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The super sugary narration, the excessive details (name of the owner, company, type of airplane, etc. for a flight??), multiple details about style, fabric, color, etc. of each room, who wore what again with all the details. I am not a Kennedy fan but thought the book might be of interest. I, too, was a sudden, unexpected widow with children to raise so I was interested in that aspect of the book. I also remember vividly the assassination and a nation in mourning. It was a tremendously jarring point in our history but at the half-way point in this book I can't take listening to this anymore. Maybe another time.
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Sometimes social tell-all's are amusing, or give a picture in a historic context to catch my interest. I'm a number of hours into this debased epic and I'm giving up. All I've heard here is the snipe-fest of the rich and famous. No petty argument goes unexposed, and no ill-mannered snub, tail-twitch or adulterous betrayal is left to our imagination.
Add Ann Marie Lee's vapid reading and you've got something that runs along in your ears without requiring much attention until, of course, you hear the loud clinkers.
When I heard, ......"Presidential hopeful, Adelaide Stevenson..", I had to get out of there.
What a waste of life.
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I did enjoy this audio about the 3 women but mainly for historic content in relation to the presidency and assassination of JFK and the continuation of his family . Basically they were just socialites, and grubby ones at that.
The narrator was totally perfect for this book. I'll look oit for her again.