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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,138 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 exposes the wickedly exciting double life of Bernie Rhodenbarr - respectable bookseller by day and notorious burglar by night. In The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, Bernie applies philosophy to match wits with a wily murderer and a few too many burglars. Bernie and his dog-grooming partner in crime, Carolyn, are planning the perfect crime. Tonight, they will rob a brownstone while the well-heeled owners are out of town with their vicious watch dog. But when Bernie painstakingly picks the lock, they discover somebody has already emptied the house - except for a valuable coin almost too hot to handle. Lawrence Block's finely-crafted plots and well-drawn characters have earned him three Edgar Awards and the title of Grand Master. With his deep, gravelly-toned narration, Richard Ferrone provides the perfect voice for the book-loving thief and his sophisticated friends as they land in one hilarious scrape after another. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaq Greenspon | 2/13/2014

    " A quick and fun read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce Jones | 1/20/2014

    " An elegant spoof of a mystery set intimately on Staten Island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 1/20/2014

    " In this long out-of-print installment in Lawrence Block's bestselling Burglar series, Bernie Rhodenbarr -- gentleman, bookseller, and stylish thief -- discovers some deadly competition in his risky profession.When Bernie and his best friend Carolyn plan to loot a wealthy West Side Brownstone, they find that a burglary has already been committed, but decide to take some leftover valuables anyway. The next day, a dead body is found in the brownstone, the victim of what Bernie believes to be a third burglary. With police investigating his nocturnal activities, and a rare coin to fence, Bernie must clear his name and catch a killer.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 1/20/2014

    " Bernie and his friend Carolyn break into a house to find that someone has already robbed it that night. They open the safe and steal a valuable coin. Of course from there things go downhill...once again Bernie is suspected of murder. Seems that Bernie is better at solving homicides than actually getting away with burglary. Not my favorite in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2014

    " Good mystery novel. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Kent | 1/9/2014

    " Probably my favorite in the series. I loved his bit about patron saints. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xdw | 11/14/2013

    " interesting thief as detective "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traveller | 9/13/2013

    " Nice book, funny but too little of Spinoza more of Bernie's cleverness. Its a good quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 8/10/2013

    " Listened to the audio...Bernie is growing on me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 7/21/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Bernie Rhodenbarr; burglar steals rare coin; owner's wife and fence he gave it to turn up dead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 7/4/2013

    " These books are so much fun to read. A very lovable burgler indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/4/2013

    " Bernie is back, and this time, he has fewer twists to deal with, which is actually a nice change. Everything comes together and I didn't find myself flipping back through the pages wondering what I had missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 12/4/2012

    " A dry, witty New York tale, which gently pokes fun at the Spenser series (all that running around). Pleasantly complex plot, sparky dialogue, thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenny McGinnis | 6/15/2012

    " These books always make me grin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 6/14/2012

    " Usual hoot. It's also interesting to read a mystery written in 1980 to see the changes made since then in bells and whistles. Sue Grafton, ditto. I do like Bernie and Carolyn and their friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/11/2012

    " I reread this for something light and funny. Block always delivers and Bernie is a hoot, plus it is amusing to read about phone tag in 1980. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 3/19/2012

    " The denouement of this book was more likely than many of the previous Burglar books I have read. Like the rest it has a wild explanatory finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 3/12/2012

    " very simplistic. The twist is the burglar helps police solve the burglary and murder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michel | 10/16/2011

    " 1982 - Bernie Rhodenbarr #4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise M. | 8/23/2011

    " 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 Mathilde | 8/2/2011

    " charming, funny, lightweight whodunit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moe | 4/30/2011

    " That makes 2 of Block's I have read. He is not the best Mystery writer I have read but his books are fast reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/1/2011

    " Bernie is back, and this time, he has fewer twists to deal with, which is actually a nice change. Everything comes together and I didn't find myself flipping back through the pages wondering what I had missed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 10/5/2010

    " These books are so much fun to read. A very lovable burgler indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 5/20/2010

    " Usual hoot. It's also interesting to read a mystery written in 1980 to see the changes made since then in bells and whistles. Sue Grafton, ditto. I do like Bernie and Carolyn and their friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 11/28/2009

    " Listened to the audio...Bernie is growing on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moe | 11/28/2009

    " That makes 2 of Block's I have read. He is not the best Mystery writer I have read but his books are fast reads. "

  • 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 coin; owner's wife and fence he gave it to turn up dead.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 7/6/2009

    " Probably my favorite in the series. I loved his bit about patron saints. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 11/4/2008

    " A dry, witty New York tale, which gently pokes fun at the Spenser series (all that running around). Pleasantly complex plot, sparky dialogue, thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 9/21/2008

    " very simplistic. The twist is the burglar helps police solve the burglary and murder. "

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