Horror and compassion are the emotions that dominate as one listens to this well-researched audiobook. Narrator Bernadette Dunne delivers the author’s examination of a privileged life gone horribly wrong. Rosemary Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy’s eldest daughter; sister to a president, an attorney general, and a senator, was born developmentally disabled. Dunne’s deliberate pace will make listeners’ skin crawl with revulsion at what delaying a birth can do to an otherwise healthy child. The horror doesn’t end there. The decade into which Rosemary was born and the dynamics of her prominent family create more tragedy for her because so little was known about the mentally challenged and their capabilities. Compassion for Rosemary’s strength to survive and her inspiring effect on her brothers and sisters are evident in Dunne’s performance. E.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504642767 $34.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-4273-6 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504642743 $76.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504642750 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504642705 multiple sources
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