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Imperfect Justice Audiobook

Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony

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Publisher's Summary

Filled with explosive new information, this is the definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation and the verdict that no one saw coming....

It was the trial that stunned America, the verdict that shocked us all. On July 5, 2011, nearly three years after her initial arrest, Casey Anthony walked away, virtually scot-free, from one of the most sensational murder trials of all time. She'd been accused of killing her daughter, Caylee, but the trial only left behind more questions: Was she actually innocent? What really happened to Caylee? Was this what justice really looked like?

In Imperfect Justice, prosecutor Jeff Ashton, one of the principal players in the case's drama, sheds light on those questions and much more, telling the behind-the-scenes story of the investigation, the trial, and the now-infamous verdict. Providing an inside account of the case, Ashton, a career prosecutor for the state of Florida, goes where the press and pundits have only speculated, detailing what really happened during the investigation, showing how the prosecution built their case, and explaining how a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent.

Moving beyond the simple explanations, Ashton offers an in-depth look at the complex figure of Casey Anthony, a woman whose lies he spent three years trying to understand. And yet this focus on Casey came with its own risks; here he details how this widespread fixation on Casey - both in the media and in the trial - may have undermined the case itself. As everyone got caught up in the quest to understand the supposed villain, somehow the victim, Caylee, was all but forgotten - not just to the public, but more important, to the jury.

Complete with never-before-revealed information about the case and the accused, Ashton examines what the prosecution got right, what they got wrong, and why he remains completely convinced of Casey Anthony's guilt.

©2011 Jeff Ashton (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jennifer RAEFORD, NC, United States 01-17-12
    Jennifer RAEFORD, NC, United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Ashton?

    I think Jeff did an


    Any additional comments?

    It gives some good background info and there were a few things I didn't know. If you watched the entire case unfold on t.v. you might get a bit bored at times, but keep going.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jaclyn Harris 01-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "No new information "

    This was just Ashton insulting the defense and jury. Very biased and childlike. No new evidence was presented.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Georgetown, MA, United States 09-21-12
    Michele Georgetown, MA, United States 09-21-12
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    "Great listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you were into the Casey Anthony trial (as I was) this is a must listen! I watched every day of the trial from beginning to end and watched many of the news shows that talked about the trial, both leading up to it and also after it was over. This book reveals things you never knew about and more importantly, discusses evidence that wasn't allowed into trial. Truly fascinating!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Casey Anthony, of course. And she truly is a character!


    What does Jeff Ashton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Since Jeff is reading his own words, you cannot interprete them in any other way other than the way they were intended. I like this.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Iowa 09-20-12
    Holly Iowa 09-20-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Touching!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Imperfect Justice to be better than the print version?

    Yes! Ive not only read a hard copy of this book but also listened to it via audio book and you get so much more from it listening to the voice of the actual author. Its like Jeff Ashton is telling you the story of prosecuting Casey Anthony himself.... Because he is! Years with the prosecutors office and countless trials have given Ashton the gift of story telling and effective narration!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Sydney 04-08-12
    Chris Sydney 04-08-12

    Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.

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    What made the experience of listening to Imperfect Justice the most enjoyable?

    It was very interesting to get the perspective of one of the main players in this headline making case.


    What other book might you compare Imperfect Justice to and why?

    Probably the OJ Simpson, Helter Skelter, Scott Paterson books about famous trials.


    What does Jeff Ashton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings a good deal of background information that I was not aware of before, he is factual without being boring, and had a good self deprecating sense of humour.I enjoyed his narration.


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

    It is still astounding to me this individual is not behind bars. The Scott Paterson trial was based on circumstantial evidence but he was convicted.But that is the jury system for you. Sad that this child received no justice.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book in one sitting, it is interesting without being sensationalist. Anyone interested in the workings of a criminal case and how a trial and prosecution defence is put together will find this a fascinating listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennie Kissimmee, FL, United States 02-16-12
    Jennie Kissimmee, FL, United States 02-16-12
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    "good overall"

    This gives a systematic blow by blow account of what happened from the very beginning to the very end of the Casey Anthony case. Yes, a lot of the information is already public knowledge. However, there are also a lot of gaps that we didn't get to see as members of the general public. If this case interested you, I would recommend you listen to this book. Jeff Ashton also does a great job with the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E.M. 12-20-11
    E.M. 12-20-11
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    "A first-rate audiobook."

    Jeff Ashton does a very good job here, not only in producing a very cogent review and analysis of the events, but also as a (presumably) amateur narrator. Unless you had quit your job to follow the Anthony case 24/7, there's quite a lot of new information here, and the likelihood that you will come away with a renewed sense that Casey Anthony is a murderer is overwhelming.

    Given the totality of evidence, both scientific and circumstantial, it is nothing short of stunning that a jury let this truly despicable human being walk free. After listening to this audiobook, I would sooner agree that O.J. is innocent than believe the absurd excuses put forth by Casey and Jose Baez.

    I can only hope that copies of this book were sent to the jury members. As for Casey, my anger is tempered somewhat by the revelation that, as a human being, she is an utter train wreck, and the chances of her steering clear of the judicial system for any meaningful length of time are virtually nil. She has the grown-up proclivities of a full-blown sociopath, coupled with the undisciplined mind of a spoiled, petulant child. And, like O.J., she will mostly likely wind up behind bars again, an eventuality which I await with thinly-veiled enthusiasm.

    Frustrations at the verdict aside, this was a credit very well spent, and I thoroughly recommend it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Douglasville, GA, United States 11-30-11
    Mary Douglasville, GA, United States 11-30-11 Member Since 2017
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    "IMPERFECT UNCARING JURY COULD BE ALTERNATE TITLE"

    HEARING ONE OF THE BEST PROSECUTING LAWYERS OF OUR TIME TAKE US STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE MOST FASCINATING MURDER TRIAL OF THE DECADE REVEALS JUST HOW IMPERFECT OUR LEGAL SYSTEM CAN BE. NOT ALL CITIZENS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE ON A JURY AND SOME LAWYERS ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO BECAME FASCINATED WITH THE CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Clayton 11-30-11
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    "IMPERFECT UNCARING JURY COULD BE ALTERNATE TITLE"

    HEARING ONE OF THE BEST PROSECUTING LAWYERS OF OUR TIME TAKE US STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE MOST FASCINATING MURDER TRIAL OF THE DECADE REVEALS JUST HOW IMPERFECT OUR LEGAL SYSTEM CAN BE. NOT ALL CITIZENS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BE ON A JURY AND SOME LAWYERS ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO BECAME FASCINATED WITH THE CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kelley CA, United States 01-10-13
    Kelley CA, United States 01-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "Glad he and Lisa Pulizer wrote it."

    It's a great story. I side with the defense on evidence, so I enjoyed listening to Ashton lose again.

    Be warned: If you want more incriminating evidence to be part of this book, you'll be disappointed. Nothing new is here revealed.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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