Probably not. Most of the information I already knew that which I learned was interesting but was not that important in the whole scheme of things. It was worth the listen, but having listened to it I probably would have put it a little lower on my priority list and listened to some others I intend to hear first.
Killing Lincoln was a much better book, but probably because it was more easily researched where there is a lot of speculation surrounding JFK's assanination.
Obviously Kennedy's death is the main point of the book, but the connection with Kennedy's past is so interesting.
This book basically ignores all talks of any conspiracy, and takes the Warren Commission at face value. While I would have liked him to talk more about the conspiracies, the book did motivate me to learn more, which is great.
Yes, it was a great book and was narrated well.
There were a couple instances where O'Reilly referred to the president as Lincoln instead of Kennedy.
I would definitely recommend this title. After watching an entire week of documentaries and coverage of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death, I still found this book very interesting, and it succeeded in giving me even more information I didn't know. This was a great follow-up to Killing Lincoln, and O'Reilly is wonderful at telling a story without pushing agendas or bias. He has a gift for producing fact-based writing while still making it interesting.
Bill O. writes an amazing historical book on an amazing period of American history. I am a Factor fan and am used to Bill's voice on his show. It took a little time to adjust to him reading this. But it is so interesting I forgot it was him and got into the story.
Yes, to make sure what I learned sticks and to hear O'Rielly say nice things about a democrat.
Bill O'Rielly, Jackie and even JFK. I'm 25, I didn't really know much about any of them. Jackie is enchanting, her character is so perfect it seems like she's made up. As O'Rielly tells it JFK goes from cheating husband and cowardly president to a wonderful father, husband and strong leader.
85% of communication is nonverbal. His tone, the inflections in his voice add to the mystique of the Kenndys. I could hear the admiration in his voice for JFK and Jackie. When JFK failed O'Rielly was matter-of-fact but when JFK succeeded, again, O'Rielly's admiration shown through.
All the fun of Bill O'Rielly without most of his opinions.
Bill O'Reilly cuts through all the nonsense and gives the straight story behind the Kennedy assassination. Well researched and fascinating. Great book.
As someone who doesn't watch Bill O'Reilly shouting on television, I was glad he narrated the book in a 'normal' voice. He and Dugard compiled an amazing amount of detail about the Kennedys, Oswald, and other key characters in this tragic event, and they go out of their way to lay the groundwork leading up to November 22, 1963. My disappointment was that they left me wanting more. They essentially ended the story as soon as Air Force One left Dallas. The authors omitted inside information about planning JFK's funeral, the interaction between LBJ and Jackie, or other happenings immediately after the assassination.
I was hesitant in purchasing Killing Kennedy, only because of the narrator’s style on television. I knew I could not tolerate eight hours of someone yelling at me. But the book came recommended by a colleague whom I trust; and I hit the ‘purchase’ button.
I was most pleasantly surprised.
The book begins with the inauguration of JFK and then follows his life and the life of Lee Harvey Oswald over the next three years. It is a steady, and non-judgemental narrative of a truly remarkable story. Bill O’Reilly’s performance was controlled and yet expressive. I was never tempted to stop listening, in fact I had difficulty hitting the pause button, even when I was called to other tasks.
In the top 20%
Definitely did not make me laugh
The books kept my interest from beginning to end. However, it was a little painful to relive this event.