• TWA 800

  • The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy
  • By: Jack Cashill
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (347 ratings)

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By: Jack Cashill
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What really happened to TWA 800? On the 20th anniversary of the crash, author Jack Cashill reveals shocking new evidence.

TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 passengers onboard. Although initial reports suggested a terrorist attack, FBI and NTSB investigators blamed a fuel-tank explosion. But skeptics have long questioned the official story, and new evidence has surfaced that suggests a widespread conspiracy.

In TWA 800, historian Jack Cashill introduces new documents and testimonies that reveal the shocking true chain of events, from the disastrous crash to the high-level decision to create a cover story and the attempts to silence anyone who dared speak the truth.

©2016 Jack Cashill (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Far More Than Another Anti-Clinton Screed

What made the experience of listening to TWA 800 the most enjoyable?

The way Cashill packs an incredible amount of information into an enjoyable narrative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack Cashill. He takes the listener along on the journey of his investigation of TWA 800 and his mostly unsuccessful attempts to try to bring the story to the elite media. Cashill and I probably don't agree on much politically but he has my highest regard.

What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

That he didn't get in the way of Cashill's narrative too much and didn't mispronounce many words. As I think another reviewer said his style is a little too close to that of Robert Stack in his Unsolved Mysteries days. This comes off as a little cheesy but overall it didn't distract me too much. He also mispronounces the last name of Clinton official Jaime Gorelick, whose name comes up a lot.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had recently watched the excellent documentary "TWA Flight 800" and wanted to read a book on the subject. This was perfect. I found the information credible and well presented. I came away convinced. I used to be a huge skeptic about conspiracy theories. Now I don't even like to use that term because it discourages rational thought. If Cashill is right, which I believe he is, we cannot rely on our press, or our government, to give us accurate information about the most significant events of our times. Some of you might think that's obvious but this book really made that sink in for me.

Any additional comments?

I held off getting this one for a while because some of the reviews suggested that Cashill got a little carried away with the anti-Clinton rhetoric. One even charged that this was just another right wing election year polemic, like the kind Roger Stone has been putting out. As a man of the left I assure you it is not. It is possible the publisher thought the book would have added relevance with Hillary running but Cashill has been on this story for decades and is one of the leading independent researchers on the subject. Yes he does mention Benghazi, and compares the cover-up to TWA 800, but it's really for only a few paragraphs. You can easily skip them if you can't stand to read another word about Benghazi. I do think Cashill gives undo weight to the fact that this happened during the Bill Clinton presidency. I think most presidents would have tried to cover up this incident, especially in an election year.

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Kind of crazy

I thought this would be an interesting read, and it certainly was at least a time filler but it wasn’t good. The writing seems a little harried at times and I kind of felt like the author might have an eye twitch. The narrator was great at sounding out emotions and it seemed like a real roller coaster, you could even hear the narrator basically emoting what the authors words on the page were. As for the content, it’s silly really, and it’s my fault for not reading the title and the description before I invested my time in it. Nevertheless I did listen to the whole thing and the writer never veers from his I believe sincerely held beliefs. At one point he does go off on a weird tangent about Libya but that lasted just a bit, it was super weird though. I wouldn’t recommend this book.

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Stick to the Conspiracy Theory

Nobody wants to read through 5 chapters explaining why the author isn't crazy. I paid for about TWA 800 not about the author and his massive overt political biases.

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Way too political

Eventually I couldn’t take any more.

I don’t live in the US and have no US political affiliation, but I couldn’t finish listening because of the overtly political,bias,of the writing. It seems for the author that Democrats can do no right, which left me doubting the accuracy of the overall premise.

It isn’t just that the incident happened at the time Clinton was looking to be re-elected and was potentially covered up to make that more likely; there were other, entirely unrelated, instances of supposed Democratic cover up dragged in for no reason I could see other than to fuel political bias.

Not what I expected and not something I was interested to hear.

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So many eye witnessess...

I always thought this was a missile and have followed this story from the beginning so I was familiar with most of the material presented. This story provides great details about what might have happened but not conclusive and sadly, likely we never will know for sure. Great narrator.

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Typical Clinton cover up

Loved it
Would suggest every USA voter to read it. And question everything your Government tells you

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Convincing

I was a skeptic, but not after hearing this book. The author did lots of research.

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Personal Bias Much?

The author's personal bias is on excessive display and undercuts his argument. He also spends a lot of time talking about events which have nothing to do with TWA 800. The book would have been much better if he'd left out his personal politics, but then it also would've been about half its current length.

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Anti Clinton screed dressed up as TWA 800 story

If Cashill claims to be a historian or journalist, he should sue this book for slander. An endless array of poorly drawn conclusions based on incomplete information and analysis. The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down by a missle, proves conclusively that TWA800 was not since its wreckage bears none of the missle damage found on MH17. A little detail convenietly ignored by the author.

