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First I applaude the Goldman family for making sure OJ didn't profit from this very slanted version of what happened in Brentwood California in 1994. He isn't someone prone to taking the blame for his own actions and tried to direct all the problems in their relationship to her door. It's funny how innocent he still wants everyone to think he is, even after admitting he killed them both. Its the classic, she sleeps around she's an unfit mother, he sleeps around and he is a handsome stud. He made fun of Nicole for needing to understand herself and he states rather proudly how all eyes are riveted on him as he enters a room. The guy's ego is almost unbelievable. I think this part of his personality makes all the pieces fall in place. Someone with an ego like his would find it hard to allow Nicole to walk away. Someone with his ego wouldn't want to loose the adulation of the public by going to jail so he puts a gun to his head and goes on a slow Bronco ride as people line up and cheer him on. Seeing signs urging him to run probably made him think, hey, I just might get away with this. And only someone with the EGO of OJ would think he could write a book and make everyone believe he was this great guy who did everything for his family and was somehow forced to kill his ex-wife and an innocent young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Outstanding narration! Guy sounded just like OJ.
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This book is a must listen for anyone who has interest in this tragic double murder. I've never doubted Simpson's clear guilt and this book only reinforced what I already knew. Simpson is a narcissistic sociopath who finally confesses to this brutal crime and calls it "hypothetical". The chapter covering that tragic night is absolutely chilling to listen to while the chapters before it and after it just reinforce that this man has a sociopathic psyche. That chapter practically puts you there at the time of the double murder and Simpson describes the entire event in a way only someone who was THERE could... such shocking detail, revealing things only the killer could know.
It is a sad and tragic event to relive but this is a necessary listen for those who have any interest in this crime or have any doubts about Simpson's guilt.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
This book is baffling in so many ways.
Either OJ Simpson:
1- is stupid
2- thinks we are stupid and gullable
3- is cocky and did this purely for the money.
I say this because the entire book is a recollection by OJ of his relationship between him and Nicole. Of course it has a slight lean in OJs favour, so that he looks like an all round nice guy, but you can tell by all the tiny details that he has written this from recollection of his own memories and well documented events.
And then you get to the 'murder chapter'. This is the only chapter where OJ talks about a hyperthetical situation (the murder of Nicole) and yet he tells the lead up to it and aftermath with such precision and with such detail that it makes you believe it is the truest account of what really happened that night, that we are likely to get. He does however, become very vague about the actual killing and describes it as he 'came out of a daze and didnt understand where he was'.
After this chapter it switches back to 'real life again'.
The interesring thing about this book is that it provided detail from a different perspective. Not that of the media or the prosecution, but of OJ.
The narration was fantastic and really made it feel like OJ was telling his story.
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Probably one of the most bizarre books I've ever read/listened to. The whole way up until the point where he discribes the murders, he paints the portrait of an innocent man. Making himself out to be a loving, caring, patient husband, and making Nicole out to be the erratic, violent one. He then describes how he carried out the murders, reminding the listener that this chapter is "hypothetical". Then he goes back to claiming he had no idea about the murders and would never have done such a thing. I don't think anyone will ever be able to understand how this man's mind works and why he chooses to act the way he does.
This is a thoroughly interesting book to listen to, I must admit that he even has you fooled at times, but then you remember all the evidence and that an innocent person would never write something like this!
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hard to listen to because Simpson was obviously lying so I was infuriated by this! Much love to the Goldman family for taking control of this book. i hope they are able to keep Simpson in jail where he belongs
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