Book Reviews of Retribution (C.J. Townsend, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged)

Retribution (C.J. Townsend, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Retribution - C.J. Townsend, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Martha Plimpton (Narrator), Jilliane Hoffman
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ISBN-13: 9780399151293
ISBN-10: 039915129X
Publication Date: 1/5/2004
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Berkley Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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reviewed Retribution (C.J. Townsend, Bk 1) (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Dark book, well written, will he get away with it?

And I'm not talking about the serial murderer this book centers around...

How far would YOU go in seeking retribution?

The answer this book offers left me feeling unsettled...
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Helpful Score: 5
Anything by Jilliane Hoffman is good. I think this is her best book. She not a well known author but this book, or any of her other two books will keep you on the edge of your seat. She's one author that I really keep an eye on for new releases.
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Helpful Score: 3
Awesome book! Kept me on the edge until the end! I'll be reading more of JH's books for sure!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was great! Great characters that I cared about, riveting mystery; the reader one of the best I've yet heard. I could hardly wait for my morning drive to hear the next chapter. Highly recommended if you like an exciting, puzzling story.
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Helpful Score: 3
What a book! Not many books creep me out, but this one came close. Lots of suspense and drama. Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to more of this author's books.
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Helpful Score: 3
Our book club read this. It was not the kind of book I usually read but I found it well written and it kept me interested.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved the twists and turns. Definitely not the ending I imagined.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good reading. I enjoyed it throughout.
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Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyed this book a lot. The first few pages really grab your attention and then it is slow for about 80 pages, but the author makes up for it in the end. Last hundred pages I did not want to put it down. Overall a good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good book. Can't wait to read her next book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is her first novel and it was REALLY good. I have now read her second book: Final Witness. It's also excellent. Am anxiously waiting for her next book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This kept me on the edge of my seat. It was the old tale between doing what's right and ethical and getting revenge for wrongs.
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Helpful Score: 2
I LOVED this book!!!! The characters were great. The descriptions of the attacks were brutal and it kept me guessing until the very end. Excellent!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was like LISTENING to CSI, and I LOVE CSI! Great book!
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Helpful Score: 2
A dark first novel by a former prosecutor. A lot of blood and gore.
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Helpful Score: 2
About C.J. Townsend, a State prosecutor in Miami who is building a case against akiller when things get personal and she wonders if she can hold herself together. A very quick paced thriller.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was my first murder mystery-type book, and WOW! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I listened to it on audio, and it was so good that I had to order the next book this author wrote, LAST WITNESS. Really great book! I will say that there is some really strong language in it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an awesome book....kept me on the edge of my seat until the end!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Read Good Suspense
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Helpful Score: 1
Might give author another chance, but it seemed as if she was trying to hard to make it graphic and chilling.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good story about a young woman lawyer that becomes a DA - then faces an old enemy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very Good!!
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Helpful Score: 1
An excellent thriller, very tight and tense. The writing is exceptional. Good Book!!
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Helpful Score: 1
good book..
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was awesome! It definately had a bit of a twist at the end! I recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent story and a great first novel for the author. It is perhaps more gory than my taste but it was unexpected and asks some powerful questions. How far should ethics bind a person? Perhaps further than we like to admit but then again, we all have a need to see justice prevail.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of suspense from the first page. Very hard to put down. Highly recommended if you love a good thriller.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a well written story about love and a great "thriller case" that the main character is working on. Hard to put down!
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome page turner! Can't wait to read the sequel!
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Helpful Score: 1
Some interesting twists in this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
My first experience of this author. I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Gripping and chilling, not for the weak of stomach

Forces the reader to ask the question, how far would I go to save myself and others from an evil man
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Helpful Score: 1
"When an elite prosecutor faces the most lethal predator she´s ever encountered, it all comes down to a choice between justice... and retribution."

