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:
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
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.
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.
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.
This is among my "Top 10" read so far.
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.
Mel's narration of the book was like a friend telling you a story. Very easy to listen to.
There was, but I won't spoil it for other readers. They'll know it when they hear it.
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.
Abbreviate it perhaps. There were some boggy chapters about the author that candidly wasn't of interest. Overall though, it flowed and I could pick up easily where I had left off.
One statement OJ made to Gilbert was the only ending I needed.
The performance was good. I came to think he was the author.
Probably not. The icon's fall from grace would be hard to watch again, although the character analysis of OJ was fascinating. Lots of reasons we should all be thankful we don't idolize OJ Simpson anymore.
Thought book was interesting and brought new perspectives to the case
OJ finally going to jail
He did a very good job
Can't think of another title
anyone interested in OJ's trial, and acquittal, has got to read this book. this is most certainly a must read. had my full attention thru the entire book. a very good narrator.
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