Hounded [6CD]

Hounded [6CD]

Author: Rosenfelt, David

Narrator: Grover Gardner


Format: 6 CDs

Length: 6 Hrs, 51 Mins

ISBN: 9781593166663


Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins.

He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives--at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned four-year-old son and basset hound.

And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene--Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the system. This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him--and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day.

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Rosenfelt's intricate plot is excellent, and heart warming, as always. Grover Gardner's narration is outstanding, as always. His excellently paced reading beautifully captures the varied personalities of the many, different characters. Andy narrates the story and Gardner simply is Andy. Well written, well performed, and entertaining.

Narrator Grover Gardner totally understands that the tone is both tongue-in-cheek, especially in Andy's first- person sections, and serious about providing a thrill-ride puzzle with a satisfying ending. Gardner somehow gets this "noir lite" feeling just right and leaves the listener thoroughly amused and entertained.

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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