Their relationship and what drove her to do certain things when President Kennedy was shot in the head.
How she handled her children and her husband
Mrs. Kennedy was a wonderful person and I am glad to have found this book to read. Clint Hill is a remarkable man.
No. By some of the reviews I was expecting to feel some emotions, but I was usually distracted by Clint Hill (could've also been known as Barney Fife)...inflated ego.
Please read the reviews entitled "Kennedy Bodyguard~NARCISSISTIC~? by Molly "Wazoo Books" April 6, 2012 and "Just Okay" by Alexandra on January 22, 2013. Like I said, I couldn't have said it better myself. The only thing I'll add is that Clint Hill made me cringe at times. I bet if Jackie knew how he looked at her and what he was really thinking most of the time, she would've been a little creeped out.
I like listening to history stories, but I still have such a fascination with the Kennedys. It was one of the better stories in the history genre.
I enjoy listening to his voice. He is a good narrator.
I am so glad Clint Hill spoke out about his time with the Kennedys. Those of us who were alive during that time, (at least me) were fascinated with them. This book took me right back to that time. I think Mrs. Kennedy was truly a great woman! She is sadly missed.
IT IS MORE facts at first hand Well narrated
It was true illuminating as the working of vip protrction and the commitment of the those providing protection.
It is a true picture Mrs Kennedy and what Her life demanded
This is one of the best books I've ever read. I've always found Jacklyn Kennedy Onasis very fascinating but never had any idea of the trials and tribulations she faced during her life.
No, I thoroughly enjoyed his reading.
When President Kennedy was shot and killed, I actually cried because I was so caught up in the book. Even listening to the funeral arrangements, I couldn't imagine what his family and the nation went through on that tragic day.
I learned a lot about President Kennedy and Jacklyn Kennedy by listening to this book and have a new found appreciation for the former first family. I also have a new found respect for the men and women of the secret service who put their personal lives on hold to protect the leaders of our great nation.
It touches a subject not many know about
The humorous stories about the family
Most: The first hand account of the events leading up to the assassination and the description of the day itself, and hearing all of the places she traveled to while first lady. Least: Hill's incessant comments on how he's "scanning the crowd for suspicious activity" (AKA doing his job--duh) and "doesn't make enough money" and "didn't want to take this assignment" and "can tell what she's thinking." His commentary is dull.
no--he put me to sleep, was hard to get through.
I wanted to know more about Mrs. Kennedy and less about Hill's job detail. As a secret service agent, clearly your job is to scan the crowd and look for suspicious activity, but for some reason, he needs to point this out twice per chapter. It comes off as a bit narcissistic and is quite annoying. It's also not the best written book I've ever read.
This book gives a good prospective of that time of our history.
The Subject, Mrs. Kennedy.
Clint Hill did an awesome job of describing his relationship with the first lady, the president and their children. It was good to hear that he felt that their life and their relationship was as ideal as most of us thought it was. His agony was obvious as he spoke of that fateful day when the president was shot. I was 12 at the time of Kennedy's death and it was weird and sad to think about what a different, more innocent world we lived in then. Mr Hill did an awesome job of describing those times and showing what a delightful lady Jacci was. Clint is from my home state so that made this book doubly interesting. I would definitely recommend this.
What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I was captivated early on and by the end, I was crying. Wonderful book.