Perhaps my expectations were too high. I can only express my disappointment with the shallow and UN-compelling story Bill O'Reilly wrote and narrated.
This is a book for the uninformed who want to stay that way, because as an historical telling of an event with such significance, this was more a soap opera then a historical document.
Only Bill O'Reilly's
I would never spend time reading or listening to anything Bill O'Reilly wrote
The book is well written and historically correct. But there is absolutely nothing new that hasn't been written before. A recent HBO movie depicted everything in the book. On talk shows O'Reilly touts the many surprises in the book. I finished the book and am still waiting.
All of the books I've read about Kennedy's life have the same information.
I was going to buy the Lincoln book, but not now. I am afraid it is like all the other books I've read about Lincoln.
Not read any more O'Reilly books.
I never even noticed that the narrator was O'Reilly. His sing-songy deliverance on every sentence drove me crazy. The sentence he read when Kennedy actually got shot was just "ho hum, the President is dead." He should stick to writing--narration is not his thing.
I have already listened to it twice to ensure I didn't miss anything and loved it more the second time around.
I learned a lot about President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie. very well put together
Bill is one of the best orators of the times, i really enjoy listing to him tell a story
the entire book was riveting!
it was the best book i have listened to since Killing Lincoln. Bills other great book
I put Killing Kennedy up there with Killing Lincoln loved both books, Both of these books grab your attention and you just do not want to put it down and I didn't.
The way this book is laid out that it was really cool to get the interaction between, Jack, Jackie, Bobby, LBJ and the others. The actual point where JFK is shot in Dallas was a dramatic point.
Bill O'Reilly's performance is remarkable and makes the book that much more enjoyable.
I was broken hearted that JFK was shot and that because the FBI screwed up we lost the President of the United States, It was a very sad day for America. It really broke my heart.
Just wish Bill had spent a little more time at the end going over JFK's buriel at Arlington National Cemetery. Just something to think about. for the paper back edition of the book.
It ranks on the top
Killing Lincoln, -same great writing, great performance
His voice inflections add to the emotional impact
The Unmeasureable Loss of JFK
Great Book, move over liberal media, you lose again
I appreciate and found compelling O'Reilly's account of all of the history surrounding the sad account of JFK's assassination. He was able to incorporate the historical details into a very human account of this event. For those of us who remember, and for those who don't, it should be required reading.
A very well-written fact-based book on Pres. Kennedy death. Bill O'Reilly narration was the cherry on top of this sundae. Well worth a listen.
Bill O'Reilly's performance was clear and easily followed and understood. The flow in his voice kept you attentive and engaged with the book.
When the book got to Jacqueline Kennedy's response to her husband being shot, murdered in front of her you felt like you were there with her and wanted to comfort her.
The book charts a course through JFKs life, picking out many of the elements for which he was so famous and elements not so famous that hold relevance towards his untimely death. I felt that the various strands the book picked up - such as his relationship with singer Frank Sinatra to the falling out between various factions of government following the Bay of Pigs - weaves a story of a man with many enemies, explaining why that came to pass.
Yet, in telling the story of his death the book plays it straight. It's not for it to pick a winner among conspiracy theories (or none); rather, it outlines a picture of Kennedy's life from which you may draw conclusions, ranging from conspiracy to plain old law of diminishing numbers - with enough enemies, something was bound to happen in the end.
I came to the book knowing quite a bit about JFK, but I learned quite a bit more around the colour of the man. The audiobook is well narrated and paced, and even though one knows the tale quite well it brings you to an emotional climax.
Bill O'Reilly does a great job of narration. More than that, though, are the details that have been scoured to put a production like this together. Details from many angles--What was going on with Oswald concurrent with what was going on with Kennedy, as well as others. The extensive backgrounds of individuals involved helped to provide a better understanding of the various things which occurred and why they may have occurred.
I love audio books, and have over 60 to my name from Audible at this time. I am constantly listening to them. They all generally hold my interest and are my preferred medium of entertainment. That said, this one more than almost any other was one I just couldn't turn off.
Bill surprised me. I read an an interview with Bruce Willis and he said that enjoyed the book so on Bruce's recommendation I gave this a shot. This book does not go into any of the conspiracy theories or the other minutia that we have been subjected to for so long. Bill lays out the facts as he sees them in a very straight forward way. There is enough background that leads to that trip to Dallas that I felt like he really did not leave anything out. I was surprised to learn of his personal involvement in the aftermath of the event. Solid listen and he does a very nice job of narration.