Author: Rosenfelt, David
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Format: Digital Download
Length: 8 Hours
A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner--an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief--is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine.
As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they've been charged with. Andy will have to call upon the unique abilities of this ex-police dog to help solve the crime and prevent a catastrophic event from taking place.
Narrator Grover Gardner portrays Patterson, New Jersey, defense attorney Andy Carpenter. Gardner's delivery is perfect for Rosenfelt's sardonic sense of humor and generally goofiness. The latest in the author's series features Milo, a clever German shepherd, once a police dog, who is now working with Iraq War veteran Billy Zimmerman as a thief. Andy's initial interview with Milo is priceless. In addition, Gardner delivers the character signatures with aplomb: Andy's wisecracking, his new associate's gloomy-Gus routine, and his girlfriend's enthusiasm for investigating and problem-solving. Gardner's deadpan vocals keep listeners engaged and laughing.
David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before becoming a writer of novels and screenplays. Open And Shut was his first novel; First Degree, his second novel, was named a best book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and 35 dogs.
Grover Gardner, a Washington, D.C.-based actor, director and audiobook narrator, has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, as well as Resident Director at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. Recently, he has been active in educational theater, directing student productions for local universities, and teaching graduate-level courses in acting and voice-over work. He has recorded over 450 audiobooks and was named by AudioFile Magazine as one of "Best Voices of the Century."
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