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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (658 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli Narrator: Beth Fowler Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Over the years there have been many books published about the Kennedy family, individually and collectively. But only this audio book provides a powerful and detailed look at the complex relationships shared between the three women who were not born Kennedy but who married into the family: Jackie Bouvier, Ethel Skakel, and Joan Bennett. For each of the Kennedy wives, the Camelot years provided an entirely different experience of life lessons. These were the years when Jackie's dreams became reality, but at a hefty price. For Ethel, these were years of frustration where her dreams of being First Lady were dashed and she sank into a deep depression. For Joan, her years as a Kennedy wife were the most confusing of her life, and she is now a recovering alcoholic. This fascinating story is set against a panorama of explosive American history, as the women cope with Jack's and Bobby's alleged affairs with Marilyn Monroe, their tragic assassinations, and other tragedies and scandals. Whether dealing with their husbands' blatant infidelities, stumping for their many political campaigns, touring the world to promote their family's legacy or raising their children, the Kennedy wives did it all with grace, style, and dignity. In the end, JACKIE, ETHEL, JOAN is a story of redemption and great courage. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Provides surprisingly three-dimensional portraits of queenly Jackie, sharp-tongued Ethel, sensitive alcoholic Joan and their complex relationships with one another.”


  • “This book is the first to really examine the relationships between the three Kennedy wives, all so different, yet all with one tragic, common bond.”

    New York Post

  • “There are enough tantalizing interpersonal scenes to keep even the most experienced Kennedy water alert…The comfortable pace, coupled with a rich reading by Beth Fowler, makes this a necessary purchase.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela Gomez | 2/13/2014

    " Long, but if you can get through it, it's an interesting family history about a very famous American family. Our closest thing to royalty, in some ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shonny | 2/13/2014

    " I think I liked this book, but really don't remember as I read it about 10 years ago. I just wanted to include it on my list of books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/3/2014

    " Loved! Of course it is one of my favorite subjects. Very easy to read bio on the three Kennedy wives. A good balance between the 3 as they intertwine. I would say Joan gets the short end of the stick but not by much. Can't wait to start After Camelot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate | 1/28/2014

    " They always say great men have great women behind them. That is an understatement for these three women. I always admired Jackie, but now I have admiration for Ethel and Joan as well. They are incredible, and this book gave so much insight as to what all they did for their marriages. Wow! "

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