Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7435-6667-4 $49.95 Fifteen CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7435-6668-1 $29.95
Prosecutor Bugliosi's investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy disputes, point by point, the dozens of conspiracy theories surrounding the shooting, chiefly Oliver Stone's film, JFK. Narrator Edward Herrmann creates a pleasing but authoritative tone and perfectly paces data that might, in other hands, be overwhelming in its detail and scope. There are moments when Bugliosi's tone is mocking of the authors who believe there was more than one shooter in the murder of the president. Overall, the theories of plots involving the FBI, the CIA, and the "military-industrial complex" are explained and dismissed. A caution: While most of us have seen the Zapruder film of the president's shooting, this reviewer experienced a visceral revulsion as the assassination was examined moment by moment. R.O. 2008 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2008]
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