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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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Hill says: "Lesser Plea"
  • Fatal Conceit | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Fatal Conceit

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
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    After the New York grand jury indicts the national presidential campaign chairman and the NSA spymaster for the murder of the CIA chief, Karp engages in an unforgettable courtroom confrontation with the defendants who have the full weight of the US administration, a hostile judge, and a compliant media supporting them. These sinister forces will stop at nothing to prevent Karp from bringing out the truth, even if they have to resort to murder.

    Hill says: "Fatal not hardly"
  • Depraved Indifference: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 2 | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Depraved Indifference: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Butch Karp has never shied away from a difficult case, and when Croatian terrorists hijack a plane and kill an NYPD bomb squad cop in a bomb blast, he’s eager to prosecute the high-profile killers. But Karp’s aggression puts him at risk when his investigations uncover messy government secrets. Certain elements of the FBI and CIA don’t want the trial to go forward, and are willing to go to extremes to sabotage Karp's case.

    Ian C Robertson says: "Entertaining"
  • Infamy: A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller, Book 28 | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Infamy: A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
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    When a former army veteran suddenly murders a colonel in New York, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer, one with ties to the White House, decides to defend the killer, arguing that his client suffered from post-traumatic stress from his tours in Afghanistan and that it's his patriotic duty to assist him.

    Hill says: "One for the prosecution"
  • Absolute Rage | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Absolute Rage

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Lee Sellars
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    (5)
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    New York Times best-selling author Robert K. Tanenbaum delivers his grittiest, most ethically challenging thriller yet, as New York chief assistant district attorney Butch Karp fights for his family in the wilds of West Virginia's coal mining country.

    Frederick says: "Now I remember why I loathe abridgements"
  • Justice Denied: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 6 | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Justice Denied: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
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    (25)
    Story
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    A Turkish diplomat in New York City is gunned down in broad daylight, and all signs point to an ancient blood feud. The suspected gunman is Armenian. His alleged motive is to avenge the slaughter of Armenians by Turks generations before. But prosecutor Butch Karp has never accepted the easy answer, and he soon realizes the facts of this murder are more complicated than they seem. To close the case, Karp and his investigator wife, Marlene, must infiltrate a cross-section of New York society, while fending off crooks and madmen from every corner of the Big Apple and the world beyond.

    Hill says: "I must be easy to please"
  • Trap | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (37)
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    Story
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    When a tremendous blast rocks an old school building in East Harlem during a meeting of the New York Charter Schools, killing six and wounding a dozen others, it's initially blamed on a natural gas explosion. However, as Butch Karp digs a little deeper, he discovers the explosion was the work of a mysterious serial arsonist in the employ of the teacher's union president, who is angry at the unqualified successes of the charter school movement in New York City and worried for the corrupt public school system.

    John says: "This might be a good book - But"
  • Reckless Endangerment | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Reckless Endangerment

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By James Daniels
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    (59)
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    (38)

    Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi discover themselves working on two sides of the same case when a set of double homicides rocks downtown Manhattan. A bloody warning scrawled on the wall above a murdered elderly couple sends the Jewish community reeling into a tension-filled confrontation with the city's Arab population. In neighboring Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Arab runaway seeks refuge in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, where she becomes caught up in the ugly world of prostitution and drugs.

    Hill says: "Coming of age"
  • Malice: A Novel | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Malice: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
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    (22)

    New York District Attorney Butch Karp, recovering from an assassination attempt that came within a few millimeters of killing him, takes on a shadowy cartel that uses terrorists to further its criminal empire while sliding the United States toward a fascist state that the cartel controls.

    John Buckley says: "Tedious"
  • Capture | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Capture

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Charles Leggett
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    When a promising actress from Spanish Harlem dies from a gunshot wound in the Tribeca penthouse apartment of an eccentrically famous Broadway producer, it is up to New York D.A. Roger "Butch" Karp and his hard-charging, crime-fighting wife, Marlene Ciampi, to champion the murdered actress's cause. Karp decides to personally prosecute the case and expose the "Big Lie" defense.

    Ken Garelick says: "Horrible"
  • Echoes of My Soul | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Echoes of My Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
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    Echoes of My Soul relates the inside story of how Mel Glass, an assistant district attorney under the legendary DA Frank Hogan, took it upon himself to investigate the Career Girls Murders in Manhattan and another murder in Brooklyn, believing that the accused man, with an IQ of about 70, had been coerced into confessing murders he did not commit. It meant, of course, embarrassing the DA’s office and the police if they withdraw the charges of a confessed killer but Mel was convinced of the wrong being done and DA Hogan told him, "Find the truth, Mel."

