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Open and Shut Audiobook

Open and Shut

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Publisher's Summary

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan.

But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed...and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall.

Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons - and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.

Crack another case with Andy Carpenter.

©2002 David Rosenfelt; (P)2008 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"As soon as readers finish this remarkable first novel, they will begin clamoring for a second Andy Carpenter adventure." (Booklist)
"Brisk dialogue, careful plotting, and solid spadework." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Patricia 03-18-12
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    "A Good Read"

    This was a somewhat predictable story, but it was well done and held my attention. While readers knew there was a comspiracy afoot, it was still interesting to figure out the "why" along with the who.

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    darcy United States 03-13-12
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    "Great Simple Read (Listen)"
    What made the experience of listening to Open and Shut the most enjoyable?

    Easy to follow the characters and loved the


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Whoever the main character was...it has been to long since I have listend to it...SORRY


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    "Good read... suspenseful..."

    I enjoyed this one. Very much. I like that I knew something was up, but couldn't figure it out ahead of the plotline.

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    "Enjoyed this -- sorta"

    This legal procedural thriller is a fairly light, tight and well written story. I think you'll enjoy the story and the mystery. It's a tight plot and highly believable. The problem was that I didn't much like the narration. I found Gardner's voices were all harsh and difficult - I could either make the volume tolerable ... or I could set the volume so I could hear him and feel my ears were mostly "assaulted." But over all, I enjoyed the book. It was just the narration that I had to "tolerate."

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    Robert Roseville, CA, United States 03-06-12
    Robert Roseville, CA, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Well Written and great dialog."
    Would you listen to Open and Shut again? Why?

    Probably given a brief in between time.


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

    Yes, the plot thickened right up to the end.


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

    This was my first book by this author.


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

    When he found his true feelings about his affections.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is entertaining right up to the last page.

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    art zacchia 03-06-12
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    "Intrigue laced with humor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like mystery along with humorous metaphors ala James Lee Burke, you'll like this


    What other book might you compare Open and Shut to and why?

    Though a different type of genre, his writing is laced with comparisons to James Lee Burke


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    At first I was not impressed with the narrator but as the story developed, he became a part of the story.


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

    I was very good and plan to do the rest of Mr. Rosenfelt's audio books


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend

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    Lee P. Prevost Antioch, CA, US 03-05-12
    Lee P. Prevost Antioch, CA, US 03-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    Not as funny or witty as I was led to believe. The story was ok, and Gardner did a good job with what he had to work with.

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    "Funny and mysterious"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Open and Shut to be better than the print version?

    I bought this in the


    What other book might you compare Open and Shut to and why?

    Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books and Harlan Coben's Simon Bolivar are in the same Genre... along with Gregory Macdonald's Fletch.


    What about Grover Gardner???s performance did you like?

    It was spot on, capturing the tone, accent, and range of emotions.


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    Gloria North Little Rock, AR, United States 03-05-12
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    "It's always fun to find a new favorite author!"
    What made the experience of listening to Open and Shut the most enjoyable?

    The narrator inhanced the story but I would have loved it in print also.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the interesting plot.


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    My favorite character is Andy Carpenter the attorney and Grover Gardner really brings to life his self depreciating humor. Sorry, but I also have to include the Golden Retriever Tara and the private detective Laurie.


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    Kumi High point, NC, United States 03-05-12
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    I am so happy I stumbled across this author, I thoroughly enjoy everything about him, the characters, the narrator and most of all the humor in the storytelling. I'm so glad there are more in this series.

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