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Killing Reagan Audiobook

Killing Reagan

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From the best-selling team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, an epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power - and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down.

Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable - or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?

Told in the same riveting fashion as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton, Killing Reagan reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak, up through the years in the California governor's mansion, and finally to the White House where he presided over boom years and the fall of the iron curtain. But it was John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan's most heroic actions. In Killing Reagan, O'Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the scenes, creating an unforgettable portrait of a great man operating in violent times.

©2015 Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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    Amazon Customer Seattle Washington 09-29-15
    Amazon Customer Seattle Washington 09-29-15 Member Since 2011

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    Where does Killing Reagan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Like others in the O'Reilly, Martin Dugard series, this book is full of research that tells the reader things we didn't know or some of us only suspected. It will take me some time to fully digest and separate the public Ronald Reagan from the historical facts in the book. I'm sure that some people may be put off by some of the material but I found it thought provoking and very timely considering a Presidential election is on the horizon.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Reagan?

    The entire book was captivating and had be either shaking my head in disbelief or nodding in confirmation that I got things right when they were happening. I am a Ronald Reagan fan but I now need to revaluate some of the reasons why.


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

    I have read or listened to all of Bill O' Reilly's books. The research done by Martin Dugard is truly brilliant and give the reader insight that go beyond the sound bites and fluffed up images we form our opinions on. It is no surprise the Bill started off and a teacher and still is; he just has a bigger class room now.


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

    Acting The Part


    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    gerri carroll 10-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A real president"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Everyone We have forgotten what leadership is because we have no examples today.


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

    Yes, all outstanding


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chad 09-24-15
    Chad 09-24-15
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    "Great narrator!"

    When the book began I was disappointed that O'Reilly was not the narrator, but aft a few moments I began to notice how good this narrator was.

    Again, this was a wonderful history book narrated as a story. Unlike most history books that are dry as cracker juice, Killing Reagan relives the events and the listener feels the excitement and all the emotions

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Spurlock Orange County, CA 10-01-15
    Spurlock Orange County, CA 10-01-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Patriot story"

    Eveeeery decade or so a person will profoundly affect everyone's life in a good way. Reagan was one of those iconic leaders this country needed badly at the time. Few can rationally deny the good he brought to our country. This story reinforces that period of time to remember how great Reagan was, but provides the details that fills in the blanks often wondered. The research about Reagan was stellar, almost making you feel you were there, with details that amaze. A good read.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    David SMYRNA, GA, United States 09-26-15
    David SMYRNA, GA, United States 09-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "another really book"

    I have gone through all of Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's books and enjoyed each one.... can't wait to see what they come up with next...

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    bubba550 10-10-15
    bubba550 10-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "another great read in the Killing series ."

    Second Best in Killing series next to Patton. Great Read. can't wait for next book from Martin and Bill.

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    Amazon Customer 10-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best one yet in the Killing series."

    outstanding book. it was the best one so far in the Killing series. I can't wait for the next one.

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    Don B. 09-29-15
    Don B. 09-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Reagan Enters The No Spin Zone"

    O'Reilly and Dugard bring no spin reality to the many events of this era and in doing so, simultaneously humanize Reagan while elevating his standing in history even further, along with that of the woman behind the man, Nancy Reagan.

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    James Kelly Grapevine, TX United States 11-04-15
    James Kelly Grapevine, TX United States 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Follows a detailed timeline, but authors are overly cynical of Reagan"

    I enjoyed the book overall. However, I did not enjoy the assumptions and direct accusations made towards the President in regards to his intellect, ability to manage, his respect for his wife's positive influence.

    They claimed that Reagan's mental acuity was waning immediately after the shooting: that Alzheimer's was already noticeable.

    As a student of Reagan and his Presidency, I've read many books and articles about him. This book is pretty compelling and interesting. However, the reader must take the claims of the authors that he was an empty suit being managed with a critical ear.

    The line that put me over the edge was their claim that he was given note cards for EVERY public event with a script of what to say. Rubbish. Mr. Reagan--like many in his era--carried hand written cards with HI OWN thoughts to speak clearly.

    Something tells me that Mr. O'Reilly is not the only one who reads/types/edits the words fed into his TelePrompTer before he reads his talking points EVERY SHOW.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 10-11-15
    Joshua 10-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "First time I've read O'Reilly Killing series"

    I thought the book was very interesting, well researched, and unbiased. I learned much about Reagan and the influence of his second wife Nancy,

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "Surprisingly Good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a good account of the Reagan years and a good way to look at a Presidency that is so often misunderstood. Both authors write in an engaging and journalistic way. The section on the Falklands is nicely balanced and one of the best descriptions of the sinking of HMS Sheffield I have come across.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The authors are actually a surprise. O'Reilly is best known for being the "beast of Fox News" and here there are certainly some right wing nuances, that said I found myself appreciating his passion and the power of the argument even if every way of looking at problem or issue I don't agree with,


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

    No - three sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish they would look at the FDR years as well. See what they make of that.

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  • Paul
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    "More than just about Regan"
    Would you listen to Killing Reagan again? Why?

    So I picked this book because of the other high ratings, I was a teen when Regan was president, and i didn't approve of a few of his choices or moves, but I was intrigued by his popularity.The book was interesting because it went of in tangents to describe other events happening world wide during episodes of Regan's life and presidency. My only gripe, is that I googled Bill o Reilly and this book after purchasing it, and there are claims that a lot of the content was fabricated or embellished, and during particular points in the book i was left wondering if this was the writer simply being creative. Either way, I got through it and enjoyed it.. Worth a listen


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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