- Audio CD: 19 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (October 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1427229163
- ISBN-13: 978-1427229168
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 51.7 x 151.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 204 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,653,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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“Narrator Robert Petkoff's crisp tone and even pacing advances the text efficiently while still allowing time to process the extraordinary detail the author's years of research unearthed. All the questions surrounding JFK's assassination may never be answered, but this fascinating audiobook offers an excellent overview of this dark period.” ―AudioFile Magazine
“Jaw-dropping scenes involving the destruction and manipulation of evidence... A persuasive, deeply researched account… A compelling read.” ―The Washington Post
“A Cruel and Shocking Act has authority, is tantalizingly readable and is convincing in its claim that the Warren Commission was unable or unwilling to uncover the total truth. [Shenon's] work, I submit, is the one to read.” ―The Wall Street Journal
“Engrossing reporting… [A Cruel and Shocking Act] raises significant questions.” ―The New York Times
“Remarkable…I've become convinced that, 50 years after the act, a real reporter--not some chat-room know-it-all--has through actual, on the ground, person-to-person investigation, through nonstop digging, tugging at the tangled heart of the mystery, brought us to the brink of answer. An achievement that, I believe, merits the Pulitzer Prize and the thanks of a grateful nation.” ―Slate.com
“[A Cruel and Shocking Act] contains a number of startling facts… [and] juicy and informative details that shed new light on the JFK investigation…. The book reveals how the investigation was immediately taken over by the very government agencies -- the CIA, FBI and Secret Service -- that had the most to hide when it came to the assassination…. A remarkable story.” ―David Talbot, Salon.com
“A judicious account of the Warren Commission, as recalled by the lawyers who did its legwork. A.” ―Entertainment Weekly
“[A] masterful piece of modern history… A work fit to rank alongside the previous masterpiece of the murder, William Manchester's Death of A President... Gripping.” ―The Independent (United Kingdom)
“Magnificent… An incredible book.” ―Bob Schieffer, CBS News
“I love this book. It is a terrific read.” ―Lou Dobbs, Lou Dobbs Tonight
“Impressive… [Shenon] documents the extent to which agencies and actors in those days withheld and even destroyed information that should have gone to the Warren Commission.” ―Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
“A Cruel and Shocking Act may be the best of the big-anniversary crop of books about the assassination – a tour de force of good reporting and excellent storytelling about an event that continues to defy clean and final resolution, 50 years later.” ―The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
“Valuable, smartly written.” ―The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A thorough, fascinating and highly readable record of the details of the murder of John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.... One of the more impressive offerings in the 50th-year anniversary of that watershed event.” ―Bookreporter.com
“Convincing… the evidence [Shenon] assembles is frightening.” ―The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)
“A Cruel and Shocking Act offers ... fascinating detail.” ―St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Sober and powerful…Shenon, a former New York Times reporter, affords the reader access to the behind-the-scenes deliberations and dynamics that shaped a historic inquiry into a national trauma.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Startling… Shenon has helped us get further than we've been before.” ―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Philip Shenon, the bestselling author of The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation, was a reporter for The New York Times for more than twenty years. As a Washington correspondent for The Times, he covered the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the State Department. He lives and writes in Washington, DC.
Robert Petkoff has won multiple AudioFile Earphones awards for his acclaimed narrations. He was named Best Voice of Fiction & Classics for his reading of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale. His other narration credits include Oath of Office by Michael Palmer, Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman, and books by David Foster Wallace.
Top customer reviews
The author's conclusion that the answer lies hidden between the CIA and the FBI is very convincing, if for no other reason than had either agency revealed more, it would probably have put the U.S. in a position of having to provoke an unavoidable atomic confrontation again (two years after the Bay of Pigs) with Cuba and/or the Soviet Union.