I attended the Casey Anthony trial last year and I can tell you this book was great - I thought I knew most everything since I have been following the case since it began but this book was great! A MUST listen!
I was able to paint of foggy picture of inside Casey's head even though I was so lost. I loved LOVED how insane crazy she is made out to be. I read another book told by the prosecutor and it was a little different. I can normally put myself in someones head very well but with Casey I think the book was designed for you to completely run off the cliff at full speed.
Her dad was made out to be COMPLETELY different than what I have ever heard, and I was one of the people who tunes in to every interview while the case was happening. Rather it's true or not it makes the case way more interesting.
The narrator was easy to listen to and didn't distract me from the details of the book.
No. I would listen again though, for sure.
You have NO idea.
I am completely grounded by this book.
Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.
This book makes wild assumptions in Casey Anthony's favour, without really knowing what went on in that family. He was going on what was available on the public record.
He is very harsh on the family, it has never been proven in a court of law that George or his son ever abused Casey, and if that was the case why on earth would she allow her daughter to be placed in this home.
Not all individuals have perfect childhoods and they don't go on to kill their children.
The fact that Ablow kept inserting himself into the story - I found it incredibly selfish and grating. In addition, he repeats phrases over and over (particularly about the viewing of Casey's natural childbirth - it's repeated so often that I could picture people performing a drinking game for every time Ablow mentions it. I don't recommend that - someone might slip into a coma with all the repetition.)
Remove all references on how he'd speak with the police investigators that interviewed her - his unnecessary interruptions and need to shuck and jive about how he would handle the situation was incredibly disruptive to the scene. I found him obnoxious. Hey Ablow - this isn't about you, okay??
I thought that he had an effective performance style as a narrator.
The beginning, detailing exactly what "emotional smothering" means and the details behind the history of the Anthony's was interesting.
Interesting insight to what may have been going on in the mind of Casey, and her family