David Rosenfelt is a good writer, and his stories are just perfectly balanced between intense drama and light comedy. His knowledge of dogs is obvious as seen in his writing. I enjoyed listening to the narrator of "New Tricks". His voice is perfect for emulating the persona of a middle-aged man from New Jersey. I found "New Tricks" to be good entertainment for driving around and doing my errands.
In the middle of this story I looked up Bernese Mountian Dogs to see and read more about the breed. This unchallenging story is entertaining. It is not going to leave you with any great message or thoughts just almost 8 hours of story telling. And that is worth something so just relax and enjoy it!
All of David Rosenfelt's books have been enjoyabe to me and I have listened to most of them. Grover Gardner narrates the characters distinctly and with all the nuances I am sure Rosenfelt intended to have for them. The pair are a great match. As much as I highly reccomend any of them, this is not the best. But it is still worth the credit and time. The character development is easy to follow (some from previous books and others are new) and the story does keep you guessing. Enjoy.
This book is part of a series. Excellent story, good listening and good narration. I highly recommend this book along with the others.
Mr. Rosenfelt is a very entertaining writer and includes his passion for dogs in his works. The Andy Carpenter series are right up there with the most entertaining books I have listened to. At times the humor and wit that is interjected into the book has me laughing out loud. My wife and I have listened to all of the series at least twice. I find the audio books even more entertaining than the paper version due to the excellent reading of Mr. Grover Gardner. To me, the voice inflections and totally believable portrayal of the wisecracking Andy are without the best that they can be. To me, Mr. Gardner IS Andy Carpenter and could not easily be replaced by any other reader. I find myself actually envisioning how Andy and all of the characters look and believe me there are some entertaining and unusual characters in the series. When I listen to these books I get totally engrossed and find myself traveling inside the books covers. I highly recommend this series.
I have read all of the books in the series and really love the easy (dry) humor and excellent "flow" of the narrator. Premise is cute - dog needs a lawyer.
I pray there will be no end to Andy Carpenter & Company nor of Grover Gardner's narration of same. As I read other reviews, I realize my review has already been written many times over. Laugh out loud entertainment, wonderful, well-developed characters (any of whom I'd like to call friend) and of course, Tara, his golder retriever. And, again, the very dry humor. Mr. Rosenfelt's books will always be at the top of my wishlist.