We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Bookman's Wake | [John Dunning]

The Bookman's Wake

When rare book collector Cliff Janeway is offered a lucrative bondsman job, he can't refuse, especially since the bail jumper might have a priceless copy of The Raven. This is a must listen for mystery buffs and especially those who love booklore.
Regular Price:$32.87
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

This sequel to the best-selling Booked to Die combines masterful suspense, bullets, and booklore in one of the best contemporary whodunits on offer.

When rare book collector Cliff Janeway is offered a lucrative bondsman job, he can't refuse, especially since the bail jumper might have a priceless copy of The Raven. This is a must listen for mystery buffs and especially those who love booklore.

©1995 John Dunning; (P)1995 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (148 )
5 star
 (53)
4 star
 (61)
3 star
 (28)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.1 (55 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (56 )
5 star
 (29)
4 star
 (17)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    David Newark, OH, USA 03-18-08
    David Newark, OH, USA 03-18-08 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Better than the prequel"

    This book is even more enjoyable than its prequel, Booked to Die. The author expertly connects the present and the past in a book that is part mystery, part suspense, and part detective story. The attention to detail regarding booklore is both fascinating and informative. But the best part is the narration. George Guidall is one of my favorites and he does a wonderful job bringing the main character, Cliff Janeway, to life.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Constance New York, NY, United States 07-27-11
    Constance New York, NY, United States 07-27-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    281
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    90
    67
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    73
    0
    Overall
    "Intricate, fast paced, and smart"

    Dunning's Bookman series is smart and well paced with lots of clever zinger lines, but what makes this series stand out is how each story is propelled by the obsessive fascination and craving for books--particular books, particular authors, particular years, particular perfect dust jackets, particular you-name-it---all the holy grails that make collectors, buyers, and sellers obsessive and sometimes murderous pursuers of completion and perfection. If you like a good, smart mystery you'll enjoy this very well narrated book; if you're a book lover you'll love it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ellen abingdon, VA, United States 11-10-11
    ellen abingdon, VA, United States 11-10-11 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    72
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    280
    86
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "bookman's wake"
    What made the experience of listening to The Bookman's Wake the most enjoyable?

    another great dunning mystery set in the book world. terrific suspense while learning about the book dealer and his world. wonderful narrator no equal in guidall. look forward to the next dunning and anything read by guidall!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 12-02-08
    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 12-02-08 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    91
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    204
    89
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    76
    0
    Overall
    "Maybe a little less"

    John Dunning is a very good writer. I enjoyed all the of the Bookman series so far. This last installment is not as grabbing as the other 2 though. It has a nice story line and plot, but the characters aren't as believeable. I di enjoy reading the book though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nancy Hot Springs Village, AR, United States 09-28-11
    Nancy Hot Springs Village, AR, United States 09-28-11 Member Since 2007

    There is nothing more entertaining than to listen to a book while doing chores. Always have one going.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    193
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Bookman's Wake"

    Too long and drawn out. Lost interest about halfway through. I felt that the characters were not believable and neither was the story line.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.