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Hear this creative nonfiction account of the damage wrought by an assassin's bullet!

A shot rings out and a King dies. But for 64 minutes, the issue is in doubt.

At 6:01 pm on April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King was shot. He was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm at St. Joseph's Hospital in Memphis, TN after a failed attempt at open cardiac massage. He was 39 years old.

King was standing on the balcony outside room 306 on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel when, in the words of biographer Taylor Branch, time on the balcony turned lethal and King's sojourn on earth went blank.

But why? What kind of damage did that bullet do? Was King doomed the moment that piece of lead crashed through him? Is there any action that might have saved his life as he lay supine on that balcony, bleeding profusely from a wound to his right jaw and neck? In truth, he wasn't pronounced dead for 64 interminable minutes. Was he, in fact, alive during that time? Was there ever a chance he could have been saved by the relatively crude trauma care of 1968? And how about today? If King was shot in 2013, might he survive?

This work shows what happened in the 64 minutes of confusion that followed Martin Luther King's fatal wounding. It's an intense, dramatic depiction of the struggle to save his life back in 1968. And did you know that not one but two people died at the Lorraine Motel that evening? Discover how the deaths were weirdly related.

And what, do you suppose, might transpire if the same injury occurred today with our modern trauma system? I answer that question as well, and it just might surprise you.

©2013 Edison McDaniels (P)2018 edison McDaniels

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  • Dee
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  • 07-28-18

Emotional and compelling

This was an incredible listen. Just incredible. The author has taken some known and unknown facts and delivered a riveting account of the struggle to save Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. It still resonates.

The author narrated this listen and he was excellent. He was clinical but not dispassionate and delivered a tense listen even when you already know the outcome.

This was a quick listen but it felt like so much more.