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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,614 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: May 2002 ISBN: 9781593163907
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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 twenty-two million dollars 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. Open and Shut heralds—no contest—the year’s most sensational new voice in mystery fiction: David Rosenfelt. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayne | 2/14/2014

    " This series is fun because it is set in my childhood north Jersey and "Andy" loves his Golden Retriever. And the writer is quick witted and fun. "

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

    " Wow! For a first book, it is very impressive. Clever and well-executed. Andy Carpenter is an extremely likable character who has us rooting for him from the beginning. Can't wait to read more of Andy and his motley crew of characters! "

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

    " What's not to like? A smart mouth defense lawyer, a good mystery and a Golden Retriever -- what more could you ask for? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travelbooky | 2/5/2014

    " He's funny and story is very good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/31/2014

    " The first in the series about a defense attorney in New Jersey. I listened to these on tape, so my viewpoint might be off because the reader was fantastic and added so much to the character. I like Andy Carpenters dry sense of humor and how self-depricating he was. The mystery surprised me and I always like to be surprised by the who done it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/21/2014

    " First stay-up-late-'cause-I've-got-to-know-how-it-ends read in a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 1/17/2014

    " A fun light read, my second Rosenfelt. It is light as a feather and requires some fairly significant suspension of disbelief (could any real person actually be quite so casual about discovering he had unexpectedly inherited $22 million?). Nonetheless, this is an enjoyable diversion and I'll likely listen to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Huhn | 1/11/2014

    " The Andy Carpenter books are great. Easy reads and very entertaining. If I get in trouble, I would want Andy Carpenter as my lawyer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/5/2014

    " Another wisecracking public defender. Intricate plot with interesting legal turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KPowell | 12/15/2013

    " Funny! Sarcastic! Can't wait for the next "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/10/2013

    " I really liked this book. Has very witty dialogue that kept me chuckling throughout the book. I had read this several years ago. I'll definitely read more. The plot was intriguing with a good twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/30/2013

    " David Rosenfelt's sense of humour and mystery will having me read the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/15/2013

    " I love the main character, his dog, his Jersey roots & the colorful cast of characters who surround him. I've read every book in the series and it's my favorite guilty pleasure - can't wait for more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susy | 11/13/2013

    " Totally fun. I can't wait to read the next book by him! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 8/21/2013

    " This author is above Sue Grafton and I have read all of her books. I stayed up into the night reading Open and Shut. I would read another by this author. Then I can be sure about the comparison to Grafton's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/4/2013

    " Really enjoyed the subtle humor entwined with a good "who dunnit" story. I look forward to spending more time with Andy Carpenter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/16/2013

    " Great entertainment for a long car trip! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Larsen | 11/10/2012

    " Entertaining audio book to listen to while cleaning closets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 10/25/2012

    " Has the same kind of self-deprecating tone as Jeffrey Cohen (whose books I've been reading). Good series starter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 6/18/2012

    " I love Andy's sarcasm and humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 3/6/2012

    " Smart funny legal fiction. Love it! Feels like an old time radio program. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/19/2012

    " Fun read! Good mystery story plus great sense of humor of the main character. Numerous shout-outs to the wonderfulness of golden retrievers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valarie | 10/14/2011

    " Entertaining light read. Was great to fill the hours on a very long flight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Jan | 10/4/2011

    " I really like this author's style. He is self-deprecating and funny without being too flippant. The inclusion of a dog does it for me. I'll be reading more from this author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 8/31/2011

    " The Andy Carpenter books are perfect as far as I'm concerned. There are four things that make this series great: a mystery to solve, a bit of humor, characters you care about, and a beloved dog. It doesn't get much better than that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Jan | 5/20/2011

    " I really like this author's style. He is self-deprecating and funny without being too flippant. The inclusion of a dog does it for me. I'll be reading more from this author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 4/21/2011

    " Excellent character - I've read the entire series - loved them, I wanted to get a golden when I finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kshydog | 2/26/2011

    " I liked the narrator, a lawyer, having a sense of humor about his personal life. The dog really had no part in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/25/2011

    " I'd never even heard of this author, but I'm so glad I have now! I was automatically in love with the narrator's sense of humor and sarcasm right off the bat. I'm starting the second one in this series right away! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/18/2011

    " New series for me. I enjoyed the story lines and the great character development. I always enjoy some humor and this book and quite a few things that made me laugh out loud. I he has a dog and his relationship with her is funny also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tfitte | 2/17/2011

    " I love this whole series. The main character is Andy Carpenter a single, lawyer who loves animals. They are funny, heartfelt and just plain good. Start with this one and then read the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/29/2011

    " I liked this one. True, the mystery was figured out almost immediately, but it was to Andy as well, he just had to figure it all out. The who may have been known, just the why that we were missing.

    I liked his sarcasm. Good, easy read. I look forward to the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayne | 1/4/2011

    " This series is fun because it is set in my childhood north Jersey and "Andy" loves his Golden Retriever. And the writer is quick witted and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 1/4/2011

    " I enjoyed this book alot. It was easy to read, good story, some humor, great characters... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindex | 12/26/2010

    " A good read, pretty quick. It definitely will keep you interested. Great as a decompression from real life. It felt a little rough in spots. "

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About the Author
Author David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt is the Edgar–nominated and Shamus Award–winning author of several stand-alone novels and more than a dozen Andy Carpenter novels. 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 thirty-seven Earphones Awards.