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The Day John Died

Narrated by: Richard Poe
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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"People keep telling me I can be a great man. I'd rather be a good one."-John F. Kennedy, Jr.  

Where were you the day John died? Like his father's assassination and the death of Princess Diana, the tragic plane crash that took the life of JFK Jr. on July 16, 1999, is one of the defining moments of our lives - an event that moved us so deeply we will never forget where we were the day we heard the news. With good reason. No other American had lived his entire life in the spotlight - from his rambunctious toddlerhood in the Kennedy White House and heartbreaking salute to his father's coffin to his daredevil Sexiest Man Alive bachelor days and his final years poised on the brink of fatherhood and a brilliant political career. 

Now, in the manner of his other number one New York Times best seller The Day Diana Died, respected Kennedy family biographer Christopher Andersen makes The Day John Died available for the first time as an ebook. Andersen draws on important sources - many talking here for the first time - to recreate in vivid and startling detail the events leading up to that fateful night off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. An inspiring, sympathetic, and compelling look at one of the most remarkable young men of our time, The Day John Died is more than just the definitive biography of JFK Jr. It is a bittersweet saga of triumph, love, loss, fate - and promise unfulfilled. It is the story of America's son.   

About the Author: Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of 18 New York Times best sellers, including six about the Kennedy family - Jack and Jackie, Jackie After Jack, The Day John Died, Sweet Caroline, These Few Precious Days, and The Good Son - as well as the No.1 international best seller The Day Diana Died. A former TIME Magazine contributing editor and senior editor of People, Andersen has also written for The New York Times, Life, Vanity Fair, and countless other publications.

©2000, 2018 Christopher Andersen (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

 "Fascinating…Heartbreaking." (Newsweek)

 "Compulsively readable." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"A detail-packed tearjerker…We defy you to remain unmoved." (Associated Press)

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  • Marilyn Gairns
  • 11-02-2019

Title is misleading.

The book is less than 10% aboy John's last day and more about the Kennedys that can be found in many other books with more facts and details. There is a lot more information about the investigation and details in the newspapers, than this book about John' last day. However, there is other information about some of John's friends and family that saved this book from being a total disappointment.

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  • Admiralu
  • 21-07-2019

Death and an Amazing Life


This was a comprehensive, fascinating and compelling biography of JFK Jr. While framed around his untimely death, the story of his life was intriguing. I did not know much about him before this book, as I had followed Princess Diana's story. The Kennedy's do indeed seem to be cursed with a great deal of tragedy and I had just finished a book about the Kennedy curse prior to this. Jackie was an amazing mother to her surviving children and she prepared them to handle a realistic life. What is interesting to note is that she seemed to know he would be killed in an airplane accident and had forbid him from taking flying lessons. If only he had listened to her sage advice. What is amazing to note was how good of a man he turned out to be. Despite the daredevil adventure streak, he was empathetic, down to earth and approachable. His good looks and charm dazzled many, both male and female, yet he was not arrogant or condescending. Had he gone into politics, he would have made a wonderful president. He was taken far too soon. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. Narrator Richard Poe beautifully brought this book to life. A highly recommend read.

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