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Open and Shut | [David Rosenfelt]

Open and Shut

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.
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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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    christine United States 09-06-13
    christine United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I couldn't get over the missing content. The file is missing content in at least one place for certain, and perhaps more.


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    Kathy New Mexico 05-02-08
    Kathy New Mexico 05-02-08 Member Since 2007

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    "Tongue-in-cheek Attorney wins my vote!"

    Andy, the main character, has a realistic view of himself as the plot moves along. He provides a good sense of the world of attorneys while he struggles to find out whether or not his client is innocent. The narrator clearly is a master at his job. His characters are easily distinguished and you're fully concerned with the outcomes of their lives. This is a very humorous novel and well worth the 6 1/2 hours you need to hear the book in its entirety.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David Share 6803 Day St.Tujunga, CA, 91042 06-09-12
    David Share 6803 Day St.Tujunga, CA, 91042 06-09-12 Member Since 2009

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    I really enjoyed this book and I found I couldn't stop listening even after I had finished my drive. The story was great as was the humor. Grover does an excellent job of narration.
    I'm onto his second in the series now.

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    Patricia Laguna Niguel, CA, USA 08-16-08
    Patricia Laguna Niguel, CA, USA 08-16-08
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    You know, it's not the most mysterious mystery, and it's not a deep book. But the main character is funny, and the book's read well.
    A great throwaway summer read!

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    John L Downing III Amherst, NH, United States 06-26-08
    John L Downing III Amherst, NH, United States 06-26-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Entertainment"

    This series is just wonderful - incredible wit, superb dialog and the narration is perfection.

    Although I read them out of order, it doesn't matter - each one stands alone very well.

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    Louise Portland, OR, USA 09-23-08
    Louise Portland, OR, USA 09-23-08 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Entertaining"

    I really enjoy this author... I wish the books were longer though. Andy Carpenter his very witty and self deprecating which makes the books very entertaining... Looking forward to more...

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Loved the main character and his dog"

    This was a really enjoyable listen. The main character is very likeable and I enjoyed it so much I researched the author to see what else I could read by him. After reading this I also got a dog myself!

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    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-28-13
    Susan Bartonville, TX 03-28-13 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and โœจfun fantasiesโœจare my favorites but always open for a good story. ย 

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    I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had liked the narrator more. It was a fast moving story, but I could see this being a B TV movie. It had all the necessary points. Court, attorney, the estranged wife and an old murder mystery.

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    Carol Napier, New Zealand 09-08-12
    Carol Napier, New Zealand 09-08-12
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    "A new favourite author!"

    Where have I been that I haven't heard of this author before? I love the slightly sarcastic attitude of the main character. He is funny, smart, and a bit of a wise guy. The narration is excellent. I will definitely get another in this series.

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    Deborah 06-01-12
    Deborah 06-01-12
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    "Could not finish it."

    I had never listened to a Rosenfelt book; however, this one was on sale so I gave it a try. I listened to about 1/3 of the book and just could not make myself finish it. It was not worth even the sale price.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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