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The First Family Detail Audiobook

The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

From New York Times best-selling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail tells eye-opening, behind-the-scenes stories from Secret Service agents about presidents and their families.
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From New York Times best-selling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail tells eye-opening, behind-the-scenes stories from Secret Service agents about presidents and their families.

©2014 Ronald Kessler (P)2014 Random House Audio

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    Eva Rose 08-19-14
    Eva Rose 08-19-14
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    "This was very, very interesting!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book details the work of the Secret Service and what they go through to keep the President, Vice-President, former Presidents, and their families safe. It also gives very juicy insight into the personal characters of those the SS are charged to protect. Which of the POTUS/FLOTUS or VP's were/are kind and considerate, people of good character? And which ones were/are insufferable, rude, selfish, vulgar, etc.? The answers WILL surprise you!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Duane 08-28-15
    Duane 08-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Lacking 9/11 and Benghazi"

    The story overall was good, but it didn't go into GW and 9/11. I would have thought there would have been more details about the day.

    Same with Benghazi. That didn't even get a mention as well as Hillary email server. A lot of details missing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sake 10-17-15
    Sake 10-17-15
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    "Insightful"

    I love this book. it is very insightful. I think the morality ethics an overall behavior of our elected politicians should be known before we vote for them. we should vote based on the person's character and not there gender or race.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Francis 02-02-15
    Francis 02-02-15
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    "Disturbing revelations"

    Highlights need for immediate remedial actions by relevant American Government officials to ensure the continued security and preservation of the world's most admired democracy. All concerned should read this and quickly too!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lorraine 08-18-14
    Lorraine 08-18-14
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    "Secret Service"
    Where does The First Family Detail rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was interesting but most of it was repetitive. Some of the new information was good and the book was interesting but most of it was the same as In The Presidents Secret Service. It was like listening to the same book again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The new information not in The Presidents Secret Service.


    What about Michael Bybee’s performance did you like?

    He was really good. I liked him.


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

    It made me wonder why a new book had the same story as the previous book. That disappointed me, I expected better from the author.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm returning it because it was pretty much the same book I already purchased.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 10-12-14
    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 10-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting to see first families off camera"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure. It is quite an interesting look at how the first families behave when the camera is turned off. There are plenty of the good and bad stories about the man and his family that holds the highest office in the land.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The First Family Detail?

    To learn how power hungry Hilary Clinton is and what a not-so-nice person she is to work for.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I am not sure. It was amazing that Joe wants to appear like average Joe on his weekly trips to Delaware and not have the football within easy reach. A dangerous man.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Besides accounts of first family life, there is a lot of information about the Secret Service itself. Due to recent events, it was an interesting book to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Tamayo 04-22-16
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    "A movie"

    This book needs to be made into a movie but only if the real truth is kept!!
    Scary future I'm afraid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 03-29-16
    Richard 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun to Read, but I Wanted More Meat"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The First Family Detail to be better than the print version?

    Not better than the print, but fun to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book if only cause it gave you a glimpse of real life people in D.C from a group of non-partisan trusted sources.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Denton, TX, United States 03-28-16
    Peter Denton, TX, United States 03-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting....Could Have Been Shorter"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Overall, an interesting and informative book. However, it seems like the author repeated several themes....especially the theme of the SS being under-funded. An interesting book and a good 'behind-the-scenes' look into how politicians really act when nobody's looking.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure.


    What three words best describe Michael Bybee’s performance?

    Easy. Smooth. Unoffensive.


    Did The First Family Detail inspire you to do anything?

    Vote independent.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a very good read. I respect the author for exposing bad behavior from presidents of both parties. Seems even-handed in that regard. The information on Joe Biden's travel costs is very concerning. I'm motivated to learn more about this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Caldwell 11-04-15
    T. Caldwell 11-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Firstly family"

    I really enjoy reading about the firstly family things not heard on the news. An excellent read

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  • Donz Kompany
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    1/21/16
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    "Good read!"

    For those into security related stuff will probably enjoy this, its filled with facts and stories whilst offering insights into a world rarely seen or written about. Saying that, some of the chapters can get boring and there's not a great deal here in comparison to other books on the same subject. Overall its a good read for those wanting to know what its like guarding the most powerful man in the world. Happy reading!☺

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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