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The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas | [Chris Ewan]

The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas

Charlie Howard isn’t only a part-time crime writer and part-time thief; he’s also a magician. For his next trick, he’ll relieve Josh Masters, the famous illusionist vying for the affections of Charlie’s friend Victoria, of $60,000 in casino chips stashed in his hotel safe. Revenge would be sweet - if there weren’t a dead redhead floating in Masters’ bathtub and if Masters hadn’t just disappeared in a puff of smoke after cheating at roulette. Convinced that Charlie was in on the scam, the casino’s owners give him an impossible mission....
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Publisher's Summary

Charlie Howard isn’t only a part-time crime writer and part-time thief; he’s also a magician. For his next trick, he’ll relieve Josh Masters, the famous illusionist vying for the affections of Charlie’s friend Victoria, of $60,000 in casino chips stashed in his hotel safe. Revenge would be sweet - if there weren’t a dead redhead floating in Masters’ bathtub and if Masters hadn’t just disappeared in a puff of smoke after cheating at roulette. Convinced that Charlie was in on the scam, the casino’s owners give him an impossible mission: either pull off an elaborate heist to reimburse the house for every dollar his “accomplice” made off with, or enjoy a one-way trip into the desert.

©2010 Chris Ewan. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGO

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    Shuz Girl Oakland CA USA 04-19-12
    Shuz Girl Oakland CA USA 04-19-12 Member Since 2008

    Zora24

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    "Good Thief and good book"
    Would you listen to The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again.... It's an easy listen and the narration is perfect.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the main character's perseverance. He just never gives up on his writing or his "side" occupation. His personality moves the story forward. Each city is a supporting character to Charlie.


    What about Simon Vance???s performance did you like?

    Simon Vance has a great voice for this character.... not too stuffy, not too sophisticated. He sounds like a witty friend. His voice for female characters is also very good. The female voices do not sound helpless but rather they compliment the main character well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The "real" guidebook to where you want to go.


    Any additional comments?

    When are the next books coming out? I can't wait. My husband and I enjoy this series so much.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa D. Lingham San Diego 01-29-13
    Lisa D. Lingham San Diego 01-29-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Fun Story"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas?

    I enjoyed the main character's sharp wit and sarcasm throughout the story despite the things that were happening to him.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Simon Vance's style. Also enjoyed Safe House by Chris Ewan. His pace is good without feeling rushed. He performs women's voices well without sounding forced. He is a little weak when doing American accented characters.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a fun story, not a masterpiece.I enjoyed the twists and turns and how all the loose ends come together at the end. I would read another book in this series because the main character is so likable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 01-02-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "I will read more of these"

    This was humorous with exciting moments. I enjoyed him getting out of his scrapes. I would read more by this author. I have also read his Amsterdam story and found it more deftly plotted, but the Vegas story is more fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Temecula, CA, United States 03-21-13
    Claudia Temecula, CA, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Funny, Engaging & a Delight to the Ear"
    What did you love best about The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas?

    I loved the wit & dry humor of the author, delivered impeccably by the narrator. The main character's descriptions were thoroughly entertaining.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    He captured the essence of Charlie & delivered it. Since I knew that he was also the narrator of the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, I was impressed with his amazing performance in this novel. He made the story & the characters come to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great light read - it's not fluff, but it's fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 09-09-13
    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 09-09-13 Member Since 2010

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "OUTSTANDING!"

    THIS POOR THIEF CAN GET INTO MORE TROUBLE BY BEING COMPLETELY ABOVE
    BOARD. HE IS A MAGNET FOR TROUBLE, THANK GOODNESS HE HAS A WONDERFUL LINE OF PATTER, AND THINKS FAST ON HIS FEET. I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS NEW AUTHOR, TO ME, AND WILL CHECK HIS OTHER BOOKS OUT. A WONDERFUL WHO DUN-NIT, GREAT JOB CHRIS EWAN, AS NOT TOO BRITISH AND I COULD UNDERSTAND HIM WITHOUT STRAINING TO DO SO. I LAUGHED AT HIS MANY DRY JOKES AND URGE YOU TO GIVE HIM TRY. WELL WORTH THE CREDIT. MAGIC IS THE NAME OF THE GAME.

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    Steve Delray Beach, FL, United States 04-06-13
    Steve Delray Beach, FL, United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2001

    A well written book is a gem.

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    "Chatty with a too convenient plotting."

    If this bit of dialogue sounds ok then you'll enjoy this book; "Darling, we're British and we're charming. The regular laws of the world simply don't apply to us. Let's dash off on another irresponsible adventure." That's the tone you need to accept or should I say endure to get through this one.
    The narration by Simon Vance, as always: perfect.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Helen SONOMA, CA, United States 04-01-13
    Helen SONOMA, CA, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I bought this book on special."

    I will be more careful next time. I read it to the end, thinking that surely it would get better, but it did not. I will not read another book in this series.

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