Reviews for Killing Jesus : A History

AudioFile Reviews 2014 January
As a television commentator, as well as the author, Bill O'Reilly is the natural choice to narrate this this work. But his broadcast style works against him in this longer form. His limited tonal range can make listening taxing at times. An occasional dialing back of his oratorical style would have helped; as it is, the narration sounds more like a broadcast editorial than a book. Overall, though, he carries the work along. The audiobook is a good introduction to the Synoptic Gospels for the average listener, but it offers few insights for those already well informed about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine

Publishers Weekly Reviews 2013 November #4

Bill O'Reilly and Dugard team up again for the third installment in their series on the murders of major cultural and historical icons. This time around, the authors deliver a thorough account of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by the Romans. With years of broadcasting experience, O'Reilly is the perfect choice to narrate his own work, which he did for the two previous audio editions in the series. O'Reilly's familiarity with the text is clear, and he reads it seamlessly in a powerful voice that captures listener attention. However, at times, his clipped cadence and emphatic reading may wear on listeners. Still, the many fans of these extremely popular audiobooks will likely enjoy his narration and engaging subject matter. A Henry Holt hardcover. (Sept.)

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