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Publisher's Summary

Now with an all-new bonus chapter - in the best-selling The House of Kennedy, “James Patterson applies his writerly skills to real-life history...re-telling the political clan’s rise and fall and rise again (and fall again) with novelistic style” (People).  

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs". And they do - but at a price. 

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Patterson (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

Critic Reviews

"When I wrote my first novel after several nonfiction works about politics, James Patterson lovingly lambasted me for infringing on his thriller territory. Now I know how he feels as he crosses into political nonfiction with this juicy and entertaining look at a family that continues to wield power and influence. He's too good - it isn't fair!" (Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and author of The Hellfire Club)

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Nothing New

If you've read more than one of the massive number of Kennedy biographies, you won't find anything new in this book.
The book flow is ok the narration is good.
I could have done without the music between chapters. Which is why the audio version ratings, overall and performance get 4 stars .. picky I know.

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Great Story.... but.....

Interested story. I like how the author sorta skipped around to make everyone’s story was told. I only have 2 complaints:
1) The narrator sound very robotic.
2) The music that’s played between every chapter is a little annoying. I know it’s only like 5 to 8 seconds of music but each time it drove me crazy!

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Very complete but few surprises

This is a well organized rehashing of well documented stories much better told by less anodyne writers. The narrator has a worshipful tone to his voice. Very little new information or insight here. A lot of dirty laundry. The reader is looking for something or some perspective on this amazing family that shines new light. The Kennedy women get very short shrift. Coulda Should been better from such a famous author.

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Awesome!

Great Story. Very Factual. Greatly Enjoyed! One of the best in a long time! Very well written!

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Well told story

I enjoyed every minute of the book. It is a well written. Entertaining and informative

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Interesting history

I was born in 1965 and did not know much of the Kennedy's. I wanted to read something different and learn . This was the perfect book. very informing about each Kennedy and their families.

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Enlightening!

As a lifelong reader of JFK, ( I'M 51, btw;) I was quite surprised to discover some of the information that had not been repeated anywhere else that I have previously read.. I thought it would be a more tedious read, but I couldn't shut it down! 🎯I thought there couldn't be anything to surprise me about "The Clan of Kennedy" by now, but I stand corrected, and feel in good company as well!
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Really good

Really good and a different format. This is one of the better ones about the Kennedys.

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Fantastic!

Loved everything about this book. I have always been fascinated with the Kennedys and have read many books about them. This was the most complete and done in almost a novel form. Highly recommend

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Kennedy

Really enjoyed this book. Love the history of The Kennedys. As usual, w/JamesPayterson, I couldnt put it down.