Right at the top! It was a well researched, well written book.
The way it was told chronologically, and from the perspectives of many different characters.
Of course when poor Jackie Kennedy is holding John in her lap after he had been shot. It was very sad.
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
There is so much written about JFK that it is hard to find something new. Nothing was new here, but I found it interesting enough to listen to the end.
What I liked: The stories about the "Cuban Missile Crisis" and "his relationship with Jackie and others" was very interesting. I enjoyed it.
What was less than wonderful:
1) Bill O'Reilly is not a good narrator because he cannot get out of his Fox Pundit rhythm of talking. However, this performance was actually an improvement over the awful narration of "Killing Lincoln".
2) If there had been one more paragraph about JFK's sexual appetite, O'Reilly would have had to re-name the book "Sex and Kennedy". It was poor writing to imply that he was "leering" at the Mona Lisa exhibit that Jackie successfully brought to the US for America to view. I get it, O'Reilly was using humor with his comparison of Mona Lisa and any other woman in the world that JFK looked at during his adult life. O'Reilly just couldn't pull it off as humorous.
This would be a good book for anyone who doesn't know much about JFK.
Yes, would most probably buy another O'Reilly/Dugard book of similar historical significance. Purchased both Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy and give both the highest recommendation. Audible delivery of the books is difficult and would probably opt for the discs which is what I need for travel.
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Great book. So much of what happened during this time was never shared with me. I did not grow up during this time frame but I had a pedestal view of JFK and MLK. I was amazed with the behind the scenes of the President and his successes and failures. This was a great read. Bill O'Reilly is such a great narrator! I also listened to Killing Lincoln, however, Killing Kennedy was closer to my generation. I can wait for the next book that comes out.
The way it was presented. How it went into the background of all the main players in the story.
JFK because he was put in whole different light than I remember him. I was only 21 at the time and thought he was the greatest president in the world at the time. I still see many good things about him but see him in a whole different light now.
The Killing Of JFK as never before told
I think this is a must read for all. It is full of history that most of us probably do not know. We will never know if this was a lone gunman or part of a conspiracy
Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles.
After "Killing Lincoln" the followup of "Killing Kennedy" (the end of Camelot) was just as engrossing. Even people who did not live through this time in American history (I did) will find this book not only complete but festinating and addictive.
The examination of all the other people & events that were influencing JFK's actions.
The back & forth events of the Cuban missile crisis
Bill O'Reilly is a great narrator.
This is tied with "Unbroken" as my favorite audio book of all time. I thoroughly enjoy books based on fact and great research. O'Reilly does a great job of telling this story while filling in many gaps I had in my knowledge of that horrible day in November 1963. I was in 5th grade when the announcement came over the school's intercom that "President Kennedy has died at 1 PM Central Standard Time".O'Reilly also goes into great detail with explaining what happened during the "Bay of Pigs" invasion as well as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also, I never knew exactly what Oswald did to escape from that book depository. He almost got away.
I would compare this book to another O'Reilly great called "Killing Lincoln".
The minutes preceding the point where Oswald actually pulls the trigger is the best. Although we all know what happens (that Kennedy is assassinated), the way O'Reilly leads up to that moment is filled with anxiety. I found myself hoping that Oswald missed his mark.
The part where Mrs. Kennedy is holding her dead husband's head in her lap and she would not let go even after they arrived at the hospital. The doctor's were pleading with her to let them start trying to save his life.
Almost any book on JFK is interesting, this title is no exception as a re-hash of the largely unaccepted but official explanation of Kennedy’s assassination. You could almost be forgiven for thinking that the book must have been commissioned by some branch of the US government.
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James William Douglass is a much more interesting and plausible look at the JFK death and cover-up.
Bill O'Reilly , Martin Dugard might do well to consider taking on a real project; that of explaining to their loyal readers why the research that Douglass claims to have done cannot possibly be verified.