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Play Dead Audiobook

Play Dead

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Donna Dyersburg, TN, United States 04-02-12
    Donna Dyersburg, TN, United States 04-02-12
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    "Good book"
    What made the experience of listening to Play Dead the most enjoyable?

    A good mix of characters and good story line.


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

    Although this plot was good, I pride myself on trying to figure out the ending of murder mysteries before the end of the book. I got this one about half way through, so I was on the edge of my seat to see if I was correct. (I was)


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

    This was my first experience with Gardner. He took a little getting use to; strange voice.


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

    The dog knows!!


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, I will listen to the author and narrator again.

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    Gerald Toledo, OH, United States 03-30-12
    Gerald Toledo, OH, United States 03-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Arny Becker Moves to New Jersey"
    Where does Play Dead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Comically the same as Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller.


    What other book might you compare Play Dead to and why?

    One for the Money


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    How the characters handling of the facts are based solidly in law.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. I laugh out loud at times.


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Mari 03-18-12
    Mari 03-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you love best about Play Dead?

    The tongue in cheek dry humor.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    His voice fits the character's personality.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I chuckled in many places.


    Any additional comments?

    As a dog and legal thriller lover, the story kept me riveted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 03-06-12
    James columbus, OH, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2015

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "I found a fun new series to listen to"

    This is the second book in the series I have listened to. They are good fun short books to listen to, especially when you are in a rut or in need of finding something to listen to. the main character Andy Carpenter reminds me of John Corey from the Demille books. And the fact that he has tied the character of his dog into the stories makes this series different from any other series ive listened too. He has used my love of dogs as a hook which is brilliant. This book could have spend a little more time at the end, going a little slower on how he came to the conclusion of the case but otherwise I loved it and look forward to the next book.

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    Paula 02-17-12
    Paula 02-17-12
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    "Kept my attention!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Play Dead to be better than the print version?

    I LOVE audio because the spoken word has emotion and inflection not heard with reading. It's the best part!


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    Karen West Lafayette, IN, United States 02-13-12
    Karen West Lafayette, IN, United States 02-13-12

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    "This is a great series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Play Dead to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, I really enjoy listening to Grover Gardner, he has a perfect voice for this book.


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

    I find myself laughing out loud at parts and other parts I'm wanting to listen non-stop.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    He has a great voice and I really like the way he changes it for the different characters as they speak.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This is the 6th one in the series and by far my favorite. Hard to actually pick a favorite though because they are all really, REALLY GOOD!


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this series. It starts with Open and Shut, once you hear that one you will be hooked. However, if you don't feel like listening to the whole series you could still listen to this one without being lost. If you like dogs you will totally enjoy this!

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    02-07-12
    02-07-12 Member Since 2016
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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