• O. J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It

  • By: William C. Dear
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (251 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The shocking truth about the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally murdered at Nicole’s home on Bundy Drive in Brentwood, California, on the night of June 12, 1994. The weeks and months that followed were full of spectacle, including a much-watched car chase and the eventual arrest of O. J. Simpson for the murders. The televised trial that followed was unlike any that the nation had ever seen. Long convinced of O. J.’s guilt, the world was shocked when the jury of the "trial of the century" read the verdict of not guilty.

To this day, the LAPD, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, mainstream media, and much of the world at large remain firmly convinced that O. J. Simpson literally got away with murder. According to private investigator William Dear, it is precisely this assuredness that has led both the police and public to overlook a far more likely suspect. Dear now compiles more than 16 years of investigation by his team of forensic experts and presents evidence that O. J. was not the killer.

In O. J. is Innocent and I Can Prove It, Dear makes the controversial but compelling case that it was, in fact, the "overlooked suspect", O. J.’s eldest son, Jason, who committed the grisly murders. Sure to stir the pot and raise some eyebrows, this book is a must-listen.

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Groundbreaking content, horrible writing

I have never wanted to rage quit a book so hard before I read this one. On the one hand, Dear really did some ground breaking research into this case and came across some very compelling pieces of evidence (For example: the day after the murders, OJ retains an attorney...not for himself, but for his son!). In terms of investigative work, I give Dear an A+. It really is a game changer.

However, the writing is beyond abysmal. I mean, holy repetition batman! I would listen to it for three hours and he would say nothing I didn't already know from the previous chapters. It was literally just him telling and retelling the same thing over and over. And he seemed to think a lot of this investigation was really exciting, even when it didn't pan out: For instance, he spent a great deal of time stalking some psychiatrist that OJ saw and covered every instance of this in his book. I just kept waiting for all of this to pay off and it never did. He recounted every instance that he *told* someone about his theory--and not just in the way that he just said he had a conversation with this person and what they said--he would recount it verbatim.

The book has been covered pretty extensively in the media, so unless you're a die hard crime junkie, I would recommend reading the content on the internet as opposed to reading the book.

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RIDICULOUS

THIS IS TERRIBLE AND IS AN INSULT TO INTELLIGENCE EVERY WHERE. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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Awesome!

Would you consider the audio edition of O. J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It to be better than the print version?

Yes, because someone else reads it to me.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator did a GREAT job. I loved the writing and the research done to compile the acts. Best of all, I liked that it did what it set out to do: Change my mind as to who killed Nicole & Ron.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think the interview with Dr. Henry Lee was great.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I never even knew Jason was a suspect. I think he may be charged one day.

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Very Good Read

I have never been able to convince myself that OJ is guilty. I have always believed that the "mountain of evidence" pointing to OJ left questions unanswered. This book, this theory, these facts .... well..... questions answered and case closed.

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Could've been shorter

The story was very interesting and the author puts together a compelling case, but the story could've been at least 3 hours shorter. If the author didn't spend so much time sharing mundane details about restaurants he visited and being self congratulatory it would've been more to the point.

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Good Book

If you could sum up O. J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It in three words, what would they be?

Book that makes you think.

Any additional comments?

This was a good book that got me to thinking that O.J. might just be innocent. William C. Dear brings up some very good points.

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Now can't wait to see ID channel doc re this book!

This is the 1st audio book I have ever listened to straight through w/in a 24 hour period. I was riveted and wanted to know what happened next. Well written, spoken and very thorough. You get to be a part of Bill Dear's thought process. Just when you have a question the answer follows. I can't wait for the ID Channel & Martin Sheen to air his story!!!

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A Contagiously Passionate Search for Truth

I think I have only ever written one other five star audiobook review. I read this book years ago, when it first came out. I thought I wouldn’t last more than a few pages. I started reading, just to verify that this guy was a quack, or shamelessly capitalizing on the famous trial. I found myself being pulled in and wondering why, at least, we had not heard of this theory before. There is coverage of multiple angles in many true crime cases. Yet, the only question in the Simpson trial was, “Did he or didn’t he?” The author’s research is extensive and meticulous. He seems truly driven by a quest for the truth. Even if you don’t believe his theory is correct, it’s a compelling read. I remembered what an interesting story it was, and how well the author suspensefully revealed its direction. In 2022, I had begun to wonder if I just don’t like True Crime books anymore, or if they just don’t translate well to audio. This book was the true test. It was just as masterfully written as I remembered it, and the narration sounded as though it was the author himself, telling the story for the first time. I always long for more social and family background in True Crime books. Regardless of what you think of the thesis point, this book delivers missing background information I had longed to know, about the Simpson family. I think that, when the nation learned of domestic violence in the Simpson family, many wondered how their children were affected by it. This book, rather than building Simpson up as a perfect man, delves deeper into a possibly troubled family history. It suggests two major alternatives to the widely accepted theory that OJ killed Nicole, and Ron Goldman. In the end, the value of the book does not rest on the author’s theory of the murders being correct. There is intrinsic value in the questions he raises, and the information he presents. The questions he raises are necessary. If what the author believes is true, it turns the truth on its head to a mind-boggling degree. Even as a premise for a fictionalized account (which this is not), it’s a wild ride. This book is, to the OJ Simpson Case, what “Gone Girl” was to the Scott Peterson case, except that it just might be true! I don’t believe for a minute that Scott Peterson was framed but, “Gone Girl,” was the one good thing that came of that case, besides Peterson being re-convicted. I feel the same way about this book…or do I? Although I don’t doubt that OJ Simpson was involved in Nicole’s murder, I now have lingering questions. The author’s sincere conviction and devotion to the case makes the book far surpass any work of fiction, in my eyes. Yet, the storytelling, suspense, and character development make it entirely dissimilar to the dry, dusty case files in lesser True Crime works. Definitely worth a listen…I couldn’t stop!

