Audio: Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt #DavidRosenfelt @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted July 17, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

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Audio: Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt #DavidRosenfelt @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooksBark of Night by David Rosenfelt
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Series: Andy Carpenter #19
Published by MacMillan on July 16, 2019
Genres: Mystery
Length: 6 hours, 52 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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When defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s veterinarian asks to speak to him privately at the checkup of his golden retriever, Tara, the last thing Andy expects is Truman. Tiny, healthy French bulldog Truman was dropped off days ago with instructions to be euthanized by a man everyone thought was his owner. But now the owner is nowhere to be found.

Andy is furious. Who would want to euthanize a perfectly healthy dog with no explanation? He is willing to whisk Truman away to the Tara Foundation, the dog-rescue organization which is Andy’s true passion. They will find a home for Truman. But that’s not all the vet tells Andy. Thanks to Truman’s chip, it’s discovered that the man wasn’t Truman’s owner at all.... Truman's real owner was murdered.

It’s now up to Andy - with help from his loyal sidekick Tara, Truman, and the rest of the gang - to solve this case. In the latest in the popular Andy Carpenter mystery series, David Rosenfelt’s charmingly clever wit and love of dogs are back and better than ever.

Bark of Night is the newest in the Andy Carpenter series.  I read the first book, Open and Shut, but couldn’t read all the rest before this one. At least, I had a basic introduction to the world and some of the characters.  At least 12 years has passed since the first book.

Andy doesn’t like the idea that someone tried to dispose of Truman and ends up looking into his owner’s murder.  His method is a tried and true one of digging into everything until people are annoyed and try to kill him. Andy has a straight forward view of things and now has a pretty big team to assist him with all his case work.  It’s fun to follow his researching information for and around his cases.

It is often mentioned the walk with their two dogs, Tara and Sebastian, at the end of the day often. Andy talks to Tara. But the dogs are not really part of the plot which disappoints me a bit. Since the first book, Andy has funded a dog rescue. Truman ended up there.  I enjoy Andy’s humor as he gathers information.  It moves on to the courtroom as he defends someone. So there are plenty of smart work in the research and trial work.


I was comfortable with the narrator already and he is the character for me. His voice seemed right for the region.  I listened at my usual 1.5x speed.

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About David Rosenfelt

I am a novelist with 27 dogs.

I have gotten to this dubious position with absolutely no planning, and at no stage in my life could I have predicted it. But here I am.

My childhood was relentlessly normal. The middle of three brothers, loving parents, a middle-class home in Paterson, New Jersey. We played sports, studied sporadically. laughed around the dinner table, and generally had a good time. By comparison, “Ozzie and Harriet’s” clan seemed bizarre.

I graduated NYU, then decided to go into the movie business. I was stunningly brilliant at a job interview with my uncle, who was President of United Artists, and was immediately hired. It set me off on a climb up the executive ladder, culminating in my becoming President of Marketing for Tri-Star Pictures. The movie landscape is filled with the movies I buried; for every “Rambo”, “The Natural” and “Rocky”, there are countless disasters.

I did manage to find the time to marry and have two children, both of whom are doing very well, and fortunately neither have inherited my eccentricities.

A number of years ago, I left the movie marketing business, to the sustained applause of hundreds of disgruntled producers and directors. I decided to try my hand at writing. I wrote and sold a bunch of feature films, none of which ever came close to being actually filmed, and then a bunch of TV movies, some of which actually made it to the small screen. It’s safe to say that their impact on the American cultural scene has been minimal.

About fourteen years ago, my wife and I started the Tara Foundation, named in honor of the greatest Golden Retriever the world has ever known. We rescued almost 4,000 dogs, many of them Goldens, and found them loving homes. Our own home quickly became a sanctuary for those dogs that we rescued that were too old or sickly to be wanted by others. They surround me as I write this. It’s total lunacy, but it works, and they are a happy, safe group.

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