©2007 David Rosenfelt; (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.
If you're looking for something to take your mind off stress, Rosenfelt is a fantastic author to turn to. Andy Carpenter is hilarious, and the reader REALLY enhances his character.
If you're new to the Andy Carpenter series, of course it's preferable to start at the beginning. You may end up spoiling plots from earlier novels by starting this late. Still, Play Dead is also easily read as a first-timer, you don't need to know what happened earlier to start at this point in the series.
But I don't recommend it. Once you read one Andy Carpenter book, you'll want to read another. Trust me.
This is the 3rd Andy Carpenter book that I have listened to. I wish there were more available.
The narrator does a great job and 'is' the character.
This is the first book I have listened to by David Rosenfeldt, and already downloading my next one.
Great fun, excellent plot and the first audible book I have laughed out loud with.
I absolutely LOVE Rosenfelt's books. I wish he would write faster! They're well written, great character development, great story and most of all they're really funny. Plus, the narrator is perfect!
This was a very enjoyable 8 hours of listening. I found myself smiling to myself and felling better about the day while I listned to this book. The story and mystery was good but the reader and the pros were outstanding. I hope audible has more from this author and reader!
Humor, suspense, intrige, and humor. Oh, did I say humor twice? Yes I did and for a reson. David Rosenfelt is brillantly funny. This and all other of the Andy Carpenter novels are in the same league. The narration of Grover Gardner also makes you feel as if you can actually see the characters. If you miss this one, your missing the best!
This is a warm funny read with a complex and interestng plot. It is just believable and there is plenty of action and drama including engaging court scenes. This is the third Rosenfelt I have read and although they all follow roughly the same pattern, they are different enough. This is probably the bst of te three available on Audible. Well done, Mr Rosenfelt!
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.
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!
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