Audiojunkie, interested in all under the sun. I find that i enjoy non-fiction better than fiction although Amelia Peabody is the best. :-)
this book goes directly back, had to use the fast forward button to get through it. if baez is such an awful lawyer how come ashton lost the case? he tells us that the jury was awful too, total waste of credit.
A great listen! I attended the Casey Anthony trial in Orlando and was able to listen to Jeff Ashton in person. This book is excellent and I highly recommend it. I hope to buy a copy and have him sign it. Only way to really understand the trial and verdict is to have been in the courtroom - he takes you there and then some! Great job Jeff!
This book makes all the evidence so clear! It leaves no doubt about Casey
Anthony's guilt! This book will certainly have anyone on that jury knowing they made a really big mistake!
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.
I found Jeff Ashton a compelling element in this trial. His passion for justice in this case was infectious. I loved his speaking style and voice.
Unfortunately, his narration falls a little flat. Sometimes he really "gets going" and the spark I found so enjoyable to listen to is there. More often, he sounds like he is reading something he is only mildly familiar with.
The review of the case is interesting, the "behind the scenes" is interesting. I was just expecting a little more from this book. Worth listening to but not as great as I had hoped.
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.
I learned a lot that I hadn't heard about the case - albeit from a prosecutor's slant.
This book was more factual and we know the outcome, so there wasn't a lot of drama or suspense. I did find the passage about Casey trying to show investigators here imaginary office at Universal very interesting
I thought the author made a bad choice in self-narrating, but all in all, it was fine.