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The Kennedy Wives Audiobook

The Kennedy Wives: Triumph and Tragedy in America’s Most Public Family

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The Kennedy wives saw history up close - and made history in some cases. They knew wealth and privilege, but we are bonded to them by losses that are our losses, too. The Kennedy women - fierce, intelligent, and very private - belong to us. Not because of their glamour but because of their grief and misfortunes.

The Kennedy Wives takes an unflinching look at the women who married into the Kennedy family and their distinct roles: Rose, the matriarch; Ethel, the athlete; Jackie, the icon; Joan, the fragile beauty; and Vicki, the redeemer. In reality each woman was complex and multifaceted. As Kennedy wives they were bonded through characteristics and experiences unique to the Camelot family.

The Kennedy Wives is an exploration of these women that will offer what no other book or film created thus far has: a thoughtful analysis of what drew the Kennedy men to these iconic women - and what the women endured in exchange for their acceptance into the Camelot clan.

©2015 Amber Hunt and David Batcher (P)2016 Tantor

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    Mike United States 08-25-16
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    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. It was just like I was witnessing it myself!

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    Medmgr11 08-03-16
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    Was so good to listen to. Lots of new material. Enjoyed it immensely. Recommend this book to everyone.

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    J. D. Portnoy Sarasota, FL USA 06-22-16
    J. D. Portnoy Sarasota, FL USA 06-22-16 Member Since 2013

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    I've listened to several books about the Kennedys, and this one is pretty good. There's lots of detail and the writing is literate. It's not in the gossipy, tell-all mode, but reads like a serious, fairly scholarly attempt. You feel informed. The weak point is the narrator, who has an old schoolmarmish voice and makes a quite a few mistakes in pronunciation of names and words many of us know. Jacqui would be pained by the mistakes, Ethel wouldn't care, Joan would be too drunk to notice, and Vickie would hear and remain silent. Rose would certainly know, but say nothing and go to her room to pray. Now you know in a nutshell what the book will make plain. It's worth the listen.

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    I love it because it told you about the kennedy wife and love story of Kennedy wife.

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