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How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder Audiobook

How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder: The Shocking Inside Story

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The shocking tale told in How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder is unlike anything you've read before. It isn't Mike Gilbert's "version" of what happened'; it's the unvarnished truth - the truth about O. J., the murders, and the infamous trial, not as Gilbert imagined or would like it to be, but how it actually was. Gilbert doesn't spare anyone, not even himself - he helped deceive the jury and feels deeply responsible for the "Not Guilty" verdict.

So why is Gilbert speaking out now? Has he gone from sinner to saint? Is he making a play for sympathy or looking to make a quick buck? No. (Proceeds from this book are going to the March of Dimes and other selected charities.) Gilbert has written this book because he regrets what he did for his adored childhood idol. He can no longer find any excuse for how he has shielded O. J. Simpson, and he is determined to tell the full truth, including:

  • O. J.'s late-night confession to Gilbert
  • How Gilbert was responsible for O. J.'s hand not fitting the murder glove
  • Why O. J. murdered Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman (it was more than jealousy)
  • Why Gilbert defended O. J. for so long - and what finally convinced him he could do so no longer
  • How O. J. ignored his financial obligations to the Goldman family and milked the tabloids for money
  • The real reason why an armed O. J. burst in on the memorabilia collectors in Las Vegas (Gilbert had what O. J. was looking for)

    Told with searing candor, no one comes out of this book with his reputation intact - including Gilbert. He casts a glaring light on how celebrity can corrupt, how power can mislead, and how friendship and loyalty can be perverted. His book is meant to set the record straight, to lay to rest the ghosts of that dreadful night that have haunted him ever since, and to now play what little part he can to forward the process of justice.

    ©2008 Mike Gilbert; (P)2008 Tantor

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      Erin Hudsonville, MI, USA 06-11-10
      Erin Hudsonville, MI, USA 06-11-10
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      "Wow"

      Book review: This book is entirely the title, it explains why O.J. got away with murder. I don't want to join the masses of finger pointers, and tsk the writer for his role in O.J.'s acquittal, I just appreciate him realizing what he had become entangled in, and writing this book to fill the rest of the world in on what happened behind the scenes. I would recommend this book if you had any opinion about the trial, or were captivated by the media footage.
      Narrator review: Not the best voice, just odd sounding, it could have been better, but it's something one can adjust to.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      D. Faison New York, NY 04-20-10
      D. Faison New York, NY 04-20-10 Member Since 2009

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      "Wow!"

      I was reluctant to listen to this book because I would hate to profit anyone from this horrible case, but it was a great listen. To hear how those closest to OJ continue to lie and hide assets was mind boggling. This book did reveal things I didnt know about. The only comfort in the end is that OJ found his way into prison where I hope he takes the time to reflect on his actions and changes his ways. We shall see. My thoughts are on OJ's children with Nicole, now they've lost both parents, very sad. Although, based on this book, he didnt have a good relationship with them anyway.

      5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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      Hebern Clinton, NC, United States 08-01-13
      Hebern Clinton, NC, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2007
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      "For only the OJ obsessed"
      Any additional comments?

      I was really into the OJ trial and even I had a hard time getting through this one. Not a lot that was new. This is only for the hard core "fans" of the trial.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Vanessa 09-10-12
      Vanessa 09-10-12 Member Since 2015

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      "Don't equit, it all fits!"
      Where does How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      This is among my "Top 10" read so far.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of How I Helped O. J. Get Away with Murder?

      Actually, I found the whole book fascinating. Think of it as seeing the inside of a clock for the first time; you know it tells you the correct time, but now you can see how the pieces work to give you the correct time.


      What about Mel Foster’s performance did you like?

      Mel's narration of the book was like a friend telling you a story. Very easy to listen to.


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

      There was, but I won't spoil it for other readers. They'll know it when they hear it.


      Any additional comments?

      There's nothing here that most of us didn't already know or at least suspect. However, you'll be taken deeper into the backstory of the "everyday O.J." than any media ever went before. If you love true story whodunits like I do, this one's worth checking out.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 11-23-16
      Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 11-23-16 Member Since 2016

      I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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      "Very interesting take on the case"

      I have read a few books on this case and this one was a very different view of it. The book was easy to listen to.Gilbert describes how his own opinion changed over time, how he was more blinded by being friends with OJ than thinking about the deaths of two people.

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      Sparkly SF, CA, United States 09-26-16
      Sparkly SF, CA, United States 09-26-16 Member Since 2010

      interested in history, science, and pulp fiction

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      "Not Pleasant, but Fascinating"

      This will conclude my binge into Simpson murders background, I hope. I found it fascinating, and perhaps you will, too. The book appealed to me because the author is not a writer or journalist. He played a small, peripheral, almost accidental part in a historical event beyond his control. As such, his wedge of experience describes a narrow, concentrated perspective rather than the overarching narrative. I think there's a place for these perspectives when considering history. Gilbert, a self described hanger-on to sports figures, gives a window into the memorabilia industry to those who, like me, are foreign to it. I find the idea of paying hundreds of dollars for a signature to be so strange and intriguing. Multiply that times the megawattage of OJ Simpson's popularity, and you have a recipe for greed, compromise, and moral equivalencies. If you are curious about this ungallant milieu, then you might like this book. For all of the author's less credible descriptions of bravado - "I told O.J., 'At least I didn't murder two people!''' - he does not spare himself when acknowledging his part in ruthless demonizing of the Goldmans and the Browns. I was also interested to hear Gilbert's interpretation of the events surrounding the murders themselves. He has a different perspective than others, and it made me appreciate the victims and their families anew. Those poor folks. The narrator is fine for the material, in my opinion.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Brenda 09-20-16
      Brenda 09-20-16

      I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.

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      "good book"

      I was really impressed with this book. He took responsibility for things he should not have done. He finally recognizes what OJ really is.

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      Lylyana 08-23-16
      Lylyana 08-23-16 Member Since 2013
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      "Shocking!!!"

      I was immediately hooked. It's like having a front row seat behind the scenes of the trial.

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      Jeff Scott Fair Haven, VT 07-28-16
      Jeff Scott Fair Haven, VT 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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      "OJ's Inner Circle"

      Interesting listen if you're interested in the case. Chronicles events through the eyes of OJ's former agent and close friend. The Sleaze is strong with this author--not a character to be admired--but the book seems fairly credible and honest. A good account of the aftermath of the acquittal and how OJ's life fell apart that is extremely self-pitying because the trial cost him his lifestyle. Reminds me of "With Hitler to the End" by Hitler's valet. If you're interested in the Simpson case this will give you unique, obscure details to plug in to the larger story.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Dayana 07-16-16
      Dayana 07-16-16 Member Since 2015
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      "Excellent"

      It's never too late to apologize to the world for such a horrible action. I hope God forgive you. On the Goldman and Browns family I don't think they will though. Great story, interesting. It's good to know that Simpson is paying somehow.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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