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The Kennedy Curse

Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Kennedys were always taught to win at all costs. And they did - but the costs were unimaginable....

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel. Their name is synonymous with American royalty. 

Their commitment to public service is legendary. But, for all the successes, the family has been blighted by assassinations, murder, fatal accidents, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse and sex scandals. 

To this day, the Kennedys occupy a unique, contradictory place in the world's imagination: at once charmed and cursed; familiar and unknowable. The Kennedy Curse is a revealing, fascinating account of America’s most famous family, as told by the world's most trusted storyteller.

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  • Brian
  • 16-05-2020

Somewhat disjointed and superficial

The fact that the narrative chronology is based on individual characters rather than on events by necessity causes significant jumping forwards and back in time as each new character is referenced. This gave the book a disjointed feeling for me and I couldn’t really get into it.

Some of the characters and events lack the detail I had anticipated.

All in all I had been quite excited about this book when I downloaded it but it never really gripped or even engaged me, which was disappointing.

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  • Neal Chamberlain
  • 30-06-2020

Kennddy Curse review

A compelling story, well written and researched. I wish the reader had resisted the temptation to read the quotes in a Kennedy accent.

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  • Kath
  • 25-05-2020

Horrible family, full of own importance

Book well written. Narrator does voices, they grate sometimes. History well served as biographies go.

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  • M S Spiers
  • 07-06-2020

Cut the music!

Fascinating book, great insight, I thoroughly enjoyed it........apart from the infuriating music between chapters. This really detracted from the book.

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  • FKblue
  • 31-05-2020

Super narration for this

Very well written and structured account of the Kennedy family. The non-linear style works extremely well and the narration is superb.

I listened intently over 2 days and was well worth it.

Would highly recommend to anyone interested in finding out more about this prominent family or details of the so-called ‘Kennedy curse’.

5 stars all round!