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Leader of the Pack Audiobook

Leader of the Pack

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Over the course of his legal career, Andy Carpenter has lost a few cases. But that doesn't mean he forgets his clients. Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey's family's connections to organized crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. While there isn't much Andy can do for him while he serves out his prison sentence, Joey suggests that he check up on Joey's elderly uncle. He'd rather not, but as a favor to Joey, Andy agrees to take his dog, Tara, on a few visits.

The old man's memory is going, but when Andy tries to explain why he's there, it jogs something in the man's mind, and his comments leave Andy wondering if Uncle Nick is confused, or if he just might hold the key to Joey's freedom after all this time. Andy grabs on to this thread of possibility and follows it into a world where the oath of silence is stronger than blood ties, and where people will do anything to make sure their secrets are kept.

©2012 David Rosenfelt (P)2012 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 01-15-13
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2013

    BJS

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    "Love Andy and Tara"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Leader of the Pack to be better than the print version?

    Never read any of the print versions to me Grover Gardner is Andy Carpenter. My favorite characters are Andy and of course Marcus.


    What other book might you compare Leader of the Pack to and why?

    None this is just one really great story, with a real twist at the end NO SPOILERS FROM ME.


    Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Grover Gardner is one of my favorite narrators, he does characters and emotions really well. You always know who's speaking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I love this series, I've listened to many of the first few several times already. I know I'll listen to this again. There's not enough hours in the day to listen and do my job too. (sad to say)


    Any additional comments?

    I hope more Andy Carpenter books will be written, with Grover Gardner doing the narration.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BarbJ1947 Rock Hill, SC United States 10-01-12
    BarbJ1947 Rock Hill, SC United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Pure Andy"

    I'm a sucker for mysteries with dogs (love PT Duetermann's german shepherds) and the Andy Carpenter series is pretty good stuff, although a little on the light side. Andy always knows something we don't, so the ending is always a surprise and that's a good thing. All in all, good entertainment.

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    Boaz Ordan New York, USA 05-18-15
    Boaz Ordan New York, USA 05-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great Carpenter book."

    Another good book from the series of Andy Carpenter. I love the stories and the characters the make Carpenter's world.

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    Josephine Winfrey E. Orange, NJ 01-06-14
    Josephine Winfrey E. Orange, NJ 01-06-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Andy Carpenter is upset that he won!"
    Where does Leader of the Pack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I stumbled upon this series and love it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andy is my favorite character in every book.


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

    Grover does a great job at identifying each character.


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

    There's always a laugh in store with Andy.


    Any additional comments?

    This story line was one of the most interesting and satisfying of the series so far. Just when I thought I had it figured out, I didn't. Mr. Rosenfelt got me with this one. Plus the fact that I'm a Jersey girl makes this series even more enjoyable because I can relate and remember places and attitudes of the area. I'm one book away from the end and will be waiting for the next book. This is also a series that each book can be on it's own. You done lose any history. But I would suggest following the series because it's just FUN!

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    E. D. Kelly Muncie, IN USA 06-03-13
    E. D. Kelly Muncie, IN USA 06-03-13 Member Since 2006

    Eric Damian Kelly

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    "Gone to the dogs -- and the dogs win"
    Where does Leader of the Pack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Maybe in the middle, but of a certain type it ranks high. Rosenfelt's books are entertaining.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No. The overall tone of a Rosenfelt book is such that you know it will work out fine in the end -- but remain interested in how that happens.


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

    His somewhat odd voice is perfect for Rosenfelt's writing. He captures what I think is the spirit of the books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not that I remember, but I am writing this review a good many weeks (and mysteries) later.


    Any additional comments?

    I will continue to read or listen to Rosenfelt for light entertainment. Maybe a guy's version of chick lit....

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    Miriam 02-04-13
    Miriam 02-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great addition to the series"

    This is another great collaboration of Rosenfelt and Gardener. Its laugh out lout funny with some surprises at the end.
    Grover Gardener is great, the lines are great-keep them coming!

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    "Love Andy Carpenter Series!"
    If you could sum up Leader of the Pack in three words, what would they be?

    Funny yet the mystery has you always wanting more. A very pleasures or read. The narrator always leaves you wanting more. He's a perfect fit for this series


    Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes but only this series


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

    Always make me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I have this series in book form, eBook for, audio CD and through audio ble.com
    Just love them

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    Andrea Pennsylvania 01-12-13
    Andrea Pennsylvania 01-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "WOW Andy Carpenter is back in great form"

    Have listened to ALL the books in this series. This one was worth the wait. It had a lot of twists and turns as well as the lol humor that we've come to expect. I hope there are more to come.

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    Felton Emory, TX, United States 11-27-12
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Rosenfelt Does It Again"
    Where does Leader of the Pack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better listens in a long time. Andy Carpenter moves from defending dogs to actually defending a person. Great twists and turns with the normal humor and sarcastic comments from Carpenter. Grover Gardner is superb in his narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andy Carpenter. I love his simple outlook on life and his easy going style. His humor keeps the book light and enjoyable.


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

    Gardner is the best. His presentation of each character is right on and he presents the book in an easy to follow style.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the twist at the end of the trial. I won't give it away but it is something you don't normally find in this type book.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it and can't get enough of Rosenfelt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-06-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Andy is back with the same old antics."

    You gotta love Andy Carpenter and Grover Gardner makes his character perfect. The whole gang is back trying to help out the innocent and get the bad guys. Andy is such a fun loving goof ball who love to annoy and loves his dog Tara. Offen times I find myself laughing out loud with the antics they come up with. This series is an automatic down load for me, one I can share with my mother and both of us enjoy it immensely. But start out with 1. Open and Shut to know the whole story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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