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4.00318181818182 out of 54.00318181818182 out of 54.00318181818182 out of 54.00318181818182 out of 54.00318181818182 out of 5 4.00 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Rosenfelt Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Andy Carpenter Series Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9781593163334
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Edgar-nominated author David Rosenfelt returns with his hero, Andy Carpenter, who must defend a football player accused of murder. The Giants’ running back Kenny Schilling stands accused of killing Troy Preston, a wide receiver for the Jets. As Andy investigates, he finds that Troy is not the only football player who was killed after contact with Kenny—and his snooping starts to set off alarms with a drug king. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Abridging a mystery is always a tricky task—cut too much and the reader is either in the dark or wondering about dangling plot threads. But this abridgement is superbly done, reducing the length while maintaining the novel's essence and without sacrificing clarity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Grover Gardner, with his deadpan reserve, IS Andy Carpenter.”

    Audio File

  • “Carpenter is a strong series lead, one of those wisecracking-but-don’t-underestimate-him kinds of characters…The author handles the material deftly, mixing humor and whodunit but never letting the comedy overwhelm the mystery. The novels are written in the present tense, a much overused gimmick in the genre; but here it somehow works, helping to sustain tension by establishing that neither Andy nor the reader knows what’s about to happen. A cracking good yarn.”

    Booklist

  • A 2006 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francie | 4/22/2016

    " I find all his books so entertaining and hope you will too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/19/2014

    " This is the fifth or sixth Andy Carpenter novel I've read, and although I enjoyed it, I didn't find it quite as riveting as the other books I've read. Yes, the ending was a surprise (I love how Rosenfelt does that!), but some of the middle parts actually felt familiar. That's the first time I've felt that way with one of Rosenfelt's books. It was still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Brennan | 2/17/2014

    " I'm really enjoying this series - the plots are just twisty enough to be fun without overtaxing your brain to try to remember who's who. The characters are three-dimensional; you really start to care about what happens to them. The main character is funny and quirky without being unrealistic - he has plenty of shortcomings and doesn't hesitate to let you know what they are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 2/16/2014

    " I have been enjoying this series, the main character has dry sense of humour and irony about him. Being Australian I don't understand American or in fact Australian football, but you don't need too as it doesn't make a huge dent in the storyline. I felt the storyline was a bit loose this time. It hasn't stopped me ordering the next in the series from the library though. Just a good read. "

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

    " Another Andy Carpenter book this time about a football player accused of killing another football player. It was good but not great. Who the killer turned out to be was a bit of a stretch for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila Beaumont | 2/12/2014

    " Like the first three books in this series, this one, the fourth, is a good, solid, twisty mystery that's also funny, thanks to the irrepressibly witty narrator, lawyer Andy Carpenter. And though these aren't really dog mysteries, they are all enhanced by the presence of lovely golden retrievers. This is probably the best in the series so far (I've been reading them in order). Highly recommended for readers who enjoy a suspenseful, thrilling, well-written murder mystery with just the right amount of humor to keep the mood from getting too dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/8/2014

    " Lots of action, lots of twists and turns. The ending is a surprise and is very sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/7/2014

    " I'm enjoying this series of books but this one had a great unexpected ending which I always like. I'm always trying to solve and when I don't get it right away I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adria | 1/29/2014

    " Great story. Didn't know how he was going to get his client off. It was a bit slow in parts, but a great read. Was solved at the very end of the book. Realistic ending. Would definitely recommend reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 1/27/2014

    " My first in this series, a fun diversion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/20/2014

    " I LOVE his books! Great stories and such a funny narrator. "

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

    " This is my 3rd David Rosenfelt novel. I think I like it because of Tara his golden retriever. They are nice light detective stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2014

    " I thought it was a pretty good mystery. The author used a lot of phrases and idioms that I hadn't heard in a long time. I don't prefer lawyer mysteries, but this one was ok. I sure didn't understand why Laurie, his girlfriend leaves though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robymc | 12/30/2013

