A man's got to do what a man's got to do..
A great book well written and even better read (excellent performance by Kevin Collins). It has all elements that keep you hooked to it : mystery, romance, humor and search for redemption. The only drawback is that you've got very few characters , so it gets relatively easy to identify the villain. also the end is a bit disappointing. Look forward reading more from Adam Mitzer !
Yes, it had believable twits and turns. The judge in this court room drama was horribly unfair, but the main character kept plowing forward. Each chapter had an interesting twist.
Daniel Sorenson - the main character.
The ending - I didn't see it coming. Whaaaaat?!!
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.
The first several hours were anything but thrilling. "A Case of Redemption" begins like a Grisham production in every respect: Little-guy lawyer, abused and kicked around by life and his former big-time law firm, spends most of his time in a drunken stupor. Suddenly, out of the blue, he lands the Case of the Century -- and along with it, a lissome young lady lawyer with whom he falls in bed almost before you can turn the page. In true Grisham fashion, these two are Underdogs with a capital "U". Not only are they without resources, but they have a quasi-disgusting client who shows few redeeming social values, not to mention that he looks guilty as all get-out. Worse yet, he lies a lot, including to his lawyers. Not just once, but over and over. (Perhaps the first big mystery is why, after getting lied to over and over, these two legal beagles so readily accept whatever he says next as truth, but of course that's a question for the ages.)
In any event, these two handsome young lawyers, hand in hand, set out to produce Justice for the accused. Quite frankly, much of the tale is so formulaic it's not all that interesting -- and real lawyers, beware. The author takes so many liberties with law and procedure it will have you jumping up out of bed yelling "Objection!" all night long.
That said, it has a helluva ending. Blew me away -- there were several big reveals, one I anticipated, a couple of others I didn't. Good stuff.
I don't normally recommend legal thrillers, but I'd read ('read', as in an actual paper book) a previous work by Adam Mitzner -- A Conflict of Interest -- and thoroughly enjoyed it. 'Conflict' was most definitely NOT a formulaic book. It was very unique, unusual, and I liked it a great deal. Unfortunately, that contributed to my frustration with the first half of this book because I was so disappointed. Much of this one is a cookie-cutter replica of every other legal thriller that's maybe sold a million copies but which doesn't hold much interest for me at all. That said, if you can handle a less-than-stellar first part, A Case of Redemption is well worth it for the ending.
Kevin T. Collins as narrator read very well, no problems there. But if I were casting this book, I would have picked someone with an 'older' more world-weary voice. Collins has a 'aw shucks, gee whiz', boy-scout earnestness about him that doesn't really fit a bruised and abused character like Dan Sorenson. I kept waiting for him to summon his dog Tige at any moment. Still, Collins got the job done, and that's what counts.
So go for it -- and block out a couple of hours for the ending. You won't want to be interrupted when you start to get close.
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.