©2007 David Rosenfelt; (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.
As always, love his sense of humor and light mystery. I stumbled upon him 6 months ago and think he's really a good refreshing author. Must read!
I have now listened to TWO of this wonderful Authors audiobooks and I am Totally Hooked. His entertaining, witty and self-effacing character, Andy Carpenter (although the actual main character may be be his faithful companion, the ever Lovable Fourlegged "Tara") has a way of luring you into rooting for his side even though he is one of those dastardly professionals, a Defense Lawyer. Play Dead grabs onto you from the get-go and just won't let loose until the very satisfying ending. I laughed out loud more then once, and was filled with glee over and over. I cried when Reggie was stolen, I cried when the first Verdict was less then righteous, but mostly I was filled with wonder and delight by this amazing story and these fleshed out and funny characters. If you like witty dialouge (and musings) and if you LOVE dogs, you just MUST Listen to this Book. I quarantee you'll be glad you did.
Love the whole series. Love all of them. Good writing, good mysteries, great characters, good dogs - perfect package. Grover Gardner is so right on for this series I can't come up with enough superlatives - I would have hated to have my favorite mysteries ruined by someone who doesn't get it - Gardner has won my heart by putting across the stories and people beautifully. How many series I can't listen to because of the reader, I hate to say - but this time it's a package to be cherished. We listen to them more than once - just love to hear the words and the voice.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
If you're looking for a really fun (and funny) read that contains serious legal procedure and investigatory work, look no further. This book will catch you from the beginning with its wry humor and engaging suspense. Enjoyed listening to it from start to finish. DON'T miss the "credits" and "thanks" the author extends at the end. Lots of fun!
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
If you've not discovered Rosenfelt before... sad. But don't discover him with this novel, good as it is. Nope, Andy Carpenter, Rosenfelt's lawyer/sleuth is too interesting to miss him developing right from the first in the series, the novel, Open and Shut. Plus, Grover Gardner's so engagingly captured this character and the wry Rosenfelt humor that it will be a pity if you miss what's come before. My recommendation...read Play Dead... but not until after you've enjoyed Open and Shut and the second in this series, First Degree. Maximize your pleasure. I did and now I'm off to find and download the next Rosenfelt novel. Wheeee!
I went back through my library to listen to the Andy Carpenter series from Book One, and I'm enjoying it more than ever. These books are modestly short, and wonderfully relaxing to listen to, and Grover Gardener's easy, youthful voice and vague NJ accent are a delight. This book was a pretty wild ride, but so far (this is the latest one I've heard, although I have 3 more downloaded, I think the David Rosenfelt is a genius at consistency. His plots are always clever, always dog-friendly but not cloyingly so, and his characters are beyond endearing. You have to LOVE these people. Very worth a credit, OR full price, as you can listen again and again. I can't wait to start the next one!
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
The books are great but you will really want to listen in order. We laugh with Andy Carpenter's jokes and perspective. Fun mysteries are these!
this book was so well written and grabed my attention from the begining. I could not stop until I had all the disks done. I had to get it out of my car and listen to it in the house because I could not wait to listen to it only in my car.m The suspense was intense, and the judicial system irritating, and the outcome fantastic.
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