Hear No Evil

  • by Donald Byron Thomas
  • Narrated by David Rapkin
  • 26 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Groundbreaking scientific analysis that breaks the JFK assassination wide open! Did a shot from the "grassy knoll" kill President Kennedy? If so, was Oswald part of a conspiracy or an innocent patsy? Why have scientific experts who examined the evidence failed to put such questions to rest?
In 2001, scientist Dr. Donald Byron Thomas published a peer-reviewed article that revived the debate over the finding by the House Select Committee on Assassinations that there had indeed been a shot from the grassy knoll, caught on a police dictabelt recording. The Washington Post said, "The House Assassinations Committee may well have been right after all." In Hear No Evil, Thomas explains the acoustics evidence in detail, placing it in the context of an analysis of all the scientific evidence in the Kennedy assassination. Revering no sacred cows, he demolishes myths promulgated by both Warren Commission adherents and conspiracy advocates, and presents a novel and compelling reinterpretation of the "single bullet theory." More than a scientific tome, Hear No Evil is a searing indictment of the government's handpicked experts, who failed the public trust to be fair and impartial arbiters of the evidence.
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Audible Editor Reviews

David Rapkin's audio talent brings gravitas to this detailed and extremely well-researched tome, Hear No Evil: Scientific Analysis of the Forensic Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination, by Donald Byron Thomas. By carefully analyzing the acoustics evidence in the case, Thomas sheds light on the single-bullet theory and offers a fascinating and complex new take on that fateful day in Dallas. With Rapkin's clear and dispassionate style, listeners will easily soak in the myriad forensic and scientific analyses that help unlock one of the most important mysteries in American history.

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Possibly the most accurate book on the subject

A book that takes neither side but just looks at the evidence in a purely scientific way. It analyses the evidence in such a way that has rarely been done before. The depth it goes in to on subjects such as the "magic bullet" and the apparent head movement at the time of the fatal shot is second to none....why didn't the Warren Commission or subsequent hearings go in to this kind of depth? There is also a very good part regarding the police dictabelt recording that the HSCA looked closely at.

It can be very hard to follow when it goes in to very specific calculations but then the conclusions explain it in terms anyone can follow.

It accepts that virtually all the evidence is authentic which might be taking things a little far but it makes sense to do it this way even if it will be to the annoyance of die hard conspiracy theorists. That is not to say that the book is your run of the mill, Oswald did it alone type affair, far from it, but it assumes a lot more than I would be willing to in terms of the validity of some of the exhibits.

Don't expect detailed accounts of Lee Harvey Oswald's time in the Soviet Union, New Orleans or the trip to Mexico, it focuses solely on the evidence.

If you want a balanced retelling of the story based on the evidence and testimony then this is the book for you. Whichever side of the assassination fence you stand, you should get this audio book and forgot what you THINK you know
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- G A Johnstone

Exceptionally Detailed Book

The book was forensic in its scope and breadth with no stone unturned and from a scientific basis

The narrator has a voice that makes the book a very easy listen on a book that in certain sections is extremely complicated.

Best audio book I have listened to in ages.
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- Lindsay McCombe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios