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Dead Center Audiobook

Dead Center

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Publisher's Summary

If there aren't any real-life lawyers as entertaining, as witty, and as willing to tilt at windmills as Andy Carpenter, Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt's engaging series hero, then there should be.

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

There's damning evidence against Jeremy, accused of killing two young women, one of whom he was romantically involved with. Andy is forced to pry into the closed society of Center City, home of the victims and a peculiar religious sect called the Centurions.

©2006 David Rosenfelt; (P)2006 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Written with flair and humor, this is perfect light reading." (Publishers Weekly)
"Those who like the added complexity of character-driven mysteries will find much to enjoy in this award-winning series." (Booklist)

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    Chriss Stringer 13/07/2009 Member Since 2015
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    "Shame about the narrator"

    Goodish book but the narrator's droll is rather dire and although he is reading it as I am sure the writer wanted it just adds to the monotony. Rather slow paced and this makes it drag.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie LondonUnited Kingdom 29/05/2008
    Stephanie LondonUnited Kingdom 29/05/2008 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "There's a new man in my life ..."

    Meet Andy Carpenter. A lawyer who accidently becomes a millionaire, he likes living in Jersey, eating junk food, drinking in the same bar with the same friends and watching sports. Sounds like a nightmare? No way. Andy also saves abandoned dogs and is romantic enough to leave the mean streets of Jersey for rural midwest Ohio when the love of his life needs him. Grover Gardiner as reader is a bonus, his deadpan delivery of the one liners and self deprecating humour a delight. This is definitely a new man in my life and I want to get to know him better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Lioness
    19/06/06
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    "What a Hoot!"

    I loved this book! This is my first exposure to David Rosenfelt and I love him! I plan on listening to the others Audible has (Audible please get more!) and reading the rest in hard copy. This has to be the first time I've laughed out loud so many times in my car while listening to a book. VERY funny! The plot is also interesting. I highly recommend this one - a light, funny, who-done-it read. Get it!

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    Encino, CA, USA
    06/07/06
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    "Great Fun!"

    I loved this book. My husband and I both laughed out loud at the main character's thoughts and humorous comments. It was also a good story and keeps your attention throughout.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • S. Johnston
    maui, Hawaii
    14/06/06
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    "summer fun"

    This book is a treat for those who love dogs, mysteries, humor, and clever antecdotes. I felt immediately connected to Andy and his wisdom and humanity. I love the dog as well. Bravo!

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Pat
    Arroyo Grande, CA, United States
    02/07/06
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    "Great Story, Funny Style, Super Reader"

    This was my first Rosenfelt book, but the combination of a good plot, funny style, and just the right reader, make this book interesting and enjoyable. The author sees the world through a different filter than ordinary folks. I'm downloading another of Rosenfelt's next.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    BLOOMINGDALE, IL, United States
    21/06/06
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    "Fabulous"

    Absolutely fabulous! Witty characters and great story line.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • R. McGrath
    WESTON, FL USA
    08/04/08
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    "Great Series"

    David Rosenfelt's character, Andy Carpenter is wonderful. This lawyer/investigator/detective is clever and amusing. The interpretation by reader Grover Gardner is outstanding. Between the drama, chuckles,thrills, and semi frustrated romantic interests, one can't stop listening. The cast of regular characters is unforgettable and, thankfully, Rosenfelt cleverly weaves them into each story in the series. Perhaps most reassuring, Carpenter's neuroses are steadied by his faithful Lab, Tara.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jerret
    Crockett, VA, USA
    27/01/08
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    "Surprising find"

    A fine audiobook. Glad I downloaded it. I suppose I should have started with the first book of the series but I didn't have too much trouble figuring out the characters. I'm interested in the rest of the series now. Fantastic narration by Grover Gardener. He really nailed it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Saint Augustine, FL, USA
    05/09/08
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    "Dead Center"

    I just finished reading this and found I still had a smile on my which is a tribute to the author and the narrator.
    This book is extremely well written, funny, serious and thoughtful all in one. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look for more from this author.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    Lafayette, CA, United States
    08/01/07
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    "Great Book"

    I thought this book was great listen couldn't stop. I would give it 5 stars but Im not a big dog lover so I really didn't care for all the commentaries about the dog. The dog portion was a bit too Anthropomorphic for my tastes.

    However the naration and story was well constructed and the character was very funny.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    30/08/08
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    "Interesting story but...."

    I've you don't mind the Jersey/New York style humor, this book is pretty good. The problem I had is that the main character has a smart remark for everything he says and it gets annoying in a hurry. Sometimes I wish he'd shut up and tell the story. It reminded me of Billy Crystal when he can't seem to turn off his act. He has to make a stupid remark every time he speaks. Same goes in this book. Beware.

    The other thing I didn't like is the way the lead character, Andy, seemed stupid about his investigation work. Twice, he had people on the phone with key information and he says I'll call you back or see you in a few hours. He makes no effort to get the details right away which seems like the obvious thing to do.

    The story line was pretty good and I thought the best part of the book was the last few chapters.

    If you don't mind the main character making wise cracks every time he opens his mouth, you might like this book. Otherwise, leave it for the folks in Jersey.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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