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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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    Jennifer 09-12-13
    Jennifer 09-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Ug. Formulaic, simplistic, boring writing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anything but this book!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by this author


    Did Kevin T. Collins do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. Narrator was very good. Book is dreadful


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Case of Redemption?

    The entire book


    Any additional comments?

    No

    3 of 3 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 8 people found this review helpful
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    loix Pittsburgh, PA, United States 07-16-13
    loix Pittsburgh, PA, United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Easily one of the worst legal thrillers"

    The excessive pop culture references cheapened the story, and the author's attempt at a more literary opening (by converting years and months into minutes) only made him lose track of the timeline of his own story, so that the protagonist keeps saying months later that it's been 18 months since the catastrophic event that turned his life upside down. I cannot even summon the willpower to list all the bad metaphors and examples of cringe-inducing writing, because verbatim quotes would require another listen. The plot was pretty flimsy, and not even on a par with a typical TV police procedural (I must admit TV writing has come a long way). The narrator did not fare much better, unfortunately. I will not spoil it for other readers by revealing how he sounded out the word "eschew," but allow me to say that the word was hardly recognizable.

    7 of 8 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 2008
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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 12 people found this review helpful
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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 06-05-14
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 06-05-14 Member Since 2013

    retired writer

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    "An Interesting Listen"

    I like this writer. His stories are usually very interesting. This story had a strong beginning, middle and an ending that at first I thought "what the hell" does that do for the ending of a pretty good story and what does that have to do with redemption?!!. But upon reflection, I think the attorney did get his redemption afterall, but not in the way that he had hoped it would be.

    Suffering the loss of his wife and child, this attorney agrees to take on a "hot button" case that he believes will help him redeem himself if he can save the defendant from a "death" sentence. He had just won a case even though he knew the defendant was guilty. And now he is suffering the tragic loss the his family. He is feeling guilty that he was a workaholic and didn't spend enough time with his wife and child before they was tragically taken away from him. He thinks that maybe if he could help save an innocent man's life, he could redeem himself in the process.

    The story moves along at a good pace and had good twists and turns, and the ending had a good "didn't see it coming" twist. At first I was totally disappointed but after reflection I realized that, Yes, the attorney did save a person's life but not in the life or death kind of way he had hoped for, but from a more romantic kind of way.

    The narrator did an excellent job with differentiation between male and female voices. Kevin T. Collins' voice is soothing yet with lots of energy. The kind of narration that I like. The price for this novel is low and worth the listen... Recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 05-30-14
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 05-30-14 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Wow! I didn't see it coming! What a great story!"

    Don't be fooled by the early chapters of this novel; it is NOT what it seems. It is much better than what it seems! This is the story of an attorney who has lost everything in his life and how one case redeems him and starts his life anew. His court room activities are central and his relationships with other lawyers likewise. However, the story has some devious twists and turns that the listener can't possibly see coming. . . yet in the end, they are quite logical and believable.

    The narration leaves a little something to be desired. . . Collins' voice is a bit pretentious and seems affected at times, but get beyond that because the story is a great one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon United States 12-19-13
    Sharon United States 12-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Snore fest"

    If you are looking for a book to put you to sleep, this one works great. I have hundreds of titles in my library and this is one of the worst books I've listened to. I could not finish the book; I simply do not care how it ends.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Martinsville, IN, United States 10-29-13
    Karen Martinsville, IN, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2001

    Kaysee12

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    "Meh."
    Would you try another book from Adam Mitzner and/or Kevin T. Collins?

    No. I felt the performance was average at best. The story was tedious and trite. With a lackluster combination like this, I couldn't finish it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Adam Mitzner? Why or why not?

    No. I'm not impressed with his writing. His attempts to stir up empathy for his male character were clumsy at best. The dialogue was stiff and wordy. And the story just didn't move. I kept waiting for something to happen! Finally I just gave up and deleted the book from my device.


    What three words best describe Kevin T. Collins’s voice?

    Pleasant, average, ordinary.


    Did A Case of Redemption inspire you to do anything?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 10-14-13
    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 10-14-13

    Avid reader for 45 years

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    "Total Male Fantasy"

    Older out-of-shape drunk guy meets beautiful younger woman who falls into bed with him and is instantly enamored. That's after same guy ignored wife & daughter for years as he worked 90 hours a week to become hot shot law partner. Same guy deals with sudden loss by staying drunk for months. All smart, sensitive & mature woman would be staying far, far away.....

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Christine United States 09-10-13
    Christine United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2011
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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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