I love the storry and found many interesting fact I never knew. Just when you think you know everything about Kennedy... You don't!
I enjoyed the writing and narration very much. It was a view of both the public and private life of Kennedy, as well as many of the other historical figures of the time leading up to the assassination. I found the sexcapades of both Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. to be more disappointing than I had originally thought. I knew that their infidelities took place but not to the addictive extent that the book describes. Flawed heroes caught up in in an incredible time in history.
this ranks at the top of all the books I have read.
He speaks clearly and keep ones attention to the very end.
Having lived through this era I found this a very informative and entertaining as well. It does cast a new light on the event without delving into conspiracies and all the other theories that seem to come up every so often.
I always listen to AUDIOBOOKS,who has time to sit still and read? I shared the first half with my husband while driving around the beautiful Keweenaw Penninsula of the UP of MI. We were enjoying the beautiful leaves and woods and learning all at the same time. We listened to the second half around a campfire in Northern Wisconsin watching meteor showers. I know most of you will not have a chance at that kind of experience but it is still a great listen even in the city or in an apartment somewhere where no one knows what a meteor is. Check it out
There are no favorites, no heros in this story.
yes but 2 sittings worked out great
The timeline was easy to follow.
Yes. It was very much like "Killing Lincoln". It was like listening to an historical novel.
I have read many previious accounts of Keenedy's life and assassination and I was suprised to learn a number of new facts.
Bill O'Reilly has done an excellent job on this book and does a very good job with the narration.
I am a history buff and have previously read books on the subject. Mr. O'Reilly did a good job of entertaining and there were some new insights thrown out as well. I would, and in fact have, recommended the book to friends and family.
Killing Lincoln. The book has the same entertaining style and also give information that I hadn't heard before.
He gives more focus on the personalities involved than do some authors.
I actually did listen to it in one sitting.
It was well worth ready.
Killing Lincoln, same authors
No, too long
Authors have never used a four power scope or they would write about it differently
Learned a lot about Kennedy and about that time in history, BUT if I had one complaint it'd be that Bill didn't go into the conspiracy theories. Who really believes that Lee Harvey acted alone? Very few I'm sure. Bill said that talking about them takes away from the event but I'd say that not talking about them lowers Bill's "fair, balanced, no spin" score. Come on Bill finish the story.
The detail of information is outstanding. A well-rounded history of a popular story. The authors did not push an agenda.
Assuming the author is representing facts (which was clearly expressed by the author/narrator), it was intriguing to hear what kind of people ran the country for a short period of time. While a lot of good occurred, could the Kennedy Administration have gotten away with the flashy and "loose" lifestyle today, considering today's intrusive and relentless political coverage? Does this go on now, but administrations are better at covering it up? We may not know for years to come, if ever.