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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,132 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: August 2009 ISBN: 9781593163730
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Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt’s riveting sixth legal thriller (after 2006’s Dead Center) brings independently wealthy Paterson, N.J., lawyer Andy Carpenter to the defense of a very special domestic violence victim, Yogi, a golden retriever alleged to have bitten its owner. Andy uses the court system to spring Yogi from an animal shelter’s death row and adopt him, adding the dog to a small family that includes longtime pet golden Tara. But when the gang goes for a walk that leads to a joyful reunion between Yogi and a woman named Karen Evans, Andy learns Yogi is actually Reggie, presumed dead five years earlier after the conviction of Karen’s brother, US Customs Inspector Richard Evans, for the murder of his fiancée, Stacy Harriman. Suspecting Richard’s innocence, Andy tackles the case like a dog on a chew toy, undeterred by an intricate web of deception involving a possible government coverup. No shaggy dog story, this puppy’s alive with reliable Rosenfelt wit and heart. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A taut thriller full of whiplash plot twists and wisecracking dialogue.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Riveting…Alive with reliable Rosenfelt’s wit and heart.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A cracking good yarn…As always, Andy’s offbeat, outspoken personality shines on every page, and the balance of humor and mystery is dead-on.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[Andy Carpenter’s] most ambitious case yet…Absorbing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suvi | 2/14/2014

    " The author is coming to Glades Road Branch Feb.24th at 2pm! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/12/2014

    " This is the second book that I have read in this series and I have to say that I am enjoying this series. It seems like you don't have to read these books in order and they are very similar to a cozy mystery books. The main character Andy Carpentar and the dogs are stars of these books. Can't wait to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Larson | 2/6/2014

    " I love reading anything by David Rosenfelt. I really care about his characters, to the point that they feel like friends. Now that I have a dog, I can really relate to his love of Tara. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/6/2014

    " I love mysteries with humor, henceforth I love this series!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lajuan | 1/22/2014

    " Finally a mystery writer with a sense of humor, the plot was pretty good too. "

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/19/2014

    " Golden retrievers at the center of a legal mystery--entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara B. | 1/17/2014

    " I LOVE the Andy Carpenter series from this author! Andy is a rich, sardonic attorney who also loves dogs. This story starts with Andy saving a dog's life via the courts and then it gets better and better. If you have not read this author, start with the first of the series, and you will be hooked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 12/21/2013

    " Good book for a short plane ride "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 12/8/2013

    " David Rosenfelt's attorney Andy is the male version of Stephanie Plum. Lots of luck is needed for their basic talents to succeed. I listened to this during the Christmas holidays as I took down the tree. Funny, great pacing, and if you like dogs this is the book for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/25/2013

    " The cover got me! This was an easy read, and while predictable, I still really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pattianne | 11/23/2013

    " Laurie comes for a visit but returns, Andy is lonely... enjoyed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/9/2013

    " Another good one from Rosenfelt. Some familiar characters, all old friends, and some familiar plot elements, none stale. Complex plot well executed, fast paced, just the right length. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 7/12/2013

    " I loved this book. It was thoroughly entertaining, even though I did guess the ending about half way through! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/21/2013

    " A spectacular book. Once past the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. The book is written well, with humor, and full of wonderful characters you'll easily get attached to. If you like mysteries or any animal-related book, you will definitely enjoy this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 4/30/2013

    " Another fun to read Andy Carpenter mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 4/3/2013

    " What a fun read! It was laugh out loud. I enjoyed the legal play, a great who dun it, and funny. What more could you ask for? I highly recommend to anyone who enjoy's mystery's and likes to laugh, oh and anyone who likes dogs. : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kay | 3/22/2013

    " Very entertaining book in which a dog is the star witness. I listened to this one & enjoyed it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 3/9/2013

    " My blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betty | 10/17/2012

    " Really have enjoyed the series, but thought this story had a lot of twists and turns and too many characters ....... found it difficult to keep up with all of the players, at times. Really good twist at the end though that I didn't see coming, and it all came together in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha | 9/12/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book, I'm not typically a mystery reader, but this book was entertaining and never boring. The tone of the main character kept me laughing with his sarcasm and overall I would highly recommend this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 7/12/2012

    " I love Andy Carpenter, probably not for everyone, Carpenter series are quick read books and not very thought provoking. They seem to be a fun legal thriller with very interesting characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 2/25/2012

    " Not the best murder mystery, but not the worst either. People who like golden retrievers will be interested in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 11/15/2011

    " nice series by rosenfelt - courtroom drama and enjoyable mysteries. anti-hero type lawyer - however, after the 6th book, i began to recognize the conspiracy theories! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 10/10/2011

    " Another in the continuing series of Andy Carpenter. It had a slight twist in it that was totally unexpected which made it different than the 3 previous books in the series that I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 9/22/2011

    " This was a mystery story. It was okay. Kind of predictable though. At first I thought it was going to be a doggy lovers story, but in the end it was a classic murder mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kieffala | 9/1/2011

    " This was a great summertime book. It moved very quickly, and was particularly enjoyable as I lived in North Jersey for awhile and it is always fun to know where the book takes place and be familiar with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 6/27/2011

    " Love the wisecracking lawyer, Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever. Fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lajuan | 6/11/2011

    " Finally a mystery writer with a sense of humor, the plot was pretty good too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 6/2/2011

    " Once again, Rosenfelt provides laugh-out-loud moments with a good legal procedural story. If you need a diverting book, you can do a lot worse than the Andy Carpenter series.

    Rating: 3.5/5
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/31/2011

    " Probably my favorite of the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 5/29/2011

    " Love Andy's views on just about everything..
    Thanks Davis for another great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/4/2011

    " A spectacular book. Once past the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. The book is written well, with humor, and full of wonderful characters you'll easily get attached to. If you like mysteries or any animal-related book, you will definitely enjoy this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 4/12/2011

    " I am listening to this on audible. It's very engaging. I have never read an Andy Carpenter book and really am enjoying this one. A great murder mystery lawyer book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 3/21/2011

    " One of my favorites so far in this series, though the ending confused me a bit. Loved the focus on the dogs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suvi | 2/14/2011

    " The author is coming to Glades Road Branch Feb.24th at 2pm! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha | 9/19/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, I'm not typically a mystery reader, but this book was entertaining and never boring. The tone of the main character kept me laughing with his sarcasm and overall I would highly recommend this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne-marie | 9/14/2010

    " David Rosenfelt is hilarious! His books are a guaranteed good read. Funny, engaging, you name it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 9/4/2010

    " I LOVE the Andy Carpenter series from this author! Andy is a rich, sardonic attorney who also loves dogs. This story starts with Andy saving a dog's life via the courts and then it gets better and better. If you have not read this author, start with the first of the series, and you will be hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 7/7/2010

    " Rosenfelt makes me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 6/23/2010

    " L&O-type courtroom drama with dogs, humor, mystery, etc. Bianca, you and Andy should read this guy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/27/2010

    " Golden retrievers at the center of a legal mystery--entertaining. "

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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.