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Publisher's Summary

Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

His streak of murder case acquittals made him a regular on cable talk shows. His recent $22 million inheritance bought him a dog rescue operation named the Tara Foundation after his own beloved golden retriever. Yet after turning down cases left and right, Andy Carpenter thinks he's facing a midlife crisis.

When a friend, a newspaper owner, calls in a favor and asks him to protect his star reporter, Andy is less than thrilled. His new client is Daniel Cummings, a journalist who is being used as a mouthpiece by a brutal serial killer. Things only get worse when Daniel is discovered near the body of the murderer's latest victim. And after Andy himself starts collecting anonymous death threats, he hears the news every defense lawyer dreads...and moves to within a dangerous keystroke of becoming tomorrow's obituary.

©2004 David Rosenfelt (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A fun rollercoaster ride." (Publishers Weekly) "The real charm of this series lies in the wit of its affable narrator, who is not about to let an ongoing capital trial keep him from walking his beloved golden retriever, betting the point spread, or losing on the stock market. Add to this a likable supporting cast and a low-key love interest, and you have the legal-thriller genre's waggish rejoinder to Anthony Bruno and Janet Evanovich. A sure bet." (Booklist)

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I love this series!

The narrator truly brings Andy Carpenter to life. I finished this book much to quickly!

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Couldn't Stop Listening

very fast read. Engrossing and funny. Couldn't stop listening to it. Would recommend without hesitation.

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doggone it!...love the twists & turns & Tara...

I like this character, even though he is a lawyer, and his friends make every story more interesting.

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Good Story - Extremely Annoying Music

The music was terrible and interfered with the story flow. Forget the music and just read!

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  • JMK224
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  • 09-18-16

fun but short

I do not like abridged versions so that's my reasoning for a less than 5 star rating.

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Love his books

I love listening to these books. Andy is such a fun character and I enjoy the occasional laugh he gives me.

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Bust a gut laughing in first few chapters!

Where does Bury the Lead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

David Rosenfelt is a talented author, captures my attention with humor. The story line is an added plus. Grover Gardner does an awesome job with his voice inflections. So far, all the books in this series have been entertaining and worth recommending to other listeners!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bury the Lead?

The first few chapters had me busting a gut laughing! Clever banter!

What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice inflections and his perfect delivery!

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

Laugh at the banter, but sad that crime like he mentioned in the book is probably real!

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend the series to other listeners.

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enjoyable and fun read

I loved this crime novel . Mr Rosenfeld's dry sense of humor was fantastic. I will read more in this series. Thanks for a witty and entertaining book! Mr. Gardner had great timing and great inflection. Thank you for making this so enjoyable.

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Love his stories!!

I lIke the wit of the author and the manner in which he builds his story!
The narrator brings the story to life and make the book very enjoyable!

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Fun Trip

Would you consider the audio edition of Bury the Lead to be better than the print version?

I din't read the print version

Any additional comments?

I liked this book, not because it is a deep read or examines the meaning of life. It is just plain fun. The main character was charming and funny, living an intense life one moment and a regular one the next. The eternal question of who defends a nasty criminal will never be answered, so we can have an interesting trip along the way. All the while knowing that the bad guy is really innocent, otherwise why the story. A nice read.