A thriller about a serial killer that you are going to start reading from the page one till the end!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent thriller
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Great book....full of surprises!!!
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At the heart of "Retribution" is C.J. Townsend, a brilliant prosecutor in Miami, well-known for keeping her cool while trying even the most horrific cases. The latest suspect is as base as they come; a vicious killer who savors cruelty and considers murder an art. Amid a maelstrom of media attention, C.J. has just begun to build her case when she is struck with a shattering personal blow connected to her past. Now everything will ride on her ability to hold herself together long enough to put the accused away forever.
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Although I normally don't read thrillers or court room dramas, when I started reading this book at a friends house I could not put it down. This was a page turner indeed that will have you gripped from the very first page.
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This was an incredible page turner!
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Real Thriller...
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Fast moving and suspenseful with a satisfying conclusion. Likeable characters for the most part except the villian ( of course ). Spunky lady cop with sexy partner.
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I liked Martha Plimpton's reading of the book. It was a good story, but a little short.
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This was a great book. The character was strong, the story line thrilling, and lots of mystery and twists in it. Loved this book. Read it in two days. Found I did not want to put it down.
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C. J. Townsend is a brilliant state prosecutor known for keeping her cool even when trying the most horrific cases. The current murderer is as base as they come - a vicious killer who savors cruelty and considers murder an art form. Amid a maelstrom of media coverage, C. J. builds her case until she is struck with a shattering blow from her past. Now, everything rides on her ability to hold herself together long enough to put the criminal behind bars forever.

I enjoyed this story even though it was a little farfetched toward the end. I give it an A!
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first experience with author--ok
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This is an excellent mystery story. It is missing the dust jacket.
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CJ Townsend is a state prosecutor in Maimi. The latest suspect is a vicious killer who considers murder an art. As CJ builds her case, she is struck with a shattering personal blow connected with her past. Now everything rides on her ability to hold herself together to put the accused away forever.
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A assistant state attorney trying a vicious killer. Now she has to keep everything together long enough to get him put away.
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Well, I read all those positive reviews, but nothing can overcome my skepticism at the logic of the protagonist prosecuting attorney going forward with a clear conflict of interest, ostensibly because she was the only one who knew about the conflict, all afraid that the rapist-murderer would get off because someone else trying it would f**k it up.
The problem is that the rapist made a study of all his victims and HE knew about the conflict. which he would probably use in his defense.

This author needs a good editor to notice things like that!
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The Barnes & Noble Review
This debut novel by a former assistant state attorney is a crime drama/courtroom thriller offering authentic forensic details, legal quandaries, and a surprising, enthralling plot.

After Chloe Larson is raped and left for dead by a madman in a clown mask, she changes her name, starts a new life in Miami, and becomes a prosecutor for the state attorney. A dozen years later she's given the task of prosecuting William Bantling, who is suspected of being "Cupid," a serial killer who butchers women. Chloe recognizes him as her rapist and begins to slide towards a possible mental breakdown. As she tampers with the case to make sure Bantling pays for his crimes,, she's beset by the question: Even if Bantling is her assailant, does that prove he's also Cupid?

Hoffman provides expert twists throughout a novel that starts off grippingly and never lets up. With smooth prose, and an inviting narrative style, the author creates believable and sympathetic characters, and although Retribution is intensely graphic and unsettling at times, Hoffman brings expertise and street credibility to her work. This is a darkly compelling, often gut-wrenching novel about a victim's attempt to balance the craving for personal revenge with the desire for justice. Tom Piccirilli
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retribution- punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved.
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This is a difficult book to put down once begun. It has interesting plot twiests that I didn't anticipate, and characters that didn't totally defy believability. I found the moral conundrum of C.J., which leads to the title of the book, compelling and thought-provoking. This is an excellent debut, and I eagerly await more novels by the talented Ms. Hoffman.
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Chloe Larsaon was, an usual, in a mad bliding rush. She had all of ten minutes to change into something suitable to wear to the Phantom of the Opera currently sold out a year in advance and the hottest show on broadway put on a face and catch the 6:52 p.m. train our of bayside into the city which was in itself a three minute car ride from her apartmen to the station.....
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This is the Book of the Month Club edition. The text is the same as the original; the size of the book is just a little smaller.
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Cover does not look exactly like this one.