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No Lesser Plea: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 1 | [Robert K. Tanenbaum]

No Lesser Plea: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 1

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with firecracker Assistant DA Marlene Ciampi to unleash the full force of their relentless energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth to put the killer away for good. They will accept no lesser plea.
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Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with firecracker Assistant DA Marlene Ciampi to unleash the full force of their relentless energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth to put the killer away for good. They will accept no lesser plea.

©1987 Robert K. Tanenbaum (P)2013 AudioGO

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 08-31-14
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 08-31-14 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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    Traber Burns is totally competent. He manages to stay invisible while bringing out the idiosyncrasies of each character in this ensemble… The guy has the spoken-artist chops for this Audible major league.

    I don't know why it took me so long to try a Tanenbaum novel. If No Lesser Plea's typical… it's sure been my loss. This is a fine legal/thriller. The characters are sufficiently complex even when improbable. Even the toss-away folks in this book grabbed my attention. Tanenbaum has the pace of a NASCAR driver. He wails around the curves of internal action without losing traction.

    How much did I like it? I'm off to download another Tannenbaum.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    ming 10-28-14
    ming 10-28-14
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    "Star and Stop Rollercoaster - mostly coasts"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Ugh.. There is way too much distractions with office relationships. When it appears that it is going to pick up steam it just dies and goes back to office chit-chat.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not this author unless his next books pull back on the sex and off-color stuff


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pat Houston, TX, United States 10-21-14
    Pat Houston, TX, United States 10-21-14 Member Since 2005

    Evening and Weekend Manager Lone Star College-Greenspoint Center Houston, TX 77060

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    "More Character Development Than Plot Development"

    I found Tanenbaum's first Carp novel more a development of interesting characters than the development of a engaging plot. Still, I enjoyed the listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danial Batesville, AR, United States 10-05-13
    Danial Batesville, AR, United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "so slow I couldn't finish it"
    Would you try another book from Robert K. Tanenbaum and/or Traber Burns?

    It pushed my "I DONT CARE BUTTON OVER AND OVER!!" It just wasn't what I was expecting and I couldn't finish it.


    What was most disappointing about Robert K. Tanenbaum’s story?

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    What didn’t you like about Traber Burns’s performance?

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    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from No Lesser Plea?

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    Any additional comments?

    don't know

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 11-23-14
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    If you could sum up No Lesser Plea in three words, what would they be?

    A nice introduction.


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

    I wouldn't say on the edge but it kept my attention.


    What three words best describe Traber Burns’s voice?

    Interesting at best.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No escape.


    Any additional comments?

    I had listened to Tanenbaum before and decided to start the series in order. No Lesser Plea is nice first book. It sets the characters well. I mostly likely will listen to a few more books then decide if I will continue with the series. Tanenbaum and Burns may grow on me but at this time they aren't my favorite.

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