• Jackie

  • Her Transformation from First Lady to Jackie O.
  • By: Paul Brandus
  • Narrated by: Paul Brandus
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Jackie

By: Paul Brandus
Narrated by: Paul Brandus
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Everyone knows that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was married to two of the 20th century’s most powerful men: John F. Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. Lesser known are the five incredible years between those marriages, when she was on her own. Jackie tells that story - the story of a woman who was globally famous, and yet utterly enigmatic. 

The world was shocked when Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. It would not have been so surprising had the truth of their relationship - which dated back to the 1950s - been known. Jackie knew Ari almost as long as she had known John F. Kennedy - and saw qualities in him (besides money) that she found highly attractive. 

The five years between her marriages to JFK and Onassis are often overlooked. But it was an incredible period of growth and change for Jackie. How did the world’s most famous woman remain so enigmatic? What was she really like? This book reveals the real Jackie, the one that hid behind her trademark large sunglasses. 

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  • Jackie’s lovers - and the one man she regretted not marrying
  • The secret, second burial of JFK
  • Her evolution from “political wife Jackie” into “nightclubbing, party girl Jackie”
  • Her own near-death in 1967
  • Her influence on pop art, fashion, and design
  • The missing pink pillbox hat - the crown jewel of the outfit she wore in Dallas
©2020 Paul Brandus (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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The book is very good and highlights the life of Mrs Jackie Kennedy Onassis. In its honest account of her life following the passing of her husband President JF Kennedy makes her all the more beautiful, gracious, elegant and admirable.

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The Reader Should be A Baseball Announcer

I couldn’t even finish the book because the reader’s voice was so inappropriately cast for this book.

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The awful performance

I really tried because the story was interesting, but after an hour I had to stop. He sounded like a sports announcer. It was jarring and began to feel like nails on a chalk board. I have never stopped listening to a book because of a narrator. I was disappointed that audible would not allow me to return the item because I had listened too long. If I had known that was the policy I would have stopped after a minute. Yikes! I want my hour back!

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Really well done. Amazing story telling.

This covers a relatively lesser-known period of Jackie’s life and it was thoroughly enjoyable. I thought I knew a lot about Mrs. Kennedy, but there’s a lot more to her than I thought. The stories are terrific and colorful.

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