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  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (253)

    For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

    alexis says: "This Memoir is a Blessing!"
    "A different insight into a well-known story"
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    If you could sum up Mrs. Kennedy and Me in three words, what would they be?

    A dedicated professional


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clint Hill gives a first person account of his amazing years with the Kennedy family in the White house. I never really thought about the difficult and dedicated job of the Secret Service. The SS must leave their own family to travel for long periods of time, during holidays, etc. They had to protect the family at all times. Originally disappointed because he was "only" with Mrs. Kennedy and not the president, he came to respect and admire her. His emotional account of the days surrounding the Kennedy assassination is written from a perspective very few can give.


    Which character – as performed by Jeremy Bobb – was your favorite?

    The subtle change of the narrator's voice when he spoke as Mrs. Kennedy was enthralling. You knew each character by his inflections.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    He had to live with the rich and famous on $16 a day.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who has read the many stories and theories around the Kennedy assignation will want to read this account from someone who had an personal relationship with the first-family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Between the Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie, Suzy Jackson, Nick Cordero
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (136)

    A story of romance, adventure, and humor, Between the Lines features high-schooler and social outsider Delilah, who discovers a charming fairy tale in the school library and can’t resist turning to it again and again. But one day she finds the book has hidden depths—and that the story’s handsome prince has somehow stepped from the page into her very own world.

    Sharon says: "Not YA, this is a children's story"
    "Cute for young girls. Not for Jodi Picoult fans."
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    If you could sum up Between the Lines in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting story twist.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer ? Why or why not?

    I am a big Jodi Picoult fan and I got this book because of her. If you are looking for a book with her typical insight into unusual social issues you will be disappointed. This is a cute story but not a typical Jodi book.
    I almost quit in the beginning because it was a silly "Disney" type story. I'm glad I kept listening. The characters developed and I enjoyed the story in the end. It is definitely designed for VERY young girls, but I enjoyed it like a bit of sweetness for a change.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narration was excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I usually listen at 1.5 speed. I could listen to this at 2.0 or 3.0 so it made it a quick listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not get another book from Jodi in this YA venue, but I'm not sorry I used my credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vanishing Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (682)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (233)

    Jodi Picoult, the New York Times best-selling author of Second Glance and My Sister's Keeper, is a master at crafting powerful stories that are filled with suspense. In Vanishing Acts this acclaimed author delivers the gripping tale of a woman caught between her forgotten past and her uncertain future.

    Cindy Carson says: "One of the Best!"
    "Very disappointing"
    Overall

    Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors and I couldn't wait to listen to this book. Boy was I disappointed! The plot was built around an interesting premise (a father who kidnapped his own daughter twenty-eight years earlier) but the characters were unbelieveable and unlikeable. I really didn't care what happened to them. In the other books (My Sister's Keeper, Second Glance, Plain Truth) all of the characters were so realistic and likeable that I followed each twist of the plot anxiously. In this book, I really didn't care what happened to anyone.
    By the way, many reviewers liked the cast of narrators in Vanishing Acts. I found them too slow and sappy. I much prefered the single narrator in Second Glance who developed each character with a professional, distict voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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