Unintended Consequences : Innocent Prisoners Project

  • by Marti Green
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • Series: Innocent Prisoners Project
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nineteen years ago, Indiana police found the body of a young girl, burned beyond recognition and buried in the woods. They arrested George Calhoun for murdering his daughter, and his wife testified against him at the trial. George maintains he didn’t do it. That the body isn’t his little Angelina. But that’s all he’s ever said—no other defense, no other explanation. The jury convicted him. Now his appeals have been exhausted, and his execution is just six weeks away.
Dani Trumball, an attorney for the Help Innocent Prisoners Project, wants to believe him. After all, there was no forensic evidence to prove that the body in the woods was George’s daughter. But if the girl isn’t Angelina, then who is it? And what happened to the Calhouns’ missing daughter? Despite the odds, the questions push Dani to take the case.
For nineteen years, George Calhoun has stayed silent. But he’s ready to talk, and if the story he tells Dani is true, it changes everything.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

In the words of Bartok, "I tell you what, Wow!"

If you could sum up Unintended Consequences in three words, what would they be?

I can sum it up in one word, "Intense."

What other book might you compare Unintended Consequences to and why?

"The Chamber" or "The Innocent Man" both by John Grisham, because of the intense anxiety that you feel for the legal team, and the defendant (The Chamber). In addition to these feelings you can't help but feel anger and frustration toward the legal system willing to execute a man without a sense of justice behind it (The Innocent Man).

What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

You hear the voice of each character. As a listener Eby allows you to hear the thoughts, emotions, priorities, and sensations of each and every character. Eby transitions so well you don't always realize that you only have one professional narrator. She is absolutely amazing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When George is telling the story of what really happened to his daughter, I was driving down the interstate. It was necessary for me to take a moment and remind myself that this story is a fictional story. It was nothing happening to anyone I know or love. This was the only way to keep from crying while driving down the road.

Any additional comments?

The book wasn't even over when I was searching Marti Green to see if there was a sequel to this book. I was nearly bereft at the thought of losing any contact with these characters. Sounds a bit dramatic doesn't it? Well, so it is. But I have read the Harry Potter novels over and over because I just can't say good bye to people I have learned to like and respect without a fight.

For the record, this is a debut novel. There are no additional writings by this author at this time. I seriously hope I will hear more from Marti Green.

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- Jerrilynn

Innocent man faces death penalty in 6 wks unless..

STORY (legal suspense) - George says he didn't kill his daughter, but no one has listened to him for almost two decades...until he meets Dani. She must race against the clock -- and the legal system -- to prove his innocence and safe his life. And if the girl's body isn't George's daughter, who is she?

The story is set in New York and Indiana, and the crime being investigated happened many years ago before DNA evidence was widely used. (In other words, this case would be simple to unravel today). Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's just mysterious and suspenseful enough to entertain, but not so much that I was stressed out trying to keep thing straight. The listener will be part of the criminal investigation process as Dani tries to figure out who the dead girl is and who killed her, as well as Dani's efforts as an attorney to plead George's case.


OVERALL - This is a good book for everyone, as there is no sex or bad language. It is Book 1 of a series, but it stands alone. I will be continuing with the series.
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- AudioAddict "I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio