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3.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 53.06 out of 5 3.06 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Best-selling author Lawrence Block will keep you hooting with laughter as you follow the hilarious hijinks of his incorrigible character, Bernie Rhodenbarr: notorious burglar and part-time sleuth. Trying to go legit, Bernie has taken over a secondhand bookstore in Greenwich Village, but he still can't resist stealing things when the rewards are right. Ever since he bought Barnegat Books, Bernie has been having trouble making ends meet. When a mysterious client asks him to steal a rare edition of Kipling's poetry, he seizes the opportunity to practice his criminal talents and pay his creditors. Pilfering the book is boringly easy. But delivering it is difficult - with the police and a host of shady assailants hot on his heels. A Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster, Lawrence Block packs his entertaining whodunits with plenty of action and unexpected plot twists. Richard Ferrone's gravelly voice and expert pacing will keep you glued to the tape deck as Bernie lands in one dangerous scrape after another. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary Jane | 2/16/2014

    " It was okay. Not boring, but not exciting, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/8/2014

    " Total Mind Candy. A really fun, quick read. Bernie is a nice guy, with a quirky little habit -- he likes to burgle people! I love his sense of humor and ... I just LOVE Carolyn! She's a really great side-kick. I hope she's in future novels, because she made this one a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise M. | 2/3/2014

    " AKA: Sheldon Lord, Jill Emerson, Paul Kavanaugh, Chip Harrison, Lawrence Block "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/3/2014

    " I just love Bernie Rhodenbarr and Carolyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyrone Adams | 1/16/2014

    " I love the idea and it was written well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug Newdick | 1/12/2014

    " Clever, but a bit lame - not as good as other Lawrence Block books I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/29/2013

    " Bernie Rhodenbarr should be marked on everyone's shelf when you need a quick , funny, clever read for a road trip. Delightfully entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/28/2013

    " Good. First LB, enjoyed quick paced light hearted cozy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 12/16/2013

    " Bernie Rhodenbarr, semi-retired burglar, is asked to steal a book of Kipling's long lost poems. Of course, Bernie get in the middle of a crime/murder scene. Bernie is a likable and humorous burglar, I am enjoying the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 12/12/2013

    " My dad used to say,"I say, old chap, do you like Kipling?" (response) "I don't know; I've never tried it." Who could resist this title? A romp. I do like Bernie, the antiquarian book seller slash burglar, and especially his sidekick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Korey Kaul | 10/16/2013

    " Probably my second favorite Bernie book, behind The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart. What a wonderful series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen Jones | 10/9/2013

    " Another good book on tape, but I wouldn't recommend it otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 7/1/2013

    " I'm listening to this on audio. Berny is weaving his burglery magic around the question of who framed him for murder. Amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca S. | 6/27/2013

    " I think I'm done with this series. I'm tired of Bertie getting framed for murder and picking up a female sidekick. However, they are amusing if you need something that requires little thought and lots of discussion of dislike of latex gloves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 3/25/2013

    " I love these mysteries. Very humerous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Stewart | 11/23/2012

    " Like eating a box of Dove bars while you're supposed to be on a diet. Not much nutritional value but sure is fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 6/7/2012

    " This mystery series was supposedly similiar to the Robert Parker books that I have previously read. The book started out a mite boring, but got better at the end. Not sure if I will read more books in this series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/14/2012

    " The title is so clever that it caught my eye. But it was a dud. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara Mader | 7/5/2011

    " There are three of these books (this series) in the house; this is the first. Meh. I may try the next one eventually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/2/2011

    " okay. Main character is a supposed to be retired burglar who runs a bookstore. In this story he steals a book and then is robbed of it and framed for a murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 3/3/2011

    " Bernie Rhodenbarr, semi-retired burglar, is asked to steal a book of Kipling's long lost poems. Of course, Bernie get in the middle of a crime/murder scene. Bernie is a likable and humorous burglar, I am enjoying the series.




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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/20/2011

    " Like eating a box of Dove bars while you're supposed to be on a diet. Not much nutritional value but sure is fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/6/2010

    " I think I'm done with this series. I'm tired of Bertie getting framed for murder and picking up a female sidekick. However, they are amusing if you need something that requires little thought and lots of discussion of dislike of latex gloves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 10/17/2010

    " Good. First LB, enjoyed quick paced light hearted cozy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sahar | 9/15/2010

    " Some really witty and lively writing. Some moments are almost laugh out loud. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/5/2010

    " I just love Bernie Rhodenbarr and Carolyn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 3/26/2010

    " My dad used to say,"I say, old chap, do you like Kipling?" (response) "I don't know; I've never tried it." Who could resist this title? A romp. I do like Bernie, the antiquarian book seller slash burglar, and especially his sidekick. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristen | 11/13/2009

    " Another good book on tape, but I wouldn't recommend it otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 10/3/2009

    " I'm listening to this on audio. Berny is weaving his burglery magic around the question of who framed him for murder. Amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 9/26/2009

    " AKA: Sheldon Lord, Jill Emerson, Paul Kavanaugh, Chip Harrison, Lawrence Block
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/26/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Bernie Rhodenbarr; burglar steals rare book and then tries to figure out who would murder for it.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 6/16/2009

    " I love these mysteries. Very humerous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/16/2009

    " The title is so clever that it caught my eye. But it was a dud. "

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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, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.