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  • Killing Reagan

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,784

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?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ronnie Rat

  • By Jim on 11-02-15

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-15

Have heard the entire series. Like the writers of the classic TV series "Happy Days", this duo may have taken it one book too far. At times, it seemed a little pointless, others vacuous, and occasionally pitiful. Great example is the letter written in the hand of Ronald Reagan read by the author in the epilogue that directly addresses and strongly contradicts a good hunk of content in the book. But, he offers no explanation. Which is it, Bill? I've heard O'Reilly say he didn't talk to the Reagan "cheerleaders". Whether that was because he did not want to do so, or they simply wouldn't participate, I couldn't help feeling I got half the story. That's why I'm giving it 2.5 stars (makes me wonder about the previous books in the series). Pretty ironic for a guy known for "no spin".

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