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Play Dead Audiobook

Play Dead

Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.
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Few can rival attorney Andy Carpenter's affection for golden retrievers, especially his own beloved Tara. After he astonishes a New Jersey courtroom by successfully appealing another golden's death sentence, Andy discovers that this gentle dog is a key witness to a murder that took place five years before. Andy pushes the boundaries of the law even further as he struggles to free an innocent man by convincing an incredulous jury to take canine testimony seriously. It will take all the tricks Andy's fertile mind can conceive to get to the bottom of a remarkable chain of impersonations and murder, and to save a dog's life - and his own - in the process.

©2007 David Rosenfelt; (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.

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    Nancy 02-07-12
    Nancy 02-07-12

    I screwed up review for One Dog Night. I meant to give all FIVE STARS. Audible techinical said there 's no way to correct a review or redo

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    "Suspenseful but funny, too."

    I love this series and the Tara Foundation. The combination of the reader and the author are perfect. Despite murder and intrigue and bad guys, this is STILL a fun read!

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    KathR 01-22-12
    KathR 01-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Very entertaining."
    If you could sum up Play Dead in three words, what would they be?

    An enjoyable read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lighthearted listen with humour, intrigue, murder and enough writer's skill to keep you listening. Great for a break between more serious subjects.


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

    The


    Any additional comments?

    The story is fast paced, fun to listen to and much better than the publisher's summary would lead you to believe. I am already downloading my second David Rosenfelt novel.

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    Ida 11-13-10
    Ida 11-13-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Fellow dog-lover loves this series"

    Highly recommended. Andy Carpenter is a character who I want to be my friend. Not only is he an exceptional attorney, but he is clever, witty, rich, loyal to his friends, and a dog lover. It cracks me up when he personifies Tara by inserting her thoughts, etc. I appreciate Tara's unselfish behavior by welcoming Reggie into her home. This is a quick listen, throughly enjoyable.

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    sreekar TEMPE, AZ, United States 09-24-10
    sreekar TEMPE, AZ, United States 09-24-10 Listener Since 2010

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    "Entertaining, but ...."

    I really like the author. He is very humorous, but I did not like the ending of the book. It could be have been a lot better. Its worth the read through.

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    Ken Blaine, WA, United States 08-31-10
    Ken Blaine, WA, United States 08-31-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrific"

    This book is part of a series. Excellent story, good listening and good narration. I highly recommend this book along with the others in the series of 6.

    KW

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    M. Plyler Washington state 07-22-10
    M. Plyler Washington state 07-22-10 Member Since 2008

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    "Dog love and a mystery too."

    This was a little too cute for me. I just couldn't get in sync with the main character. But it wasn't bad. I just didn't think it was all that great, either.

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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 05-16-10
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 05-16-10 Member Since 2015
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    "How Can You Go Wrong?"

    A dog and a murder mystery ...what more can you ask for? Sit back and enjoy a good tale, told ever so well.

    The Andy Carpenter Series are wonderful and this one holds up it's end of the bargain.

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    J. Hasley 04-16-10
    J. Hasley 04-16-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    I read this book first and then went back and read the earlier books by Mr. Rosenfelt. It was a wonderful introduction to a great character: Andy Carpenter. His biting wit and intelligent writing brings you along for the ride. Grover Gardner is equal to the task. As soon as I finished this book--I bought all the others and didn't listen to anything else until I had finished. It doesn't aim to be great literature but to tell a good story. I loved it.

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    Matt east bentleigh, VIC, Australia 04-11-10
    Matt east bentleigh, VIC, Australia 04-11-10
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    "ENJOYABLE TIME OUT"

    This is a nice book to listen to and was quite funny. Andy has a quick wit which sometimes makes you laugh out loud. very well read and an enjoyable break from serious books.

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    Denise Richmond, IN, USA 11-20-09
    Denise Richmond, IN, USA 11-20-09
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    "Better than expected!"

    I found the narrator easy to listen too first of all, so that was a big plus! The book itself was great. I enjoyed the humor that was sprinkled throughout the book even though it was a pretty serious subject matter. I bought it simply because it had something to do with Golden Retrievers and I own one and love them. I was disappointed when it ended only because it ended...I finished it in two days and will definitely be checking out other books by this author.

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