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Dead Center Audiobook

Dead Center

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Publisher's Summary

If there aren't any real-life lawyers as entertaining, as witty, and as willing to tilt at windmills as Andy Carpenter, Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt's engaging series hero, then there should be.

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

There's damning evidence against Jeremy, accused of killing two young women, one of whom he was romantically involved with. Andy is forced to pry into the closed society of Center City, home of the victims and a peculiar religious sect called the Centurions.

Dead Center is our Editors' Pick for Mysteries and Thrillers. Find out what else made Audible's Best of 2006 list.

©2006 David Rosenfelt; (P)2006 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2007

"Written with flair and humor, this is perfect light reading." (Publishers Weekly)
"Those who like the added complexity of character-driven mysteries will find much to enjoy in this award-winning series." (Booklist)
"Grover Gardner's narrative style is clear but low-key, a style that fits Andy Carpenter, Rosenfelt's series hero....His reading perfectly evokes the suspense and drama of a criminal investigation." (AudioFile)

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    J. HOPPER 09-18-11
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    "I really enjoy this series!"

    I like the characters, I LOVE the narration, and there's a dog. It makes me happy. :)

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    akhil Ridgefield, WA, United States 12-08-10
    akhil Ridgefield, WA, United States 12-08-10
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    "Last one, done with Rosenfelt"

    Andy Carpentar - the wise cracking lawyer, had enough. It was cute for book 1 and 2, now it is time for Andy to retire. I kinda, sorta enjoyed this very predicatble story. After you figure it out, the story drags and you just want it to end. The moments when you say, "Didn't see that coming," were not present in this story. Save your credits and get something else. Try Barry Eisler's Rain Series if you want a thrill ride!

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    Ida 11-13-10
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    "Andy in Wisconsin"

    This is a quick listen, throughly enjoyable and shows growth of the character Laurie. Her move from Jersey was sad, but the change in states refreshed Andy abit. I enjoy the Andy Carpenter series and I am glad that I started at the beginning. If you are a dog person, you will enjoy Andy's relationship with his dog Tara...who will live forever.

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    Ken Blaine, WA, United States 08-31-10
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    "Great Book"

    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.

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    Wanda 06-17-10
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    "One part mystery, one part humour..."

    The hero is a hoot and his cohorts are entertaining. I was engrossed by the story and the pace was a big part of that attraction. Of course, I'm always a sucker for wise-cracking, bad boy hero who doesn't mind showing us some of his foibles.

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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 05-16-10
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    "Andy Goes to Wisconsin"

    To change a pace, the setting is not Andy's neighborhood. But that doesn't matter, because he still has his humor and wit (along with his dog Tara) to bring out the truth and get the bad guys!!

    David Rosnfelt has not gotten stale with this series. And Grover Gardner is wonderful to listen to!!

    These stories are Beach Fare, but so much fun to listen to and something to brighten a stressed life anywhere.

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    Jeanette Kerrville, TX, United States 04-16-10
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    "Roadtrip for Andy Carpenter"

    This book continues the Andy Carpenter series and does not disappoint.

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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-07-10
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-07-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Did it again!"

    Another enjoyable Rosenfelt Novel!

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    Pamela W. Wooddell Wilmington, NC 09-14-08
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    "Fun you can count on!"

    I really enjoy all of Rosenfelt's books and this one is no exception.

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    "Good listening"

    Really enjoy this author. The main character is very likeable, and the plots believable. Would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story.

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