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Aristotle Onassis was a born orator, and Jackie Kennedy would sit and listen to him spin off tales and stories - often racy - by the hour. A speaker of seven languages, he could keep a dinner party of some of the world's most sophisticated conversationalists spellbound. Even Jackie couldn't help but drop her reserve and laugh with him. America's First Lady simply never knew anyone quite as free or exotic as Aristotle Onassis, a paradoxical blend of raconteur and ruffian.

Beginning with Aristotle Onassis' childhood and his first financial success as an Argentine tobacco dealer, author Frank Brady gives the listener an intimate account of Onassis' rise to the ranks of super-billionaire. Brady captures all the drama and romance of this glamorous tycoon, peeling away the persona to reveal the husband, lover, father, financial wiz, and companion to the Churchills, Kennedys, and Roosevelts.

©1978 Frank Brady (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • NG - A Real Comment
  • 01-03-2018

A,fascinating life journey of Onassis

A very interesting account of Onassis life. He persevered and reached the top of the mountain of wealth. Not an easy thing to accomplish. I can't say money did not make him happy because it brought him satisfaction, comfort, and access to other fascinating and important people. I don't think he was a tragic wealthy man. He was an intelligent man and could be ruthless (in his position he had to be). A good and rare biography of Aristole Onassis.

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  • SK
  • 24-04-2021

A Fascinating Review of Great Entrepreneur

I enjoyed learning about "Ari" and found the audiobook did an acceptable job. I think Mr. Onassis was one of the more interesting businessmen of the time period and his life and skillset he possessed certainly attribute to that. I never knew he owned part of Monte Carlo, for example.

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  • Wilko
  • 11-10-2018

Loved it!

It is sad that there are so few biographies written about Onassis. He is a fascinating character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-2021

Interesting and great book

Really well narrated story, intresting as well. Gives a good picture of his overall life and business career.

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  • chuka obiakor
  • 16-01-2021

Very Captivating & Engaging

Onassis held me spellbound for hours without end. Don't even think twice, if you are contemplating picking up this book. It deserves more than 5 star rating

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-2021

Great biography of a great man

love it great great great book. I could envision myself in his adventures with him.

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  • Callie
  • 16-01-2021

Interesting Story

This account is very thorough and goes into a lot of details about Mr. Onassis' life. The author gave an unbiased account and explained some of the quirks Mr. Onassis. had. Although, I did skip a bit of the business deals it still helped one understand how he acquired his wealth. He was an opportunist and a bit shady, but that's just how he lived his life. It was nice to get a deeper understanding of his marriage to Jacquie K. Well-written account.
The narrator did a wonderful job of reading.

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  • Lenny
  • 10-11-2020

Great piece of our history

Very enjoyable book and reading
I highly recommend it to history discoverer
Thank you very much for that

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-10-2020

totally enjoyed learning about this amazing man.

an amazing person. enjoyed learning more about his life and his background. he certainly left a mark on history.

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  • Christian
  • 12-07-2020

Fantastic Book

I loved this book. It's well written and the narration is intelligent and fascinating. Onassis is my mentor and a hero and you're in for a treat with this audiobook!

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  • Cathy D
  • 03-09-2021

Aristotle. The last of the big spenders.

I very much enjoyed listening to the story from his origins and how he progressed through many life trials and challenges using exuberant confidence, a fantasitic ability to learn and memorise whatever he needed to learn to succeed and pure instinct. Interesting that he was addicted to success and didn't know there were any limits.

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  • Faith Mackenzie
  • 01-09-2021

Fascinating man!

I found the book was never boring at any time. A fascinating story about a man I knew only as husband to Jacky Kennedy.
So much more to know about this Dinamo!

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