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Killing Kennedy Audiobook

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

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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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    Jacob 03-11-15
    Jacob 03-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very well read and educational"

    Written and read by Bill O'Reilly so if you like his clipped talking style then the book goes very quickly.

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    robert adams 03-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read if your a fan of the Kennedy presidency"

    Bill O'Reilly does a fantastic job at narrating this book. different look at Kennedy Presidency and his death. loved this book

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    samantha 03-10-15
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    "Great eye opening story"

    I truest enjoyed this book. Learned a lot about John Kennedy and his life before his assassination. Very eye opening about the beloved president.

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    Dallas 03-09-15
    Dallas 03-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "America Changed...."

    This wad an excellent book - A Heartbreaking Story and an - America left changed forever.....

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    Steve USA 03-04-15
    Steve USA 03-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good overview, light on details"

    At the beginning of the book, O'Reilly mentions that he's written this book and Killing Lincoln to make history accessible to everyone. This book is extremely accessible. If you're just looking for an overview of the Kennedy administration and assassination then this is the book for you. If you're looking for the kind of detail typically provided by presidential biographies, you'll probably be disappointed.

    Personally, I just listened to Stephen King's 11/22/63 and was curious how much of the history in that book was real vs. fictional. This book was sufficient for that purpose but comes nowhere near anything like Doris Kearns Goodwin's Lincoln or Washington by Ron Chernow.

    Of course, one of the most interesting items in the book is that O'Reilly was present when George de Mohrenschildt killed himself. But...apparently that fact may have been made up.

    I had no problem with Mr O'Reilly's narration. He applied the same crisp, boisterous voice he uses on TV -- it was easy to follow along.

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    Donnalee Holcomb 03-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very informative"

    I couldn't put it down. l too believe in the conspiracy theories. This does make you think.

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    JustBill 02-27-15
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    "A Good Yarn"

    Billy has the ability to make old news interesting, so it's worth a listen. We will never know who murdered our good and decent President.

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    barry dewson 02-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A very sad end to the Camelot"

    Bill, you are just amazing. I couldn't stop listening to this heart wrenching end to our beautiful Camelot.
    Please Keep writing ..

    All the best
    Rina Dewson Australia

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    James 02-27-15
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    "Fascinating!"

    There are many factual retellings of this historical series of events. This has been my favorite. Very good and very entertaining.

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    Baron 02-24-15
    Baron 02-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another classic by O'REILLY!"

    Suspenseful writing and convincing historical presentation. I appreciate the mentions of conspiracy theories without suppositions. O'REILLY sticks to the known facts. As good a read/listen as any of his previous books.

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