A hero you could believe in and be proud of.
Not sure, my choice for the book-club is another 4 months away.
I actually thought Kevin T. Collins did a nice job -- my 3 star rating for Kevin is really a B-.
First let me say that I listened to this book because it was selected for an Audi-Book-Club review (by me). This was my first Adam Mitzner book and more than likely will probably be my last. The premise to this story wasn’t anything unique but the initial rollout of characters was. As a reader you knew you had a hero to journey with throughout the story, you had a victim of the system who you see-saw on opening your heart and believing in him OR cursing your own stupidity for falling for the famous line “I’m innocent”. Then you had the romantic interest, a little odd but appealing; she has her own emotional scars to deal with and as always the devil in disguise someone the reader enjoys hating. One would think bundled all together this would be a – good read. Not so much…even though we got off to a slow start – , eventually it began to peek showing potential. We had few peaks and several valleys but you just knew the ending would be worth the wait.. Not so much, I won’t given anything away but the romantic storyline didn’t have enough build up, and certainly the pace of their growing relationship didn’t mesh with his ongoing “pity poor me for my losses” memories that eventually got tiresome BUT the icing on the cake was to discover at the end of the day our so-called hero, liberator, the champion for the destitute – doesn’t have any kahunas or a moral compass that any decent person would possess. Save your credits on this one.
There is a basic good plot of who donit, is he guilty or not guilty, in this legal thriller. It was a very disappointing experience, as I really really enjoyed Mitzner's previous book. Unfortunately, the suspense gets lost in the midst of all the irrelevant and tangential fillers. I was so looking forward to this book. This is only the second time with Audible that I found I actually had to skip several minutes every 2-3 chapters or so or else I would have simply given up on the book altogether. WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? That is the question. It is a waste of an otherwise great premise and a reasonably good narration.
I really did not enjoy this book and certainly would not recommend it to a friend.
Comparisons to Grisham and the likes are misleading. 'A Case of Redemption' lacks the rich layers of intrigue present in a good courtroom drama.
In my opinion, this book is a bit like a 'Law and Order' episode. Characters are stereotypical and/or over the top and character development is weak. Then there are the protagonist numerous sexual encounters with his 'gorgeous' and obviously 'much younger' assistant.......really, who cares!
I wanted to stop listening many times and often found myself fast forwarding through chapters. I continued listening however in the hope that the ending would be worth it. Well it wasn't.
This was not a page turner. I wasn't filled with suspense. I didn't even enjoy it.
YES, loved it. I liked the voice of the characters. It had a great twist at the end and always kept me interested. I thought it was a great book.
The ending was the best... came as a surprise to me.
Gosh I don't know. I liked when he confronts her about who she really is.
You can't buy trust.
I loved it. Definitely would recommend it to my friends and family. I like the legal system and always find books on it very interesting. I thought it was great.
I enjoyed this book. For a while I thought it would turn out too smoochy but that wasn't the case. The narrator was ok and the storyline kept me interested.
Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was I thought the trial narrative was a bit too long. Otherwise a satisfying read, with twist & turns that didn't seem ridiculous. Good characterizations and an outstanding narration. I'll look for Kevin Collins as a narrator again.
I bought this book based on some of its reviews. Mistake! I found it uninspiring, all too predictable and lacking depth. I hung on until the end as I had nothing else to listen to at the time and was rewarded only in having my lowered expectations confirmed. From the get-go I kept thinking of Paul Newman in the Verdict with regard to one of the main characters and was unsurprisingly correct in the connection. Unlike some reviewers promised there were no court-room heroics or drama for that matter. So not the best legal thriller I’ve read or listened to by far.
Intense, funny, surprises
Yes I found myself making time to listen whenever possible.
The surprising turn of events was really a shocker. The book was a bit slow starting but the development of the story was wonderful. Great narration.
Extremely captivating. I thought I knew where the book was headed but boy was I wrong. I had previously slogged through Inferno by Dan Browne and this was such a breath of fresh air. Crisp story, like-able characters,easy to follow. Great purchase!