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Bury the Lead Audiobook

Bury the Lead

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.
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Publisher's Summary

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he's facing a midlife crisis.

When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer's latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads...and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow's obituary.

©2004 David Rosenfelt; (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A fun rollercoaster ride." (Publishers Weekly)
"The real charm of this series lies in the wit of its affable narrator, who is not about to let an ongoing capital trial keep him from walking his beloved golden retriever, betting the point spread, or losing on the stock market. Add to this a likable supporting cast and a low-key love interest, and you have the legal-thriller genre's waggish rejoinder to Anthony Bruno and Janet Evanovich. A sure bet." (Booklist)

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    Kathi 12-09-15
    Kathi 12-09-15 Member Since 2010

    Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy.

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    "Get Rid Of The Music!"

    This is a good book in most ways. But the music between chapters almost made me decide to stop listening to it. It is maddening. There is a little musical interlude (in itself unnecessary and jarring) but the thing repeats itself each time. So it's a double interlude. Way to ruin an otherwise fine story. Really good narration--but try to find a version without the musical chapter breaks.

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    Pamela 06-19-15
    Pamela 06-19-15
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    "Why abridged?!??"

    This is a terrific story by an author who is both funny and a fine storyteller. Whoever made the decision to abridge this book needs to find another job.

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    Andrea Pennsylvania 09-30-12
    Andrea Pennsylvania 09-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Laughter is the best medicine."

    Within the first few minutes I was laughing out loud as I usually do while listening to this series. I have listened to all but one so far of all David Rosenfelt's books he has written to date. I am partial to the Andy Carpenter stories, of which this is one. I enjoy the light mystery and the familiar characters. Always recommend these books to friends and acquaintances. Got hooked starting with Play Dead and loved New Tricks and One Dog Night. I intermix these reads with other authors. I turn to these ipod selections when I want to relax and smile. Would recommend his other books too, some stories are slightly better than others as is expected from any author.

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    Carpetbagger Franklin, TN, United States 08-06-10
    Carpetbagger Franklin, TN, United States 08-06-10 Listener Since 2005

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    "Can't get enough of the Andy Carpenter series"

    Mr. Rosenfelt is a very entertaining writer and includes his passion for dogs in his works. The Andy Carpenter series are right up there with the most entertaining books I have listened to. At times the humor and wit that is interjected into the book has me laughing out loud. My wife and I have listened to all of the series at least twice. I find the audio books even more entertaining than the paper version due to the excellent reading of Mr. Grover Gardner. To me, the voice inflections and totally believable portrayal of the wisecracking Andy are without the best that they can be. To me, Mr. Gardner IS Andy Carpenter and could not easily be replaced by any other reader. I find myself actually envisioning how Andy and all of the characters look and believe me there are some entertaining and unusual characters in the series. When I listen to these books I get totally engrossed and find myself traveling inside the books covers. I highly recommend this series.

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    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 01-17-08
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 01-17-08
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    "My favorite smart-aleck"

    After bailing out on my last two books I returned to a sure thing: my favorite smart-aleck lawyer. The plot is good, but what I really enjoy is the characterizations. This recording loses a half-star for truly wretched chapter music that made me want to break things.

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    Barbara Oregon, WI, USA 10-12-04
    Barbara Oregon, WI, USA 10-12-04
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    "Bury the Lead"

    Rosenfelt writes dialog that is both funny and believable. The characters are like friends you have or would like to have. The plot keeps you guessing and Andy keeps you laughing

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    TamGar USA 10-29-15
    TamGar USA 10-29-15

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    "Bust a gut laughing in first few chapters!"
    Where does Bury the Lead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    David Rosenfelt is a talented author, captures my attention with humor. The story line is an added plus. Grover Gardner does an awesome job with his voice inflections. So far, all the books in this series have been entertaining and worth recommending to other listeners!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bury the Lead?

    The first few chapters had me busting a gut laughing! Clever banter!


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice inflections and his perfect delivery!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh at the banter, but sad that crime like he mentioned in the book is probably real!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend the series to other listeners.

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    Judy 07-18-15
    Judy 07-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "enjoyable and fun read"

    I loved this crime novel . Mr Rosenfeld's dry sense of humor was fantastic. I will read more in this series. Thanks for a witty and entertaining book! Mr. Gardner had great timing and great inflection. Thank you for making this so enjoyable.

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    Tereasa 01-12-15
    Tereasa 01-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Love his stories!!"

    I lIke the wit of the author and the manner in which he builds his story!
    The narrator brings the story to life and make the book very enjoyable!

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    Sherry Pitcock 07-15-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun Trip"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bury the Lead to be better than the print version?

    I din't read the print version


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book, not because it is a deep read or examines the meaning of life. It is just plain fun. The main character was charming and funny, living an intense life one moment and a regular one the next. The eternal question of who defends a nasty criminal will never be answered, so we can have an interesting trip along the way. All the while knowing that the bad guy is really innocent, otherwise why the story. A nice read.

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