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.
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By far and away the best listen I have had so far!!! It had me hooked from the first paragraph to the last. From start to finish I listened to it in less than a day and a half. I also like to listen to multiple books at a time but the second i started this listen I did not stop until it was finished!
I loved Conflict of Interest by Adam Mitner & this book was just as good! Absolutely loved it! A couple of twists in the end that I didn't see coming - I even had to re-listen to one part because I was so surprised about the twist, I had to make sure I heard every word of it! If you liked Conflict of Interest, definitely get this one too - you won't be disappointed!
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
This book definitely kept me interested in the plot. There is an unexpected twist at the end. I am always afraid that when I write a review, that I will give away too much about the story. I never want to spoil the fun of listening to books. That being said, this book was worth the credit and I will listen to Adam Mitzner's next book.
I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..
This is an absolutely fabulous book! The story line, narrator..All I have to say is get it!
I don't write many reviews, but this is a MUST READ/LISTEN! Adam is an amazingly gifted writer. He hooks you in minutes. His other book was excellent as well.
The story gripped me from the start and held me till the end. Certainly did not expect the ending. Looking forward to another story featuring this detective.
I listened to Adam Mitzner's first book and loved it. I was so glad to see another book by this author.
A lawyer, Dan, is taking time off after a family tragedy. He's almost hit bottom but he meets a female attorney, Nina, through friends. She convinces him to come back to law and represent a rapper accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend, who was considered a "pop princess."
Nothing is what it seems, even at the end. The attorneys are trying to solve the murder - was it their client or someone else? But they keep finding another lie their client has told them which led them in the wrong direction. The story is not predictable and could definitely be considered "ripped from the headlines" as others have said. This will keep you guessing.
I'm looking forward to Mr. Mitzner's next book.
I am a semi retired cs engineer who loves history and quality novels.....i am usually reading one hard cover and two audibles at once.
narrators should stop trying to be actors and changing their voice to be different people, I have returned several books because of this. They should simply read the book as you would be reading it in your mind......without these nonsensical attempts to sound female, British, happy, sad, etc..etc. The story might not be too bad, and I actually tried to push on with it, but at a certain point could not take even another word from him !
all of your narrators should be told not to try to act out a book, and stop with these irritating attempts at acting and just read the book....period !