I really enjoyed this mini mystery, the narrator was great and couldn't stop listening. I highley recommend it.
This writer has a unique sense of humor and combines that with a mystery. I really enjoyed this book and will try another of Rosenfelt's books.
When you hear this book, i think you will laugh out loud. The author is very entertaining and if you like sarcastic humor, this book is for you. The story is good too and it is a fun listen.
Imagine James Woods is the narrator (I know it's not, but imagine). Sometimes imagine it is Andy Rooney reading the story. You will understand once you listen.
I really enjoyed this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I'm very much looking forward to checking out the rest of the series. The narrator hits the northern New Jersey accent dead on and carries the humor and drama of the story all the way to the end. The only disappointment is a possible gap in the middle of the story. We are suddenly at trial before a jury with no introduction, but I don't think we missed anything crucial to the book.
Having completely caught up with the Janet Evanovich series, I was looking for something similar - a light but compelling read with fun characters. I stumbled across Audible's list of great series and downloaded Open and Shut on a whim - and finished it in two days. Completely entertaining. I just wish it were longer!
This is the first Andy Carpenter book and it is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Grover Gardner with a New York accent relays the story through the defense lawyers eyes. While this story does not give many surprises (you can see where it is going pretty early) it is a fun listen and many of the quips Rosenfelt writes are amusing and keeps you paying attention. Note: though I recommend this book, if you are one of those listeners that is offended by cursing, avoid this book.
I've read all the John Grisham books and was looking for another good legal thriller. I found it. Great book. Well written and well read. Narrator Grover Gardner really impressed me also -- he nailed it. The book was serious but David kept making wise crack remarks throughout the writing that was perfect. My wife kept asking me why I was laughing. Highly recommend this book.
The more of David Rosenfelt's novels I listen to, the more I like this author. I think "Open and Shut" begins his Andy Carpenter series, which just keeps growing more and more enjoyable and entertaining. All the novels in this series have humor, smarts, and lovable dogs. Anybody who likes legal thrillers should enjoy "Open and Shut," as well as the subsequent entries in this series. Grover Gardner has an odd, almost unpleasant voice; but he has such good acting chops that one rapidly forgives the voice. If you need cheering up, get this book, and look forward to the scene where Andy is defending the prostitute in court. See if you can resist laughing out loud.
I am getting tired of books that are really vehicles for the author's person biases.
I just want a good story with good characters and a good reader. Open and Shut excels in each and all of these attributes.