    " My favorite in the series so far. "

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

    " Always entertaining, perfect for a long commute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/19/2013

    " Another good one by David Rosenfelt! I did guess the killer early on but it will still a good read. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne-Marie Eberhardt | 12/4/2013

    " People who have not read David Rosenfelt are really missing out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/30/2013

    " It was just "OK" Jim liked it more than I did. I guess I was put off by the football theme. Found it distracting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 11/27/2013

    " I have read all of his books and each one has been enjoyable. I always look forward to seeing a new one come out on the market. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzsmart | 11/17/2013

    " Good read in this series -- entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 11/11/2013

    " Mindless "lawyer fiction" -- it would make a decent TV show. Good beach/plane reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie McHenry | 1/6/2013

    " Again, loved this book about Andy Carpenter and is usually characters who make up his world of solving crime. Love Andy's loyalty to his friends, love, and his community. Great series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/13/2012

    " Audiobook: I love this series! The author is so funny, I find myself laughing out loud quite a bit. Good story, already looking forward to the next one in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Mjaatvedt | 12/8/2012

    " The bloom is somewhat off the rose with me and this series. I'm sure I'll continue to read the Carpenter series, but I no longer go into each book with terrific expectations. I could see this one coming a mile away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rendy | 10/16/2012

    " Very entertaining, witty, filled with humor, courtroom drama and detective work at the same time. I really enjoy this book along with other books in this series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melodie | 10/5/2012

    " Another good visit with Andy & crew! This time he's defending an NFL player who's accused of murdering another player. And Lori may be moving to Wisconsin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susy | 5/3/2012

    " Typically fun. Great vacation read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 3/29/2012

    " Andy is delightful as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/14/2012

    " Outstanding; Continuing character: Andy Carpenter; lawyer takes on case of one football player charged with killing another, while his girlfriend contemplates leaving to take a new job "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pgchuis | 2/11/2012

    " This one fills in a gap in the chronology - not on Audible for some reason. Same as all the others! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rendy | 6/3/2011

    " Very entertaining, witty, filled with humor, courtroom drama and detective work at the same time. I really enjoy this book along with other books in this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adria | 4/14/2011

    " Great story. Didn't know how he was going to get his client off. It was a bit slow in parts, but a great read. Was solved at the very end of the book. Realistic ending. Would definitely recommend reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/8/2011

    " This was an excellent book! Good plot with a twist and the character's sense of humour was right on what this author has led us to expect.

    I have already picked up the next one in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/24/2011

    " I'm enjoying this series of books but this one had a great unexpected ending which I always like. I'm always trying to solve and when I don't get it right away I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzsmart | 3/4/2011

    " Good read in this series -- entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melodie | 6/15/2010

    " Another good visit with Andy & crew! This time he's defending an NFL player who's accused of murdering another player. And Lori may be moving to Wisconsin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 5/22/2010

    " The bloom is somewhat off the rose with me and this series. I'm sure I'll continue to read the Carpenter series, but I no longer go into each book with terrific expectations. I could see this one coming a mile away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 8/23/2009

    " Outstanding; Continuing character: Andy Carpenter; lawyer takes on case of one football player charged with killing another, while his girlfriend contemplates leaving to take a new job
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robymc | 7/7/2009

    " My favorite in the series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 7/1/2009

    " Another Andy Carpenter book this time about a football player accused of killing another football player. It was good but not great. Who the killer turned out to be was a bit of a stretch for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 3/17/2009

    " Continued entertaining mystery. Again I figured out who-dun-it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyd | 2/20/2009

    " This is my 3rd David Rosenfelt novel. I think I like it because of Tara his golden retriever. They are nice light detective stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/24/2008

    " Another good one by David Rosenfelt! I did guess the killer early on but it will still a good read. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 3/13/2008

    " I have read all of his books and each one has been enjoyable. I always look forward to seeing a new one come out on the market. "

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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.