Jackie, Janet & Lee by J. Randy Taraborrelli audiobook

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

By J. Randy Taraborrelli
Read by Ann Marie Lee

Macmillan Audio 9781250128010
20.27 Hours Unabridged
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"Taraborrelli's gossipy narrative revels in luxurious decor, stunning outfits, and soap-operatic fights in this entertaining saga." — Publishers Weekly A dazzling audiobook biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. “Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?” Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. “Money and Power,” she would say. It was a lesson neither would ever forget. They followed in their mother’s footsteps after her marriages to the philandering socialite “Black Jack” Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss. Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F. Kennedy Jr. and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Less well known is the story of her love affair with a world renowned architect and a British peer. Her sister, Lee, had liaisons with both of Jackie’s husbands in addition to her own three marriages—to an illegitimate royal, a Polish prince and a Hollywood director. If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top. Based on hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers, among them their own half-brother, as well as letters and journals, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious mother. Jackie, Janet & Lee will drop listeners directly into the gilded, tangled web of secrets surrounding one of the most recognizable families in American history. More Praise for Jackie, Janet & Lee: "Riveting. For all the sisters' dramatics, the true star of this particular show is decidedly neither the directionless Lee nor the determined Jackie. It is, in fact, the third figure in the book: Janet Bouvier Auchincloss...Taraborrelli brings her to splendid renewed life. His trick of turning incidents into highly colored tableaus threaded with dialogue makes excellent use of well-trodden material."— New York Times Book Review "More gossipy than "Page Six," J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest celebrity biography, Jackie, Janet & Lee, compellingly narrated by Ann Marie Lee, bring you up close and personal with the ever fascinating, superrich and superpowerful clan of Janet Auchincloss...Though I started listening with a jaded ear, I found myself mesmerized by the intriguing, intricate details of the trials and tragedies in these women's lives." — BookPage

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A New York Times bestseller

A BookPage Top Pick in Audio

"Taraborrelli's gossipy narrative revels in luxurious decor, stunning outfits, and soap-operatic fights in this entertaining saga." — Publishers Weekly

A dazzling audiobook biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.

“Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?” Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. “Money and Power,” she would say. It was a lesson neither would ever forget. They followed in their mother’s footsteps after her marriages to the philandering socialite “Black Jack” Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss.

Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F. Kennedy Jr. and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Less well known is the story of her love affair with a world renowned architect and a British peer. Her sister, Lee, had liaisons with both of Jackie’s husbands in addition to her own three marriages—to an illegitimate royal, a Polish prince and a Hollywood director.

If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top. Based on hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers, among them their own half-brother, as well as letters and journals, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious mother.

Jackie, Janet & Lee will drop listeners directly into the gilded, tangled web of secrets surrounding one of the most recognizable families in American history.

More Praise for Jackie, Janet & Lee:

"Riveting. For all the sisters' dramatics, the true star of this particular show is decidedly neither the directionless Lee nor the determined Jackie. It is, in fact, the third figure in the book: Janet Bouvier Auchincloss...Taraborrelli brings her to splendid renewed life. His trick of turning incidents into highly colored tableaus threaded with dialogue makes excellent use of well-trodden material."— New York Times Book Review

"More gossipy than "Page Six," J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest celebrity biography, Jackie, Janet & Lee, compellingly narrated by Ann Marie Lee, bring you up close and personal with the ever fascinating, superrich and superpowerful clan of Janet Auchincloss...Though I started listening with a jaded ear, I found myself mesmerized by the intriguing, intricate details of the trials and tragedies in these women's lives." — BookPage

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Narrator Ann Marie Lee’s flexible voice moves from gushing tell-all rapture over salaciousness...Her over-the-top performance perfectly suits this story of ruthless campaigns for money and power. Washington Post
“Compellingly narrated by Ann Marie Lee…I found myself mesmerized by the intriguing, intricate details of the trials and tragedies in these women’s lives.” BookPage (audio review)
“Taraborrelli’s gossipy narrative revels in luxurious decor, stunning outfits, and soap-operatic fights in this entertaining saga.” Publishers Weekly
"More gossipy than "Page Six," J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest celebrity biography, Jackie, Janet & Lee, compellingly narrated by Ann Marie Lee, brings you up close and personal with the ever fascinating, superrich and superpowerful clan of Janet Auchincloss and two of her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill...Taraborelli's intimate style makes you feel like a fly on those elegant walls as he unfurls his behind-the-scenes take on this famous family's story, this time with much emphasis on Janet Auchincloss' formidable role in her daughters' lives. Though I started listening with a jaded ear, I found myself mesmerized by the intriguing, intricate details of the trials and tragedies in these women's lives. BookPage, Top Pick in Audio
“Taraborrelli creates a tabloid-style story of money, power, politics, and family―a voyeuristic look into a world of patrician privilege.” Library Journal
“This is much more the story of Lee and Jackie and their lifelong competition with and devotion to each other…[and] a narrative about money and the seemingly unlimited power that goes with it.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Author Bio: J. Randy Taraborrelli

J. Randy Taraborrelli is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Call Her Miss Ross; Michael Jackson; Sinatra; Madonna; Jackie, Ethel, Joan; and Elizabeth. The Los Angeles writer is not only a respected journalist but also a recognizable entertainment personality and in-demand guest on many television programs, including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and CNN Headline News. Additionally, he works for CBS News as a news analyst.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 20.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English