The Last Brother
- The Rise and Fall of Teddy Kennedy
- Narrated by: Cotter Smith
- Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-18-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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While The Last Brother is both shocking and newsworthy, Teddy Kennedy emerges as a curiously tragic figure, the victim of his own family, forever "the fat, awkward little boy" who was ignored by his siblings, his father and his mother, then propelled, unwilling and unprepared, into the public limelight. Searing, yet strangely moving and even sympathetic, The Last Brother presents a detailed, tragic portrait of a man at war with himself, doomed to live in the giant shadow of his brothers, trapped in the glorious but hollow Kennedy myth, longing - but unable - to escape.
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By Richard on 07-23-12
Worth reading as ONE input into the Kennedy legacy
After completing Ted Kennedy's autobiography, a fascinating albeit sacharin perspective on the history of the Kennedy's in world events, I was intrigued enough to want to get another perspective on this remarkable clan. Joe McGinniss' book was, if this is possible, more anti-Kennedy than "True Compass" was the sugar-coated version. As a pair, they were an excellent insight into this important and fascinating clan, from Joe to Teddy and everything in between, and their significant role in history. At the end, you stillo won't know exactly what it was--but there really is no 'truth' when it comes to history, just perspective
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By Melanie F. Stricker on 04-14-18
What did you love best about The Last Brother?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Bobby Kennedy he had great courage
Have you listened to any of Cotter Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Interesting to understand reality vs public perception
Any additional comments?
Great book, loved hearing about historic events