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Killing Jesus Audiobook

Killing Jesus: A History [Audiobook]

Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.
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Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take listeners inside Jesus' life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable and changed the world forever.

© Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    CmH - HB, CA 11-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another home run from O'Reilly"

    I don't care for O'Reilly on TV. Too much interrupting. As an author and narrator, he's great. As with his other "Killing" books (Kennedy and Lincoln), the author was able to put me in the action. Great book and a solid performance.

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    jason northbridge, ma, United States 07-16-14
    jason northbridge, ma, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2011

    for 5 years has driven 180 miles round trip daily. That is a ton of listening time!

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    "Historic view of a familiar story"
    Where does Killing Jesus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top rankings. Good pace, good voice, good story from a historic point of view.


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

    I really enjoyed the point of view from using history and the bible as reference points.


    Any additional comments?

    I agree with other reviews.. don't read this as a book that will change your views on Jesus. Read this to learn more about his life from a history side of things.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    christina m. groetzinger warren, pa United States 12-13-13
    christina m. groetzinger warren, pa United States 12-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting Listening Experience"

    I truly enjoyed listening to the book. Bill O'Reilly has a distinctive speaking voice that is okay....but the story he told was brilliantly put together and I listened to this book in one day straight through beginning to end.

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 10-01-13
    Kimberly 10-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The Jesus story in context"
    Where does Killing Jesus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you are searching for a different take on the Jesus story... You won't find it here. (While NOT a religious book, the book follows the gospels.) Where it excels, is placing the events in historical and cultural context. By freeing the main character (Jesus) from the restraints of strictly gospel and putting him amid the political chaos, cultures, and religious traditions of the time; the story of Jesus simultaneously become more complex and yet amazingly simple. Most Christians are aware of the life and death of Jesus. Most are NOT aware of the politics and religious traditions of the day that led to the series of events chronicled in the gospels.A book aimed at the history buff more than the religious zealot.


    What other book might you compare Killing Jesus to and why?

    Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy
    Why: We know how it ends.


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

    It was more about how all the characters work together to form the context of the death of Jesus that is most compelling.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get the book to be inspired to believe nor to find some amazing nugget of faith. Get the book to better understand historical context; Jewish law, tradition, and historical politics; and how those things worked together to ensure the sacrifice.

    49 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    SunSan San Diego, CA, United States 12-14-13
    SunSan San Diego, CA, United States 12-14-13
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    "Finally it all makes sense!"
    Would you listen to Killing Jesus again? Why?

    Yes -- you have to listen to it over and over because there's so much information that's hard to grasp in one listen.


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

    It made me think a lot about it.


    Any additional comments?

    Gave me a sense of the history of the time. It was extremely interesting and gave me a much better view of what really happened in that day.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Kayla 09-30-14
    Kayla 09-30-14
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    "Somewhat interesting book"
    What did you like best about Killing Jesus? What did you like least?

    This book is a somewhat interesting tale of Jesus's death. I much prefer the account as told in the Bible. The history of the Roman empire and Caesar was moderately interesting. I did not like Bill O'Reilly's voice reading me scripture or the reading of the book for that matter. His voice is quite irritating. I would not recommend this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 04-09-14
    Greg 04-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining but also O'Reilly's interpretations"

    It's not all history. O'Reilly makes several of his interpretations on the meaning written in the Bible in this book. One in particular that I didn't like was on Jesus's conversation in John 3. I think it's an entertaining, well written book, just with some of Bill's interpretations of meaning within the Bible. I'd still recommend listing to it if you're interested in Jesus.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Post Time KW 04-07-14
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    "Disappointed"
    What did you like best about Killing Jesus? What did you like least?

    It was short. It was more of a history of Roman rulers than a story of Jesus


    If you’ve listened to books by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard before, how does this one compare?

    The same in that I wish he had someone other than Bill narrate. Like a pro narrator


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't recall


    Do you think Killing Jesus needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    It was more of a history of Roman rulers than a story of Jesus

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 03-13-14
    Amazon Customer United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Killing Jesus... Jesus O'Reilly Factor Style"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More in-depth study. Although there were quite a bit of References that were great about the Romans, There was NOT enough studies on the Israelis. Even though he talks about the Tanakh at the beginning of the book, he clearly only refers to the Torah, and completely disregards both the Nevi'im, and the Kethuvim. Also, he completely disregards the Talmud (a/k/a: the Babylonian Talmud) which is primarily what the Pharisees were following at that time. It's clear to see that O'Reilly, and Dugard spent less than a year in research for this book. The only reason that I give it two stars is because people will be introduced to Jesus, and (hopefully) be given the incentive to dig deeper. Considering that I was brought to Jesus through "Jesus Christ, Superstar", that's not saying much.


    Has Killing Jesus turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Let's just say that I'm debating about getting his WWII book when it comes out. He's reduced the entire time of Jesus into the O'Reilly Factor.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The author was the narrator, thus making it sound more like the O'Reilly Factor.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I learned a little about Roman history, but I'm sure I could have gotten it better from Gibon, and / or Josephus.


    Any additional comments?

    This is 6 hours that I'll never get back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy N Long Beach, CA United States 01-19-14
    Kathy N Long Beach, CA United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Book, Regrettable Narration"

    As a believing Christian, I honor Mr. O'Reilly's effort to ignore outside influences that might want him to either affirm or discount the gospel accounts. He set out to provide historical context and detail for a popular audience, and he succeeded. As familiar as I am with the gospel stories and many outside sources, I learned new things and the book held my interest throughout.

    That said, I was disappointed in the author's narration of the audiobook. His reading is pleasant enough, although it's the same Bill O'Reilly one hears on TV, not a narrator with acting skills. What disappointed me was the carelessness with which he recorded it, mispronouncing things at numerous points. Surely a book with this level of popularity deserves the time to do retakes for a quality product.

    Thank you for the content, Mr. O'Reilly, but please re-record the bad spots and reissue the audio version.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    "Read Killing History too"

    Didn't seem that historical, so I read Killing History too. Shows how unhistorical this "history" is

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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