Red Mist: Marilyn Monroe. JFK. Murder. Assassination. One Witness.

Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
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You are US Army military intelligence trainee David Dengler. Following army MI protocol, you are sent on a training exercise to a city you've never visited before and ordered to surveil a public person ("public persons" having little recourse if their privacy is invaded). You can't believe your good fortune. You draw the assignment to surveil Marilyn Monroe. It is early August 1962, and you have just been made a witness to the murder of Hollywood's biggest star.

©2009 Richard Taylor (P)2017 Richard Keith Taylor

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I had difficulty putting this book down

The Red Mist by Richard K. Taylor is one of those rare books that grabs you and doesn’t let go until days after you finished the book.  He has fictionalized the incidents surrounding the lives and murders of Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy.

David Dengler, training to be a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, is assigned a graduation training assignment – where you travel to a new place and set up a surveillance of Marilyn Monroe and bring back something no one knows.  Easy peasy!

Well, that is until he witnesses the historic moment when Marilyn Monroe dies.  The mystery surrounding her death and other incidents leading up to and including the assassination of President Kennedy will set your head to spinning.  If you were not a conspiracy theorist before you read this book, you will be afterwards!

All I can say is, WOW!!!  Actually, that was the first word out of my mouth when I finished the audiobook.  Taylor has taken several historic moments and woven a fictional story around and through the incidents in a masterful and creative manner.  His writing flows smoothly, the dialog is amazing and the character development is complete.  Taylor draws the listener in making them care about the characters – one cannot help but become passionate about certain characters; you want to see them get what they deserve … including bullets in some cases!

I grew up during this time period that Taylor writes about so I remember most of the incidents; I remember the news blaring and the conversations that followed years after.  He takes everything from this period, all the emotions, fears, doubts, and dishonesty and weaves them into his book skillfully and completely.  It seems so real – all of it!

Taylor has romance, action, adventure, shoot-outs, conspiracies galore and so much more.  The listener cannot help but be engaged in the book – Taylor does not give you the option of being disinterested or passive throughout any part of this book.  You will be engaged!

Narrated by Paul Heitsch, he performs this book expertly.  His performance adds to the illusion that this is real; he owns the book in other words.   He speaks clearly and with passion.  A perfect narrator for this writing!

I should add, that I had difficulty putting this book down and was disappointed it was over.

There were no issues with the audio quality or production of this book.

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Check this author's hard drive immediately

This author is a sicko. Good luck trying to figure out his depravity. It is a good thing he published this years ago because it would never fly in today's society.

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Shockingly fascinating

I Couldn’t put this down. It is Unbelievable and morbidly intriguing. Truly addictive reading. I recommend it as a necessary historic contribution to the terrible situation surrounding the death of a President.

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  • wendy
  • 08-17-19

loved it

couldn't put it down , makes you wonder if it's all true and not a novel

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  • Angelcritique
  • 08-30-20

Interesting premise

Padded out by extraneous material but the premise on which the story is built is a interesting one. Gratuitous violence, brutality and distressing issues mar the adventure and credibility here. But a thin trail of good emerges in the character of Daisy to redeem the tale. The ending could have gone either way. Excluding the former... the nub of it is well written and is well narrated.