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Kim

Toulouse, France
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  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me

  • An Intimate Memoir
  • By: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By melanie on 21-07-12

Mrs. Kennedy and me

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

What a great listen; Through the words of a man that was maybe closer to Mrs. Kennedy than the President was. All her joys, sorrows, and worries, are told explicitly.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Hairy Hikers: A Coast-to-Coast Trek Along the French Pyrenees

  • By: David Le Vay
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Fuelled by a degree of mid-life crisis and the need to escape, albeit temporarily, the dull routine of modern life, David and Rob set out to walk from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, taking in French villages, beautiful scenery, and one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in Europe. Just about perfect – if you can put aside the inevitable conflict, drama, and unexpected tedium that results from two men spending over seven solid weeks in each other’s company!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A long, hard trek told in a very ordinary fashion

  • By Maid Marian on 14-07-16

The Hairy Hikers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

A most intertaining book that takes the reader on a walking journey day by day along the edge of the Pyrenees. All the joys, sorrows , trials and tribulations are brilliantly discribed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Confront and Conceal

  • Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power
  • By: David E. Sanger
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Three and a half years ago, David Sanger’s book The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power described how a new American president came to office with the world on fire. Now, just as the 2012 presidential election battle begins, Sanger follows up with an eye-opening, news-packed account of how Obama has dealt with those challenges, relying on innovative weapons and reconfigured tools of American power to try to manage a series of new threats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Confront & Conceal

  • By Kim on 23-12-12

Confront & Conceal

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This book was an excellent study on the job of the President of the United States. True and frank..; it lets the reader really know what he has to deal with day by day, and how he handles the most difficult decisions