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Burglar on the Prowl Audiobook

Burglar on the Prowl

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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Lawrence Block returns with the extraordinary Bernie Rhodenbarr. Antiquarian bookseller by day, burglar by night, Bernie has an innate knack, a gift, for getting into places designed to keep him out.

Bernie is a gentleman who knows and loves his territory, the gloriously diverse streets of Manhattan; a connoisseur who surrounds himself with the finer things in life, including his tailless Manx tabby, Raffles, and good friends like his neighbor, Carolyn. In fact, it's a friend that gets him in his latest jam. Bernie is asked for a favor, a neat, uncomplicated bit of vengeful larceny that will reap a tidy profit, an offer the intrepid thief can't refuse.

A few days before the crime, Bernie gets restless. What does a burglar do to change his mood? Go on the prowl. This bit of prowling lands Bernie in a pile of trouble that includes four murders and the burglary of his own home. Caught in the center of a deadly mystery, he must use his wits and wiles to connect the dots and add up the coincidences. Because if Bernie doesn't catch a killer, he'll lose not only his freedom but his life.

Infused with the rich atmosphere of New York City and filled with a smart, charming cast of characters headed by the stylish Bernie, The Burglar on the Prowl is an engaging and delightfully suspenseful tale sure to be savored by Block fans old and new.

© Laurence Block; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fresh, witty and inventive as ever." (Publishers Weekly)
"Superb light entertainment." (Booklist)

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    Jon Santa Fe, NM, United States 02-04-07
    Jon Santa Fe, NM, United States 02-04-07 Member Since 2011
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    "Good book/ bad narration"

    I really liked this book, but just couldn't get past the whiney voice of the narrator.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    B 02-14-08
    B 02-14-08
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    "Thumbs Down"

    Authors generally should not record their own books, and this one is no exception. Block's voice is nasal-verging-on-whiny, and his intonation makes his attempts at wit seem petulant and annoying (even though, on the page, they actually are amusing). This audiobook might be entertaining if someone else read it. As it is, I couldn't bear it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    PA Tanck 01-02-13
    PA Tanck 01-02-13 Listener Since 2005

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    "An entertaining listen."
    What did you like best about this story?

    I have a long commute and listen to a wide variety of books. Sometimes I just want a little mind candy. Engaging. Entertaining. Enjoyable. Not too heavy. This offering by Mr Block fit the bill.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    I thought the narrator's style fit Bernie Rhodenbarr (protagonist) to a T. I am going to search for others in the Rhodenbarr series read by him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me LoL on occasion. It was pretty serious at times. It made for excellent entertainment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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