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Fascinating and thought provoking with a few holes..

I’ve read many books on this case and this one really blew it out of the water. I too have always thought there was a missing piece to this story and this very well could be it. the title of this report however, is sensationalist and misleading. OJ is by no means “innocent”. in fact, I believe he is at the very least an accessory. What I think is missing from this investigation is more interviews with friends and family of Nicole (besides Ron Shipp) because they could speak to the family dynamics from her perspective and the relationship between Nicole and Jason. That would be the key to the case for me. Nicole was abused time and again by OJ. - obviously the apple does not fall far from the tree, and Jason unfortunately acquired some awful genetic characteristics, compounded by growing up in an abusive home. One thing I can’t seem to wrap my head around: OJ is a narcissist and loved himself and his image more than anyone, I believe even his own children. Given Jason’s psychological issues, he probably would not have gone to jail. So why would he cover for Jason, his “fuck up” son? That leaves me to believe that OJ was an accessory or had more involvement. If he ratted Jason out, Jason would no doubt tell the full story. But OJ wanted full control over the narrative and pushed the “absolutely 100% not guilty” rhetoric. Hence, why the whole story has yet to come to light and probably never will. Unless Bill gets Jason to come clean!

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Compelling New Information to Consider

With renewed interest in the Murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman due to the 20-year anniversary of the incident, I have binge-watched a docudrama, "The People v O.J.Simpson" and the five-part documentary on ESPN, "O.J., Made in America." I found this book when wanting to read more about the event.

I found William Dear's investigation interesting and compelling. He introduced a lot of new information, leading one to wonder why the L.A. Police did not pursue any possible suspects outside of O.J.
Confession: I watched the whole trial 20 years ago and would've voted to acquit O.J. back then. The prime reasons were the ineptitude of the criminalists' and detectives' acquisition and handling of the blood evidence. The documentary even shows Marcia Clark having exclamations of incredulity when discussing the handling of the vial of O.J.'s blood collected, Van Natter putting it in his pocket, then heading over to the Rockingham estate and oh! finding blood on the socks. Also, Henry Lee, the blood spatter expert, indicated that the manner of the killings would indicate large amounts of blood to be found on the perpetrator. The blood drops found on O.J.'s Bronco, and at his house was inconsistent with that.

This book is filled with much circumstantial evidence against O.J.'s son and adds a greater level of doubt that O.J. was the perpetrator.

Worth the read!!!

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  • 08-18-21

Not brilliant, worth a read though.

I struggled to finish it towards the end due to how repetitive it was, but all in all it wasn't a bad read. Sometimes a little farfetched. The title of the book is misleading though, OJ is not innocent, far from it in fact, EVEN if somebody else was there with him that night and they committed the murders, he has known all about it, all this time and denied involvement. The Judith Reagan interview is all you need to see to make your own mind up. Great narrator though, made the story feel that little bit more tense.

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  • Rachel
  • 03-06-18

A must read

If you have any interest in the OJ case then read this book.
I’ve always thought the jury made the right decision weather O.J. was innocent or guilty.
I now think the possibility of his innocence is almost proved!
The book was a bit long winded and repetitive at times but still worth the listen!
Mr Dear you did a great job and I hope you are still pressing for this case to be reopened!

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  • Jodes
  • 04-18-22

Compelling

An enormous amount of work went into this independent investigation. I did not think my mind could be changed. I was indeed wrong. Excellent detective work with no stone unturned. Thank you Mr Dear.

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  • C. Kennedy
  • 01-31-22

Fascinating and convincing

This was a fascinating listen - with clear evidence that there is a suspect that the LA police failed to properly consider.

The book could have done with an editor - there were several sections that could easily have been trimmed and written more succinctly, however I am still very glad to have listened.

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  • Shane canning
  • 11-30-21

shocking book so gulity wouldent waste my time

would not listen if u paid me cant stand conspericays we all know he is guilty

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  • strangebird
  • 09-03-21

Interesting

The theory and investigation is really interesting but the book itself is overly long, often repeating the same evidence as nauseum. Having said that I listened to the end so it must have had me hooked, even though I listened to see if anything else was going to come out. Overall if you like true crime you will like this!

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  • andreas
  • 08-22-21

Really good!

Really good, could not stop listening.
Learned a lot of new things related to this case.
And good narration.

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  • Martin Clay
  • 06-25-19

Very interesting and well put together

I really enjoyed this book. It backed up what I always thought and a lot of effort was put into proving his theory. However I wish I had just bought and read the book myself as the narrator spoiled it a bit for me.
The silly ‘girl’s ‘ voices and ‘foreign’ accents he employed were unnecessary and put me off.
The author was slightly arrogant and self congratulating of his own skills but he did a good job and I feel there is a compelling case for arresting Jason Simpson !!

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