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BEST-LOVED POEMS OF JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Claire Bloom, Daniel Davis, Viola Davis, Byron Jennings, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jennifer Wiltsie, B.D. Wong, Caroline Kennedy, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

Poetry • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2001

The love of literature that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis shared with her family comes alive in this collection of over a hundred poems divided into seven sections that show a breadth of interest including the likes of Shakespeare, Yeats, and Dickinson as well as Cummings, Longfellow, and Millay. And, of course, the Kennedys' beloved Robert Frost. This is a lovely presentation. Caroline Kennedy introduces each section with a nice blend of grace and nostalgia as she reminisces about how the poems fit into the life of the Kennedy clan. No information is given about the seven narrators, who all read in a comfortably low-key manner, never giving the impression that they are overdoing their performances to make sure listeners know they are hearing Thespians Read Poetry. Claire Bloom gives the strongest performances, especially when she reads Keats. The CD package includes a numbered listing of each poem, author, and reader. All in all, a wonderful sampler presented with respect for the listener and the poets. P.B.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2002 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 02]

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Formats

Retail pak • Time Warner AudioBooks • 2001

CS ISBN 0786871504 $17.98 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 0786871539 $24.98 • Two CDs

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