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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (376 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: July 2012 ISBN: 9781593166304
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Over the course of his legal career, Andy Carpenter has lost a few cases. But that doesn’t mean he forgets his clients. Andy has always been convinced that Joey Desimone, a man convicted of murder nine years ago, was innocent and believes that Joey’s family’s connections to organized crime played a pivotal role in his conviction. While there isn’t much Andy can do for him while he serves out his prison sentence, Joey suggests that he check up on Joey’s elderly uncle. He’d rather not, but as a favor to Joey, Andy agrees to take his dog, Tara, on a few visits. The old man’s memory is going, but when Andy tries to explain why he’s there, it jogs something in the man’s mind, and his comments leave Andy wondering if Uncle Nick is confused, or if he just might hold the key to Joey’s freedom after all this time. Andy grabs on to this thread of possibility and follows it into a world where the oath of silence is stronger than blood ties, and where people will do anything to make sure their secrets are kept. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rosenfelt walks a line between pulse-pounding suspense and laugh-out-loud humor…one of the best in the business.”

    Associated Press

  • “In the genre of quick-witted mysteries solved by man-and-dog teams, David Rosenfelt truly is the leader of the pack…Grover Gardner’s narration is delightful, adding sparkle to the tongue-in-cheek sarcasm that is Andy Carpenter’s hallmark.”

    AudioFile

  • “Entertaining…There are some well-worked action scenes and fiery courtroom clashes, adding up to a good-natured read that isn’t quite as easygoing as it seems.”

    Booklist

  • “Rosenfelt writes with sarcasm and a self-deprecating humor that is hard to resist…The author takes the suspense up a notch, and the riveting plot won’t disappoint fans.”

    Library Journal

  • “Andy is as effervescent as ever, and the courtroom byplay is consistently entertaining.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thenetsy | 2/17/2014

    " 4 1/2 stars. Really good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/11/2014

    " I am a big fan of David Rosenfelt and have read all of his books. Although this book was not my favorite by far, I still enjoyed it. The character, Andy Carpenter and his dry sense of humor always make me laugh. I look forward to reading all future Rosenfelt books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne-Marie | 2/9/2014

    " This is "suppose" to be a thriller? ZERO thrill ZERO thriller. Awful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 terpkristin | 2/3/2014

    " Another Andy Carpenter book. Really, there's nothing to say about this one that I didn't say about all of the others I've read. They're always fun and Grover Gardner's narration is always fantastic. This book actually broke the mold slightly for the AC books, though I'll say no more to keep away the spoilers. I guess this means I'll have to wait another year for the next one, though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Rutherford | 1/5/2014

    " Humour, murder, dogs, lawyers, did I mention dogs. What is not to love. And well written to boot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E G | 1/2/2014

    " predictable, but still enjoy them. this one has just a little bit of a twist, not big, but it was there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sterling | 12/26/2013

    " Every chapter kept your interest, didn't want to put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 11/25/2013

    " As always, a fun read! Nothing I like better than a funny thriller with main characters of a lawyer and a Golden Retriever :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 11/12/2013

    " Andy Carpenter is very funny and smitten by dogs, both positives in my view. There's a nice twist in this one too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Baron | 10/26/2013

    " If you like dogs and humor mixed in with your lawyer/mystery then this is the book for you. A good summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 10/15/2013

    " A nicely written story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/11/2013

    " Three and a half stars for this latest entry in Rosenfelt's witty Andy Carpenter series. I liked the surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/11/2013

    " Funny and amusing. Center character is a lawyer, and the book revolves around a retrial. Mafia involvement, diabolical plots and surprise endings help make this book an entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Chason | 8/3/2013

    " I always love his books and he did not disappoint me this time either. Kept me guessing until the very last page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gilbert Gonzales | 7/19/2013

    " I have read all of the 'Andy Carpenter' novels. I recommend all of them but read them in order. They are fun, funny and suspenseful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/13/2013

    " Love David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpender and Andy's posse. I have been a fan since book #1. This is another great Andy legal roller coaster of a ride with many twists and turns and a heck of a conclusion. A must read for AC fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin James | 6/29/2013

    " I love Rosenfelt's style, his books are laugh out loud funny in places but still tell a great story. I got on the library's waiting list for this, his latest, when I learned the pub date. So, I was among the first to get my hands on it. I was not disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mari | 4/10/2013

    " Just love the Andy Carpenter series, if you are a dog lover they are a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 2/10/2013

    " David Rosenfelt does it again with another Andy Carpenter novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 1/10/2013

    " David Rosenfelt is a most amusing author. His books are interesting, plot is exiting. Both men and women would enjoy reading his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis | 12/2/2012

    " I absolutely love all the books in David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter Mystery Series. This one is the latest entry and is just as well-written and just as much fun as all the others. Highly Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deedeebee | 11/28/2012

    " I always enjoy this author's work. His characters are always well drawn, the plots exciting and the ending a surprise. This book was no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicolo romano | 11/11/2012

    " was ok...nothing special in series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jinny | 10/22/2012

    " David Rosenfelt tickles me. Good plot; well-written story; characters whom I am always happy to revisit. An intelligent and amusing mystery. "

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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.