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Everyone Should read this Book!

Very detailed look at the complete corruption behind the cover-up of the downing of
TWA Filght 800 .The eye witness testimony of so many witnesses disregarded or changed and the numerous liars that were put in place by the CIA , FBI and White House to cover up this tragedy A great but depressing read that does nothing to restore my confidence in the government.

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  • Left - Emjay & Above - Pip “Psyco”
  • 08-23-21

Don’t do it! Step away from the buy button!!

I mean it! Stand back! Don’t do it!!

Not a good book, 1. Predictable 2. Repetitive, 3. Hard to believe. 4. Badly written unless English is not his 1st…… or 2nd language. and just pure fiction. Not even good fiction either.


Conspiracists always can’t agree. One group say ‘missile shot it down’, they get angry at the ‘Plane Collision’ ones and they both get upset with the ‘Terrorist’ group.

Look, the government can’t keep their employees in line because of Snowden and other whistleblowers. How come no one has
come forward to explain their part?

If a terrorist, why has no one claimed it?
If a collision, why has no one reported one missing?
If Navy, it would not stay quiet. Look at Russia, Iran, USA all shot down passenger planes before and were called out by other countries.

So my point is, maybe get your news from somewhere else, stop believing certain people and news site.

Look up historical stories and see which news corporations told it right (Yes mainstream media) so you can start believing in the world again.

People like this author just do it to be different, needy and special.

Unfortunately that is not the case, they are just fantasists.

Spend your money on a book about something that is the truth, like E.T who crashed at Roswell shot JFK then morphed into Jack Ruby and had 3 love children with Miss Piggy called Alex Jones, Donald Trump and Jack who decided to write this book.

Now that is more on point than this book.

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  • R. Ellis
  • 05-13-22

Gave up through boredom at authors constant negativity

This is a fascinating and quite possibly true conspiracy theory. However I’ve given up half way as I’m fed up with the constant negativity of the author which disses everyone and to that extent tends to destroy the obviously detailed research over many years.

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  • Fgjk
  • 10-04-22

An awful, condescending tale. Don't do it.

This "cover-up" prioritises name-dropping, democrat hating, and mistrust of government bodies over the factual retelling of what the author believes to have happened to TWA 800. The long and short of it, is that this is simply a work of fiction with little factual evidence.

The author writes (poorly) about factual evidence without substance; proof is discussed, but never adequately demonstrated.

Instead, the author chooses to waste the reader's time by devoting chapters to defending himself against being labeled a conspiracy theorist, or reminding us about how much he hates the Clintons and the democratic party.

This book is a DNF, however the narration by Richard Ferrone was great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-22

You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes . . . . .

Another great piece of investigative reporting against the big three American institutions. I won't say more other than you'll not be disappointed in the writing, but can't say that about those it's based. But then, I guess you won't be surprised about that either?? . . . .

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  • Fox 3 Simulations
  • 05-09-22

excellent documentation on corruption, but...

Is ultimately a limited hangout. This book is really well written and well read, clearly some effort went into this, and it goes to painstaking lengths to catalogue all the lies and corruption from the president on down, and towards the final minutes of the entire book, suggests what happened, was a missile test gone wrong. This effectively replaces one completely innocent cause (plane crash due to mechanical failure) with another (plane crash due to failed navy missile test). The running theme here is clearly "the accident was an accident."

Disappointing, because if the author were really trying to solve this issue, he would have spent just 5 minutes in the book trying to verify his conclusions, rather than just 5+ hours pointing out the lies everyone else has been telling. For example, 60 seconds research tells me the military issue temporary flight restrictions (TFR’s) whenever they are going to be firing or testing anything.

He also assumes that the entire American establishment, from FBI to CIA, and a host of politcos including the president, will all lie to cover for the mistake of the naval officer who gave the order for such a test. I'm sure there's much more if you gave it some thought as to why this makes zero sense.

As such, the limited hangout this book appears to be, explains all this away as nothing more than saving a few mid-level navy people the embarrassment of a test gone wrong, at the expense of making top level people look like stupid liars. Makes no sense and based on the integrity and depth of the research, prior in this book, is very suspect indeed.

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  • Mr. T. M. Fitzpatrick
  • 04-26-22

a great factual insight.

I wasn't sure about the book when I started to listen as I was a little sceptical on the topic with all the controversy surrounding the topic. BUT when you hear the few hundred very similar and some very accurate accounts, it all starts to gain plausibility. have a listen and decide for yourself.

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  • Mr. Ra Walker
  • 12-03-21

Was it shot down? Yes.

However, hard to believe everything when the author is obviously right wing and anti democrat.

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  • Rachel K.
  • 11-05-21

it was ok

Was very repetitive in bits. I kept thinking I "already heard that part" but it was ok