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    • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

    • The Untold Story
    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    The untold story of how one woman’s life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma. Barbara Leaming’s extraordinary and deeply sensitive biography is the first book to document Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ brutal, lonely, and valiant 31-year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following JFK’s assassination.Here is the woman as she has never been seen before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Has New Information

    • By Jean on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • If This Was Happiness

    • A Biography of Rita Hayworth
    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Rita Hayworth was the epitome of 1940s glamour. A legendary "Love Goddess", she was a huge box-office star, and her sultry beauty and sensational figure made her into one of Hollywood's greatest sex-symbols: a pin-up so incendiary that GIs pasted it on to the first atom bomb ever detonated.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By C. Ramsay on 04-26-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Kick Kennedy

    • The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter
    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy was the incandescent life force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father's acknowledged "favorite of all the children" and her brother Jack's "psychological twin". She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming, and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Heretofore

    • By Arnold Bleicher on 05-06-16
    • The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter
    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 97 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Orson Welles

    • A Biography
    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Genius, artist, monstre sacré, Orson Welles had one of the most brilliant careers in show business. Here he confides his most intimate feelings and recollections of his life. With remarkable detail and intimacy, Barbara Leaming reveals the private Welles: from child prodigy and young lion in Dublin and New York, to the succès de scandale of his The War of the Worlds broadcast; from his auspicious directing debut with the legendary Citizen Kane in his 20s to the sabotage of his further directing career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book; average narration

    • By Karen on 03-21-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Churchill Defiant

    • Fighting On: 1945-1955
    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Winston Churchill rages against time and his own mortality in this tumultuous political drama of his last ten years of public life. Here is Churchill at his most outrageous, maddening, and devious - but also at his most human, courageous, and defiant. "I am an obstinate pig." This was how Winston Churchill described himself.

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Bette Davis

    • A Biography
    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    She was the tempestuous, strong-willed woman who ignited the movie screen with her legendary performances in Of Human Bondage, Jezebel, and All About Eve. Off-camera, Bette Davis survived four disastrous marriages and earned a larger-than-life professional reputation as an actress to be reckoned with. In this extraordinary biography, fans and film historians will discover a different, darker side of Bette Davis: a woman beset with scarring personal and professional doubts....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love the subject, not so much the book

    • By Jason on 08-01-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Katharine Hepburn

    • By: Barbara Leaming
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Hollywood has produced many stars, but no one compares to Katharine Hepburn. She is the last of the great ones: a celebrated actress, a brilliant personality, an original.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite Interesting!

    • By Joann. M. Miletto on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $17.47