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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Day John Died delivers another dramatic installment in the lives of the Kennedys - including new details about JFK, Jr., his relationship with his mother, his many girlfriends, and the night of his tragic death.

Critically acclaimed author Christopher Andersen is a master of celebrity biographies - boasting 16 best sellers, among them These Few Precious Days, Mick, and William and Kate. Now in his latest thrilling book, untold details of the life and death of JFK, Jr., come to light, released in time for the 15-year marker of the tragic plane crash on July 16, 1999.

At the heart of The Good Son is the most important relationship in JFK, Jr.'s life: that with his mother, the beautiful and mysterious Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Andersen explores his reactions to his mother's post-Dallas suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs (as well as men); how Jackie felt about the women in her son's life, from Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, to Daryl Hannah and Carolyn Bessette, to his turbulent marriage; the senseless plane crash that took his life; the aftermath of shock, loss, grief, and confusion; and much more. Offering new insights into the intense, tender, and often stormy relationship between this iconic mother and son, The Good Son is a riveting, bittersweet biography for lovers of all things Kennedy.

©2014 Christopher Anderson (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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Well Done

Having read many books about the Kennedy family I enjoyed the level of detail that never felt like it was overtly gossipy.

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Robertson Dean makes this book

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

Yes, it is a good tabloid story for Kennedy fans and Robertson Dean is wonderful

What about Robertson Dean’s performance did you like?

His delivery was spot on. Great pacing, great consistency in Jackie's voice and he didn't overdo it by trying to hard on the females. Great sound quality, good editing.

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Surprisingly Good

The Kennedy family saga is such well-trodden territory that I didn't expect an awful lot from this book, but it was surprisingly good. Most of the material was familiar, a part even, of modern culture. Author Christopher Andersen revisits all of the wrenchingly painful moments, with a few new interesting tidbits of gossipy info tossed in here and there,

Narration was good, but Dean's lady voices were hilariously bad.

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Lies

This is tabloid book filled with lies not facts. DO WASTE YOUR TIME horrible book

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Wonderful

Filled in so much. hope it's true. still miss John and his mom and dad

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Interesting but repetitive

Good narrator, interesting insight, but repetitive writing. The author repeated phrases and plot points like a bad comedian repeating a joke that flat lined.

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Glance at JFK Jr. life

Disappointing story about JFK Jr., sells him short on his life story, he had ADHD, Graves Disease,and reckless. Made the case that it was inevitable, he would die, because he was unfocused . More information about his wife. My personal opinion is that John decision to run for the Senate, was the deciding factor for his death.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN

An unbelievable legacy- what could have been- cut down in his prime as much of his family-may his memory be a blessing!

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Author tell us how you really feel....

It was a good story, lots of what seems inside details of the Onassis life, showed the closeness of Jackie and her kids. Boy the author sure doesn’t like Bissett, there was no need for us to know she had abortions and how can you fact check that before putting in print? I was disappointed that the author went after her mental issues also. Narrative voice was weird.

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This just seemed too gossip driven!

The Kennedy story has always intrigued me, but I think the story has plenty of awe factor. There is little need to add shock value as this book intended. The narrator did a nice job.