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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (882 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Rosenfelt Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Andy Carpenter Series Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781593163556
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In Dead Center, we find our beloved Andy carpenter reentering the dating sceneGod Bless him. Surprisingly he’s a hot commodity, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. His friends are offering up their two cents on his dating life, but of course they know as little about the dating world as Andy. One thing that rings true, whether the ladies he meets are terrific or not, is that the spectra of his longtime love Laurie hangs over his head. Bitter over her departure, he’s finding it hard to forgive and forget. She’s still the love of his life. Andy’s had no contact with her at all, and he can only assume she is back in Findlay, Wisconsin serving in the number two job on the local police force. Then one day he returns to the office to find Laurie waiting for him. She’s arrested a young man for murder and though the evidence clearly called for his arrest, she believes he’s innocent. He’s the son of her oldest friend and she’s come to Andy to find him representation. Andy follows Laurie back to Wisconsin where he must explore a secretive religious community that seems to hold the truth about what really happened to the deceased. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If there aren’t any real-life lawyers as entertaining, as witty, and as willing to tilt at windmills as Andy Carpenter…then there should be…Written with flair and humor, this is perfect light reading.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An inspired match for the amusingly self-deprecating, sarcastic, animal-loving, freewheeling, wisecracking, wily lawyer…Using a voice and sensibility reminiscent of Nathan Lane (complete with verbal eye-rolls), Gardner smartly unfolds Rosenfelt’s yarn, in which Carpenter is at his hilarious best.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Gardner’s pleasant tones change pitch and inflection to accomodate the wonderful characters of various ages and idiosyncrasies…His reading perfectly evokes the suspense and drama of a criminal investigation and the boredom of a stakeout.”

    AudioFile

  • “Adroitly mixes drama with humor…Where most legal-thriller authors explore the crime, Rosenfelt spends more time on the context and on the man investigating the crime. Those who like the added complexity of character-driven mysteries will find much to enjoy in this award-winning series.”

    Booklist

  • “A fast-paced story that’s hard to put down, a mystery spiced with interesting characters and brightened by the flames of a rekindled love affair. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A 2007Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly Booms Walsh | 2/20/2014

    " This was a jocular, wiseass sort of mystery - big city lawyer comes to rural Wisconsin to defend a young man being accused of the deaths of two young women from a religious cult community. The lawyer is funny and the plot moved along quickly, but it was a bit formulaic for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/13/2014

    " Love the voice of the reader, sounds just like I imagine the main character sounds. Love the clever banter between the characters and of course the very dry wit of the lawyer with his asides. A man, even a New Yorker, who loves his golden retriever Tara as much as he does can't be all bad. This book was interesting, too, in the exploration of the religion The Centurians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/12/2014

    " First book I have read from this author and will definitely be reading more. I loved ths suspense and intrigue but also including humor and life. A definite must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie (aka Serial Reader) | 2/11/2014

    " I could easily write a book containing just the punnies that David Rosenfelt sprinkles throughout his books. I think his 'song-talking' is a hoot, and his sarcasm comes through sharply, even when directed at himself. Still, I think of Andy as a wanna-be PI who happens to be a lawyer. He's an everyday hero - even when people die on his watch. I gave this one a 4 out of 5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 2/9/2014

    " Another page-turner by David Rosenfelt. I always enjoy the mystery and how he pieces it all together in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhea Rhodan | 1/29/2014

    " This review is for the Audible version of the book. This is my first book by David Rosenfelt (even though it's the fifth book in the Andy Carpenter series). I didn't expect to laugh out loud on the Stairmonster listening to it. This is a wry, main-character-driven mystery told by the mc. While the other characters added interest, as did the romantic element, only Andy and the mystery plot felt truly developed. It also seemed to me that the author spent just a bit too much time being cute/funny, but I was engaged and entertained up to the last minute. The ending was satisfying in all respects. I found the (brief) discussion of perspectives on faith interesting (it's a made-up religion, so not to worry). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammi | 1/25/2014

    " Really good main character, and he has a dog! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/19/2014

    " Make no mistake - this is not fine literature. But it's a fast-paced and entertaining mystery, and the main character has two characteristics which I really like - he's a wise-ass and he loves dogs. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keepitreal | 1/18/2014

    " Fun easy read with very likable hilarious main character, would love to read more from series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juanita | 12/26/2013

    " As always this series has me laughing out loud. Great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/21/2013

    " Another good mystery solved by the lawyer, Andy Carpenter. This one is a little different and a nice change even though some things remain constant. I like the twists and turns and the humor the author gives the character, Andy who is the narrator as well. I will keep reading this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/3/2013

