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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
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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.
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