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The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam Audiobook

The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam

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Publisher's Summary

Charlie Howard travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living. To supplement his income - and keep his hand in - Charlie has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission. When a mysterious American offers Charlie 20,000 euros to steal two small monkey figurines to match the one he already has, Charlie is suspicious; the job seems too good to be true, and of course, it is. He soon finds the American beaten nearly to death, while the third figurine has disappeared. Back in London, his literary agent, Victoria (who is naive enough to believe he actually looks like his jacket photo), tries to talk him through the plot problems in both his latest manuscript and in his real life - but Charlie soon finds himself caught up in a caper reminiscent of a Cary Grant movie, involving safe-deposit boxes, menacing characters, and a beautiful damsel in distress.

©2007 Chris Ewan (P)2011 AudioGo

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    G. Parish 09-08-16
    G. Parish 09-08-16 Member Since 2013

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    "To catch a thief"

    A nice modern remake of the to catch a thief concept. The characters were well developed and the story was quite entertaining.

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    A. C. east kingdom 05-27-16
    A. C. east kingdom 05-27-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Murder mystery"
    What did you love best about The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam?

    That every time I thought I knew who did it, there was another plot twist.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Many perfect plot twists, that kept me wanting more


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The finale in the diamond factory with all the main characters in one place


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    JCWB Canada 04-23-16
    JCWB Canada 04-23-16 Member Since 2010
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    Loved the narrator and I would definitely look for a book by this author again

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    Sim 08-31-15
    Sim 08-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beyond predictable"

    Good story but it's predictability made it disappointing . The narration is excellent. I enjoyed listening to the variety of characters. If I had been reading it, I would have most likely abandoned this book once the mystery became ridiculously
    apparent. Instead I listened whilst gardening. There are a couple of twists but nothing too surprising.

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    Amazon Customer 05-06-15 Member Since 2012

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    "old fashioned sluething"

    struggled to finish. wanted more interpersonal relationships, like his flirting and saucy interactions with his
    publisher that we are few and far between

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    "Good just not great"

    This was good but didn't have as many twists as I would've liked. I haven't read any of the others so maybe it's just a knee jerk reaction.

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    Melissa 03-27-15
    Melissa 03-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    I found this book horrible to listen to the narrator was horrible and the story was hard to follow due to not being able to like the narrator. I have tried 5 times and just can't do it. a wasted credit for me.

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    Mary-Liz 03-21-15
    Mary-Liz 03-21-15

    I am a book junkie. Read to me.

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    "Funny and entertaining"

    The puzzle is straight-forward but the characters are very appealing. The thief-writer's friendship with his agent is especially engaging. Some very funny descriptions and situations.

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    Jared V Columbus, OH United States 02-16-15
    Jared V Columbus, OH United States 02-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Enjoyable read, too much exposition"

    I enjoyed this book very much, but there's a long exposition at the end that drug on for too long. Parts of the story were predictable, but enjoyable none the less.

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    Deep Reader 01-06-15
    Deep Reader 01-06-15

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Surprisingly good"

    I don't usually read this kind of stories, but it was recommended and Simon Vance was the narrator, so I thought why not?

    And I'm glad I got it. It is a fun, lighthearted mystery with interesting characters and a clever plot. The ending actually got me.

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