HEARING ONE OF THE BEST PROSECUTING LAWYERS OF OUR TIME TAKE US STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE MOST FASCINATING MURDER TRIAL OF THE DECADE REVEALS JUST HOW IMPERFECT OUR LEGAL SYSTEM CAN BE. NOT ALL CITIZENS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE ON A JURY AND SOME LAWYERS ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO BECAME FASCINATED WITH THE CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL
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.
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.
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! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.
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.
Kira D. Foltz
although I was already familiar with this case by watching the trial on video this book offers you a glimpse into the police activity with Casey Anthony that you didn't get to see prior to the trial
Jeff's rational and intelligent approach to the whole story. Insights to behind the scenes during the case and the evidence that was not presented.
I liked how comprehensive it was. There was not much that was left out.
I liked hearing his story even if he does come across a bit pompous at times.
was the jury paying attention
Since a good deal of this story was revealed to me through Nancy Grace's obsessive coverage, jail house videos and 911 recordings, it was good to get a prosecutor's lay of events and people involved. I was impressed by Jeff's competence and intelligence. He stays clear of emotion which might diminish what the poor little girl suffered but helps to be more measured when exploring the sociopathic mother and her crooked lawyer. It is a more clinical and reserved examination of all the facts in the case. What continues to elude me and is not really explored by Jeff is the case of the grandmother. She continues to baffle me and maybe someone with more of a psychological background will need to cover that. Jeff basically says she chose her daughter over her granddaughter. I cannot fathom that degree of denial. The biggest mystery to me is the jury. After O.J. and now this case the jury system is deeply flawed and in need of a major overhaul. Maybe if it is as Jeff says the system works overall, special circumstances need to apply when such high profile cases are tried. The jury has so many different motives coming into play from those that just don't want to be there to those looking to benefit in some way. I guess that is also for another book.
British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
Ever told your friends "I never read The National Enquirer" with a superior air but you secretly take a peak when waiting in line at the grocery store while wearing your designer sun glasses? Well I will confess......that's me! That was the mood I was in when I was browsing for an earthy read about this case.
Of course anyone with an ounce of humanity will still be vexed about what happened in the jury room and if you read between the lines I feel that we get a pretty good idea after reading this book. This was a humungous travesty. A miscarriage of justice to the max. However for this review I would like to put that aside.
Jeff Ashton certainly does not present himself as your average Attorney. This also falls in line with the man that I observed during the case that I watched on TV. At times I thought that he was too passive but after reading this excellent book I see that he was like the proverbial 'duck on the water', all calm and serene above yet frantic activity below.
I was so impressed as Jeff Ashton became totally invested in this heart rendering case although it was the 'swan song' of his active legal career. How hard it must have been for this Father of six children.
How Jeff Ashton did not have a stroke I will never know when the non guilty verdict was read.
Beautifully written, never boring and narrated with compassion.
A 'must read' for the genre.