Monday, April 23, 2018

Hounded, by David Rosenfelt

  • Title:  Hounded
  • Author:  David Rosenfelt
  • Borrowed from Hoopla Digital via Worcester County Public Library, MD, Audiobook
  • Started: 4/21/2018
  • Finished: 4/23/2018
I've grudgingly admitted that I enjoy these Andy Carpenter books, even if I'm embarrassed to do so. Gover Gardner's narration of Rosenfelt's novels is great entertainment -- I typically laugh out loud more than once per each book.

I'm also a dog lover.  But if there is one complaint for me in these books it is that they are so breed focused, specifically on Golden Retrievers.  I don't dislike Goldens, and Rosenfelt clearly thinks they are the greatest breed around.  He created a fun and funny series so I'll let him be wrong about this.

Hounds, any and all Hounds, are clearly the best breed of dog available.  In fact, mixed Hound breeds are far superior too all other breeds and most humans.

So if there was one book I was looking forward to more than any in this series it was this one, Hounded, which featured a Basset Hound on the cover.

The Hound doesn't feature very prominently in the story, which was a bit of a disappointment.  Rosenfelt no doubt is still too caught up in Golden's to write about Hounds.  But it is a start.

This one took a somewhat predictable path towards complete loving family (no family is complete without marriage and a kid, in the entertainment world).  While I don't agree with that sentiment, I also don't mind the story arc. 

One thing I will say about these books, similar to the barbs that used to be thrown at the TV show Murder She Wrote (Cabot Cove Maine must be the murder capital of the world) -- it doesn't pay to be Carpenter's friend.  They've all now either been shot, put on trial for murder, or had a family member/close friend put on trial.

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