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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot | [Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard]

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.
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A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. Along the way he acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Alan Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, powerful elements of organized crime have begun to talk about targeting the president and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody. The events leading up to the most notorious crime of the 20th century are almost as shocking as the assassination itself. Killing Kennedy chronicles both the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing history to life in ways that will profoundly move the listener. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.

©2012 Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    djinx Central U.S. 10-06-12
    djinx Central U.S. 10-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Bill. An Adventure in History"
    If you could sum up Killing Kennedy in three words, what would they be?

    Adventure in History. The book is written more like an adventure story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The book was not really character driven


    Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. This book is right on par with Killing Lincoln.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I had to force myself to put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are into history, you will really enjoy this and Killing Lincoln as well. I really enjoyed Bill's narration as well.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    David Visalia, CA, United States 03-08-14
    David Visalia, CA, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good but not Spectacular"
    Would you listen to Killing Kennedy again? Why?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marie A NY 02-01-14
    Marie A NY 02-01-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A Great Book - I learned so much"
    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    I loved that the author states from the beginning of the book that it is based on fact. With all the conspiracy theories out there, it was great to hear facts without judgment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character would have to be Jacqueline Kennedy. She was so young and endured so much. During the most trying times, she was strong, stoic and classy. Her example is unforgettable.


    Which character – as performed by Bill O'Reilly – was your favorite?

    I did not have a favorite character as performed by Bill O'Reilly. I think he did a great job narrating the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We all know JFK was assassinated, you decide why.


    Any additional comments?

    Being it was the 50th Anniversary of the death of President Kennedy, I thought this was a particularly good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Salt Lake City, UT, United States 11-08-13
    Sharon Salt Lake City, UT, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Make it stop!!!"
    What disappointed you about Killing Kennedy?

    O'Reilly's narration is terrible. O'Reilly's politics shows immediately.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard again?

    NO!!!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    O'Reilly continually stopped mid-sentence and mid-thought and read in a sing-song voice.


    What character would you cut from Killing Kennedy?

    NA


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Yorba Linda, CA, United States 10-20-13
    Larry Yorba Linda, CA, United States 10-20-13 Member Since 2009

    No matter where you go... there you are!

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    "Nothing New, but Great Overall Book on Subject"
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    If you read only one book on JFK, this should be the one. It presented history through engaging prose and covered the subject well. There were no "revelations," just the true story with all its facts, both heroic and despicable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mike United States 03-20-13
    Mike United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting Read"
    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    I enjoyed Bill O'Reilly's telling of the story of this fascinating man and the recap of this tumultuous period of our history. Although most of the general facts have already been reported over time and by various accountings, I enjoyed learning about many of the details that had been previously unknown to me. Overall I enjoyed the read and recommend the book to others.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wayne New Bern, NC, United States 03-18-13
    wayne New Bern, NC, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another highly hard hitting story from O`Reilly"
    If you could sum up Killing Kennedy in three words, what would they be?

    Worth your time


    What did you like best about this story?

    We get a inside look at politics and how the public is deceived by the men and women in power.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    Bill has a no nonsense approach to the subject matter and you can hear that in his voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I HIGHLY recommend this book as a must listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Reuben America 03-09-13
    Reuben America 03-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Loving the time saving, knowledge gaining audiobook. There's nothing like a good listen. Currently enjoying genres of survival/adventure, economics, politics, history and religion.

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    "An interesting insight"

    One often wonders what really happens in the private lives of politicians. This book provides an excellent insight into the life and death of a rather famous one, worth the time if you're half curious about Kennedy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Theo Tsourdalakis Melbourne, Australia 03-07-13
    Theo Tsourdalakis Melbourne, Australia 03-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "EXCELLENT BOOK - DEFINITELY WORTH THE LISTEN"

    The content and format and presentation of this book is excellent.
    It was very easy to listen too
    It had lots of usefull bits of highly interesting information about Kenedy etc.

    The ONLY signficant shortcoming is that he tows the official line of having Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman. He does not explain any of the contradicting evidence such as Kenedies head lunging backwards when the bullet was meant to have come from there or other anomalies. Apart from this weakness I thoroughly enjoyed and learnt much by listening to it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Sykesville, MD, United States 03-05-13
    Brian Sykesville, MD, United States 03-05-13
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    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    The way O'Reilly presented the story (in writing and in Narration)


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were SO many interesting facts about Kennedy (family and White House) that I hadn't previously learned in History classes (high school nor college). O'Reilly was knowledgeable and was upfront about the information in the story being FACT (any opinion or speculation was excluded)... it was clear that the reader (or listener) would be left to draw his/her own conclusions.


    Have you listened to any of Bill O'Reilly’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Kennedy's assassination was very moving for me. As I went through the book, I became very attached as if I personally knew President Kennedy and his family. When the assassination portion of the book was played, I was surprised how touched (very sad) I felt...I hadn't realized just how enthralled I was into the story!


    Any additional comments?

    HIGHLY recommend this book to all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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