Reviews for Killing Kennedy : The End of Camelot

AudioFile Reviews 2012 December
In a follow-up to the bestselling popular history KILLING LINCOLN, TV host Bill O'Reilly and historical researcher Martin Dugard tackle the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jr. O'Reilly's narration is crisp and clear, even with his intense, rapid-fire delivery. While asserting that Oswald probably acted alone, he's still a bit coy about the possibility of conspiracy. In his conversational tone, O'Reilly relays his fascinating assumptions about key players in Kennedy's life; it's almost as if he had been a guest at the Palm Springs pool party where JFK decided to sleep with Marilyn Monroe or he'd watched Lee Harvey Oswald prepare his gun before heading to the Texas Schoolbook Depository. The text is liberally sprinkled with foreshadowing of Kennedy's imminent death, and O'Reilly delivers these snippets with tedious and needless drama. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine

Publishers Weekly Reviews 2012 December #4

Bill O'Reilly and Dugard deliver a riveting account of the John F. Kennedy assassination that illuminates key moments in the life of the 35th president, as well as the events that led up to his death. Covering everything from Kennedy's experiences during World War II and the schemes of Harvey Lee Oswald to the Cuban Revolution and the alienation of Lyndon B. Johnson by the Kennedy brothers, the author weaves a coherent and intriguing narrative that is enlivened in this audio edition. While O'Reilly's work on television might have prepared him for narration, the conservative commentator will surprise some listeners with the quality of his performance. His deep, powerful voice, timing, emphasis, and tone create tangible tension throughout. Though he is less convincing during more sentimental moments, O'Reilly's narration proves a great boon to this historical account, which will thoroughly engage listeners. A Henry Holt hardcover. (Oct.)

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