No Lesser Plea : Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi

  • by Robert K. Tanenbaum
  • Narrated by Traber Burns
  • Series: Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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A Decent LIsten

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.
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- Ted "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."

Lesser Plea

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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- Hill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.