The assumption of the authors is that if you don't accept the Warren commission report as the final truth on the assassination, then you necessarily hold the Secret Service responsible. This is not the only possible position. The author initially referred to Oswald as the man suspected of doing it. Later in the book, the wording changed as if he had been convicted.
Eliminate some of the repetition of the daily duties of the guys and facts which had already been explained a few pages ago.
He mispronounced Caroline Kennedy's name almost every time he said it. He pronounced it "Carolyn" instead.
No, definitely not
It could have been a lot shorter.
Worst Narration ever! Not only does Sklar make JFK an Irish immigrant with his horrible New England Accent, he mispronounces Caroline's name throughout the book. This is unforgivable for a "Professional"narrator and I don't understand how it got by so many people involved in producing this book. I totally agree with an earlier reviewer that this error takes you out of the book.
The story is well told and paced and I really enjoyed the insight into life as a Secret Service Agent. I have a greater respect for what these guys do and what they sacrifice to protect the President.
I highly recommend reading this book in print not listening to this horrible narration.
Use of a professional narrator.
This book puts a new slant on the Kennedy Assassination, which has been approached from almost every conceivable angle. It was enlightening to read about this most horrendous of atrocities from the point of view of those who were sent to Dallas to protect the man who was killed. I feel sorry for the burden they have born all these years. With that said, though, I have never read a really satisfying account of the assassination, this book included. There are still just too many troubling details that are left unexplained. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I have to say that I do believe there was more to this killing than we yet know. Something just doesn't fit right with what we have been told. I hope someday we can really find out the truth.
This book, along with Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by Vincent Bugliosi erases away any doubt in my mind, and should do the same for any rational member of the general public, that a shining star was snuffed out by a simple lone nut. To believe anything else is to plead ignorance, in some cases, insanity.
This book is a lot of minute by minute as events unfold. It gives insight to processes and reasons for them leading up to Nov. 22, 1963. It may become difficult to keep track of all the anagrams for people's positions but, it doesn't detract from following the series of events.
Like many, I've read tons of literature on the assassination, Kennedys, etc. so it was interesting to hear the secret service side of things. I thought the book got a tad repetitive the last few chapters. Agents under stress, felt like failures, hard time adjusting. I got it the first 3 or 4 times.
Good history with the ring of truth - a little slow in the beginning - but part II moved along and kept me listening...
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This was one of the best books I've read this year. The details and back story on the agents make the narration of the assassination come to life in such a way that you are emotionally tied to the event. I cried like I was living it, and this took place 20 years before I was born. The book was so blunt in its description of love and disdain for different characters by different agents that I cant imagine it being anything but the god honest truth.
What a lovely compilation of many great accounts. The only thing I didn't like as well was the narrator. Some of his annunciation was a little sharp to the ear, but overall was just fine. And the book, regardless was a must read!