I was under the impression that this was history and not o'Reilly's biased and incomplete version of the past.
Too much focus on Kennedy's sex life
In addition to the above, important facts were left out, for example, the fact that we almost went to war with Russia over the bay of pigs invasion.
My wife and I listened to the book on our trip from NW Ohio to North Carolina. The book lasted us, essentially, the entire trip. It made the trip much more enjoyable. We could not go to sleep that night until we listened to the very last chapter.
The many details of each character made them come alive for us.
Recommend it to all. Killing Kennedy is next.
Yes. narration by Bill OReilly is superb and adds to the text and story
the coming alive of history
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.
Not being a Fox News watcher, I thought I would give Mr. O'Reilly a shot since I am a JFK assassination buff. Many times Mr. O'Reilly would immerse himself into personal speculation and then continue on as if he had just told us the truth of what happened. How does he know what Oswald was thinking the morning of the murder when he left Marina?
O'Reilly's shotgun delivery takes some geting used to. Could have been twice as long and still not done justice to the various characters.
I very much like Bill O'Reilly's style of narration. It is easy to "see" what he describes.
Killing Lincoln, of course, because of the similarity in the historical significance.
The description of the assassination in a minute-by-minute fashion. It was fascinating.
Not really, I enjoyed taking it in "bite-size" chunks which lenghtened my enjoyment.
After reading Lincoln, I was sure that i was going to buy a copy of Kennedy.When the book came out i read it from the library and i was amazed by it. Orielly & Duggard have come out with another political thriller better than a fiction. I found in audible that the book was narrated by Orielly himself. and decided to buy it.
I realized that i had missed a lot of subtleties when i read it myself and enjoyed the narration.
This is a great book and wonderful narration.
This is the best
Real Page turner and fascinated even though you know how it ends.
Absolutely. Historical, detailed, touching
As gruesome as it was, the details following the assassination, when Jacquie sat with JFK in the car at the hospital
Not yet, but I have just purchased Killing Lincoln as a result of how much I appreciated Killing Kennedy
Yes. Unfortunately my ipod battery and daily responsibilities made me take 3 sittings to finish it.
As hard as parts were to hear, I am glad to get details from an event that happened when I was only 8 years old. I feel like the "dots" have been connected.