Who Was John F. Kennedy?

  • by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Narrated by Kevin Pariseau
  • 1 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The man who saved the lives of his PT-109 crewmen during WWII and became the 35th president fought -and won - his first battle at the age of two-and-a-half, when he was stricken with scarlet fever. Although his presidency was cut short, our nation's youngest elected leader left an indelible mark on the American consciousness and now is profiled in our "Who Was...?" series.

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Engaging bio of JFK for kids

What did you love best about Who Was John F. Kennedy??

Fast-moving biography that was enjoyable for adults and kids. We really enjoy this series on audio when we are in mood for a shorter title. My 12 year old loves these, but his 15 year old brother does as well.


What did you like best about this story?

I thought I knew the Kennedy story well, but even in this short book I found out some new facts. The emphasis on his early years was good. And my sons enjoyed learning more about a well-known President.


What does Kevin Pariseau bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

These are really nice on audio. He's not a splashy narrator but we find him very easy to listen to, and we stay completely engaged. After experiencing some bad narration recently, I all the more appreciate narration that doesn't intrude.


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- Emily "Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-20-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible