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New Tricks Audiobook

New Tricks

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Publisher's Summary

Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want.

It will take more than Andy's usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara. Andy soon discovers that anyone around him is in danger, including his longtime girlfriend, Laurie, and he will have to muster all of his wits to save those he holds most dear.

David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and 35 dogs. Grover Gardner, a Washington, D.C.-based actor, director and audiobook narrator, has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, as well as resident director at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. Recently, he has been active in educational theater, directing student productions for local universities, and teachings graduate-level courses in acting and voice-over work. He has recorded over 450 audiobooks and was named by AudioFile magazine as one of "Best Voices of the Century".

©2009 David Rosenfelt; (P)2009 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Rosenfelt injects this clever installment with courtroom twists, a peek into some scary DNA research and a romantic surprise." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Michele Moore Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA 05-28-12
    Michele Moore Rancho Cucamonga, CA USA 05-28-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Witty, Sarcastic, Loveable!"
    If you could sum up New Tricks in three words, what would they be?

    David Rosenfelt does it again. The Andy Carpenter character is hilarious.


    What other book might you compare New Tricks to and why?

    The whole series is fantastic. I can't wait for number 10.


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

    He's the reason the audio book is so enjoyable. Next to Lorelie King, he's the best narrator I've listened to.


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    Mary-Ann PUEBLO, CO, United States 05-23-12
    Mary-Ann PUEBLO, CO, United States 05-23-12

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    "You'll Howl with Laughter"
    If you could sum up New Tricks in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, funny, enjoyable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of New Tricks?

    Andy's description of all the people at his house eating him out of house and home had me chuckling off and on all day. Andy's view of the world is rather off center, and very funny.


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

    His voice is perfect for this. I had just finished listening to Stephen King's 11-22-63, and it took me a few minutes to get used to the sound of his voice...to me he sounds a little like Billy Crystal. He is clear, easy to understand, and her reads Andy's thoughts with a it of dry wit and it works perfectly.


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    Sherlock 04-09-12
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    "Mystery and dogs...what's not to like?"
    Would you listen to New Tricks again? Why?

    No because I don't like to re read books. There are too many I haven't read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of New Tricks?

    When Laura was shot.


    Any additional comments?

    I particularly like the way this author writes the main character. He seems like someone I would like to know.

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    James columbus, OH, United States 04-02-12
    James columbus, OH, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2015

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "entertaining - easy listen"

    its not the dan brown and the Da Vinci Code, its easy enjoyable listening. This is the 3rd Andy Carpenter book and I like them.

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    Rivkah Kay Macclenny, FL United States 02-14-12
    Rivkah Kay Macclenny, FL United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2010

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    "If you love dogs you will like this book!"

    David Rosenfelt is a good writer, and his stories are just perfectly balanced between intense drama and light comedy. His knowledge of dogs is obvious as seen in his writing. I enjoyed listening to the narrator of "New Tricks". His voice is perfect for emulating the persona of a middle-aged man from New Jersey. I found "New Tricks" to be good entertainment for driving around and doing my errands.

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    HIII 11-21-11
    HIII 11-21-11 Member Since 2016
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    "easy listen"

    In the middle of this story I looked up Bernese Mountian Dogs to see and read more about the breed. This unchallenging story is entertaining. It is not going to leave you with any great message or thoughts just almost 8 hours of story telling. And that is worth something so just relax and enjoy it!

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    J. HOPPER 09-18-11
    J. HOPPER 09-18-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Waggy cracks me up."

    Another good Andy Carpenter book. I love these characters. Nice, light listening with an enjoyable cast of charaters.

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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 06-27-11
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 06-27-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Hard to Top His Stories"

    All of David Rosenfelt's books have been enjoyabe to me and I have listened to most of them. Grover Gardner narrates the characters distinctly and with all the nuances I am sure Rosenfelt intended to have for them. The pair are a great match. As much as I highly reccomend any of them, this is not the best. But it is still worth the credit and time. The character development is easy to follow (some from previous books and others are new) and the story does keep you guessing. Enjoy.

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    Ken Blaine, WA, United States 08-31-10
    Ken Blaine, WA, United States 08-31-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    This book is part of a series. Excellent story, good listening and good narration. I highly recommend this book along with the others.

    KW

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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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    "Another entertaining 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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