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If you want endless details of who dined or partied at the White House, who Jack Kennedy was sleeping with, and what Jackie was wearing when it happened, this book is for you. It's chock full of details about everything and everyone. I was shocked by some of the revelations, and it was fairly titillating; however it is so badly read with endless mis-phrasing and mispronounced words and names, that I nearly gave up on it several times. It was interesting, but a real chore to listen to it. I came away thinking what venal, selfish and self-absorbed people they all were.
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Five Stars: Well written and very well spoken; interesting aspects of their lives described vividly (almost as though you were watching a movie or an excellent t.v. production. Brilliant. Well worth reading several times.
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I must admit I did not listen to the full 20 hours of this. I heard the first five hours and gave up. It's great if you want to know the colour and style of all the dresses Jackie Kennedy wore, and the predilections of all of the white house staff and their partners, no matter how hundrum or mundane. At the point where the author was describing the type and variety of plants that the wife of a minor, undistinguished member of white house staff liked to plant in her front garden, I gave up. A remarkable presidency, a remarkable time - if you want to know how it was lived in terms of the frocks worn by its protagonists, listen to this book. If you are interested in politics and history, read another ...
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