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A Case of Redemption | [Adam Mitzner]

A Case of Redemption

A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, May 2013 - This was my first time listening to a legal thriller, and I can safely say I’m hooked. I had always shied away from the genre, assuming that the plots were too fantastical – but this story has a ripped-from-the-headlines feel, creating a relevancy that will attract both newbies like me and established thriller fans. Mitzner delivers a character driven narrative, while seamlessly blending romance, criminal law, and suspense, keeling me guessing until the very end. Kevin T. Collins does a marvelous job narrating – the emotion that he pours into each character captivated me from the start. I felt all of the triumphs and setbacks of the case, and I found myself deeply invested in its outcome. I really hope that this duo works together again, but in the meantime I’m going hunting for more from both the author and the narrator. —Katie, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

The second electrifying thriller from the "gifted writer" (Publishers Weekly) and author of A Conflict of Interest.

A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

©2013 Adam Mitzner (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Mitzner's courtroom drama is Grisham-like in suspenseful before-the-bench action....a wicked ride, with more loops and flips than Coney Island's Cyclone." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Ah, the crucible of the courtroom! Adam Mitzner understands its appeal so very well. Devotees of legal suspense will find themselves happily at home, zinging with the intrigue, reeling with the twists, and ultimately well fed with a satisfying (if shocking) resolution. And if you've been away from the fictional halls of justice for too long, A CASE OF REDEMPTION is where you need to come back." (Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full)

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    Christine United States 09-10-13
    Christine United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Awful narration"
    Would you try another book from Adam Mitzner and/or Kevin T. Collins?

    Adam Mitzner is ok but Kevin T Collins is getting on my nerves


    If you’ve listened to books by Adam Mitzner before, how does this one compare?

    First time


    What didn’t you like about Kevin T. Collins’s performance?

    Nothing


    Do you think A Case of Redemption needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Too early to tell


    Any additional comments?

    I feel that I wasted my money on this book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 09-09-13
    Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 09-09-13 Member Since 2015

    Listening since 2004. Mystery, thrillers and anything that can blend with a walk, jog, exercise, long drive or a wait at the airport.

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    "Predictable, but not a complete disappointment"

    For a lover of lawyer-thrillers, this was a ordinary book. Plot was predictable. Nevertheless kept me interested with the style and characters. More like a well made B Class movie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John tallevast, FL, United States 08-14-13
    John tallevast, FL, United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "Conflicted.................. Again"

    I was conflicted on his first book because he writes like a smart lawyer - Yet sometimes he writes like a sappy school girl. His court room dramas start good - but end leaving me questions about how smart it was.

    After listening to the first 3rd of the book I was already praising Mitzner, and looking for other books narrated by Collins... Then it got worse

    This isn't a spoiler - But I have a huge question. This is drafted as smart courtroom drama right?...... You'll find in the beginning that a girl was murdered and they blame her black boyfriend and caucasion pubic hairs were found in bed. (ALSO - 2 UNIDENTIFIED FINGERPRINTS)

    Now - Here's where I am upset. They question the detective in charge about the pubic hairs in court... OK...Then the detective said that they never found finger prints from the boyfriend so he must have wiped the place clean - making him guilty. I'm waiting for the aha moment when they go - Well if that's the case - Then the fingerprints must belong to the killer...... Dramatic pause........... THEY NEVER ASKED HIM THE QUESTION. Why did they put finger prints in story then. Why not keep it at only pubic hairs..... I felt like the lawyer was dumb... I'm waiting for it the whole time - They never addressed it.

    It ended on a slightly better note.... I can see why most of the girls wrote good reviews.... It had some nice feel good stories or sympathetic stories to enjoy.... A little much though.

    Your choice.....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KSHC Riverview, FL 08-08-13
    KSHC Riverview, FL 08-08-13

    KSHC

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    "Ever hopeful..."
    Where does A Case of Redemption rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the mid-upper tier.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin T. Collins – was your favorite?

