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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dominick Dunne Narrator: Dominick Dunne Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Writer, journalist and chronicler of justice as it relates to the rich and famous, Gus Bailey, like the movers and shakers of Los Angeles, is drawn into the vortex of the O. J. Simpson trial. By day, he is a fixture at the lawyers, the journalists, the hangers-on, and even the judge. By night, he is courted by the most celebrated hosts, from Kirk Douglas to Heidi Fleiss, from Elizabeth Taylor to Nancy Reagan, who delight in the hottest news from the corridors of the courtroom.

Bailey is one of Dominick Dunne's most familiar characters, now caught up in a national obsession with the Trial of the Century. Using real names and faces. Dunne interweaves fact and fiction, the story of both the notorious public trial and the private trials Gus endures as he faces his own mortality. Unique in his perspective, his personal sensibilities, and his ability to produce equally compelling fiction and nonfiction, Dominick Dunne Delivers an account of the sensational trial that probes the consciousness of participants and observers. Another City, Not My Own illuminates the meaning of guilt and innocence, of justice served and justice denied, and of the price and perquisites of celebrity in today's America. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/18/2014

    " This is a fictional take on the OJ Simpson trial- just amazing. Dunne covered the trial for Vanity Fair and puts himself in this story as a character. The ending shocked the hell out of me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pooch | 2/18/2014

    " Heart- breaking. Gut-wrenching and maddening. A well written account of the OJ Simpson travesty by an author who has lived through a similar travesty of justice involving his own daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ladyjexie | 2/9/2014

    " The OJ case written in memoir format "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Vannucci | 2/9/2014

    " Reliably Dominick Dunne - he is missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Chille | 2/7/2014

    " If you we're fascinated by the OJ Simpson trial read this behind the scenes book. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 2/4/2014

    " Fictionalized account of the OJ Simpson trial. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/17/2014

    " Dominick Dunne at what he does best. A memoir which names names revolving around the O J Simpson Murder Trial. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/24/2013

    " I found this book interesting to read while also watching the progress of OJ's current trial and subsequent guilty verdict. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jefferson | 12/7/2013

    " Disappointing and dated. The book uses the trial as backdrop, assuming the reader is fully familiar with the participants and details. The conceit of disguising this as fiction is bewildering at times, and leads to a facile ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Vannucci | 11/30/2013

    " Reliably Dominick Dunne - he is missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 11/19/2013

    " A fictionalized yet factual third person account of the OJ Simpson murders and events surrounding it. Another Dunne gem! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 11/16/2013

    " Heavy. It was better than I thought it would be, but the ending bummed me out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Smalltown | 11/8/2013

    " Interesting story of the OJ trial but Dunne features himself as the only true celebrity. I think he was trying to write Truman Capote, which is laughable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 8/11/2013

    " I was quite blown away by this memoir-that's-not-a-memoir-but-really-actually-is. Dunne created for his readers a sense of the obsession he felt while covering the O.J. Simpson trial, and I felt that need to delve and to continue and to not stop obsessing. I couldn't put this book down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joan | 2/13/2013

    " This was not a novel. It was an attempt to include as many famous names as possible in some semblance of a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 12/26/2012

    " This was not the story of the O J Simpson trial. Rather it is the story of Dunne's covering the story, the interaction not only with the people involved in the trial, and his celebrated friends' reactions to the case. I liked it better than any of his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 9/25/2012

    " Another book that I revisit yearly. The writing is smart and the way that the main character becomes part of the story is excellent. Best ending you will find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/27/2012

    " Dunne dishes the dirt on the OJ trial circus. Fun and catty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 7/18/2012

    " A great book that is one journalist's tale of his connection to the OJ Simpson trial. And a great twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 4/25/2012

    " Really interesting novel about a name dropping, social climbing, but very likeable writer for Vanity Fair covering the O.J. Simpson trial. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chamie | 2/2/2012

    " Great to listen to, love the dish! Now I have to read the Nicole Brown Simpson book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/16/2011

    " Another example of Dunne's recurring theme of how the rich and famous live in a protected world. I found it interesting how easy it was for race to become the issue in Simpson's trial rather than the victims. The name dropping was annoying at first then I began to enjoy the gossip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie B-W | 4/30/2011

    " If you were enthralled by the trial of O.J. Simpson, read this book. It's a memoir of a fictional character, but it's hard to believe it's not mostly based on Dunne's real experiences during the trial. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joan | 4/25/2011

    " This was not a novel. It was an attempt to include as many famous names as possible in some semblance of a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/25/2010

    " Really interesting novel about a name dropping, social climbing, but very likeable writer for Vanity Fair covering the O.J. Simpson trial. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 5/8/2010

    " Reliably Dominick Dunne - he is missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/12/2010

    " I was quite blown away by this memoir-that's-not-a-memoir-but-really-actually-is. Dunne created for his readers a sense of the obsession he felt while covering the O.J. Simpson trial, and I felt that need to delve and to continue and to not stop obsessing. I couldn't put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/19/2010

    " If you were enthralled by the trial of O.J. Simpson, read this book. It's a memoir of a fictional character, but it's hard to believe it's not mostly based on Dunne's real experiences during the trial. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/13/2010

    " Another example of Dunne's recurring theme of how the rich and famous live in a protected world. I found it interesting how easy it was for race to become the issue in Simpson's trial rather than the victims. The name dropping was annoying at first then I began to enjoy the gossip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 12/18/2009

    " A fictionalized yet factual third person account of the OJ Simpson murders and events surrounding it. Another Dunne gem! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 9/20/2009

    " Dominick Dunne at what he does best. A memoir which names names revolving around the O J Simpson Murder Trial. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jefferson | 9/10/2009

    " Disappointing and dated. The book uses the trial as backdrop, assuming the reader is fully familiar with the participants and details. The conceit of disguising this as fiction is bewildering at times, and leads to a facile ending.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 6/4/2009

    " This was not the story of the O J Simpson trial. Rather it is the story of Dunne's covering the story, the interaction not only with the people involved in the trial, and his celebrated friends' reactions to the case. I liked it better than any of his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/22/2008

    " I found this book interesting to read while also watching the progress of OJ's current trial and subsequent guilty verdict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 10/7/2008

    " Yes, it's a totally guilty pleasure, but it's irresistable to read a "fictionalized" account of the OJ Simpson trial, especially by someone who was sitting in the courtroom for the whole thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/12/2008

    " Interesting mix of fact and fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/21/2008

    " Dunne dishes the dirt on the OJ trial circus. Fun and catty. "

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About the Author
Author Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne (1925–2009) was the author of five bestselling novels, two collections of essays, and The Way We Lived Then, a memoir. He was a Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair and lived in New York City and Hadlyme, Connecticut.