cover image Killing Kennedy: 
The End of Camelot

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, read by Bill O’Reilly. Macmillan Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-2684-6

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.)