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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Deb New Milford, CT, United States 07-07-14
    Deb New Milford, CT, United States 07-07-14 Member Since 2009
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    "A Great History Lesson"
    Where does Killing Kennedy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Whatever you may feel about Bill Reilly and his politics this, as well as "Killing Lincoln" is a wonderful reflection during a most turbulent time. He adds historic detail as to what what going on in the world at the particular time. His narrations are great and I hope he writes more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John D Browns Mills 06-11-14
    John D Browns Mills 06-11-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Long live the king"
    What did you love best about Killing Kennedy?

    I enjoyed how this book put together the Official account of what happened together with the personal account of life in Camelot. The personal life tales mixed in with the Preidents daily agenda made the whole tragedy more real.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the way that Bill ORielly's recount of the story clearly demonstrated his love and admiration for the President.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The recounts of Jack Jr in the Oval Office. I remember hearing an audio recording of the president attempting to conduct business as Jack Jr. was hear in the background of the recording and the real life response from the President, being a "dad".


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book was full of ups and downs as is the entire life of the Kennedys. You smiled as you recall the vast acconts of the hightly documented lives here. It's like seeing an old friend after a long absence.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Vanwilgen Guilford, CT United States 05-21-14
    L. Vanwilgen Guilford, CT United States 05-21-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Facinating"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've read numerous book on the Kennedy assassination and 'Camelot'. I truly enjoyed Bill O'Reilly's version. I found it filled with numerous tales/stories I had never heard before. And while other books were supposedly written with the assistance of the Secret Service members, those close to the President and even Jackie herself, I found this one to be the most believable of all. The fact that Bill O'Reilly read it himself made it all the better. I truly enjoyed the entertaining way in which the story line was presented. I highly recommend it. I liked this audio book so much I plan to try Killing Lincoln next.


    0 of 0 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

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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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    L. Hockensmith Yorba Linda 10-20-13
    L. Hockensmith Yorba Linda 10-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Nothing New, but Great Overall Book on Subject"
    Any additional comments?

    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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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 07-12-13
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 07-12-13 Member Since 2005

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    "A Very Good Account of Kennedy's Final Months"

    Much like Killing Lincoln, I found about half of Killing Kennedy to be a story that has been told and retold over the years. That's not bad, meaning roughly half of the book was new and fresh to me.

    The research and story behind the personal lives of Jackie and Kennedy was the real Home Run for this book. While I have read or listened to many accounts of the affairs and how it impacted the couple's relationship, this book goes into fascinating detail as to the frequency and scope of Kennedy's infidelity and how it impacted EVERYONE, from the couple themselves to Bobby, to Hoover, to the Secret Service and so on.

    The only disappointment for me was the lack of conspiracy examination. I realize that Lincoln's assassination was a clear conspiracy and Kennedy's assassination was and always will be an unknown; however, conspiracy is hardly addressed in this book. My only guess is that the authors simply didn't discover anything new and/or didn't really have a new or interesting opinion on the conspiracy angle so they simply didn't go into it. I would have preferred; however, that they at least address the different theories and acknowledged there is nothing more to say on the matter/s. It's not that O'Reilly doesn't believe in conspiracy, as I have heard him acknowledge that he is simply not convinced of either the lone gunman or the conspiracy theories.

    O'Reilly does a very good job as narrator, as he did in Killing Lincoln - quite a rare achievement for an author to also be a good narrator. His years in show business as a newsman clearly benefiting us all in that area.

    Overall I still HIGHLY recommend this book, I just didn't like it quite as much as I did Killing Lincoln.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mike United States 03-20-13
    Mike United States 03-20-13
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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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