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.
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"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)
Anything but this book!
Nothing by this author
Yes. Narrator was very good. Book is dreadful
The entire book
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.
(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.
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.
did not see the print version
yeah ::)) living the story with the main character and OMG
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.
Audio books esp w/ earphone are captured well. I also am considering the whisper sync.
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.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pleasant, average, ordinary.
Don't waste your time!
Avid reader for 45 years
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.....
Adam Mitzner is ok but Kevin T Collins is getting on my nerves
Too early to tell
I feel that I wasted my money on this book
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