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Doug

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  • The Booktaker: A Nameless Detective Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Bill Pronzini
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (482)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (414)

    The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?

    Nicolette says: "Great story"
    "Weak writing and weaker reading"
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    Performance
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    Would you try another book from Bill Pronzini and/or Nick Sullivan?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Bill Pronzini’s story?

    The writing was clumsy, not up to modern standards for genre prose. Not quite in the category of


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The reading was monotone, giving none of the


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Booktaker?

    The detective's off-duty time was neither interesting nor enlightening.


    Any additional comments?

    The title is a bit misleading. While the subject matter is thefts from a bookstore, it's thefts of rare maps, etchings, etc., not books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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