Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus

Audiobook CD - 2013
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The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of one of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this controversial young revolutionary was crucified, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God. Killing Jesus will take listeners inside Jesus' life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable and changed the world forever.
Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427233325
Branch Call Number: UCD 232.96 ORE
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Dugard, Martin

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zinielw
Dec 27, 2017

This material adds some interesting background commentary to the life of Jesus and the times he lived in, but the authors took quite a few liberties in filling in details that are unknowable, like what was going through people's minds, etc. After listening to the book on tape I came away questioning how much Bill O'Reilly contributed to the book, as his narration of the book was somewhat awkward at times. Granted, there are a lot of unusual people and place names in this narrative, but Bill seemed to ramrod his way through them, with lead-in hesitation at times. I wonder if he had been closer to the material if he would have researched and practiced the pronunciation of these names instead of trying to record the book in one take. In general I found his performance on the Lincoln and Kennedy books to be much better, which is understandable since these stories are more known to us. In this book he (or the author) switches between "John the Baptizer" and "John the Baptist" several times. At first I thought that the first one was somehow more historically accurate, but after Bill switched back and forth I came away feeling that his religious knowledge leaves something to be desired (he talks about his Roman Catholic upbringing in the forward to the book). He also stumbled on words like "magi" and "basalt", which is a common volcanic rock. I would suggest reading the book to broaden your knowledge about Jesus (and following it up with more reading from experts on this topic), but skipping Bill's reading of it.

dude930 Jan 01, 2015

LIKE A TV GUIDE THAT RATES MOVIES ONE STAR TO FOUR STARS....I OFTEN WONDER WHEN I SEE THE RATING "JUST WHO" THIS INDIVIDUAL IS AND WHY THAT PERSON FELT IT DESERVES ONLY ONE STAR COMPARED TO , SAY 3 STARS!? FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE SUBSTANCE OF THIS READERS CONTENT...NOT HOW POORLY HE READ IT! ANYTHING TO DO WITH JESUS HAS TO BE POSITIVE FOR ME...DON'T BE STIRRED AWAY FROM THIS READING...TAKE TIME TO HEAR AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ABOUT THE LORD! PERIOD!

GregWT Nov 10, 2014

Loved the first two (Kennedy and Lincoln) and I do like the No Spin Zone with Bill, but was mildly disappointed in this book.

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jaketaz777
Sep 02, 2014

This is according to the belief that you both have been brought to, yet not the whole story of Way,Truth and Life. You can also be brought to this if you genuinely ask the Father in Christ`s name while you read the Bible for yourselves. That is the Truth that He promised will set free those who repent,be baptized with the laying on of hands by elders, and your genuine turning away from your past ways. All sins He will forgive once, and if you fall back to sin again.we must repent and be made clean by His shed blood again. Christ came to save all on earth who repent and are His from the Father only, all others at this time He is not here for. He is waiting for you to call out too for saving, so don`t delay till tomorrow what is needed for today. your potential saving grace is indeed there if you break down and call HIM

Froggy48 Jul 24, 2014

Very well done. I have now experienced the audio versions of all three "Killing" books and found none of them to be a waste of time. Truth is sometimes more fascinating than fiction, fact more riveting than hypothesis, real figures more riveting than shadows. In this vein, these books succeed.

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pplanet1
Jul 18, 2014

Historical account of the man known as Jesus it is remarkable because to understand fully what happened to Jesus you have to know what it was.like living in thise timrs. I am forever.enlightened by this audio book and i reoeated it a.few.times so that i was sure to grasp the times of Jesus highly recomend

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FatCat22
Jul 18, 2014

Bill O'Reilly should hire someone to do his reading. He lisps as if he is wearing ill-fitting dentures. Initially, his pace and tone are didactic, as if reading from a reference book rather than a narrative. As he reads, he picks up the pace but loses his breath, breaking up sentences in awkward places in order to inhale. I didn't listen past the third track. I'm going to return the audio copy and borrow a print copy. Guess I should have heeded previous comments.

patmike41 Apr 11, 2014

Historically somewhat helpful regarding the politics of the time, but nothing special. Not a lot learned that's new. O'Reilly's reading does not add value to the read -- in fact it's a negative.

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StarGladiator
Mar 06, 2014

Although I've never heard this (nor will I read or listen to anything from O'Reilly), I think the commenter, chgarland, should be more charitable. O'Reilly was probably daydreaming about a loofah and a certain lady in O'Reilly's employ while he was reading this (he has an amazingly short attention span, don't you know).

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chgarland
Mar 05, 2014

I give this 4 stars for content and a negative 18 stars for the reading by Bill O'Reilly. His enunciation is atrocious: it may be fine for appearing on television, but not for reading a book. He slurs words and is just generally sloppy. The content of the book was very interesting although it was silly and pretentious for the authors to attach exact times to some of the points in the book. I particularly enjoyed the explanation of the politics of the situation and the descriptions of Caiaphas and Annanias. In short, it's a very interesting book with this presentation ruined by O'Reilly's ego.

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