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"Full of gossipy tidbits....This book is shocking, yearningly romantic and tons of fun." ( People)
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By Richard on 02-23-13
Could have been better
What did you like best about Bobby and Jackie? What did you like least?
Like a previous reviewer noted, everything here has been reported before. The bare bones in this book are exactly as recorded in the Manchester, and Robert Caro's books. Then we come to the things I like least. Opinions, surrounded by question marks, qualifiers such as probably, ALMOST certainly, make good gossip, and lousy history. I like history better than gossip, therefore I really didn't like this book. I don't care if the relationship between JFK's widow and his brother was more than a man taking care of his dead brother's family or not. I am irritated that something might be possible, something else might be probable, and things someone said to someone else are presented as fact. The author has a good deal of contempt for the reader.
What was most disappointing about David C. Heymann’s story?
I am disappointed in myself for not paying more attention to previous reviews. I bought this because I wanted something to listen to on a long and boring drive, familiar enough that it didn't require full attention, and interesting enough to keep me awake. Well it was irritating enough that I stopped it and put in Winston Churchill's biography by William Manchester.
What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?
Dick Hill is a marvelous narrator. No matter how different his jobs are from each other he produces a perfect performance for each.
What else would you have wanted to know about David C. Heymann’s life?
Any additional comments?
There is nothing polite that I would like to say.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
By sara miller on 10-25-11
I’m not proud of it, but I loved this dishy audio treat. The author jumps around a lot through time and topic which is distracting, but there is literally a new scandal every few minutes.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful