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Murder in Brentwood Audiobook

Murder in Brentwood

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Publisher's Summary

For O.J. Simpson to get away with murder, an innocent cop, a brilliant detective, had to be destroyed. That was the cynical strategy of the Simpson defense. But as certainty about Simpson's guilt grew, so did the outrage about the scapegoating of Mark Fuhrman. Now the former LAPD detective tells his side of the story in a damning expose.

Fuhrman takes the listener on a detective's journey through the crucial first 24 hours of the investigation. We uncover not only the bloody glove but also explosive new evidence recorded by Fuhrman and his partner at the scene but astonishingly never presented at the trial. New revelations about the incompetence and corruption that pervaded the "Trial of the Century" will set the record straight.

©1997 Mark Fuhrman; (P)1997 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"He is providing a badly needed, if one-sided retrospective on how his role unfolded." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    TurboDawn Middletown, CT United States 01-05-13
    TurboDawn Middletown, CT United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    What did you love best about Murder in Brentwood?

    I found the in depth look at the "Trial of the Century" to be very intersting. Also learning more about Fuhrman and how it affected his life was great as well. Highly recommended. Also, if you happen to believe that the defendant was guilty (as many of us did), there is also further evidence that this was the case. Good book. Good content.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The additional details on the evidence & subsequent trial.


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    Sparkly SF, CA, United States 09-24-16
    Sparkly SF, CA, United States 09-24-16 Member Since 2010

    interested in history, science, and pulp fiction

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    "Culled for Information, Skipped the Philosophy"

    In all of the recent movies and media about the Simpson murders, I felt that I was missing a certain nuts and bolts account of the crime scene. Fuhrman's book contains the best "just the facts" description I have found. (That is providing that he has any credibility to you, of course; he is obviously a divisive figure.) I do not like the guy's opinions on social issues, so I advanced through all that. You won't find raving racism in this book - you would have to check out Jeffrey Toobin and others to see the real shocking stuff that Fuhrman has said on the record. In this book, Fuhrman presents himself much like his TV persona, which is folksy, witty, and listenable. He does have an impressive persecution complex, and he is willfully tone-deaf about the experiences of other people. But he's articulate and detail-oriented. The chapters on the crime scene and his personal experiences with media were quite illuminating. The narration was very low-budget, in my estimation, but you will know from the sample whether you can get through it or not. I'd recommend this book for the forensic perspective on the Simpson murders that is hard to find elsewhere.

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    ScottyG 08-26-16
    ScottyG 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very insightful"

    Loved this book from the crime scene investigation to the murder hypothesis and all details in between. The recording is choppy sometimes but it did not bother me.

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    Shawn 07-04-16
    Shawn 07-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Sad"

    Kind of a bittersweet message to the book. The sad fact is this, Mark Fuhrman, whether he is a racist or whether he was just used as a scapegoat ,unwittingly provided O.J. Simpson with a get out of jail free card . O.J. Simpson was free , and Mark Fuhrman became the villain. And maybe the guy is a bad person , or maybe he's not. (that is what I believe by the way), but unfortunately a murderer went free, and two innocent victims will never get the justice they deserve. The only reason there has not been a break in the Simpson/Goldman case, is that they had the murderer the first time, and the farce of a trial guaranteed there would never be justice.

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    Ron New York, NY, United States 05-18-16
    Ron New York, NY, United States 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A trenchant apology"

    I came to this book with certain serious reservations about the character of Mark Fuhrman, though I never believed for a moment that he planted that bloody glove. Listening to his highly intelligent recounting of the story of his role in the investigation and trial, I began to have respect for him and a real sense of injustice--for the families of OJ's victims and for Fuhrman himself. He did his job and was patently not guilty of the perjury charge for which he was convicted. And that's not merely "on a technicality." He clears up a lot of misconceptions and is very convincing.

    Fuhrman can be arrogant, and I don't always like him, but he's a formidable person who does not deserve the infamy he has had to endure.

    I recommend this book and the volume Outrage, by Vincent Bugliosi, and well as Jeffrey Toobins's fine book. The three of them in tandem give a very compelling overview of The People v. O.J. Simpson.

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    Todd 05-04-16
    Todd 05-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Marks side of the story."

    Loved the story, beginning to end. Mark defended himself and gave his reasoning for what happened. I was glad to hear his side. GOD Bless Mark and his family !!! I pray he is pardoned. Todd Schulz, Virginia Beach, VA

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    Tami Fowler Olathe KS 04-11-16
    Tami Fowler Olathe KS 04-11-16 Member Since 2012

    Tami Fowler

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    "I would hate to be Mark Fuhrman"

    This case should never have boiled down to race. Johnny Cockran is to blame for a killer walking free. Mark Fuhrman is just ignorant for being a cop and letting himself be taped saying the hate filled things he was saying...real or not. Thank God OJ ended up behind bars anyway...all because of his greed.

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    Renee Alvarado 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "not recommend"

    A lot of skips and pauses in the recording. The author felt like and arrogant, narcissist that threw in some good facts to back up his claims. I believe his story and he was wrongly vilified, but I would hate to have a conversation with this guy to hear about how wonderful he thinks he is.

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    J. Davis 05-08-15
    J. Davis 05-08-15

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    "Fair"

    Good book....good read...in my opinion i still believe Furman "helped" destroy the outcome (but def was not completly at fault) with his pleading the 5th....NO MATTER WHAT...if you get asked did you plant any evidence you say HELL NO! you are on the witness stand (again) this is your opportunity to NOT put doubt in the jurors...and he failed...and blamed every one else but himself in the book....i agree though...O.J. Simpson IS a murderer...who got away

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    Catherine 02-18-14
    Catherine 02-18-14 Member Since 2012

    Love to learn, cook, bake, garden and always love a great book.

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    "Mark Fuhrman is a great writer!"
    What did you love best about Murder in Brentwood?

    This book explains this very publicized trial from the inside. It is very interesting and I learned a lot.


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