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Rodd

Iowa City, IA, United States
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  • Marina and Lee

  • The Tormented Love and Fatal Obsession Behind Lee Harvey Oswald's Assassination of John F. Kennedy
  • By: Priscilla Johnson McMillan
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Joseph Finder
  • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Marina and Lee is one of the best and truest audiobooks about the Kennedy assassination. Priscilla Johnson McMillan came to the story with a unique knowledge of the two main characters. In the 1950s she knew Kennedy well for a time when he was hospitalized with Addison's disease. She talked to him frequently, brought him books, knew his wife, and formed a strong opinion of the sort of man he was. What is astonishing is that she also knew Lee Harvey Oswald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now I know why he did it

  • By Rodd on 06-09-14

Now I know why he did it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-14

I've been a student of the Kennedy assassination since that day in high school when we heard the news. For many years I assumed, like a lot of people, that there was a conspiracy, that LHO was as patsy, etc. etc. Until I read Case Closed by Gerald Posner.

But I never knew why Oswald did it. Then I read Marina and Lee. I can summarize his motives (as I understand them) in four words, but I probably shouldn't. Might ruin the ending for you. What a great book. I never got a round to reading it when t first came out. That's the nice thing about audio books. They make it easy to catch up on your reading.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,227

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What book did others hear?

  • By Tenizmom on 09-20-12

Best Steven King Ever

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-11

Very exciting, tightly structured, well charactered tour de force. The reading by Craig Wasson made it especially enjoyable. I just love the way he says "buddy."

1 of 4 people found this review helpful