This was my first David Rosenfelt book and I came upon it by chance thinking it was going to be a light, dog-oriented, cozy. What a wonderful surprise to discover such amusing characters and a much more involved, convoluted plot than expected. The further I went the more I was drawn into the book! Great tale and Grover Gardner is the perfect voice for these stories. You can be sure Rosenfelt is now on my favorite author's list.
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
This series started of good, but the formula has become more and more obvious with each new story. The author repeats paragraphs almost verbatim from one story to the next.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I am always surprised at how funny these books are. This one is a little over dramatic at times but it is a good Andy Carpenter book. Andy is just as funny as always, as are the dogs, with a true hero in Milo. This one is a great stand alone, so if you have not read the others I do not think it matters.
Well written! David Rosenfelt did it again! Very good story line and I always enjoy the description of all the different characters in each of his books. I always enjoy the quips, puns and humor in the Andy Carpenter series. Grover Gardner is a fabulous reader!
Andy Carpenter stands up for the wrongly accused and makes you laugh while he's doing it. The narrator, Grover Gardner, is perfect. I have listened to 8 of these so far. I try to pepper them in between others so I don't run through the series too quickly. Rosenfelt's characters are quirky, they frequently make you laugh, and the story always keeps you guessing. If you're looking for a fast paced whodunnit, look no further.
I have enjoyed all the Andy Carpenter books but this one is the best! Great suspense and intriguing characters along with the familiar cast made this book fun start to finish. The performance was amazing as usual for this pairing. I would recommend this book to just about anyone.