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The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart | [Lawrence Block]

The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart

Edgar Award-winner Lawrence Block invites you into the criminally funny world of the most notorious star of mystery fiction: Bernie Rhodenbarr, bookseller by day and burglar by night. In this humorous mystery, Bernie's passion for Humphrey Bogart movies leads him to a beautiful damsel in distress, a dangerous international conspiracy, and more than a few incriminating bodies. Sparkling with wit and energy, The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud.
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Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award-winner Lawrence Block invites you into the criminally funny world of the most notorious star of mystery fiction: Bernie Rhodenbarr, bookseller by day and burglar by night. In this humorous mystery, Bernie's passion for Humphrey Bogart movies leads him to a beautiful damsel in distress, a dangerous international conspiracy, and more than a few incriminating bodies. Sparkling with wit and energy, The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud.

©1995 Lawrence Block; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC

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    WriterGirl Washington, D.C. 05-02-09
    WriterGirl Washington, D.C. 05-02-09 Member Since 2003

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    "Entertaining and funny"

    It's easy to get caught up in the characters Frank Muller brings to life through his reading. How the author presents the story is entertaining and he dispays a fun sense of humor with his witty dialogue. If you are a film noir fan, the ending will be somewhat predictable. Recommended reading.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Gibbon, MN, US 01-06-10
    Paul Gibbon, MN, US 01-06-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Wonderful to hear Frank Muller"

    I bought this on the holiday sale (Thank you, Audible) because I had enjoyed "Hit Man" by Lawrence Block many years ago, but mostly because Frank Muller (Rest in Peace, 2008) was narrating. Though I have current favorite narrators, no one tops Frank Muller. What a treat to hear him.

    This was a witty romp which reminded me of Garrison Keillor's "Guy Noir" sketches.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye E Steeno New Braunfels, TX, US 01-02-10
    Kaye E Steeno New Braunfels, TX, US 01-02-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Ho-Hum"

    The Bogart aspect of this book starts out cute and then falls apart as the reader gets summary after summary of Bogart movies. The "mystery" is not very interesting--no suspense.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Box Elder, SD, United States 09-20-10
    Amy Box Elder, SD, United States 09-20-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Bernie the Burglar"

    I love this series, and this book in particular is my favorite. I believe this is the only book in this series read by Frank Muller. He does a wonderful job with different voices and accents of the characters. Mr. Block, please write more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Seattle, WA, United States 03-02-13
    Shawn Seattle, WA, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2007

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    My wife actually recommended this book to me. I said I was looking for something light, funny, but smart enough to keep me entertained. This fit the bill perfectly.

    I have not read any others in this series but, I certainly plan too. The characters are enjoyable and smart. The writing is well paced. And the reader was good as well.

    I would definitely recommend this to anyone that just wants a good story and a good book. Especially if they are a Bogy fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Isobel Heathcote Guelph, Ontario Canada 06-25-12
    Isobel Heathcote Guelph, Ontario Canada 06-25-12 Member Since 2009
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    "An entertaining listen"

    These days I find myself a bit tired of vampires and gritty crime drama. The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart was a much needed departure from those genres - a fun, easy listen. The story was fun, but it was really the narrator who made it come to life for me, with his droll, urban voice. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 01-29-10
    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 01-29-10 Member Since 2004

    I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.

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    "not so great..."

    Perhaps a diehard Bogart fan would enjoy this. I mostly tolerated it. It left me about a half step away from complete boredom!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon La Porte, TX, United States 01-11-10
    Brandon La Porte, TX, United States 01-11-10
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    "Pure fun"

    This was a great treadmill book. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. I'd read some of Lawrence Block's other books a few years ago. In tone, these are quite different.

    Thanks to the 9.95 book sale or I never would have found this light hearted romp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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