If you were into the Casey Anthony trial (as I was) this is a must listen! I watched every day of the trial from beginning to end and watched many of the news shows that talked about the trial, both leading up to it and also after it was over. This book reveals things you never knew about and more importantly, discusses evidence that wasn't allowed into trial. Truly fascinating!
Casey Anthony, of course. And she truly is a character!
Since Jeff is reading his own words, you cannot interprete them in any other way other than the way they were intended. I like this.
Yes! Ive not only read a hard copy of this book but also listened to it via audio book and you get so much more from it listening to the voice of the actual author. Its like Jeff Ashton is telling you the story of prosecuting Casey Anthony himself.... Because he is! Years with the prosecutors office and countless trials have given Ashton the gift of story telling and effective narration!
Yes. Jeff and his Defence team Did a good job getting all the facts together for the court case. It was alot I learn about from his book about getting evidence. Casey's many time being caught in a lie or many of Casey's many versions,as Jeff Ashton put it, Casey 1.0,or 2.0,3.0 and so on.
The on going Drama with Casey running the police around to Casey's many fights with her Mom, and much more.
Nope,this is the first.
Its tell why in the book they found Casey Anthony Not guity. Any why it was and up hill fight or court case as I put it in my review.
The details of the legal case were interesting and I appreciated the author's insight into the jury and why they might have decided the way they did. I was very sympathetic to the author.
Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.
It was very interesting to get the perspective of one of the main players in this headline making case.
Probably the OJ Simpson, Helter Skelter, Scott Paterson books about famous trials.
He brings a good deal of background information that I was not aware of before, he is factual without being boring, and had a good self deprecating sense of humour.I enjoyed his narration.
It is still astounding to me this individual is not behind bars. The Scott Paterson trial was based on circumstantial evidence but he was convicted.But that is the jury system for you. Sad that this child received no justice.
I listened to this book in one sitting, it is interesting without being sensationalist. Anyone interested in the workings of a criminal case and how a trial and prosecution defence is put together will find this a fascinating listen.
Just BADBOY being BADBOY
Ya win some you loss some but Jeff you didn't loss this case the USA loss this case cause parents lied for there daughter cause the media ran this trial not the judge what goes around DOES 100% come around just ask OJ where is he retire with nothing to be ashamed of you did your job in my mind proved with out a shadow of a doubt Casey Anthony GUILTY but 13 others let a killer/lier/SCUM free.But is she free stuck in hiding for her life is that free? If she is seen she WILL most likely be hurt but forever called a MOMMY MURDER..So free I think not.You exposed the true Casey Jeff JOB VERY WELL DONE.
A fairly good story but the book repeats itself endlessly.If it had been edited properly this would have been much shorter and more enjoyable.
This gives a systematic blow by blow account of what happened from the very beginning to the very end of the Casey Anthony case. Yes, a lot of the information is already public knowledge. However, there are also a lot of gaps that we didn't get to see as members of the general public. If this case interested you, I would recommend you listen to this book. Jeff Ashton also does a great job with the narration.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, I did. BUT, if you followed the trial like I did, which was not missing a second, watching all of the replays, etc on HLN and anywhere else I could find them, then you really didn't learn anything from listening to the book.
I thought it would have more behind the scenes dirt. It had some, but not a whole lot. IF you never payed any attention to what was going on with the trial and never saw anything on the news then you will learn a great deal from this book.
That being said I will tell you what I enjoyed....
I loved Jeff Ashton narrating. I don't think listening to anyone else read it would have done it justice. The emotions that Mr. Ashton felt came across very well. Especially his dislike of Jose Baez! At times that was comical.
I enjoyed the little bit of back story about the other lawyers which showed them as normal people.
Mr. Ashton's honestly was powerful. Though we never had a doubt about his feelings, listening to him tell the story only proved even more how passionate he was about the case.
The insight about the jury selection and the jury itself was interesting. There were some details that I didn't know.
I don't think saying there were things that I didn't like is a fair statement. As I said, I thought it would be more of an eye opener, include never told information, etc. Maybe that is not allowed, maybe there is none! Definitely worth a listen if you have any interest in this case.
Of course knowing it was written by the prosecuting attorney I expected it to lean to one side and it did. I am one of those that believe Casey is guilty but still, I think I would be lying if I didn't say a more objective approach would have given me more of a sense of how and why the verdict was what it was.
Given that, the chronology of interesting facts and details of how the whole mess begins, unfolds and ends is intensely interesting for someone who is intrigued by deviant minds like Casey Anthony's. The story also pays a good deal of attention to poor Kaley's story as well as the lack of attention given by the media at the time who failed to remember it was about the terrible misfortune of a helpless child.
Audio quality was good, pacing and all the technical things were all good.