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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Fascinating oral history
Listening to all the people involved in major and minor roles in the event that was probably the seminal event of my teenage years was very interesting. Some of the people are still alive 50 years later as they were relatively young when JFK died. The testimony of the ER surgeon who inserted the catheter and then realized the president was not going to make it based upon the head wound was so heart wrenching...
Ms Sawyer did her usual polished and professional narration -- no disappointments here.
Listening to the reactions then and now of the men and women on the street was valuable. The comments from Oswald's landlady, where she sounded as though she admired him more than she was upset by the death of the president, was interesting -- a reminder that not everyone seemed devastated by the assassination.
Just an excellent oral history -- thank you, Audible, for giving this to us for free.
I loved the fact that it included actual recordings from the 1963 reports of the assassination. It was well put together and the older recordings were very clear.
I enjoyed hearing the back-stories that you don't get in the history books. I would have expected a little more discussion of some of the conspiracy theories. They quoted an authority who dismissed the theories. Still, I would love to see more broadcasts like this provided on Audible.
Book is a boring recapture of how JFK's assassination was reported in the new media. Who reported it first and which news outlet did it. It is seriously lacking in the analysis of the event that one would come to expect nearly 50 years after the passage of the event. None such found in this book.
Read/listen this book if you are interested in the minute to minute details of how the news of JFK assassination was reported out in the media on the day of the event and the few days that followed. Skip if if you are looking for some serious analysis regarding the motivations and perpetrators of the crime.
It is amazing, just enabled me imagine how the things would have been back in the those day to get a precise news with out the effective technology like we have today.
I think it did really astonished me through the concept as a whole, I was shocked that in spite of 55 years of assassination of the president the real truth is still hidden.
We have to perhaps wait until 2016 like the author says to get the reports of CIA.
The way even the assassinated cop was take into the consideration was just remarkable.
Author of Kindertransport
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.
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