Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 1415900183 $104.00 Fourteen cassettes
CD ISBN 1415900191 $128.00 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN $39.95
Smith, a Vanity Fair editor, former NEW YORK TIMES journalist, and biographer offers an elegant text describing the principals of the Kennedy White House. Central to the story, of course, are Jack and Jackie, but Smith also describes with engaging detail the whole cast of characters--from family members to old friends to administration members and other figures who entered the Kennedy orbit. Lee Adams sounds like she could be the author. Matching the text, Adams provides a subtle and sophisticated reading. Another reader might have been able to provide dramatic vocal characterizations; nevertheless, this is still an entertaining audiobook. M.L.C. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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