    Main character, Dan.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Disappointed to say no.


    Any additional comments?

    Was really hoping this would be something new and exciting, given it was written by a new-to-me author and has many glowing reviews. The story was enjoyable, but I found it pretty predictable, right down to the must-have pc characteristic of, well, I won't give it away. I figured that part out as soon as a minor character was introduced, and the killer even earlier. The premise of dead spouse/child is so overused. Most disappointing was the implausible ending. The reader was a true gem, probably the biggest reason I listened through to the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Danville, VT, United States 08-07-13
    Mary Danville, VT, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2010

    mare

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    "Good legal thriller but ..."

    I like legal thrillers and enjoyed this one except if you are familiar with criminal law the main character will drive you crazy. So many times I thought, "This guy is supposed to be Ivy League? Seriously?" His legal reasoning and lack of knowledge of criminal law are astounding. The only excuse I could give the author is the desire to educate readers. There are better ways to accomplish that though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nukkles San Diego, CA USA 05-29-13
    Nukkles San Diego, CA USA 05-29-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Predictable"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who hates surprises.


    If you’ve listened to books by Adam Mitzner before, how does this one compare?

    Mitzner's first book was more suspenseful and was better narrated. Although I admit I did not - could not bring myself to - finish the book, the part I listened to was very predictable... boiler plate characters, motives, and actions.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was exaggerated and made the characters sound very young and immature.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really looking forward to Mitzner's second novel; too bad this one didn't match up.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 05-28-13
    Cris Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I'll be reading Mitzner's next book"

    Interesting story, intesting characters and an ending that you never see coming. Great twist! I'll be watching for this author.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn cranston, ri usa 05-22-13
    Evelyn cranston, ri usa 05-22-13 Member Since 2014
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    "appreciation to the author and narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Case of Redemption to be better than the print version?

    did not see the print version


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yeah ::)) living the story with the main character and OMG


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is second time for Kevin and i shall look for more as well as the author.I believe "A Conflict of Interest" by this author, Adam Mitzner, is a must read for mystery/suspence readers/listeners.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Audio books esp w/ earphone are captured well. I also am considering the whisper sync.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 08-12-13
    i. Ski Duluth, Minnesota 08-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Predictable good lawyer vs. bad lawyer story"

    This book is well read, but not well written. It was predictable from the early chapters, without subtleties in characters or plot. I was tempted not to finish this, except I had predicted who was "good" and who was ultimately "bad," and wanted to confirm my assumptions. A frustrating listen at times, focused on pubic hairs left on bedding, an incompetent jurist, and a missing baseball bat!
    One sometimes wonders how a protagonist can be so dumb, when the reader is screaming:
    "It's your girlfriend, idiot!"

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 07-31-13
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 07-31-13 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Enjoyed this story when Grisham wrote it..."

    (1) The protagonist is a wimp
    (2) Kevin Collins' reading makes him wimpier
    (2) Grisham wrote the story better.

    This is a predictable lawyer thing with few twists not found in "The Verdict". I'd recommend that you rent Paul Newman's interpretation of virtually the same lead character in the 1961 movie. They'll cover most of the same ground in 90 minutes and save you hours of listening time.

    All that said, Mitzner has a few different twists and presents his burnt-out, alcohol
    ic has-been a tad uniquely and it's a good enough story that revisiting it here was like going back and rereading an interesting classic.

    Conclusion... If you've not read the Verdict... save your money/time and go get it first. Then, wait a couple of years... and read this. If you did read Verdict some time ago, well you're probably ready to listen to this.

    Not sure I'll listen again to a Collins reading. May.... may... read the next Mitzner. Not right away though.

    Oh.... a last point... How many stars to give the story? Well 5 when Grisham thought it up... But when it's served warmed-over... Hmmmmm.... Okay it's still a good, if not original tale. So let's give it three stars with at least one left-over from Grisham.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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