Andy is a unique character. He is smart, funny and, unlike most heros, he's not the bravest guy around. I love his character though and the story is great fun with enough twists and turns to keep you turning the proverbial page.
As good as the story is, I don't think this book would seem nearly as good if it weren't for Grover Gardner's brilliant narration. He simply IS Andy Carpenter.
This author and series is new to me, and I'm so sorry for that! I love Andy and can't wait to read/hear the next installment. Humor, mystery, romance and (the best in my opinion) a dog!!
Probably not...I would recall the denoument.
The first person protagonist (can't remember character's name...)
Same as above
No, it's entertainment while exercising.
Will probably listen to other episodes of the same series.
Yes. Very entertaining.
The main character.
Ther beginning after his father died and he had a lot to think about.
I will purchase more books from this author. I liked the narrator too.
I find the narrator "annoying" - I can't picture the main character as he should be pictured. More like the description of the lawyer that owns the laundromat - so hard to think of him as an attractive person. I am not done with the book yet and may not finish it because of the narrator. I'm distracted from the story itself.
If your looking for a heavy classic, skip this book; but if your looking for a good, lighthearted listen, you'll enjoy Open & Shut. It has its suspense, but the main character is wonderfully irreverrant and makes it an pleasent listen. The book never devolves into deep, heavy character building, but it isn't necessary. One gets to know the characters through the story line. I look forward to getting more of Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series.
I have listened to almost all of the "Andy Carpenter" character series!! I love the narrator, characters in the book and mostly Tara, the dog!!!
The story captures you in five minutes with Rosenfelt's wisenheimer style. He writes the way my family talks so I was intrigued from the get go. But my immediate family was not involved with the law, well not on the right side anyway. This story is about a man and his dog. He's a lawyer that get a case that turns his world sideways.
The story is fast with great turns and twists that you wish you could buy another ticket to ride this roller coster. Turns out you can. Get another book by the author, duh!
For a person who likes courtroom drama, this is a good find. This is the first book I've read in the Andy Carpenter series and I plan to read them all.
Telling a memorable moment would give away some of the plot. I was glad I read the suggestion to read the books in order since the characters and their relationships change. The beginning of the second book tells the end of the first.
I liked Andy's sense of humor throughout the book and the comments he would make to himself. I've now read the first 2 books and both held a sense of tension and mystery while also being entertaining.
I'm not creative with tag lines but I pictured Andy as Brad Pitt and that made me wish a movie would be made of him starring in a movie.