family
I recommend Mrs. Kennedy & Me to anyone wanting to see the other side of politics. As a Baby Boomer growing up in the 50s-60s....I relived my experiences through the eyes and ears of Clint Hill. This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. It was also very hard to put down. The narrator was PERFECT. I have had the distinct honor of meeting Clint Hill....what a wonderful down to earth person. Mr. Hill had quite an insight into the lives of the rich and powerful but it did not tarnish him. You can hear and feel his pain as well as the joy in his writing. Thank you Mr. Hill for letting everyone share your experiences with you.
Clint Hill is my favorite character due to his honesty and vulnerability.
Besides the section on Dallas and the funeral (I cried through these chapters), I would say I loved the trip to Greece after Patrick died. Mrs. Kennedy seemed to so enjoy the trip and was able to really relax and this was all due to the efforts of Mr. Hill.
The First Lady and the Agent.
Narrator Jeremy Bobb was excellent in his presentation of this wonderful book. Thank you for publishing it.
Absolutely! A lovely read! I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot more about the time during the Kennedy office.
I LOVE (& ride horses) so I was VERY thrilled to know how MUCH she rode....I knew she did, but not that much!
I initially selected the book because I was HOPING to learn about the inside scoop of JFK and how his extra 'activities' during his marriage affected Jackie O, but MUCH to my surprise, Clint Hill NEVER mentioned one speck of it!! At first I was super disappointed! But, then I quickly realized how wonderful Mr. Hill was and that THAT was NOT his reason for this book and HE WOULD NEVER GO THERE! And I am SURE he knew ALL ABOUT THEM! I appreciated that.
I lived this and am glad I got the fact from someone who lived it, too.
Living in Granbury, TX. Semi-retired. Love to read but it's hard to find the time to sit down!
I have a deep respect for Mrs. Kennedy and her love for her privacy and her husband. History and the press was never kind to the President but after hearing Jeremy Bobb delicately and passionately read this story by Clint Hill, I finished the book remembering not only the (it never goes away) pain of the assasination; but feeling the genuine love that Mrs. Kennedy & the President had for one another. The epilogue by Clint Hill was so touching and heartfelt - I will cherish this book and I will read it again. Thank you, Mr. Hill.
It's at the top.
Agent Hill did not do a sleezy book. He covered the time that he was on Mrs. K's watch. The segment on the assassination is about as moving as they come. Extremely touching.
No. But a very good performance on this audio.
Agent Hill and Camelot
I highly recommend this book. Admittedly, I'm a Jackie fan and have read many books on her. This is in a differnt light and perspective. It's one of those books that you can't put down.
I would have given this 5 stars in the "overall" category because I liked everything about this book. It's inside look at how the White House occupants interact with the Secret Service and, of course, and the point of view of someone who was so intimately present at the Kennedy assassination. The one thing that bothered me is the reproduction of conversations that come across as verbatim and have to have be the author's remembrances of what was said many years ago. The conversations give an undeniable immediacy to the story but make me a little nervous about the accuracy of the quotations.
Beyond that, it was a wonderful listen and unique view of a significant historical event.
A wonderful view of history from a different perspective.
You already know the outcome - President is assassinated. Jackie remarries, lives great life, dies of cancer. Be prepared for the emotions.
It was really interesting to go behind the scenes in the White House - especially since Jackie spent so little time there. That explains a lot. Clint Hill's account of the dreadful day in Dallas is vivid and his own role is powerful, but you are left wondering about what happened to his own personal life as his responsibility to his family as subsumed by his "duty" to the First Family.
I was in the 9th grade when JFK was assassinated and watched every second of tv coverage. Still the Jackie we saw was one-dimensional. Thanks to this book I now have a much greater appreciation of this amazing woman. Talented, smart, funny, and strong. Thanks Mr. Hill for giving me a greater appreciation of who she was.