• Holy Chow

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (560 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Gardner's familiarity with Andy and the team is clear as he characterizes the larger-than-life characters with aplomb. His spot-on timing allows Andy's wisecracks to shine, while his subtle changes in inflection help signal passages not told from Andy's point of view. The result is a thoroughly enjoyable listen."- AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by longtime series and award-winning narrator, Grover Gardner.

In Holy Chow, the next mystery from bestselling author David Rosenfelt, the beloved characters—both human and canine—of this fan favorite series are back on the case with the author’s trademark wit and humor.

Retired lawyer Andy Carpenter’s calling has always been running the Tara Foundation. The dog rescue organization places hundreds of dogs in new homes every year. It’s added up to so many dogs and new owners that Andy can’t even do the math. But there’s one dog—and one owner—Andy will always remember.

About a year ago, Rachel Morehouse came to the foundation looking for a companion. In her sixties and recently widowed, Rachel wanted a senior dog that also needed someone. Andy took a liking to her, Rachel took a liking to Lion, an older Chow Chow, and the rest is history.

That is, until Rachel calls Andy begging for a favor: If Rachel dies, will Andy take care of Lion if her stepson cannot? Andy agrees, no questions asked, and promptly forgets about it... until he receives a call from Rachel’s estate to attend her will reading. Which is where he meets Rachel’s stepson, Tony, who is promptly arrested for his stepmother’s murder. And he wants Andy to prove his innocence.

Andy has continued to learn more about the woman he so greatly admired and the businesses she ran, and holy chow, was this woman impressive. The person who killed her deserves to be held accountable, and if Tony is to be believed, they’re still out there. And that possibility is too much for Andy to remain on the sidelines.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books.

©2022 David Rosenfelt (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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This is a winner!

In the last few years I have believed that David Rosenfelt has slacked off of putting a strong effort into my long-time favorite series -- his Andy Carpenter books. It has been as though he has a template for an "Andy" book, and he simply fills in the blanks.

However, there was something more in this book...I can't even put my finger on what it was, exactly...it was just...MORE. More energy, more unique prose, and clearly more thought. ALSO, there was less! In every book he uses the same lines to introduce characters, begin his protests that he HAS to take a case, and even every description... and I mean EVERY description! However, he changed things up this time, and even left out some of the usual repetitive dialogue that has been in every book for years and years. It was refreshing!

The mystery of the murder was interesting and complex, as is always the strongest part of the "Andy" books, and I really enjoyed this story. Five stars once again Mr. Rosenfelt! Please keep changing up these stories, as you have headed towards with this book, and they will once again be firmly in the five star niche!

A shout out to Grover Gardner, a master narrator. All of your work elevates every authors' books.

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Wonderful listen!

Anything written by David Rosenfeld and narrated by Grover Gardner is
Sure to be a great listen. I highly recommend this entire series.

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HOLY CHOW

Absolutely loved this story. This time I figured out the killer before Andy did! As always, can't wait for the next book in the series. Love listening to Grover Gardiner. I wish he would be the presenter of the K-Team books.

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Love Grover Gardner!

I love the narrator but I’m a little tired of the rehashed story line. I’d like a fresh story line next book.

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Loved actually laughed out loud w/ the characters

loved the plot and the way the characters will build the story especially with the exception narrative I've grown to expect.

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Wholly Chow

The very best yet!! Do not hesitate getting it. Andy Carpenter never fails to tell a great story!

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Another Spectacular Book!

Love this author and narrator. Stellar combination. Always. Fabulous story with excellent characters. Highly recommend

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I want Andy as my lawyer.

I always have a silly grin on my face with Andy’s antics. This book did not disappoint, full of Andy and his gang’s craziness, its always like seeing old friends when I read these books. The characters are so lifelike to me. This is a series I have reread several times, and not only do I love it, but I also share my love with my family, we are big fans. With that said, some books are better than others in the series, the ones where the conspiracy gets to complicated and involve worldwide problems are not my favorites, this one was one of the good ones. Love the narrator, he really makes Andy come alive.

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Another Great Andy Carpenter book

When I need a feel good book to listen to I turn to Andy Carpenter. Hope more will come in the future

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Classic Andy Carpenter!!

Another fun read from David Rosenfelt and wonderful performance by Grover Gardener. They just always end too soon!!