No. It is short on narrative and long on trite details. It is gossipy in tone..both written and narration.
YES! The tone became sarcastic when passages were describing the husband's behaviors...much as though a group of unhappy women were sharing their husband's miss-deeds. Very unpleasant to listen to.
It needs a completely new book with more factual information from the wives...more integration into the history of the times.
I am only 8 chapters into it, and I am already cringing when I hear the narrator quote Kennedy or launch into a male voice. I have not paid much attention to critiques re narration before, but wish I had before purchasing this.
This is one of the best autobiographies I have read.
I felt I was 'there' throughout...totally engaged. The vignettes throughout were delightful and interesting.
It was quite disconcerting to have a female narrator for a male's story. And she has that somewhat typical vocal pattern so common to young females these days. Her expresssion and pronounciations were good. But having heard the author read his own intro...I would have much preferred he read the entire book..or at least have a male narrator. Knowing Ella was his daughter, I had to keep reminding myself she was reading it as Alan and not as herself.
Sure wish narrator was male. Quite disappointed.
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