Jeff Ashton has a very big grudge against the Jury in this case. He calls them stupid and unimaginative. He has a very biased out look of the trial. If I did not know any better I would think he is just mad about the defense team ruining his retirement case. I loved every minute of it. Even from Jeff's bias recollection, you can see where the jury could go against the prosecution. With that being said, The other evidence is still so overwhelming that I cannot understand how they did not convict. The really good part of the book is Jeff gives a better guide to one of the people to blame. Casey's mother did everything she could to protect her daughter. The things she did disgusts me more than what Casey did. As you can see the book brings back the feelings of anger. Good book that I recomend to everyone that had interest in the trial.
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.
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
It's a great story. I side with the defense on evidence, so I enjoyed listening to Ashton lose again.
Be warned: If you want more incriminating evidence to be part of this book, you'll be disappointed. Nothing new is here revealed.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I am a retired court reporter and I'm always amazed at juries. In my opinion the prosecution did prove she did it. The book was very interesting and well written. You would think that any intelligent person could understand the facts and convict her. The only consolation is that she will pay a very high price when God gets hold of her.
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
Incredibly well written and performed. But good god, how the hell could these jurors let her go free?! What a crazy, obviously guilty b'tch!!! Omg this book will break your heart! How on earth is Casey Anthony a free woman, to have all the babies she wants.
Casey Anthony should have been sterilized AT LEAST!
I'm an attorney, and my heart goes out to the prosecution. They had a strong case against a truly narcissistic murderer. Worst of all the victim was a 2 year old baby girl. I cannot under any circumstances understand what this jury was thinking.
Jeff Ashton has written a very compelling book and performs it like a true professional. I'm sorry for him and the rest of the prosecution team that the outcome was so horrible!
It's truly an anomaly. The biggest mistake in recent trial history.
Jurors should be ashamed to have let this manipulative, compulsive lying, selfish woman kill her baby, party for a month, and then walk free!
This book did not present anything new that those of us that followed the Casey Anthony story did not already know. I have nothing but respect for Jeff Ashton as an attorney. He did a stellar job during the trial as did the other prosecuting attornies. However, the book promised to present NEW information. If the book did present new information, I missed it. Jeff Ashton does a good job of narrating his own book too.
I was not one of the people who watched every second of the trial, but I saw enough to feel very strongly at the time that the jurors did not do their job. This book provided much more information and insight into why the jurors came to the conclusion they did. In the end though, a young child is still dead. As a mom, I don't understand how Casey and her family can continue to move forward like nothing happened. Cayley's life should have mattered more.
I listen to books as I work. It's a beautiful life.
I thought that Jeff Ashton did a great job narrating his own work. I felt that this book lost a star because he spent so much time focused on Jose Baez and their personal conflict. I think it would have been enough to mention their disconnect and state their personality differences and leave it there. Instead he kept bringing up Jose Baez and their poor responses to each other in the courtroom. I was much more interested in learning more about the case then learning about the personal drama between lawyers. That being said, I only took one star off (instead of two) because I'm aware that Jose Baez also wrote a book and spoke poorly of Jeff Ashton. So, I can understand that Jeff wanted a chance to defend himself. Just be aware that their relationship is a big focus of this book if you decide to listen.
I love this story and the way that it was narrated even though I did not agree on some of the things that happened during the case which is one that I followed very closely I do think that this book was a great one!
Looking for any great read!
Whether you believed Casey to be innocent or guilty, Jeff Ashton's narrative of the events through her trial are very interesting. He had a position during the investigation where he was involved in the minute details of the case and in this book he reveals quite a lot of them to the reader. While he adamantly believes Casey is guilty, he does play a devil's advocate during parts of his telling of the trial where he concedes the defense made some good calls. I think that for anyone who had or has questions about what happened in this case and enjoys a true crime documentarian perspective will find Imperfect Justice hard to put down.