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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,259 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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Fans will rejoice as New York's most charming burglar returns to action. Greenwich Village bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr has perfected the art of breaking and entering, as well as that of clever repartee. Bernie gets plenty of opportunity to exercise both his wit and his lock-picking muscles, as he juggles old friends, new employees, potential girlfriends, and various criminal charges.

Bernie is seriously considering retiring from his life of crime, now that his used bookstore is finally turning a small profit. Then his nasty new landlord raises the rent - by $10,000 a month - and Bernie is hard pressed to resist the temptation to supplement his income. But when a dead body turns up, and an invaluable baseball card collection is missing, who will believe that Bernie had nothing to do with it? Narrator Richard Ferrone's deadpan delivery offers the perfect contrast to Bernie's giddy misadventures. It would be a crime to miss this fabulous performance. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stunatra | 2/20/2014

    " As can be expected from Block, another entertaining read. He never disappoints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 2/20/2014

    " Known burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr is trying to give up burglary making a living selling used books. A problem arises when his landlord decides to raise rent 1200%. Bernie can't resist temptation and starts breaking into to houses again. Of course, his first job leads him to a dead body and an arrest for a separate burglary that he didn't commit. Pretty good book with quite a lot of humor. 3 1/2 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millie | 2/6/2014

    " Any series that makes me laugh as much as this one does gets five stars as far as I'm concerned. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce Hansen | 1/30/2014

    " Number 6 in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series, "The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams" stays true to the formula for the previous stories: Bernie Rhodenbarr is a stealth buglar with ethics. This round Bernie becomes involved with a collection of valuable baseball trading cards. If you are a fan of this light read series, you'll be relieved to learn that this novel remains as entertaining and complex as the others, with characteristic Rhodenbarr-esque plot twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 1/27/2014

    " This was my first Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery. I was very skeptical when I picked it up and learned the main character was a man, not a woman as it was in the movie Burglar (played by Whoopi Goldberg). But I was delighted all the same. The characters are lively, extremely funny and very believable. Lawrence Block has been added to my list of favorite mystery authors. I can't wait to read the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/19/2014

    " This is my 1st book of the Bern Rhodenbarr series. The book had lots of funny dialogue and the characters were fun. I will probably read another one in this series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 10/6/2013

    " Block's Burglar books are known for their comedic bent and this one is no excepton. The running gag is based on Sue Grafton's series and other inside mystery buff jokes. Fun escapism as antidote to house redecoration "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 9/20/2013

    " A nice light summer read with generally interesting characters and a good murder puzzle. The denouements of these books comes on like the old Perry Mason TV shows, with coincidences and suspects who you had not suspected. nevertheless, they are quick fun reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 8/18/2013

    " I'm a big fan of Bernie's. I haven't made it through all of them yet, but I picked this one up because my husband collects cards. A very enjoyable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 8/13/2013

    " I love Bernie. That is all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michel | 6/21/2013

    " 1994 - Bernie Rhodenbarr #6. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 6/14/2013

    " Loved this one. So many funny exchanges between Bernie and his friend. Especially the one about goldilocks. Laughed aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 4/26/2013

    " A fun read, with a number of side topics covered in conversations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 9/25/2012

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Bernie Rhodenbarr; the burglar is caught between a murder and a stolen set of baseball cards. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fran | 6/20/2012

    " Moderately entertaining Bernie R mystery. NOT my favorite in the series. WAY too much of the Sue Grafton pseuod-titles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 5/25/2012

    " I love Block's "Burglar" series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise M. | 5/6/2012

    " 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 Ryan Paige | 3/26/2012

    " This was the first book of the Burglar series I read, and it remains my favorite even after completing the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 12/26/2011

    " One of the best - with the welcome addition of Carolyn Kaiser, Bernie's best friend, the lesbian pet groomer! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/14/2011

    " I thought this series about a group of burglars would be funny. Parts of it were, but it was pretty slow-paced. I'll try another one to see if it gets better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole Lawrence | 10/28/2011

    " I like the Burgler Books. They're just fun to read. My favorites are the Burgker in the Library and The Burgler Who Thought he was Bogart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 8/25/2011

    " Typical solid Bernie burglar book, and Block throws in a bunch of funny Sue Grafton alphabet series titles as well! B is for Block, a man who can flat out write! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 4/30/2011

    " #6 in this series, I have listened to all of them. Bernie grows on me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/20/2011

    " I thought this series about a group of burglars would be funny. Parts of it were, but it was pretty slow-paced. I'll try another one to see if it gets better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaq | 3/17/2011

    " This one had more puns than I remembered but still, a light, easy fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 9/4/2010

    " don't know why i kept reading these. Author visited the library around this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/29/2010

    " A fun read, with a number of side topics covered in conversations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 3/8/2010

    " One of the best - with the welcome addition of Carolyn Kaiser, Bernie's best friend, the lesbian pet groomer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 2/9/2010

    " #6 in this series, I have listened to all of them. Bernie grows on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 1/1/2010

    " Typical solid Bernie burglar book, and Block throws in a bunch of funny Sue Grafton alphabet series titles as well! B is for Block, a man who can flat out write! "

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

    " Burglar series is very good. Learned about hidey holes. "

  • 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; the burglar is caught between a murder and a stolen set of baseball cards.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 6/16/2009

    " Loved this one. So many funny exchanges between Bernie and his friend. Especially the one about goldilocks. Laughed aloud. "

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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.