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RFK Jr. Audiobook

RFK Jr.: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Jerry Oppenheimer comes a sensational biography of the son of the legendary senator and troubled standard bearer of America's most fabled political dynasty. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., inherited his assassinated father's piercing blue eyes and Brahmin style, earning a reputation as the nation's foremost environmental activist and lawyer - the "toxic avenger" - battling corporate polluters. But in this, the most revelatory portrait ever of a Kennedy, Oppenheimer places Bobby, Jr., leader of the third generation of America's royal family, under a journalistic microscope. Based on scores of exclusive, candid on-the-record interviews, public and private records, and correspondence, Jerry Oppenheimer paints a balanced, objective portrait of this virtually unaccounted-for scion of the Kennedy dynasty. Like his slain father, the iconic senator and presidential hopeful, RFK, Jr., was destined for political greatness. Why it never happened is revealed in this first-ever biography of him.

©2015 Jerry Oppenheimer (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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    "a most unprepossessing biography subject"

    Much is made of the opportunities and adoration which the Kennedy family enjoy (or are subjected to) simply because of who they are. The same holds true for this book - it is unlikely to have been written if the subject had been an everyday Joe Blow. Some sympathy must attach to RFK Jr for the extraordinary series of tragedies which have blighted his life and family, and his genetic inheritance boded ill from the start, but I just found 'Bobby' to be a big bore. The author has put it together in a readable somewhat gossipy style, and the narrator does a fine job with the material, but from about the halfway point I was looking forward to the end. Sex, drugs, and irresponsible behaviour, even when attached to a famous name, are not enough to carry a full-length biography.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kris Wright Novi, Mi USA 10-08-15
    Kris Wright Novi, Mi USA 10-08-15
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    "Confirmation of an adult spoiled brat!"
    What did you like best about RFK Jr.? What did you like least?

    Tells what everyone knows but is afraid to say out loud due to the "Kennedy repercussions". Entitled from birth, raised to be a selfish, self serving spoiled adult leave a trail of destruction everywhere he goes and sees nothing wrong.


    Would you recommend RFK Jr. to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would but why spend money to confirm what you already know?


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    I liked it. Tried to represent the book accurately.


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    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 09-28-15
    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 09-28-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Really terrible book"

    This is a snarky, lightweight author who can't even get the date of JFK's assassination right. One crumb of gossip after another. Poorly researched and dependent on rumor and hearsay. He is also clearly biased against gays.
    The narrator is also sarcastic and no fun to hear. Not even one star! I returned it.

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    anya flannery GREENWICH, CT, US 10-10-15
    anya flannery GREENWICH, CT, US 10-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "This book is awful!"

    This book is gigantic waste of time. Poorly written, all gossip and innuendo...save your money!

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    Amazon Customer Lutz, FL, United States 05-30-17
    Amazon Customer Lutz, FL, United States 05-30-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Oppenheimer Eye-Opener"

    Many people believe that only the top tier Kennedys are fascinating: JFK, Jackie, John, Jr., etc., but the author, who wrote a shocking 1993 bio of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s mother Ethel, obviously picked up where he left off and decided to profile the most charismatic, talented, and intellectually gifted of the famous widow's eleven children. Oppenheimer paints a proverbial warts-and-all portrait of the second son of the brood, noting Bob's positive attributes, but detailing much more of the negative ones, mainly his arrogance, which nearly all of the Kennedys seem to possess to a certain degree. Like most of the clan, Robert Junior has a fast reputation and an extremely strong sense of entitlement. He would make a better politician than his brother Joe, but there would be a tremendous price to pay for seeking high office.

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    Sarah Harrison, NY, United States 01-07-16
    Sarah Harrison, NY, United States 01-07-16
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    "An interesting book about an uninteresting subject"

    Very well written and well researched biography. Unfortunately, the subject is a very uninteresting and uncompelling fellow, who really didn't merit an entire book devoted to him.

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