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4.21368421052632 out of 54.21368421052632 out of 54.21368421052632 out of 54.21368421052632 out of 54.21368421052632 out of 5 4.21 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781611133936
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For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys—their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account, Taraborrelli continues the family chronicle begun with his bestselling Jackie, Ethel, Joan and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years “after Camelot.” He describes the challenges Bobby’s children faced as they grew into adulthood; Eunice and Sargent Shriver’s remarkable philanthropic work; the emotional turmoil Jackie faced after JFK’s murder and the complexities of her eventual marriage to Aristotle Onassis; the the sudden death of JFK Jr.; and the stoicism and grace of his sister Caroline. He also brings into clear focus the complex and intriguing story of Edward “Teddy” and shows how he influenced the sensibilities of the next generation and challenged them to uphold the Kennedy name. 

Based on extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews, After Camelot captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known. With this book, J. Randy Taraborrelli takes readers on an epic journey as he unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation’s most famous—and controversial—family.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Meticulous multilayered details breathe life into remarkable recreations of family gatherings throughout this superb ‘fly on the wall’ survey of the Camelot clan.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A big, juicy read for Kennedy fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Brimming with its fair share of revelations, this personal history is bound to attract a wide, appreciate audience.

    Barnes & Noble review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale Stonehouse | 2/15/2014

    " For those into all things Kennedy this is a pretty objective account, albeit not as interesting as a single book on JFK Jr. can be. All the 3rd-generation family members are updated here and all the tragedies post-1968 detailed. Can there be too many Kennedy books? As long as there is anything new to report, I guess not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jolene | 2/3/2014

    " This book was a disappointment to me. I checked it out, thinking it would be solid history. But it felt more like reading a gossip magazine. Not my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celina | 12/28/2013

    " I loved this book. There was great detail about so many different Kennedy family happenings over the years, both good and bad. I think this is a great starter book for people who are interested in the Kennedy family! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 12/11/2013

    " I am a huge Kennedy book reader and this is one of my favorites. This author is an amazing writer and there are stories in the book I never heard before which is hard to believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/7/2013

    " It was a long book, but I pretty much read and enjoyed the book cover to cover. There were only a few spots where it was too "dry" and I skipped a few paragraphs or a page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 11/28/2013

    " Informative book about the Kennedy's and how they lived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 11/14/2013

    " I've read as few books about the Kennedy family (more so about the Kennedy wives) and found this book to contain a lot of information that I have not read before. It's a factual account of the Kennedy family and covers the events of more recent times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/8/2013

    " Well written about each family member. Research is obvious. Fascinating and strong Ethel was my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/12/2013

    " I really loved this book it read like a novel it just dragged a bit at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Lundberg | 5/29/2013

    " This book was really great. The research was so thorough, and there was so much detail from the 40s all the way to 2011. There is so much info about this fascinating family, everyone not just the most famous family members. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 5/22/2013

    " Loving this from the first page. I read Taraborrelli's "Jackie, Ethel, Joan" and loved it, too, so I'm not surprised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/18/2013

    " Well researched and well written for those who lived in Camelot or wished they did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Mccormack | 4/21/2013

    " It was with great passion and interest I read about the Kennedy families. The challenges they faced along with their rich wonderful lives...Great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmel | 2/10/2013

    " enjoyed and lot of detail on the family since 1968...interesting read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/19/2013

    " This book was overly long, but it had interesting stories on some of the Kennedys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deidre | 1/18/2013

    " The author has quite the research team and the amount of sources consulted is dazzling. He manages to cover most of the major scandals and dramas of this fascinating family without delving into tabloid journalism and yet it's a compulsive read. Full review on Pursuitist.com. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 12/20/2012

    " Predictable with a few interesting twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 9/21/2012

    " A well-written, well-researched Kennedy book. At this time of upheaval, looking at how this family of the 1% adheres to a code of 'giving back' and 'making a difference' is both enlightening and uplifting. A long book, yes, but worth the time to read. "

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About the Author

J. Randy Taraborrelli is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Call Her Miss Ross; Michael Jackson; Sinatra; Madonna; Jackie, Ethel, Joan; and Elizabeth. The Los Angeles writer is not only a respected journalist but also a recognizable entertainment personality and in-demand guest on many television programs, including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and CNN Headline News. Additionally, he works for CBS News as a news analyst.

About the Narrator

Robert Petkoff has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime. His audiobook narrations have won multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards as well as a coveted Audie Award.