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Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later | [Darren Reynolds]

Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

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.

Publisher's Summary

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:

  • The very first reports of the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • Eyewitness accounts from that day in history and their reflections 50 years later.
  • Highlights from key newsmakers of the day.
  • Go inside the ABC News Radio newsroom as anchors sift through incoming bulletins on the shooting of President Kennedy.
  • Hear from Gayle Newman, the woman who was nearest to the president’s limousine when he was shot; Aubrey Reich and Dennis McGuire, two young paramedics who found themselves in the middle of history; and Gladys Johnson who rented the room where Lee Harvey Oswald was staying that day he when he left for work at the Texas School Book Depository.
  • Hear expanded interviews with Dr. Ronald Jones, who was bedside for both President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald; and Pierce Allman, a reporter who happened to run into Oswald as he was asking for instructions to the nearest phone.
  • Plus, expanded coverage of President Kennedy’s funeral, and a look at the controversies surrounding the Kennedy assassination with political historian Larry Sabato.

These real time audio reports, eyewitness recollections from 1963, and new analysis make for a powerful experience of this fateful day in recent history.

©2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc (P)2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc

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    Amazon Customer Rochester, MN, United States 01-14-14
    Amazon Customer Rochester, MN, United States 01-14-14

    Just like you, I spend my money here and am not on any author's payroll :)

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    "Haunting - Must Listen"

    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!

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    "Three shots rang out"

    Would have enjoyed this more if it had not been for all the repetition. ........

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    Sam Motes Tampa 01-02-14
    Sam Motes Tampa 01-02-14 Listener Since 2009

    Audible obsessed lifelong learner.

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    "Brief look at 50 years in the past"

    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.

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    Alan Sunrise, FL, United States 11-24-13
    Alan Sunrise, FL, United States 11-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Well done ABC !! Bravo"

    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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    "Completely moved by the narration"
    If you could sum up Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later in three words, what would they be?

    Completely moved by the narration of this great American loss. This narration moved me so much. Wish this could be undone. Losing great leaders is such a blow for country, people who love and specially for family. This goes as dark part in the history. No one want to remember.

    Peace is what we all needed and we need to make better future and world.


    What does Diane Sawyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way narration was so good that it included the emotion. Reading will not add so much on emotion


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Conclusion was good as it was a part of view given


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    Unable to delete from my purchases. This needs to be remedied as soon as possible.


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