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The Good Thief's Guide to Venice Audiobook

The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

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Publisher's Summary

After a particularly bad streak of luck in Vegas, Charlie has retreated to Venice, having vowed to give up a life of crime to write crime fiction full-time. But inspiration has yet to strike. And to make matters worse, Charlie's agent, Victoria, shows up at his door just as his prized first edition of The Maltese Falcon flies out the window with a femme-fatale burglar. Blackmailed into committing a dastardly crime in order to get his book back, Charlie is catapulted into yet another adventure, this one even more explosive than the last.

©2011 Chris Ewan (P)2011 AudioGo

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    "A joy to the ears!"

    Simon Vance is one of the best narrators I have ever heard; and he IS Charlie. Each and every one of Chris Ewan's books has been intelligent, humorous, a good mystery, and a delightful romp. My only disappointment is that they are all so short! However, I will gladly spend a credit on whatever he writes. Few mystery writers can captivate in so many ways--he does it all.

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    Librarian OK, USA 11-13-15
    Librarian OK, USA 11-13-15

    Retired "Okie" librarian & happy to have found Audible for good stories & staying in touch with new authors & books.

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    Excellent story with many suprising twists. Never sure. Good performance of the next move by anyone

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    "Honor among thieves, with humor"

    Charlie is a good thief but a bad experience in Vegas has sent him to Venice to write his detective stories. He's promised his agent, Victoria, to stay on the straight and narrow. Then he gets a visit by a beautiful burglar who has taken his first edition MALTESE FALCON. To get his book back, she sends him on a strange mission. Then all the troubles really begin.

    The book is just plain fun to read. The writing is excellent, with the best descriptions of people, places and things that I've read in a while. The mystery intrigues with humor galore. This is the first one I've read in this series, though it is the fourth book. Will go back and read them all now. Listened to this in Audible, which added a lot to my enjoyment.

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    Gary L. Richardson 08-23-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Best Entry Yet"

    I throughly enjoyed this installment of The Good Thiefs Guide series. There is humor, plot twists and you don't see the end coming. The narration is excellent. If you like this series, you will like this installment.

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    Amazon Customer Whidbey Island 05-19-16
    Amazon Customer Whidbey Island 05-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "nice voice, good story"

    nice voice, good story, have several in the series, very enjoyable. will be buying more of both the author and the performer.

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    Kevin Austin, TX 08-22-15
    Kevin Austin, TX 08-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best in the series."

    These are really fun escapism books and "Venice" is one of the best in the series.

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    Gerardo Austin, TX, United States 01-30-15
    Gerardo Austin, TX, United States 01-30-15 Member Since 2011

    Businessman, Technologist, Marketer. Loves to learn and enjoys books. Mostly nonfiction plus historic novels.

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    "Captivating and very entertaining"

    I am a fan of Chris Ewan's Good Thief series. The first two were the best, I would start with those: Amsterdam and Paris, in that order.

    While not as good as the others, it does not disappoint.

    The crazy situations Charlie gets into become less plausible after three books in a row, especially getting into awkward situations that are quite similar.

    In the end,a good listen.

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    Jared V Columbus, OH United States 01-28-15
    Jared V Columbus, OH United States 01-28-15 Member Since 2015

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    It was an engaging story with interesting twists, but there were parts that defied believability. Overall, an enjoyable read.
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    Annette Liberty, UT, United States 04-03-13
    Annette Liberty, UT, United States 04-03-13
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    "Entertaining!"
    Where does The Good Thief's Guide to Venice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved this book! This is at the top of my list in my library. The action never stopped. You really wonder how Charlie could get himself into so much trouble. Of course it helps to have such a fabulous narrator. Simon Vance makes each character very individual, there is no doubt on who's who in the story. It was fun all around, a lot of humor and action. I am going to start at the first of this series!


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

    I could hardly wait to see what happened to next to Charlie. The story just kept unfolding and unfolding. Brilliant!


    Any additional comments?

    This was an extremely fun listen. I would highly recommend it. Another thing that made this book so appealing to me was that it wasn't full of graphic violence, sex or foul language. Throughly enjoyed myself!

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