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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,585 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Dicks Narrator: Jefferson May Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this quirky debut novel from author Matthew Dicks, career criminal Martin uses his OCD to pilfer items from his victims’ houses without being discovered. It helps that he only takes things the homeowner would never notice are missing—like a roll of toilet paper or a bottle of maple syrup. Martin has spent so much time snooping through homes he feels like he knows the owners, but when he starts meddling in their personal lives, his precise world turns to chaos. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Who wants to catch a thief when he’s as endearing as Martin Railsback, the oddball hero of Matthew Dicks’ first novel, Something Missing?”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The obsessive-compulsive Martin Railsback is a strange but lovable antihero.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Charming…[Dicks has] created a winning hero in Martin, a crook with a heart of gold.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A splendid novel, written with loving attention to character and detail; Martin is so vividly realized that he threatens to step off the page and into the reader’s own living room.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Combines the neurotic atmosphere of a Woody Allen film with the light touch of Lawrence Block’s Bernie Rhodenbarr novels in a unique debut…A very funny adventure about the mechanics of burglary and the fragility of an orderly life.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica Gridley | 2/17/2014

    " I loved the main character, Martin. I'm sure that everyone that reads this novel will agree that the strongest parts of the book come from sympathizing with the main character and his OCD tendencies. But there were parts of the book that were a little difficult to read; the dialogue between characters when discussing something meaningful. When Martin speaks to his father, the interchange is so stale and formulaic -- it really stood out for me. That being said, I had a great time with this character and his interesting line of work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle Weeks | 1/26/2014

    " Quirky, different...I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/23/2014

    " What a fun read----with parts that are very suspenseful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 1/17/2014

    " So much fun! This is a cute, quirky book. I embarrassed myself two times by laughing out loud in public while reading! "

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