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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,183 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781436178068
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Edgar Award-winner Lawrence Block invites you into the criminally funny world of the most notorious star of mystery fiction: Bernie Rhodenbarr, bookseller by day and burglar by night. In this humorous mystery, Bernie's passion for Humphrey Bogart movies leads him to a beautiful damsel in distress, a dangerous international conspiracy, and more than a few incriminating bodies. Sparkling with wit and energy, The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud. 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 John Stewart | 2/20/2014

    " I know it's fluff - but it's very entertaining fluff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.E. Shurtleff | 2/20/2014

    " The dialogue in this book is fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl | 2/18/2014

    " listened to the audio version read by Adams Morgan. Bernie is reliable entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg of A2 | 2/14/2014

    " Bernie is up to his usual high jinx though this time he gets ensnared by a beautiful woman who, like Bernie, loves Bogart films. The story has some eccentric characters that all seem interested in the doings of the (fictional) kingdom of Anatruria (think Eastern European place). The story is fun with plenty of the usual humor. Not Bernie's strongest outing but not his weakest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 VeganMedusa | 2/13/2014

    " Was this recommended in Book Lust? I must have read something good about it, because this is not my kind of book. It was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bea | 2/4/2014

    " I know that the Bernie Rhodenbarr Mysteries are not very deep or intricate, but I really enjoy them. More of a cozy mystery. The characters are fun; the situations are intersting; and he is a skillful yet bumbling type of burglar. Lots of fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 1/26/2014

    " these go so quickly I just had to start another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave M. | 1/24/2014

    " Not my favorite of the series. I remember liking the Bogart parts, though. But the main plot didn't thrill me, I remember, too. "

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

    " Some obvious ties to classic Bogart movies, were the best part. 3.5 "

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

    " The banter between Bernie and Carolyn was more entertaining than the plot itself. One of the poorest Burglar books, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kinga | 1/8/2014

    " Very funny, as long as I was willing to disregard the very dubious attitudes of the characters. Each of the characters was either complicit in or the perpetrator of some kind of crime. Of course, what was I expecting from a book whose protagonist is a burglar at night, bookseller by day? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/1/2014

    " Good, not as fun as some of my favorite Agatha Christie novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michel | 12/23/2013

    " 1995 - Bernie Rhodenbarr #7. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ron | 12/22/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron - no read Easy reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 12/19/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron - no read Easy reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 12/17/2013

    " Bernie goes to the Bogart film festival and gets involved with the affairs of Anatruria, and currently non-existent country. Similar to the previous books, some laughs, some mystery and some fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce Hansen | 12/9/2013

    " This book is more about the characters, settings and old Humphrey Bogart movies than about the murders. Of course, we have the usual Bernie trapped in the closet after being hired to retrieve a portfolio from a secure building. Great summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 12/8/2013

    " Fun to read. Entertaining mystery that dies not take itself to seriously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/31/2013

    " nice sense of humor, and not dumbed down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Robinson | 4/20/2013

    " Any Block book with Bernie Rhodenbarr is good with me. A burglar who owns an antiquarian book store. He steals for fun, and sells books only when he feels like it. Film noir for bibliophiles. Love Bernie, love his friend and neighbor Carolyn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/8/2013

    " Good; Continuing character: Bernie Rhodenbarr; the burglar solves a double murder related to a defunct country, between films at a Bogart festival. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Metcalf | 10/30/2012

    " His Burglar books are a great read. A a fun witty book. His burglar books are not mind-blowing, but when you want a easy read for the fun of reading and a fan of witty detectives pick up one of these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 9/7/2012

    " Not his best, but they're always entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/22/2012

    " Fun and surprisingly fast paced... given the significant chunk in the first half where nothing really happened. It still worked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/8/2012

    " I liked it! First Lawrence Block novel I've read, having been exposed to some of his short stories. NYC felt like the old friend it was as a backdrop - looking forward to more in this series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 9/24/2011

    " Okay it is funny dialogue but it seemed to take forever to get through it. Perhaps because too many other things going on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 7/14/2011

    " Bernie does it again, and I am about through with the series and that's probably a good thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanosynergy | 7/6/2011

    " One of the better books in the series - particularly as The Maltese Falcon is one of my favorite books and movies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 7/2/2011

    " It is hard to resist a novel with a bookseller as the protagonist. Fun genre fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise M. | 6/1/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 5/18/2011

    " these go so quickly I just had to start another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 3/9/2011

    " Bernie goes to the Bogart film festival and gets involved with the affairs of Anatruria, and currently non-existent country. Similar to the previous books, some laughs, some mystery and some fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave M. | 11/27/2010

    " Not my favorite of the series. I remember liking the Bogart parts, though. But the main plot didn't thrill me, I remember, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 11/24/2010

    " Okay it is funny dialogue but it seemed to take forever to get through it. Perhaps because too many other things going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sidni | 8/31/2010

    " The dialogue in this book is fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 4/12/2010

    " Not his best, but they're always entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 3/15/2010

    " Bernie does it again, and I am about through with the series and that's probably a good thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kinga | 12/28/2009

    " Very funny, as long as I was willing to disregard the very dubious attitudes of the characters. Each of the characters was either complicit in or the perpetrator of some kind of crime. Of course, what was I expecting from a book whose protagonist is a burglar at night, bookseller by day? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 9/27/2009

    " 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 Denise | 9/26/2009

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 8/26/2009

    " Good; Continuing character: Bernie Rhodenbarr; the burglar solves a double murder related to a defunct country, between films at a Bogart festival.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/24/2009

    " Any Block book with Bernie Rhodenbarr is good with me. A burglar who owns an antiquarian book store. He steals for fun, and sells books only when he feels like it. Film noir for bibliophiles. Love Bernie, love his friend and neighbor Carolyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 6/6/2009

    " Fun to read. Entertaining mystery that dies not take itself to seriously. "

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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

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie and Earphones Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community.