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2.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 52.82 out of 5 2.82 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781436169479
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Lawrence Block's talent for creating colorful characters, sophisticated dialog, and engaging atmosphere has earned him many awards: the title of Grand Master, three Edgar Awards, four Shamus Awards, and a Nero Wolfe Award. One of his most popular series follows the adventures of the suave bookseller and crook, Bernie Rhodenbarr. Bernie's sweetheart has dumped him. But although his heart is broken, he hasn't lost his love for fine books-or for an occasional discrete burglary. So Bernie takes off for a snowy winter weekend at a country inn that just happens to have a rare, signed first edition of The Big Sleep in its library. It's not long, however, before Bernie's ex-girlfriend arrives with her new husband, a body is found in the library, and the book disappears. Bernie must sort out a tricky tangle of clues if he has any hope of nabbing the priceless edition for himself. Narrator Richard Ferrone captures Bernie's cool demeanor and his flair for perfect timing. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 woody | 4/3/2011

    " You know the drill...Bernie is a burglar and gets accused for something he didn't do. He must solve the mystery to keep himself out of trouble. Lots of coincidences in this book and the solving of the crime was way out there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 3/17/2011

    " Listened to this on audio while I exercise and do housework. This one is definitely my last of these. It was too far fetched and bizaar. Bernie knew too much not in evidence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Xdw | 1/23/2011

    " coincidence is a theme, but still.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave M. | 11/27/2010

    " For me, this Burglar book was forgettable. I haven't read the entire series, maybe half, but this entry just felt too familiar. Usually I like Bernie and Block, but in TBOTP I found them both tired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/12/2010

    " Usual romp, some laugh out loud lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/29/2010

    " I'm still not sure who did it . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 7/31/2010

    " A terrific summer's day read. Block at his best "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 That70sheidi | 7/31/2010

    " Incredibly confusing but still entertaining. Did not appreciate that a key player only appeared twice before it turns out they're a key player. Come to think of it... most of the characters were like that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 6/20/2010

    " I love these stories, but I don't particularly like the actors reading the newer CDs. I enjoyed the author's narration better on the older books on tape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 6/4/2010

    " Block always delivers a story with elan and information "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/2/2009

    " I wish Lawrence Block would write more Bernie Rhodenbarr stories, the plots don't vary much, but the interactions of the characters is great. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.