The story was fun. The writing was very witty and the performance had me laughing out loud at times.
I did download all his other books after listening to this one! Some were better than others but this one was the best.
He has such good timing! He was truly into the performance. He did a great job on all of the Rosenfelt books. I'd look out for him as a reader in the future.
Certainly didn't make me cry. But the snarky dialog did make me laugh.
Lots of fun! Get it!
I have a dily commute of 35 - 45 minutes in heavy traffic. I find the commute is a lot more enjoyable if there is a good book to listen to.
I love the Andy Carpenter books, and this one is one of the best.
Gardner has a great sense of Carpenter's deprecative style. I love all the joke and wisecracks.
There were many twists that kept me wanting to read more to find out who really
Markus, by far was the most interesting man of few words.
The reader is excellent. I feel that Grover Gardner tells a story rather than reads a book. I can imagine sitting near him and listening as he recounts what seems to be a true story. He doesn't do voices much but is a true story teller.
I read this series first, and now I am enjoying the audiobooks. The narrator does a good job of capturing the wise-cracking New Jersey protagonist without going overboard into unintelligibility.
Andy is a fantastic character, as lively as Spenser but without the violence and hyper-masculinity. He is as obsessed with his beloved as Spenser is about Susan, but Andy's best-beloved is his dog, Tara, who is vastly less annoying than Susan.
A touch of Jersey, but not too much.
Creative & witty writing!
This (audio) book made me laugh and I didn't want to 'put it down' (aka 'turn it off). I think my sleep is suffering! :-)
This was my first Andy Carpenter (and hence David Rosenfelt) book. Since then, I have listened to almost all of the others and am currently listening to Dog Tags.
Good story, but you should read Open and Shut first or this story will ruin David Rosenfelt's first book.
About the narrator: Try a little vocal variety. I had a hard time figuring out who was who since EVERYONE sounded the same. Try an accent, try changing the cadence, try SOMETHING.
Well written story, atrocious narrator. Get's on your nerves.
Too bad, because the story is really good!
I wish Mr. Rosenfelt had a hundred books out there that I could listen to. I love his style and this was another great listen. I just wish he had more. Keep writing!
This book is part of a series. Excellent story, good listening and good narration. I highly recommend this book along with the others in the series of 6.