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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Real life story behind the TV Court Case.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Run of His Life to be better than the print version?

Yes the story is well read and flows well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Run of His Life?

Unbelievable ending with the Furhman Tapes, probably finally steered the jury to their verdict.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Bel Davies’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No i used it to accompany the serialisation on TV, at 18 hours !

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- Steve

Compelling and comprehensive

Toobin's book manages to not only cover all of the facts but links them together chronologically in a compelling narrative as well. He offers a fair and balanced portrayal of both sides. Where he offers his own opinion, it is clear, and he justifies his point of view with the facts of the case. This is probably the fullest and most objective account of the Simpson case, offered from the perspective of an impartial bystander, who had no affiliation to either side. It takes us back to a time when a celebrity defendant's murder trial became the centre stage for the building racial tensions and discontent within the US to play out.
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- Yasser Saffar

Book Details

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