I love Andy Carpenter. No two ways about it. It doesn't really matter what the plot is or how unrealistic it is. The characters are what make it fun and laugh out loud funny..People in cars next to me must think I am crazy because I spend my commute laughing . Grover Gardner is perfect!!!!! If you want a fun listen this is the book to have!
I am an avid eclectic reader.
This is my first David Rosenfelt book. The story was interesting but from the advertisements I had seen I thought there would be more involvement with the dogs. This was primarily a court room drama but at least Milo, the German Shepherd, saved him when the "hit man" attacked him at his home. Grover Gardner did a great job in narrating the story. Over all a pleasant story.
Will keep my eye out for more by both the author and narrator.
The last installment of the Andy Carpenter series is another hit. The reader Grover Gardner is fantastic as always and the plot is terrific. Intricate plot which comes together in the end. For those of you that have not read this series, this is a 'who-dunnit' series through the eyes of a lawyer Andy Carpenter, funny and sarcastic. You could read this one first but the correct order is to read: Open and Shut first , then First Degree, then you can read any of the others after that. Sudden Death is another great book
I thoroughly enjoy all the Andy Carpenter series. they are fast paced, full of twists and turns and frequently have unexpected outcomes. Have listened to them all. Grover Gardener captures the personality of Andy exceptionally.
This was an OK story, nothing thrilling but easy to listen to and able to keep my interest. I was expecting the dog to play more of a role than he did, but there was enough going on in the plot to keep me on my toes.
First of all, I want to make it clear that I meant four and a half stars when I gave four. It's just you can't give four and a half here.
This is another one of my favorite mystery series. One of my silly rules about the selection of books is I avoid those where lawyers or cops feature as The main character. This is because I don't want anything serious or too hard-core.
Though this series is about a dog-loving lawyer, he's not your average lawyer. All serious and aggressive. And the fact that the cases always involve dogs helps soften the whole plot.
If you are a cozy mystery reader but a little bit tired of too silly stories and still not want to switch over to hard-core thrillers, I would recommend Rosenfelt.
All of the Andy Carpenter Series has twists, turns, the occasional joke. The recurrant characters become part of the experience making it enjoyable to figure what part they will play. The banter and humour between friends makes this a pleasurable listen.
I had tried audiobooks before and didn't enjoy them. A friend made some recommendations and fortunatly I picked the first book of the Andy Carpenter series and was pleased at Grover Gardners narration. Once I finish this series i will try more by this narrator.
I think I'm hooked on the Andy Carpenter books. I hope they never change Narrators either. The combination is perfect. This is not all that "Doggy" a book. No fluffy puppy stuff. This is a serious mystery, or crime drama. Well, It's hard to use the word serious because there is so much tongue-in-cheek humour to relieve the stress. The self- deprecating humour throughout the story makes it all very human, and brings you in to the story. There is a conversational tone that involves you in what is going on and puts you inside Andy's head.
The Narrator handles it all perfectly. There is enough of the accent/rhythm to give life to the dialog, but you also understand every word.
Would absolutely recommend!
Andy is always my favorite.
I've only listened to this series. He IS Andy Carpenter.