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A behind-the-scenes story of a high-stakes political drama that dared the country and its citizens to look into the mirror - and change. Robert Kennedy had an early mistrust of Dr. Martin Luther King and his tactics, but became one of the civil rights movement’s greatest champions. Through Kennedy’s transformative experience, the victories and defeats of an era are retold for a new generation.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Michael Leydon Campbell as Burke Marshall, Others; Philip Casnoff as John F Kennedy (JFK), Others; Henry Clarke as Robert F Kennedy (RFK); Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Byron White, Others; Kevin Daniels as Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK); Ross Hellwig as Harris Wofford, Others; Thomas Vincent Kelly as John Seigenthaler, Others; Sheilynn Wactor as Coretta Scott King, Others; and John Wesley as Louis Martin, Others. Directed by John Rubinstein. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in March 2010.

©2011 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2011 L.A. Theatre Works

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I was a child as many if these events unfolded. I remember the angst and travail of simply existing in a world where I was not wanted. I remember the discomfort of seeing my articulate, educated, law abiding, socially engaged parents looked at as less than. I can recall the pain of not knowing if I would ever be valued outside my own home. This story; the way it is told and the evolution of the relationship between RFK and MLK; gives me hope for today and (in somes ways) helps to sooth the wounds of yesterday. I grew to adulthood wondering what the world would have been if the two men had survived. This book recreates a sense of urgency and hope. I would recommend it to everyone who is seeking to understand the undercurrents of the times in which we live.

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Brings Bobby's Story to Life

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book uses improv to deliver Bob Kennedy's story. It's funny, informative, light and engaging! They did really well capturing the character of the Kennedys.
The storyline really captures his life story well too. How his perspective changed from a hardline politician whose view of the world is black and white to a liberal icon advocating for the disadvantaged.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I especially loved their portrayal of the interactions Bobby had with JFK. Both voice actors were casted very well.