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  • The Kennedy Detail

  • JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
  • By: Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-14-10

Fascinating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-10

What a fascinating look back into the 60s and the story of one of the more secretive branches of security in the US! A heartbreaking account of history from a different perspective than ever heard before. Don't let the narration/narrator keep you from enjoying this book. It is excellent and well worth it!

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Johnstown Flood

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,360

At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel

  • By Susan K Donley on 06-17-05

Fascinating true story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-10

With great narrative style by the author and the excellent reading by Edward Hermann, this is a fascinating history of the Johnstown Flood. With so many first person accounts you are drawn into the people of the city and surrounding hamlets. I finished listening to the book and headed to the internet to look at photos and read what is online!