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  • "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?"

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    About ten years ago, I was shocked when my now-teenager asked me, "Where we you when President Kennedy was killed?" I told him I was born after that, but I was sure his grandparents would remember. They do, of course - but even 50 years later, it's hard for them to talk about that day. My mother's eyes become unfocused, and she talks about the apartment she and my Dad lived in, and going to watch the news on the neighbors' black and white television. My Dad mumbles, talks about hearing the news at his first job after college, and looks at the floor.

    "Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later" (2013) is an ABC News Special by Diane Sawyer. Sawyer narrates a collection of radio stories and interviews, along with audio clips from television broadcasts made immediately after John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963. "Three Shots" follows the story as reporters did, from Dealey Plaza to Kennedy's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

    The Audible version includes reporter interviews of witnesses made right after the assassination that have never been rebroadcast, which are fascinating today. The interviewees are calm, sound and relate what they saw, without speculation. That's a real contrast to today's requisite "How did it make you feel?" end-of-interview question. I do remember 9-11 quite vividly of course, and the news, and I always felt like saying "Why are you asking that question? How does it help the story? Do you think you'll get an answer other than an eloquent version of scared and devastated, followed by tears?"

    Sawyer's piece also has interviews with the reporters, describing in more detail the various locations where the events happened. I was pretty startled to hear a thorough description of the Dallas Police Office basement, followed by audio of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald. I realized that the screams I heard were Oswald's. Millions of radio listeners must have heard the same thing 50 years ago.

    It's a very good listen. If my future grandchildren ask me the same JFK question, I'll tell them to listen to this story.

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    Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs)
    • By Darren Reynolds
    • Narrated By Diane Sawyer
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    This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

    Steven says: "What a great listen! Hear history as it happened!"
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  • Speeches by Ronald Reagan: The Ultimate Collection

    "Great content- lacks context"

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Speeches by Ronald Reagan: The Ultimate Collection to be better than the print version?

    No


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    Ronald Reagan


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Even his routine speeches brought me to unexpected tears.


    Any additional comments?

    Each speech needs an introductory statement of its date, place and context.

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  • "Behind The Scenes With The Presidents"

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    Fascinating to hear Kennedy and a two faced Mississippi governor talking about implementing a court order regarding segregation and how Kennedy worked him into a corner. Johnson gives a great life lesson on how to influence people. Nixon says unbelievable things, how did he forget it was all being recorded?

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    White House Tapes: The President Calling

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    Three of America's most compelling presidents, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.

    Brian says: "Good Concept But Very Little Content"

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    Tom Barnett says: "Too Much Intro"
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    • By Ronald Reagan
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    Slater says: "This Audio Book is a collection of speeches."
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    Douglas says: "This is the audio to the TV show..."
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    Highly detailed and accurate, you will find yourself in the middle of General Buford's skirmish line as he tries to halt the Confederate advance into Gettysburg, you will feel the anguish and hell of war - of the slaughter that took place in the wheat field. You will live the heroism of Picket’s doomed charge and hear the immortal words that President Lincoln delivered in his consecrating address some four months later. No matter your loyalties, Gettysburg will have your heart pounding with its thunderous action, high adventure and suspense.

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    • By A&E Television Networks
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    Remembering Jim Crow

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    • By American RadioWorks
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    • By A. Susan Svehla, Jeff Herberger, Gary J. Svehla
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    Hard-working, dedicated, inventive, and ready to tackle any genre - that was Academy Award-winning director Robert Wise. Despite all the praise and awards, Wise could easily be called one of Hollywood's always working blue-collar directors. He helmed everything from B movies to Academy Award-winning blockbusters, all while managing to live a quiet life amid the glitz, glamour, and scandal of Tinsel Town. How this soft-spoken man managed to tame mega-stars' egos while directing film classics remains a mystery.

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    American Sasquatch Hunters: Bigfoot in America

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    • Narrated By Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Eric Altman, David P. Dragosin
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    Honest Doubt: The History of an Epic Struggle

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    Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May/June 2012. In Honest Doubt: The History Of An Epic Struggle, Richard Holloway considers some of the universal questions about our existence and the meaning of life, and how some of humanity's best thinkers and most creative writers have approached these 'literally life and death questions'.

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    Foot Reflexology: The Master Guide

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    American Adventure: Quartzsite Arizona

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    Tarot Card and Palm Reading: Divine Insight into Spiritual Pathways and Beyond

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    • Narrated By Helena Martin, Jessica Garratt, Sascha Cooper, and others
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    Tarot Card and Palm Reading are ancient forms of divination used by mystics and occultists to gain insight into the mental and spiritual pathways and beyond. These readings are direct attempts to tap into heightened perceptive abilities to achieve a deeper meaning and uncover the hidden truths of existence. Enjoy a guide that covers everything you need to know to become a Tarot reader and introduces you to the ancient art of Palmistry.

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    Alien Implants: Evidence of UFO Abductions and Encounters

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    • Narrated By Roger Leir, John Greenwald, George Noory
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    Alien Implants are a physical object placed in a human body after they have been abducted by Aliens. Capabilities of the implants range from telepresence to mind control and biotelemetry (akin to humans tagging wild animals for study). Dr. Roger Leir is one of the world’s most important leaders in physical evidence research involving the field of Ufology. He and his surgical team have performed numerous surgeries on alleged alien abductees resulting in the removal of distinct objects suspected of being Alien Implants.