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Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later Radio/TV Program

Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

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Audible Editor Reviews

A vivid recreation of the moments before, during, and after president John F. Kennedy's assassination, based on original audio from ABC interwoven with commentary from Diane Sawyer and fresh interviews with the reporters, secret service agents, and medical personnel who were there. It's harrowing to hear the first breathless reports of the shooting, as well as the somber accounts from Kennedy's funeral, and the little details bring the terrible events back to life. Although the sound quality here is reliably excellent, there's a certain amount of repetition in the material that perhaps makes it best suited to JFK obsessives or those looking for thorough teaching tools.

Publisher's Summary

This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Key moments include:

  • The very first reports of the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • Eyewitness accounts from that day in history and their reflections 50 years later.
  • Highlights from key newsmakers of the day.
  • Go inside the ABC News Radio newsroom as anchors sift through incoming bulletins on the shooting of President Kennedy.
  • Hear from Gayle Newman, the woman who was nearest to the president’s limousine when he was shot; Aubrey Reich and Dennis McGuire, two young paramedics who found themselves in the middle of history; and Gladys Johnson who rented the room where Lee Harvey Oswald was staying that day he when he left for work at the Texas School Book Depository.
  • Hear expanded interviews with Dr. Ronald Jones, who was bedside for both President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald; and Pierce Allman, a reporter who happened to run into Oswald as he was asking for instructions to the nearest phone.
  • Plus, expanded coverage of President Kennedy’s funeral, and a look at the controversies surrounding the Kennedy assassination with political historian Larry Sabato.

These real time audio reports, eyewitness recollections from 1963, and new analysis make for a powerful experience of this fateful day in recent history.

©2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc (P)2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc

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    "Amazing book!"

    This was a great book everyone should listen to! I learned alot more details in the assassination of JFK. I'm keeping this one in my audible library for my family to listen to.

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    Sheyanne 08-03-15
    Sheyanne 08-03-15 Member Since 2017

    A Film student making her way.

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    "Different!"

    Crazy to hear about this in a different way! I really like this book! But so many questions still!

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    Earl Thompson 07-25-15
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    "interesting insight regarding the days of sadness."

    I look forward to hearing disclosure in the year 2017. The government kept the Zuprada film locked away for 12 long years was really disturbing.

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    Cathy W Tennessee 07-19-15
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    "Still gives me cold chills"

    I was 9 yes old when this happened. I stayed glued to the tv or radio for the next 4 days , in shock , in grief. Even as I child I knew who Pre. Kennedy was. I so remember him winning the presidency ! I was elated. Over 50 yrs and all these feelings come rushing back

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    Moose 07-19-15
    Moose 07-19-15 Member Since 2015

    An avid reader who works too much to actually read in the traditional manner she now consumes audiobooks at her job, driving, and running.

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    "A Fanstic Review of History"

    This was just a superb and amazing examination of the JFK assassination. Growing up after JFK was assassinated I never had the same sense of shock that people who lived through it did. It was their 9/11 and this documentary really brought it to life for me. In fact, I got a little teary eyed at some points listening to it. I can't recommend listening to this enough.

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    Diane M. 07-16-15
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    "Nostalgic "

    I found it interesting listening to peoples' accounts of their memories of this tragic day.

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    "Interesting listen"

    This was a very interesting listen about the assassination of JFK. I enjoyed hearing different perspectives--doctors, witnesses, and reporters on the scene. Fact and opinion-filled, full, and thought-provoking.

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    Jo 06-20-15
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    I was in fifth grade and remember watching the TV all weekend. And I can remember it like it was yesterday that weekend of November 22, 1963 does live on in infamy.

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    Amazon Customer Butler, PA USA 05-21-15
    Amazon Customer Butler, PA USA 05-21-15 Member Since 2015

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    "amazing history"

    so amazing. felt like was happening now. it was so well down. it was like listening to live news. hearing the memories of those who were there was so touching.

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    Kevin 05-06-15
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    "Great collection of audio"

    It put me there! Very informative. Wish it never happened. Diane Sawyer has an amazing voice and I'll be looking for more by her.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's an interesting retelling of the story of the day of the Kennedy assassination.<br/>I liked the fact that they included their interviews with the people years after the event.


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    "Cheerleaders for the Warren Commission"

    ABC radios 50th anniversary romp through the audio archive of the dreadful JFK assassination. As a previous reviewer has already noted there is nothing new revealed.
    Diane Sawyer sticks very much to the official party line and Earl Warren if he were still alive today would certainly have approved of and enjoyed this show. Another controlled main stream media masterpiece, no wonder they gave it away for free.

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    "brings back many memories"

    enjoyed listening to the various interviews. I remember I was in cinema when they interrupted the film to announce that JFK was dead


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    Loved this book very well narrated. Produced to a very high standard very fitting for this amazing man.

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    "Really does take you back"

    If you weren't there you may not relate so much as the people who do remember. I can remember exactly where I was, what I was doing and how this tragic event in our history affected the world so mu h, so very much.

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    "very easy to listen to and fascinating"

    I have not read anything on Kennedy before but this was very enjoyable and easy to listen to. Kept me interested and very up to date.

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  • MR PETER G BELL
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    "Fascinating, captivating, spellbinding"

    'Three Shots Rang Out' is a treasure trove of firsthand experiences not heard before. Fascinating, captivating, and not the same old handful of well known snippets. These are not the secondhand or third hand stories that we've all been brought up on. These are true accounts from the people that were actually there. Superb!

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  • Lynda Kelly
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    "Fascinating"

    I had never heard all of JFK's funeral so very interesting indeed to this Brit

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  • mojo1976
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    "Great overview"

    Great overview of the day and subsequent events surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Live recordings of the news casts made this very interesting.

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  • Michelle
    7/20/15
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    "Very clear account of this moment in history"
    What made the experience of listening to Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later the most enjoyable?

    It was a very clear account of the events surrounding the shooting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later?

    The graphic details of the moment the shots rang out


    What about Diane Sawyer’s performance did you like?

    Clear voice


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

    At the time I wondered if I would listen to the whole story in one sitting, but I put it on my headphones while relaxing in bed and before I knew it the end had arrived


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