    AL says: "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM"
  • Corruption of Blood | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Corruption of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
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    After many years working on some of the toughest felony cases in New York, prosecutor Butch Karp takes on one of the most notorious homicide cases in modern history when the US Congress invites him to become legal counsel to the Congressional committee charged to reinvestigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Teaming up with his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, and two loyal assistants, Karp knows the only way to determine what occurred is to let the facts and the evidence lead inexorably to a just result.

    Roman says: "Good Idea---Horrible Execution"
  • Reversible Error: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series, Book 4 | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Reversible Error: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Assistant District Attorney Butch Karp is finally recognized for his heroic service to New York City when a group of politicians back him for the top job as Manhattan's district attorney. But a series of cases involving vigilante murders begins to reveal the true motives of those civil servants standing by his side. It's Karp versus the dirty city in one of Tanenbaum's most revealing and caustic legal thrillers - a stunning indictment of civil corruption and overreach.

    Lia says: "Another Good Installment In The Series"
  • Tragic | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Tragic

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
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    Story
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    Prizefighter tough. Street-hustler smart. Pit-bull vicious. Longshoremen’s union leader Charlie Vitteli is like a cold-blooded villain straight out of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Busting heads on the docks of New York as a brash union organizer, taking no prisoners as the newest president of the North Ameri­can Brotherhood of Stevedores, Vitteli clawed his way to the top of the heap - and no one’s going to take him down now. Not if they value their lives.

    Elaine OKC says: "Don't buy this audiobook."
  • Escape | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Charles Leggett
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    (57)
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    Escape is a classic encounter between the forces of good and evil in human form that asks, and answers, questions of how to deal with supposedly "God-inspired" acts of murder and mayhem. In a riveting trial of garish courtroom confrontations, newly elected New York District Attorney Karp battles the "insanity of the insanity defense", as he tries to make Jessica Campbell, a rabble-rousing political science professor at NYU, pay for the murder of her three children. While Campbell claims that God told her to "send her three children to Him," it is up to Karp to prove that she was fully aware of the nature and consequences of her actions.

    margaret mccrary says: "Thank you, Mr. T."
  • Irresistible Impulse: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 9 | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Irresistible Impulse: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (30)
    Story
    (28)

    Back as head of the district attorney's homicide bureau, Butch Karp comes up against one of his most bizarre cases yet. A series of racially motivated murders in Harlem prove to be the work of a wealthys uburbanite out to relive a twisted episode from his childhood. The killer's showboating defense attorney will stop at nothing to derail Karp's prosecution - even if it means igniting a race war.

    Hill says: "So far the best"
  • Immoral Certainty: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 3 | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Immoral Certainty: Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (45)

    Butch Karp's career prosecuting New York's worst criminals takes a chilling turn when a series of ghastly child murders opens a window into the city’s hellish underworld. Karp and love-interest Marlene Ciampi pursue a psychopath known to his young victims as the Bogeyman, but what they find is more threatening than a lone predator. To stop the evil they unearth will take more than just courage in the courtroom; the two will need to follow a sinister trail into New York City's darkest corners, where the law is powerless to protect them.

    shelley says: "One of Tanenbaum's best"
  • Falsely Accused: The Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series, Book 8 | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Falsely Accused: The Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the eighth story of the popular Butch Karp legal thriller series, Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, struggle to protect the abused and wrongly accused from powerful enemies. This time, famed prosecutor Butch Karp is on the side of an unjustly accused plaintiff, the chief medical examiner of New York City, who was fired and accused of gross incompetence. Karp may be in private practice now, but he still knows the ins and outs of the New York City brass, and his investigation into the wrongful termination soon reveals rot that goes all the way to city hall.

  • Enemy Within | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    Enemy Within

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    When a black man is shot multiple times in the back on the streets of New York by an NYPD golden boy, chaos erupts throughout the city. And in an election year no one feels the pressure more than the men and women who vow to protect and to serve. For Butch Karp - Chief Assistant District Attorney for New York County - bullet holes aren't the only holes in this volatile case.

    Jurupa55 says: "Good mystery, but not of Tanenbaum's usual quality"
  • True Justice | Robert K. Tanenbaum

    True Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert K. Tanenbaum
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (52)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    For Butch Karp, chief assistant district attorney for New York County, the nightmare begins when a shocking act of negligence results in homicide. Goaded by the media's sensational publicity, the public is screaming for blood, and the DA is listening. It is Butch Karp's unpleasant job to give the public what it wants - a thorough administration of hard-line justice - by prosecuting a poor, Hispanic, fifteen-year-old mother for murder. Complicating matters further is Butch's wife, private investigator Marlene Ciampi, who has decided to return to law.

    Richard says: "Tanenbaum has been there and describes it well"
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