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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The dark chareacters of LBJ and Hoover exposed.

This is a long and incredibly detailed book clearly the result of a great deal of painstaking research. It sets out a very detailed timeline of events from the time Kennedy took office past the assassination and up until the conclusion of the Warren Commission. It feels almost like a reference book and an abridged audio book version may have worked better.
It does at times feel like its labouring a little. That said its pretty devastating on the characters of Lyndon Johnson and Edgar Hoover. The coming together of these two characters was truly a disaster for the United States. I cant say I agree with the premise of the book that only the Mafia were involved and the Hoover controlled FBI simply looked the other way and then covered it up with LBJ's full connivance. I believe the assassination conspiracy was much bigger.
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- Mark Lynch

Proof that JFK was killed by a conspiracy!

Where does Act of Treason rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

Further proof that JFK died as a result of a conspiracy.

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


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Betrayal in Dallas.

Any additional comments?

More proof that JFK was killed in a government controlled conspiracy and the American public continue to be misled.

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- Ovekat

Book Details

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