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The trial of 25-year-old Casey Anthony for the death of her daughter, Caylee, was the most sensational case in America since O.J. Simpson’s—with a verdict every bit as stunning. After being acquitted in July 2011, Ms. Anthony instantly became one of the most infamous women in the world.
Dr. Keith Ablow distills tens of thousands of pages of documents he has obtained, his behind-the-camera, one-on one interviews, and his decades of experience in the world of forensic psychiatry to make sense of a woman whose defense attorney described her as an innocent victim of childhood sexual abuse, but the state insisted was a cold-blooded murderer.
Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony delivers an incisive, riveting way of understanding this troubled young woman.
This is one of my favorite audio books ever. Whether or not you like it will probably depend on two things:
1. Did you watch the trial and do you have strong negative feelings about the verdict? (I didn't and I don't.)
2. Are you intrigued by phrases like - "deprived of emotional oxygen". (I am.)
I think what I like most about this book is how organic it feels. It doesn't at all read like a paint-by-numbers, cash in on the trial rush job, but like a passionate, uncensored, genunine opinion. What someone really thinks. Hot!
And there's new information here as well-- my favorite being the timeline of Casey's ricocheting false selves: All the boys she claimed to love or want to love in 32 days.
The weak daddy and controlling mommy are less interesting, but necessary, I suppose. For me they're just the wormy soil underneath their daughter's wild, poisonous bloom.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
As a member of the mental health profession, I was interested in what Dr. Ablow has to say about what is going on in Casey Anthony's head. At first I was bothered by the fact that he does not make ONE conclusion about what precisely happened in the case (personally, I believe 99.9% she is guilty of Murder #1). However, looking at this piece from a therapist's perspective, not a legal viewpoint, I can see that it was prudent of Dr. Ablow to NOT go with any one explanation for the crime. He is not assessing the crime itself; he is assessing the person who was on trial for such a heinous act.
Given all of this, I think that Dr. Ablow is right on the money regarding what is wrong with Casey Anthony, and the genesis of it. I have thought for some time that her mother's lies and inability to let Casey be a separate person, was ultimately, though very indirectly, the 'cause' of this murder. I enjoyed seeing how Dr. Ablow went back in her family history, to generations 100 years ago on both sides, and explained how this type of tragedy can occur when NO ONE faces their inner demons along the way, generation after generation.....
I can understand why people who are not deeply versed in psychiatry might look askance at the viewpoint or the stance that this book takes. However, if you back off a bit, put the TRIAL aside in your mind for a little while, and just listen to this story of how a woman, influenced by numerous unsafe & dishonest people & events, wound up with a dead child ~ whom I can see, Dr. Ablow agrees, she killed ~ then I think you could enjoy this book and even learn quite a bit about the fragile workings of the human mind.
22 of 25 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony? What did you like least?
The author had some interesting analysis of the Anthony's family's dysfunction & Casey's behavior.
What was most disappointing about Keith Ablow’s story?
Dr. Ablow fixates on the fact that George Anthony was in the delivery room, leering at Casey and making odd remarks while she was prepped for delivery. Shaving is standard prep for many medical procedures including childbirth, which Dr. Ablow should know, since he went to medical school. I'm not sure why he makes such a big deal about it. He seems to think George Anthony was transfixed by the sight. But it sounds more like the author is the one obsessed. Casey is clearly a chronic liar, but Ablow never considers she might be lying about her dad & brother sexually abusing her as a way of justifying her actions. Ablow isn't a bad writer, but his ego keeps getting in the way. And his constant harping on prurient details ruined the book for me.
Did Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony inspire you to do anything?
Avoid buying Dr. Ablow's books in the future.
Any additional comments?
It concerns me that Ablow started writing sexually explicit detective stories, then began to write about female murder victims, first Lacey Peterson and now Caylee. He seems more interested in sensationalizing the case than giving psychological analysis. In some ways, Ablow is as unreliable and troubled as Casey Anthony.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
If you watched the trial, followed the story you"d know that this isn't an accurate description of events. He took Casey Anthony's attorney's opening statement and ran with it. I am very disappointed. I can't even finish it Wasted my credit on this book.
42 of 51 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony?
the public can see the mother cindy anthony was a control freak but the book explains the damage a mother with out clear boundaries can do and how a childs mind is formed by a sick parent from the damaged child point of view.
What other book might you compare Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony to and why?
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
yes very good pace not boring at any point fit well and is told from many points of view at the same time all fit together easy to follow.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
yes and listen again
Any additional comments?
good read, well written and helps bring closure to the horrible circumstance of a child death<br/>but I am forever changed by what this book tells about Casey. We should not judge others
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Possibly to some friends
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character was Casey Anothony's mother
Any additional comments?
I am a psychotherapist, so this was very interesting to me. It was somewhat repetitive, but very insightful. It was a good look into the potential of the human mind.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Dr. Keith Ablow's book about Casey Anthony gives one the inner emotional workings of the Anthony family. The trial was the "what" hapened and Dr. Ablow's book gives the reader/listener the "why" it happened. Highly recommended reading. The narration is excellent.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
yes, to anyone interested in psychoanaysis, or criminology
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
What about Henry Leyva’s performance did you like?
couldn't have been better
If you could give Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony a new subtitle, what would it be?
Any additional comments?
super smart, never borin
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony?
The fact that Ablow kept inserting himself into the story - I found it incredibly selfish and grating. In addition, he repeats phrases over and over (particularly about the viewing of Casey's natural childbirth - it's repeated so often that I could picture people performing a drinking game for every time Ablow mentions it. I don't recommend that - someone might slip into a coma with all the repetition.)
What could Keith Ablow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Remove all references on how he'd speak with the police investigators that interviewed her - his unnecessary interruptions and need to shuck and jive about how he would handle the situation was incredibly disruptive to the scene. I found him obnoxious. Hey Ablow - this isn't about you, okay??
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I thought that he had an effective performance style as a narrator.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The beginning, detailing exactly what "emotional smothering" means and the details behind the history of the Anthony's was interesting.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Interesting perspective of an obviously troubled young lady. He was too repetitive for my tastes