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Open and Shut Audiobook

Open and Shut

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Publisher's Summary

Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan.

But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium. The shocks pile on as he discovers his dad left him with two unexpected legacies: a fortune of $22 million that Andy never knew existed...and a murder case with enough racial tinder to burn down City Hall.

Struggling to serve justice and bring honor to his father, Andy must dig up some explosive political skeletons - and an astonishing family secret that can close his case (and his mouth) for good.

Crack another case with Andy Carpenter.

©2002 David Rosenfelt; (P)2008 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"As soon as readers finish this remarkable first novel, they will begin clamoring for a second Andy Carpenter adventure." (Booklist)
"Brisk dialogue, careful plotting, and solid spadework." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 11-25-12
    Linda Louise Burlington, KS, United States 11-25-12

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "DAVID ROSENFELT DOES IT AGAIN, FUNNY LEGAL MYSTERY"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    THE GENIUS OF DAVID ROSENFELT


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    THE SUBJECT MATTER TO ME IS HOW WELL DAVID ROSENFELT WRITES.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    MIXES LAW, DOGS, RESCUE OF DOGS, ROMANCE, HUMOR AND MAKES IT WORK.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    NOT A THING. VERY WELL DONE.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    DO YOU YOURSELF A FAVOR AND LISTEN TO THIS BOOK, A NICE COZY MYSTERY THRILLER.

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    Chr 10-29-12
    Chr 10-29-12

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    "Another very enjoyable listen."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Open and Shut is a great listen filled with humor and intrigue. I always enjoy Grover Gardner's reading of Rosenfelt's books.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    He expresses the character's personality so well you feel you are listening to that individual.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janie 09-10-12
    Janie 09-10-12

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    "Love Andy Carpenter."

    Andy is a unique character. He is smart, funny and, unlike most heros, he's not the bravest guy around. I love his character though and the story is great fun with enough twists and turns to keep you turning the proverbial page.

    As good as the story is, I don't think this book would seem nearly as good if it weren't for Grover Gardner's brilliant narration. He simply IS Andy Carpenter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Dexter, MO, United States 09-06-12
    Kate Dexter, MO, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome!"

    This author and series is new to me, and I'm so sorry for that! I love Andy and can't wait to read/hear the next installment. Humor, mystery, romance and (the best in my opinion) a dog!!

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    Reto W Morosani 08-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Solid lawyer procedural entertainment!"
    Would you listen to Open and Shut again? Why?

    Probably not...I would recall the denoument.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The first person protagonist (can't remember character's name...)


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

    Same as above


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it's entertainment while exercising.


    Any additional comments?

    Will probably listen to other episodes of the same series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Seamster Portland, Oregon 07-23-12
    Seamster Portland, Oregon 07-23-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Great sense of humor"
    Would you listen to Open and Shut again? Why?

    Yes. Very entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Open and Shut?

    The ending


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

    The main character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ther beginning after his father died and he had a lot to think about.


    Any additional comments?

    I will purchase more books from this author. I liked the narrator too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Molly 07-02-12
    Molly 07-02-12
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    "The story is just "ok""

    I find the narrator "annoying" - I can't picture the main character as he should be pictured. More like the description of the lawyer that owns the laundromat - so hard to think of him as an attractive person. I am not done with the book yet and may not finish it because of the narrator. I'm distracted from the story itself.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    TXlady VINTON, TX, United States 06-03-12
    TXlady VINTON, TX, United States 06-03-12
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    "Not War & Peace, but a good listen!"

    If your looking for a heavy classic, skip this book; but if your looking for a good, lighthearted listen, you'll enjoy Open & Shut. It has its suspense, but the main character is wonderfully irreverrant and makes it an pleasent listen. The book never devolves into deep, heavy character building, but it isn't necessary. One gets to know the characters through the story line. I look forward to getting more of Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lachelle Koester 05-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love, love, love this character!!!"

    I have listened to almost all of the "Andy Carpenter" character series!! I love the narrator, characters in the book and mostly Tara, the dog!!!

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    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 05-14-12
    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 05-14-12 Member Since 2012

    walkaway

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    "A wise-crackin' good time!"

    The story captures you in five minutes with Rosenfelt's wisenheimer style. He writes the way my family talks so I was intrigued from the get go. But my immediate family was not involved with the law, well not on the right side anyway. This story is about a man and his dog. He's a lawyer that get a case that turns his world sideways.

    The story is fast with great turns and twists that you wish you could buy another ticket to ride this roller coster. Turns out you can. Get another book by the author, duh!

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