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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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    AFH Kirkland, WA United States 06-17-15
    AFH Kirkland, WA United States 06-17-15
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    "Short and interesting"

    The performance and phrasing rind me if the audio performance of Robert B Parker's Spencer novels. Need I say more?

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    Carol McConahay 05-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story"

    I was surprised that a free story was so good. The narration was also very good

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    Hanna 04-26-15
    Hanna 04-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Okay. Just 'okay'."
    Would you try another book from Bill Pronzini and/or Nick Sullivan?

    Maybe,

    I'm not swayed on the author. The idea had potential, I just wasen't hooked into the book like I waned to be. Kind of bland.

    Didn't love the book but I didn't hate it either.


    What three words best describe Nick Sullivan’s performance?

    Attentive.
    Passionate.
    Attractive.


    Any additional comments?

    If the entire book was like the last thirty minutes, my review would be totally different.

    The end of the book grasped my attention and was surprised and happy with the story.

    The beginning was dry, but glad that I stayed listening.

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    Amazon Customer 04-20-15
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    "Mentally engaging and emotionally benign"

    Has the appeal of Perry Mason or Sam Spade. Nice diversion when life seems to have plenty of emotional drama on its own.

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    Stef 04-01-15
    Stef 04-01-15

    Stef

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    "Good, but far from excellent."

    The narrator was OK. A short, old time detective story. No pizzaz. Interesting plot and solution like in the old days.

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    D. Morgan New York, NY United States 03-31-15
    D. Morgan New York, NY United States 03-31-15
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    "Failed to Live Up to Expectations."
    Would you try another book from Bill Pronzini and/or Nick Sullivan?

    The narration was decent and the reader had an expressive and pleasant voice, but the novella itself left a lot to be desired.


    What was most disappointing about Bill Pronzini’s story?

    For a novel about a private detective with a penchant for pulp novels, this had none of the gusto or tongue-in-cheek drama one would expect from that type of literature. For a contemporary dramatic mystery, the setting and premise were decent but the execution was nearly nonsensical - there was not a lot of buildup to the dramatic climax (which was entirely disproportionate to the mystery itself).


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I suppose so. It would have been more enjoyable had the reader adopted the characteristic of the pulp detective, a trope mentioned several times.


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    DeeJ 03-15-15
    DeeJ 03-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Booktaker is a good fun listen"

    Characters seem like real people, the story could really happen, and the performers are top notch. Listen, enjoy and chuckle at the conclusion.

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    juan 03-04-15
    juan 03-04-15

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    "oki"

    it was a bit dull a bit cliche no the best yet i read worse some to kill time i guess

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    Virginia 02-23-15
    Virginia 02-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Simple detective story"

    This is a simple detective story, a throw back to simpler times. No guns, no deaths, no real suspense, just a pretty straight forward mystery, not pretending to be more.

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    K. Florival 02-06-15
    K. Florival 02-06-15

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    "way too obvious"

    I did not like this book very much all. It started out good however if they came so obvious as to who did it and how it was done so early on dead it made the book not even worth listening to. I did finish listening to it however but did not enjoy it.

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