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The Booktaker Audiobook

The Booktaker: A Nameless Detective Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

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?

Murder anonymous: solve another case with the Nameless Detective.

©1982 by the Pronzini-Muller Family Trust. All rights reserved. (P)2011 BBC Audiobooks

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    quest321 04-05-16
    quest321 04-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Bookraker"

    This is what I referred to as a rainy day read. An interesting storyline with well-defined characters that moves along at a steady clip. I enjoyed the story itself and the rates his voice is pleasant and well modulated well done both of you I look forward to other offerings from this pair.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 03-05-16
    Richard 03-05-16
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    "Short"

    Thankfully it was short, that was the best thing about it. I am glad it was free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    george pranckus 12-19-15

    I drive a lot of large landscaping equipment at work and have quite the abundance of listening time on my hands. Drowning out diesel engines

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    "Quick Catchy Mystery"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. I didn't expect to be blown away, but this was a nice short mystery story.


    Would you recommend The Booktaker to your friends? Why or why not?

    If they are able to get it for free as I did, I'd tell them to check it out. Not a bad way to kill an hour and a half.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Javier Huerta El Monte, CA, USA 12-14-15
    Javier Huerta El Monte, CA, USA 12-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great for a quick listen"
    Any additional comments?

    The book is pretty good. Especially that it is FREE! It's a great story for a quick read, or a quick listen in this case. I wasn't able to pick up who the commits the crime so the ending was a good plot twist for me. Although, I personally think the ending was a bit too exaggerated but that's just me. Great listen....

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    janae 11-29-15
    janae 11-29-15
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    "must read"

    not once predictable but right when u think u got it u don't. the narrator was the perfect voice to imagine. all in all good story.

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    tx 11-21-15
    tx 11-21-15
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    "A thrilling and entertaining story"

    We listened to it when we were travelling by car and it is an entertaining way of killing the time

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    Amazon Customer 10-22-15
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    "Very useful and entertaining!"

    This book have me ideas about elements I was missing in my own detective novel. it was great and entertaining. Definitely a detective fiction fix <3

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    M. Kattaw 09-25-15
    M. Kattaw 09-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not bad!"

    The story wasn't that great but for a free book it wasn't as bad as some of the other books I've listened to. It's a simple mystery, not enough clues given to the listener to try and figure out the culprit, but over all it was ok.

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    Kelly Canton, GA 09-11-15
    Kelly Canton, GA 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Too predictable"

    Story line has a bit of adult subject matter, but mystery is on a child's level.

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    Donna 08-08-15
    Donna 08-08-15
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    "Good, but short."

    It wasn't long enough - over way too soon. Reader was perfect for the detective part.

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    WIDNES, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "amusing little tale"

    As a free read this doesn't disappoint as it has a few twists and turns to maintain interest and keep you guessing. Well worth trying as you cant lose

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • G. Hughes-Wilson
    Sandwich, Kent
    4/7/13
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    "A clever, clever little story...."

    I loved this book. Beautifully written, and beautifully read. It kept my attention throughout, and when it had finished, I listened to it again, to see if I could see any clues! And a love story to boot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    SOLIHULL, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "the booktaker"

    it was like a stage play where each character became a suspect.because of the limited length of time the auther needed to esatablish motives, opportunities, and gains which he did admirabley

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lindsey
    Coleshill, United Kingdom
    10/7/12
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    "Average Private Eye tale"

    As a freebie it was worth a listen but I wouldn't want to pay for it. The story is a little run of the mill but well narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Louisa Simpson
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    "really enjoyed listening to this."

    I really enjoyed listening to this. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys P.I. novels.

    was fluent, fun and exciting and kept you guessing.

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  • WitchHusband
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    4/15/16
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    "Shorr but sweet"

    Enjoyed it but then I like 'locked room' mysteries. Think Jonathan Creek would've solved it quicker. It's free and entertaining, give it a go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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