A vivid recreation of the moments before, during, and after president John F. Kennedy's assassination, based on original audio from ABC interwoven with commentary from Diane Sawyer and fresh interviews with the reporters, secret service agents, and medical personnel who were there. It's harrowing to hear the first breathless reports of the shooting, as well as the somber accounts from Kennedy's funeral, and the little details bring the terrible events back to life. Although the sound quality here is reliably excellent, there's a certain amount of repetition in the material that perhaps makes it best suited to JFK obsessives or those looking for thorough teaching tools.
This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Key moments include:
These real time audio reports, eyewitness recollections from 1963, and new analysis make for a powerful experience of this fateful day in recent history.
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If there are audiobooks similar to this one about other historical events, I'd be interested in listening to them.
I liked hearing real clips about the assassination and subsequent details. I am impressed that someone thought to make that footage available because it covers the period prior to the conspiracy theories and Warren Report. Most interviews are reactions unsullied by history. The sound quality was poor in some areas, but this is to be expected with old audio files.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
The real footage and actual people with firsthand accounts around the JFK assassination was absolutely fascinating. Highly recommended.
It is better to tell the truth and fail than lie to succeed
Solve the crime or introduce censored evidence.
just a compilation of data that can easily be found by anyone with access to goggle.
The story gave an in depth look into the days leading up to and after the events. was also given a look at possible hidden facts behind the events.
The actual news recordings
yes, great as always
Yes, the moment of the recording that says the President has died. Still hard to listen to, very emotional
It;s my fault for wanting to revisit that extraordinary moment when I've already seen so much about it. What made it worse was being told several times how we were listening to something that had never been told before. It added nothing to my knowledge and was annoying to boot.
This is not a book; it is an audio transcription of a TV show. As such, it refers to images and graphics which the listener obviously cannot see. I'd not really recommend this book, unless you (like me) are already deeply familiar with the JFK murder and want some extra info.
Just like you, I spend my money here and am not on any author's payroll :)
An excellent synopsis of the Kennedy assasination and its aftermath short-term. I had not heard the ABC News broadcasts of the era (mostly CBS, Walter Cronkite, etc.), but the excerpts from ABC are exceptional.
I was particularly moved near the end as JFK was laid to rest in Arlington - the Cardinal, National Anthem, and 21-gun salute made tears well up in my eyes - 50 years later....
Well done and must listen!
Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
A brief ABC news special on the day Kennedy died and the promise he represented was silenced. The news bites and interviews bring the tragic day to life 50 years later.
This audiobook comes to us free from Audible,com and ABC News and Diane Sawyer. My thanks go out to both organizations.
This two hour audiobook is a return to November 1963 where the Kennedy Assassination, Oswald arrest and subsequent murder, and the presidential funeral are retold using ABC radio accounts of the day.
This book is non-political so members of both the right and the left can equally enjoy this work
Download this audiobook.
P.S. I cant believe its been 50 years. Im getting old
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