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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,132 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: 9781436178051
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By day, Bernie Rhodenbarr runs a respectable used book store in New York City. But by night, he gets his kicks gaining illegal entry into the posh residences of the wealthy. In this wacky mystery, the incorrigible burglar pulls off a low-risk burglary, only to find himself up against an eccentric kidnapper with a taste for abstract Dutch art. When Bernie is offered the chance to appraise a Manhattan millionaire's private library, he jumps at the opportunity. After all, how often does he get a chance to check out the holdings of the rich and famous and get paid at the same time? But when he returns later to help himself to some plunder, he finds he's been framed for some very nasty crimes. Named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America, best-selling author Lawrence Block has won almost every major mystery award, including three Edgar and four Shamus Awards. His action-packed plot and irresistible characters, dramatically performed by Richard Ferrone, make this audiobook an irresistible work of art. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne | 2/20/2014

    " I really like the Bernie Rhodenbarr series. He gets himself in 'situations' and always has a heck of a time extricating himself. You never really pick up on the killer until the very end, which is what I like most about these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " Absolutely my favourite Bernie Rhodenbarr story! This is a wonderful, complicated, humorous story with the glorious dialogue that makes all Lawrence Block's books so incredibly readable. I have read this at least a dozen times, it is the perfect book for a plane journey or a sleepless night, and it will always be on my bookshelf! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/27/2014

    " This is a fun quick read..Just what I needed!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 1/22/2014

    " The ending was too confusing and complicated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evie Woolmore | 1/20/2014

    " Full disclosure, I know Lawrence Block and he has been a fabulous mentor to me. This is probably my favourite of the Burglar series - brilliantly fluent dialogue, wit and cleverness in equal measure, a neat plot, and the city of New York is, as ever in Block's books, a strong character all her own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 1/19/2014

    " Not a bad book in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 1/11/2014

    " Decent flippant mystery with lots of twists and repartee and a good representative of the series. (I had also read the Burglar Who Quoted Kipling). There are a few leaps that take some suspended disbelief but the turns are nicely played. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michel | 12/21/2013

    " 1983 - Bernie Rhodenbarr #5. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 woody | 12/5/2013

    " Similar to the other Burglar books, Bernie accused of murder and stealing a Mondrian painting. Decent amount of humor, the 10 page conclusion and explanation of who did it and why was just a bit much for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/1/2013

    " Comic thriller - partially reformed burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr gets into more scrapes - good, quick, well-plotted "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nanosynergy | 11/21/2013

    " Dumped a star for the goofy escapade with the girl on the carpet. Seemed out of character with the rest of the books so far in the series. Also found the book a bit boring. However, liked the use of Mondrian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenifer Leistikow | 10/15/2013

    " All these books are the same, but good to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 8/19/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Bernie Rhodenbarr; burglar gets involved in murder and paintings (forged and real). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Morris | 1/29/2013

    " Well, it's cute and the dialogue can be amusing. But by this fifth Rodenbarr the pattern is getting a little stale for me. Not sure I'll read the sixth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 11/22/2012

    " Really I would give 4 stars to the whole series. Extremely enjoyable mysteries. Read someone else's review to get a better idea, but the main character is very witty and likable (he owns a bookstore, but he makes his money by burglarizing apartments in New York). I sort of want to give it 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mona Harrison | 9/27/2012

    " I love a funny mystery... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandi | 9/15/2012

    " I am huge fan of Lawrence Block but, for some reason, have just never been able to connect with this series. In this book Bernie gets embroiled in a murder and art theft but the plot was just too convoluted for me and the humor a bit flat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 8/28/2012

    " A fun read. I've read oms of the other "The Burglar Who..." books and they are all good. The 'hero' is a bookseller who is a burglar in the off-hours, and of course, sometimes the burglaries go wrong somehow.. A fun cast of characters and a good quick read. Recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 6/4/2011

    " A light mystery romp through used book stores and art galleries. At least one clever quip a page and a charmingly deviant protagonist. The type of book you lose sleep staying up late to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 woody | 3/6/2011

    " Similar to the other Burglar books, Bernie accused of murder and stealing a Mondrian painting. Decent amount of humor, the 10 page conclusion and explanation of who did it and why was just a bit much for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 10/22/2010

    " A lightweight "The Burglar Who…" novel. Very enjoyable light mystery reading, a good thing for stressful times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 3/25/2010

    " A fun read. I've read oms of the other "The Burglar Who..." books and they are all good. The 'hero' is a bookseller who is a burglar in the off-hours, and of course, sometimes the burglaries go wrong somehow.. A fun cast of characters and a good quick read. Recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/20/2009

    " Read several Burglar books. This is my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 11/13/2009

    " Not a bad book in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series. "

  • 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 gets involved in murder and paintings (forged and real).
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 6/16/2009

    " Typical Block except just a tad more confusing. Couldnt keep all the characters straight much less the paintings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 4/6/2009

    " The ending was too confusing and complicated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenifer | 7/9/2008

    " All these books are the same, but good to read. "

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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.