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Mrs. Kennedy and Me Audiobook

Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

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.
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Publisher's Summary

He called her Mrs. Kennedy. SHE called him Mr. Hill.

For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend.

Now, looking back 50 years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

When he was initially assigned to the new First Lady, Agent Hill envisioned tea parties and gray-haired matrons. But as soon as he met her, he was swept up in the whirlwind of her beauty, her grace, her intelligence, her coy humor, her magnificent composure, and her extraordinary spirit.

From the start, the job was like no other, and Clint was by her side through the early days of JFK's presidency; the birth of sons John and Patrick and Patrick's sudden death; Kennedy-family holidays in Hyannis Port and Palm Beach; Jackie's trips to Europe, Asia, and South America; Jackie's intriguing meetings with men like Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli, and André Malraux; the dark days of the year that followed the assassination; to the farewell party she threw for Clint when he left her protective detail after four years. All she wanted was the one thing he could not give her: a private life for her and her children.

Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations, and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the tragedy that ended it all too soon - a tragedy that haunted him for 50 years.

©2012 Lisa McCubbin, Clint Hill (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"With clear and honest prose free of salaciousness and gossip, Hill (ably assisted by McCubbin) evokes not only a personality both beautiful and brilliant, but also a time when the White House was filled with youth and promise. Of the many words written about Jacqueline Kennedy, these are among the best." (Kirkus)

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    Kay 04-24-13
    Kay 04-24-13
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    Where does Mrs. Kennedy and Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


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

    No, I thoroughly enjoyed his reading.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Walter DULUTH, GEORGIA, United States 02-25-13
    Walter DULUTH, GEORGIA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Interesting"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It touches a subject not many know about


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mrs. Kennedy and Me?

    The humorous stories about the family


    What does Jeremy Bobb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good voice


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

    No


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    Alexandra Annapolis, MD, United States 01-22-13
    Alexandra Annapolis, MD, United States 01-22-13
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    "Just Okay...."
    Would you try another book from Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin and/or Jeremy Bobb?

    No.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeremy Bobb’s performances?

    no--he put me to sleep, was hard to get through.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Claudia 01-07-13
    Claudia 01-07-13
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    "Great listen! But then,I enjoy bios."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book gives a good prospective of that time of our history.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Subject, Mrs. Kennedy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Parshall, ND United States 10-21-12
    Annie Parshall, ND United States 10-21-12 Member Since 2007

    proud mother

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    "I recently heard this author speak & was intrigued"

    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.

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    Katherine PRESTON, ID, United States 09-03-12
    Katherine PRESTON, ID, United States 09-03-12
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    "Breathtaking"

    What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I was captivated early on and by the end, I was crying. Wonderful book.

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    Nadine PARK CITY, UT, United States 09-03-12
    Nadine PARK CITY, UT, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A perspective on the Kennedy's I haven't read"
    Would you listen to Mrs. Kennedy and Me again? Why?

    Yes it was teresting and insightful and offered a new perspective


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mrs. Kennedy and Me?

    I found myself driving with my hand over my mouth as I heard the first hand accout of the president's assassination.


    What does Jeremy Bobb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His inflection and delivery actually took me to the scene as if a first hand account


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I gasped at the personal details of the assassination


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    C United States 08-30-12
    C United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Told a great story"
    Would you listen to Mrs. Kennedy and Me again? Why?

    Loved the story. An eye witness account is always valuable and it didn't fail here I would listen again


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hearing about Mrs. Kennedy in her family setting was so interesting. Made her seem more real than the beautiful pictures.


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

    No


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

    ?????


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended this book to others

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael BROOKLYN CENTER, MN, United States 08-19-12
    Michael BROOKLYN CENTER, MN, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "As if I were present"
    What did you love best about Mrs. Kennedy and Me?

    Personal information about the interaction with kids and Secret Service Agents, especially the day of the President's Funeral about the salute.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Detailed view of Kennedy Family


    What does Jeremy Bobb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    n/a


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

    My life with JFK's Family


    Any additional comments?

    excellent story

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    Janice 08-02-12
    Janice 08-02-12
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    "EXCELLENT ALL THE WAY AROUND!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clint Hill is my favorite character due to his honesty and vulnerability.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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.


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

    The First Lady and the Agent.


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator Jeremy Bobb was excellent in his presentation of this wonderful book. Thank you for publishing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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