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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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    Kathleen Raleigh, NC, United States 04-30-12
    Kathleen Raleigh, NC, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2009

    I have lived in the South since college. I listen to a couple of hundred audiobooks a year, mostly romance and suspense. I have have taken many writing courses over the past half-dozen years and am attempting to write a novel myself. I suspect that learning a lot about the craft of writing and trying to perfect my own writing has made me more conscious of poor writing technique and has made me a tough reviewer.

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    "Not my type of protagonist"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different protagonist. Andy Carpenter is a loser-type: a self-deprecating, wise-ass attorney who reminds me something of Harlen Cobin's Myron Bolitar except with less ego. I think I used to like him but hadn't read any novels about him for years. Now I find him tedious.


    If you’ve listened to books by David Rosenfelt before, how does this one compare?

    Can't remember


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

    The girlfriend investigator.


    Any additional comments?

    The mystery is okay. The narrator was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    oskiek 04-27-12
    oskiek 04-27-12
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    "Don't waste your time"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    No. The story did not hold my attention. Too light, no character development at all. Waste of a credit.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Could not care about any of them


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 04-16-12
    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2011

    I live on an island off the coast of Maine. Since I installed a "doggie door" I am now retired from "Letting The Dogs In and Out"!

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    "Funny, witty and entertaining"
    Would you listen to Open and Shut again? Why?

    probably not because there are so many good books out there to read


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

    Increased my interest in more of the author's work.


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

    Very humorous


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

    grainy rather sharp voice, eventually got use to it


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Oslo, Norway 04-16-12
    Peter Oslo, Norway 04-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining but forgettable"

    Entertaing, good humor and snappy comments. Good performance. A great time passer but not a book you remember, I actually allready forgot what the case was all about. Anyway, recomenden. It was my first Rosenfelt, but not the last. Good narration.

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    Amazon Customer Cedar Hills, UT, United States 04-02-12
    Amazon Customer Cedar Hills, UT, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny, insigthtful, a great listen"
    If you could sum up Open and Shut in three words, what would they be?

    funny, insightful, entertaining


    What did you like best about this story?

    human touch, the dumb sense of humor, the insights into our stupid human behavior


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

    Andy Carpenter


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Dogs best friend


    Any additional comments?

    I am buying lots of David Rosenfelt books, love his books, and the guy that reads them is very talented

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne 04-02-12
    Dianne 04-02-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I like the Rosenfelt series for the dog aspect. This one doesn't have very much dog but is still a good story.


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    Dotty CLOVIS, CA, United States 03-26-12
    Dotty CLOVIS, CA, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2008

    Avid reader. Retired harpist Consider myself knowledgeable in the English language.

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    I'm liking the zippy dialogue and sassy characters in this series. Worth continuing with another one.

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    Enola CORTEZ, CO, United States 03-23-12
    Enola CORTEZ, CO, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2017

    Enola

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    "Entertaining from start to finish!"
    If you could sum up Open and Shut in three words, what would they be?

    Intriging, funny and heartwarming


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

    I enjoyed the entire ride. The plot is complicated enough to keep me wondering, trying to figure out 'whodunnit'; and yet, not so complicated that I feel I need to take notes. Mr. Rosenfelt always provides a few unexpected twists and turns, too!


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

    Oh ... my ... goodness! He's a great narrator! I can't imagine simply reading one of Mr. Rosenfelt's books, or listening to another narrator for the 'Andy Series'. Grover does the different characters so well that I wish he would be allowed to leave out all the identifiers, e.g. 'she said', Hatchet said, etc.

    Another rare quality this awesome narrator brings to the experience, is that he can do womens' voices impeccably!

    Mr. Gardner has the characters so nailed, that you really hate the bad guys, root for the underdogs and come to love Andy's wit, sarcasm, and courage inspite of his self-proclaimed cowardess.

    I plan to listen to every book in the series, then on to the next...I'll google Grover Gardner as a narrator, and hope his books are all ones I can listen to....not R rated :)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not sure what that is, but I'll give it a shot:

    If you're looking for drama, suspense, intrigue, mystery, and
    even some romance, this is a must-see film!


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy very much how Mr. Rosenfelt continues the story-line and grows the characters and their relationships throughout the series. You feel as you really know the people, and when the book comes to an end, you can't wait for the next one!

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    S. Friday Ramstein Air Base, Germany 03-20-12
    S. Friday Ramstein Air Base, Germany 03-20-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Snarky main character makes for a fun listen!"

    This was a fun listen! The dialog was witty, the plot was twisty and turny enough to keep me guessing, and the story had believable characters. I enjoyed the way the narrator portrayed character's voices and accents. My credit was well used.

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    Patricia 03-18-12
    Patricia 03-18-12
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    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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