And They Called It Camelot: A Novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
An intimate portrait of the life of Jackie O...
Few of us can claim to be the authors of our fate. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy knows no other choice. With the eyes of the world watching, Jackie uses her effortless charm and keen intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history and weave a fairy tale for the American people, embodying a senator’s wife, a devoted mother, a First Lady - a queen in her own right.
But all reigns must come to an end. Once JFK travels to Dallas and the clock ticks down those 1,000 days of magic in Camelot, Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge herself into a new identity that is all her own, that of an American legend.
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|Listening Length||17 hours and 12 minutes|
|Author||Stephanie Marie Thornton|
|Audible.ca Release Date||March 10 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #94,531 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#320 in Biographical Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,528 in Biographical Historical Fiction
#1,841 in Biographical Fiction (Books)
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I know it is a novel. It is curious that the Author takes liberties about what her main character thinks.
I do not beleive this book will be very popular. Especially with people who were alive when Jacqueline Kennedy was becoming wife to John Kennedy.
Another thing the term, “Tennis Bracelet “ , did not come out until
Really disappointing book.
I wish the Author had done more research.
Before the Kennedys married the Beatles had not come to the US. The Beatles became popular here after Kennedy died.
Welcome to the world of Jack and Jackie – a romance beyond romance! It’s a world where we see Jackie’s sense of humor and mostly grit. She knew what she was marrying into but she married Jack Kennedy anyway. She knew he was a womanizer but he swore she was his only woman and proved it. It reads like an intimate memoir. It brings the reader to share in her tears and deepest fears.
She met his family and got along with everyone of them. She had miscarriages and trials but kept her chin up until she had her children, Caroline and John. When she drives through Texas with Jack, we know how mind-numbing his assassination is and what it does to her. It takes her to levels of grief and yet it is her family and his that offer the support that keeps her going. Yes, it is Bobby who is there for her and gives her strength that she takes time to turn into her own. From then on, her stoicism guides her through the tragedy of Bobby’s assassination.
From then on, she gets to raise her children and decides to travel to Greece. There she eventually marries Aristotle much to the chagrin of the Kennedy clan and Aristotle’s children. She does this for her children’s safety and it works. But marriage to Ari isn’t what she had hoped and she is hopelessly entangled in a stay at home, European style marriage and it isn’t until his death that she feels free.
She then has the money and the dreams to become an editor, a successful one at that. Jackie has been married three times and spends the rest of her life doing what she loves. Throughout the book she shares her love of poetry and prose in small ways with each of her families, but only after life has taught her through joys, pain and trials does she celebrate her literary life with the world.
Many readers do not know Jackie’s life but now they can get to know her intimately in a way that gives her reality a way to remember the days of Camelot – and beyond. Wonderful historical fiction!