The Run of His Life

  • by Jeffrey Toobin
  • Narrated by Stephen Bel Davies
  • 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This New York Times best seller was the inspiration for the first season of American Crime Story on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.; John Travolta; David Schwimmer; and Connie Britton.
The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin's nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of "the trial of the century". Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life.
Please note: This audiobook is a recording of the original 1996 edition of The Run of His Life. It does not include an Afterword added to the 2013 reissued edition.

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What the Critics Say

"This is the book to read." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)
"This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world's attention." (Boston Sunday Globe)
"A real page-turner.... Strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case." (Entertainment Weekly)

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I wanted more after the 2016 mini-series...

STORY (historical) - I didn't watch the live coverage of OJ trial back in 1994, so I really had no personal opinion about his controversial not guilty verdict. I did, however, watch the 2016 mini-series, so now I get what all the fuss was about. OMG, he was so incredibly guilty!! But at the conclusion of the series, I still had lingering questions about different things, so I started this book to hopefully fill in some cracks. I am very glad I did. This book contains tons more detail about the evidence, the trial and all the players. The author obviously believes OJ was guilty, but his investigation is thorough and he presents both sides of the case from the beginning of the investigation until slightly after the trial. Great book.

PERFORMANCE - The narrator does a good job, but I'm not in love with his voice.

OVERALL - There is detailed analysis of the gruesome crime scene and the victims' injuries. There is a small amount of cursing and, of course, discussion about Mark Fuhrman and his use of the racist N-word. Even if you find these things offensive, I would still highly recommend this book for anyone interested in more info on the OJ trial. It's fascinating.
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- AudioAddict

well written

Any additional comments?

This trial marks a time in life... everyone of a certain
age remembers this tragedy perfectly

After hearing this book I am even more ashamed
of the jurors. How could they ?
I am so deeply sad that Nicoles life was like this
hopefully other domestic violence victims will be treated
differently because of her story.
Ron died a hero - so sad for his family

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- Pratheba Orth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios