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    • Jackie, Janet & Lee

    • The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style, and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top. Based on hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers, among them their own half brother, as well as letters and journals, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious mother.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sounds like fairy tales being read to little girls

    • By Barry Katz on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Jackie, Ethel, Joan

    • Women of Camelot
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Beth Fowler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    What does it mean to be a Kennedy? If ever three women would be challenged and changed by marriage into a family, it would be Jacqueline Bouvier, Ethel Skakel, and Joan Bennett. None of these radiant brides could have ever been prepared for the fame, the family, and tragedies that would spring from their lives. As they struggled to cope with their husbands' infidelities, the harsh glare of the media, and the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, these women would learn what it meant to be sisters, reaching out to one another with comfort and consolation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Push through it...

    • By Corrienary on 10-15-14

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Hiltons

    • The True Story of an American Dynasty
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    The Hiltons is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton's visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh, not great

    • By Keeley on 04-19-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • After Camelot

    • A Personal History of the Kennedy Family - 1968 to the Present
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account, Taraborrelli continues the family chronicle begun with his best-selling Jackie, Ethel, Joan and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic Listen!!! Highly Recommend!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-24-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Becoming Beyoncé

    • The Untold Story
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Beyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until, at the age of 16, she had her first number-one record with Destiny's Child. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé's successful solo career, catapulting her, as of 2014, to number one on Forbes' annual list of most wealthy celebrities - the same year she made the cover of Time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The reader was HORRIBLE!!! Almost offensive!!!

    • By Persnicketyblogger on 11-18-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Kennedy Heirs

    • John, Caroline and the New Generation - a Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    A unique burden was inherited by the children born to the original Kennedy icons: JFK and Jackie; Bobby and Ethel; Ted and Joan; and the rest. Raised against a backdrop of American history, their mandate was to be of service, just like their ancestors. Based on exclusive firsthand interviews, as well as oral histories from the JFK Presidential Library and the Ted Kennedy Institute, Taraborrelli takes his listeners behind the scenes of a sweeping and epic family drama as these Kennedy heirs succeed and fail in ways both triumphant and heartbreaking.  

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Once Upon a Time

    • Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier
    • By: J.Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Once Upon a Time there was a woman who embodied the secret fantasies of every woman of her time. She was a classic beauty, the daughter of a millionaire, an Academy Award-winning actress, and then, after she married Rainier of Monaco, a real-life princess. This audiobooks takes an unprecedented look at the lives of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier and answers the question: Did they live happily ever after?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Portrait of a Pristine Princess

    • By e.grace on 04-30-14

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Michael Jackson

    • The Final Years: A Selection from Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In this production, author J. Randy Taraborrelli who spent more than 35 years researching his biography, reflects on the death of Michael Jackson. What if Michael Jackson was never accused of molestation? Why did the Santa Maria molestation trials destroy Michael? What was Michael's life like in his final years? So much has how been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not As Thorough As I'd Have Expected

    • By TheGirlFromBama on 08-13-10

    Regular price: $10.25

    • The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly was a secret

    • By JayefromJersey on 08-01-14

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Sinatra

    • Behind the Legend
    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Fans of Sinatra - old and new - will be able to delve into the private life and controversy of a musician whose career spans decades. From show business, struggles with depression, and his many romances to attaining the American dream, Sinatra's story delivers a captivating and humanizing portrait of the legend for a new age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and amazing read.

    • By Robert on 09-07-15

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Elizabeth

    • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
    • Narrated by: Lynne Maclean
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    For more than six decades, she has been part of our lives. An American icon, Elizabeth Taylor has been surrounded by fame and notoriety since childhood. Now acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli looks past the tabloid version of Elizabeth's life to the person she really is, and how she evolved from a child star to a woman in her own right.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liz

    • By Marsha on 12-26-06

    Regular price: $17.09