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Summary

As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our time.

Now fully updated and revised for 2014, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in Hollywood, film, and celebrity gossip.

©1988, 2015 Patricia Lawford Stewart and Ted Schwarz (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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  • darren
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 11-07-15

A Mixed Bag

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I nearly turned this audio book off after a few minutes as I did not like the reader or the fact that the writer (Peter's last wife) insisted on telling her life story. Luckily I did stay with it because it did get better. I enjoyed the details of 1940's Hollywood as well as the inside info on the Kennedy's, Rat-Pack and Marilyn Monroe. Unfortunately it does go down hill towards the end when the author again spends too much time telling her story again - I skipped about 2 hours at this point.So overall, not too bad.

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  • Mary
  • 22-07-15

Don't chose this book.

I was hoping this would be an informative, insightful book.
First the narrator was irritating.
The story was put together in odd vignettes
If you want to know about Peter Lawford, then read Christopher Lawford's books.

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  • WILLIAM OLSON
  • 10-05-15

Interesting information, but very disjointed.

I thought the story was okay, but very disjointed and not very organized. Didn't really have a lot of information about the rat pack years.

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  • Kate M.
  • 21-08-15

Do not listen to this book

What disappointed you about The Peter Lawford Story?

I was looking forward to a book about his life, but got a very narrow, not entirely believable story by his last wife. She was in her early 20's and was married to him for only a few months before he died. It was so bad that I never finished it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Lawford Stewart and Ted Schwarz again?

Ted Schwarz was fine but Stewart's story seemed contrived and unbelievable.

Did Nancy Linari do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

She was not clear on anything and did a lot of "gossiping" without much believable look at any of the characters, including Peter Lawford himself.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

It was so bad, I stopped listening to the book in the middle, tried to finish it but finally just stopped listening. I would have preferred a book that told his whole story by someone who knew him well.

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  • George J. Berntsen
  • 11-06-16

worst book ever

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

someone else writinhg it

Has The Peter Lawford Story turned you off from other books in this genre?

it had little to do with Peter more about immature wife

What didn’t you like about Nancy Linari’s performance?

light weight

What character would you cut from The Peter Lawford Story?

the wife

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waste of time

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  • Gerry
  • 12-05-15

Disgraceful

I remember how good he was in Little Women and in comedies. I don't want to remember how many drugs he took or the last wife who took them with him. The man suffered enough. Let him rest in peace.

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