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Editorial Reviews

Few events in American history are as shrouded in mystery and controversy as the assassination of President Kennedy. James DiEugenio's peerless work transcends conspiracy theory labels by providing an impeccably researched and skillfully written analysis of this watershed event. Like Jim Garrison, DiEugenio displays an unrelenting commitment to uncovering the truth, and leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of it.
Paul Neal Roher's distinguished, astute performance underscores the gravity of the subject at hand, and his dynamic range - showcased by his effortless shifts into Kennedy's Boston accent - makes for an addictive and enthralling listen.
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Publisher's Summary

If you thought you already knew everything there was to know about the Kennedy assassination, think again.
If you enjoyed the chilling experience of In Cold Blood and were at the edge of your seat while watching Oliver Stone’s JFK, you’ll love this investigative look into all the facets of one of the top conspiracies of the 20th century and beyond. DiEugenio, who has spent decades researching the Kennedy assassination, takes both an analytical and conversational approach to his fascinating exploration of the pivotal historical events and scandals surrounding that day.
Twenty years after the first edition of Destiny Betrayed, DiEugenio is back with his ever-expanding investigation into the life and death of JFK. But this is no simple reissue. It is a greatly revised and expanded version of the original book, including updates on all the topics it introduced back in 1992. DiEugenio has used the declassification process of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) to obtain the most current information on topics like the Garrison investigation and Clay Shaw; the newly exposed fallacies of the Warren Commission; U.S.-Cuban policy from 1957 to 1963; Kennedy's withdrawal plan from Vietnam; Kennedy's challenge to the Cold War consensus in 1961, and where those ideas originated; the ARRB medical inquiry demonstrating conspiracy and cover up; and the problems with the investigation of the Kennedy case. DiEugenio’s primary focus is on the Garrison inquiry, the New Orleans aspects of the Kennedy murder investigation, and the revelatory new information that bolsters Garrison’s case and has been withheld from the public.
All of this and more is contained in the narrative of this complex crime, with twin focuses on the victim, John F. Kennedy, and the investigator, Jim Garrison.
©1992, 2012 James DiEugenio (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nathan D. Backlund on 09-20-16

Essential Book but Narration Almost Ruins it

Would you listen to Destiny Betrayed, Second Edition again? Why?

No. This is a book I will go back to but I will read my paperback edition

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim Garrison. An American hero. It's amazing how much his investigation uncovered and a tragedy that so many of his files have been destroyed or lost.

How could the performance have been better?

Let me count the ways. It almost seems like he is deliberately trying to sabotage Jim's terrific book. I don't know what kind of say Jim has in choosing narrators for his audio-books but I'm so glad he got someone else for "Reclaiming Parkland." I wish Jim had read this himself. First there are the mispronunciations. Then there are the impressions and accents. Every time there is a quote this guy does it in a highly distracting vocal impression. And they are just awful. Absolutely painful to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I almost gave up several times because of the narration.

Any additional comments?

This is the worst narrated book I have ever listened to. I have listened to hundreds of audio books and there have been some poor narrators along the way. The main problem usually is mispronunciations of names. But this guy Rohrer takes the cake! Maybe he does a good job with other books but he was a terrible choice for this one.

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2 out of 5 stars
By BR Madame on 03-18-16

Narrator did pronounce 'New Orleans' correctly.

Authors should have several people read book recorded before picking narrator. This one ruined book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Alan R. Jenkins on 05-03-17

JFK Story Reveiled

What did you like most about Destiny Betrayed, Second Edition?

Stunning insight into the background of the JFK story from Cuba to Assassination. Truly enlightening, and much of the Jim Garrison enquiry is brought to the fore and explained why deliberate attempts to undermine his case was instigated. No attempt to force you to accept the evidence, but what is written is quite compelling. 5star+

What other book might you compare Destiny Betrayed, Second Edition to, and why?

Several, but the JFK books all have their own angle, and I have read or listened to quite a number from both sides of the argument. This book however sets out the Garrison vs Warren Commission Investigations in its true colours.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The were so many moments within the book that raised my eyebrow, and facts that I had not been made aware of prior to listening to this audio book; and the fact that newly uncovered material played a part in proving Garrison's case is eye-opening.

Any additional comments?

Superb book. Narration a little off when accents of people are attempted; but thankfully it is the material and subject that holds the readers ear.

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