    " Good. 3.5 Love the sense of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derla | 10/6/2013

    " Good story line written in a light hearted way. I would read a book by him again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/30/2013

    " really liked all 8. Mysteries, people get killed but not dark and gruesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rendy | 7/7/2013

    " Pure enjoyable reading material. legal thriller, good plot, memorable character, not to mention numerous humor dose about a wisecrack lawyer and his way of thinking create this great book. definitely would read more books by this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hobart | 5/15/2013

    " I really don't know how to review an Andy Carpenter book without just parroting what I've said before: engaging read, tense when it needs to be, funny almost all the time (sometimes laugh out loud so), clever mystery...yada yada yada. Might make for a boring review, but a dandy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/19/2013

    " I so enjoy this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/17/2012

    " Mr. Rosenfelt makes me laugh out loud. His Andy Carpenter books are funny and interesting with always a touch of intrigue. His capacity for musing dialogue is unsurpassed and his insight into his characters is endearing. Another good addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 10/10/2012

    " I thought this was a quick, entertaining read. Sure, the ending came out of left field and felt pretty contrived, but I liked the Andy Carpenter character and immensely enjoyed the author's sense of humor. This was the first book I read in this series, but I'll definitely read another one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 9/9/2012

    " Waiting for it to come from the library. Next in a every entertaining series. This one's in Wisconsin where Laurie has moved. Involves an extreme church community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pattianne | 8/27/2012

    " Laurie is in Wisconsin, needs Andys help, but stays behind when Andy leaves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melodie | 8/8/2012

    " I REALLY like this series and I think this one is my favorite, so far. Laurie's gone to Wisconsin and calls Andy about a double murder case. Bodies pile up as Andy works to prove the accused is innocent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 4/21/2012

    " Just what I've come to expect from this series - interesting plot spiced with a healthy dose of sarcastic humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 2/12/2012

    " Read my thoughts at: Thoughts of Joy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry White | 1/2/2012

    " I read 5 of these books back to back and I love the characters but the formula is getting a little stale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tally | 1/1/2012

    " Pretty good book...definitely written by a guy...no mushy mushy, but pretty interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erjanoco | 10/2/2011

    " Another Andy Carpenter/Tara mystery. I like the humor of this author - and his love of dogs.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eileen | 6/10/2011

    " Listened to this book on CD in the car; entertaining to listen to but would not recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rendy | 5/30/2011

    " Pure enjoyable reading material. legal thriller, good plot, memorable character, not to mention numerous humor dose about a wisecrack lawyer and his way of thinking create this great book. definitely would read more books by this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/1/2011

    " Just what I've come to expect from this series - interesting plot spiced with a healthy dose of sarcastic humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/6/2011

    " This book in the series was especially good because the main character Andy goes to Wisconsin to help someone. A lot of humor involving cheese, the Packers and of course our cold weather in winter. I really enjoyed this book a lot and am looking forward to the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 3/29/2011

    " Fun and amusing lawyer/detective mystery with self-deprecating lawyer and on-off girlfriend police detective pairing up to solve the mystery. Entire plot totally far-fetched but the writing was decent and the story engaging. Perfect to listen to while painting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 12/31/2010

    " Another great Andy Carpenter book. Love his character. A fairly transparent story (even I figured out who done it fairly early) but a great read all the same. Rosenfelt gives Andy a dry sense of humor that's a touch sarcastic. Love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 6/29/2010

    " Oddly, both of these books concern church cults but this one was the better, both as to the mystery and to the writing. I find Rosenfelt funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melodie | 6/15/2010

    " I REALLY like this series and I think this one is my favorite, so far. Laurie's gone to Wisconsin and calls Andy about a double murder case. Bodies pile up as Andy works to prove the accused is innocent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammi | 6/2/2010

    " Really good main character, and he has a dog! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/1/2010

    " This is still a good book, but I didn't think it was as good as his earlier ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/23/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Andy Carpenter; Lawyer heads to Wisconsin to help his former love, now a police chief, to defend young man charged with killing two girls and deal with a near-by community practicing unique religious practices
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erjanoco | 7/15/2009

    " Another Andy Carpenter/Tara mystery. I like the humor of this author - and his love of dogs.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 3/19/2009

    " Waiting for it to come from the library. Next in a every entertaining series. This one's in Wisconsin where Laurie has moved. Involves an extreme church community. "

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About the Author
Author David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award–winning author of five stand-alone novels and the Andy Carpenter series. He and his wife live in Maine with their ever-changing pack of rescue dogs.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.