Act of Treason

  • by Mark North
  • Narrated by William Hughes
  • 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this meticulously researched classic of the JFK conspiracy genre that Library Journal calls "sensational", Mark North argues convincingly that President John F. Kennedy died as the result of a plot masterminded by Louisiana Mafia chieftain Carlos Marcello - and, more importantly, that FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover learned early on about the plan but did nothing to stop it. Hoover warned no one - not the Dallas police, not the Secret Service. His motives, North suggests, stemmed from a fervent hatred of Kennedy and fear that the President would eventually fire him. He is documented as longing to succeed Vice President Lyndon Johnson - a man Hoover "controlled" due to blackmail and scandals. Hoover’s day-to-day running of the FBI, his strange personality, and his backroom dealings are brought to life using an extensive collection of press clippings, government documents, and other original sources.
Act of Treason is a must-listen for any citizen who believes the Warren Commission failed miserably in its attempt to solve one of modern America’s most pressing mysteries: Who killed JFK?


Audible Editor Reviews

Few questions in 20th century history are as divisive as that of who killed John F. Kennedy. In Act of Treason, Mark North places the blame with the New Orleans mafia, but also points a finger at former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, whom he says learned of the assassination plan but did nothing to stop it. In clear, matter-of-fact tones that at times recall an old radio serial, performer William Hughes lays out North's detailed evidence, which covers Hoover's rule by fear, his distaste for Kennedy, and his close relationship with Lyndon B. Johnson (allegedly dissatisfied with his post as Vice President). Whether or not listeners agree with North's thesis, those fascinated by Kennedy's mysterious death will find plenty to chew over here.


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Good info in the Kennedy Hoover relationship

Would you consider the audio edition of Act of Treason to be better than the print version?

I'm not much into reading books as I have a pretty busy job/life reading throughout the day. That's why I like I just continue to do tasks around the house and listen, I get value out this method. On the Act of Treason, I did not know the detail of the Kennedy and Hoover relationship. This opened my eyes to the fact that Kennedy had his work cut out just working issues out with Hoover. A lot more info on facts leading up to the assassination that I had not heard before. Enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in this Historical event.

Have you listened to any of William Hughes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No not at all. I knew I would listen to a little at a time.

Any additional comments?

I did enjoy it very much.

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- Pat

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios