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!
It did not bode well for my experience listening to A Case of Redemption by Adam Mitzner, narrated by Kevin T. Collins, that I was reading a hard copy of Broken Harbor by Tana French at generally the same time. It really amplified for me the difference in the quality of writing. Where everything about Broken Harbor had been fresh and bizarre, everything about A Case of Redemption, a legal thriller, was stereotyped so heavily I almost laughed in a few placed. Even the title was so blatantly unoriginal (A Case of Need, A Case of Conscience, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, A Case of Identity, A Case of Curiosities) it really let me know right what I was getting into. In a sort of “ripped from the headlines with a twist” manner, a black rapper is on trial for murdering a white pop star he was dating. I listened to this as an audiobook, and when poor writing is read aloud it starts to sound like bad acting. The dialogue is strained, the sex scenes could use some lessons from Fifty Shades as they were more awkward than the imaginings of a 15 year old boy, and even the twists near the end couldn’t save what I felt had been a waste of a story. What it feels like to me happens with Mitzner’s stories is he doesn’t have any sort of original voice. I hear a story which isn’t quite as full of striking characters as a Grisham or Connelly novel, which doesn’t have that unique page-turning property of a Harlan Coben book. Nothing special here.
A court case from the first meeting with the client until the denouement. A love story, same. Great plotting.
It's kind of like John Grisham novels in that the author seems to know his way around the legal arena.
The confrontation at the end.
I can't say without spoiling.
I was gripped from beginning to end. I have several half-finished books on my iPod, so this is not always the case. I suspect that an attorney would be bored by the amount of detail, but I thought it was interesting.