Absolutely! Don't you love it when you find a new author/series you like, and there are several books already published? I bought the first 2 in the Andy Carpenter series one at a time. The next three I purchased all at once. Excellent stories with an excellent narrator! Interesting characters, fresh story lines, and a healthy dose of humor. Great mystery and courtroom scenes and not unnecessarily graphic/sexual/profane. I download onto my Kindle and then listen to it over my car speakers. I find myself sitting in the car waiting for the chapter to end before I go in the house. Nice thing is my teen son will get in and ask me to catch him up on what he missed! Smart, funny, great court battles, and fast paced! I even bought one of the books so I could read it when I wasn't in the car to listen to it. :) I've never been compelled to write a review before, but this guy's good. As a past Patterson fan who gave up after several disappointments, I was so pleased to find this author!
Andy Carpenter (the main character) is my favorite. He's smart, funny, and has an easy self-deprecating sense of humor. I like that he comes across as a real person and not plastic/perfect/fearless/Greek God.
The narrator has also been my favorite. So good!
Don't hesitate to try this series. You won't be disappointed!
Avid reader. Retired harpist Consider myself knowledgeable in the English language.
This is the most fun series. Love the characters and the snappy dialogue. Just be sure to start with the first book in the series--Open and Shut
The is the second book I've listened to in the series, and I will immediately buy another. I love the wry humour and actually laugh out loud at times. This is not great literature, but it is certainly entertainment.
I love the humour and the always great storyline. I look forward to all of his books and appreciate as a dog lover his stories.
I feel like he IS Andy Carpenter and David Rosenfelt all in one. He is just as much the reason why I enjoy this series as much as the writing. The way he delivers is perfect!
Got to listen!
The way the story was told, slowly painting the picture each characters history relating to the total package of the story. Not saying the story was slow at all. It was a wonderfully paced story.
Yes, but had to leave car to go into work...darn it!
Love this author. Not just a "dog" story. Much more involved in each characters past, present and future. It ended as I wanted it to, yet it didn't end as I wanted it to.
Avid Listener of Audible
I read a couple of Andy Carpenter novels and found them highly entertaining. This was no different. David Rosenfelt's books are enjoyable and are entertaining. I think my biggest complaint was the plethora of bad guys after one lawyer. Sometimes it gets a bit unbelievable. Since I had already read some of his other books, I also had an idea of what Andy should sound like. This narrator did not fit that bill; however, he was good nonetheless.
My recommendation is if you are looking for an easy read, this book will do nicely.
The mixture of laughter and tension. It makes things very human. I know dogs are at the center of it, but that makes it very human to me. I guess he sees dogs like I do and reads their expressions like I would. The dogs are realistic too, no super-dogs, it keeps it in the right scale for me. The sense humour is wonderful too.
Andy, always Andy, with Laurie a close second. The next circle of characters, Vince, Pete, Sam, Markus, etc. are great too. Each is a very distinct character that makes a great mix.
They are all great. Well, I've only heard the Andy Carpenter ones, but they are great.
Laughed out loud, and bit my nails, as I always do in these books.
A good mix of characters and good story line.
Although this plot was good, I pride myself on trying to figure out the ending of murder mysteries before the end of the book. I got this one about half way through, so I was on the edge of my seat to see if I was correct. (I was)
This was my first experience with Gardner. He took a little getting use to; strange voice.
The dog knows!!
Good book, I will listen to the author and narrator again.
Comically the same as Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller.
One for the Money
How the characters handling of the facts are based solidly in law.
No. I laugh out loud at times.