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Dortmunder
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  • 1

    The Hot Rock: The First Dortmunder Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (115)
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    (119)

    John Dortmunder and company are hired by an U.N. African Ambassador to steal the famed Balabomo Emerald from the hands of a rival African country. But their daring and clever burglarly goes awry, and the emerald slips through their fingers. Undaunted, Dortmunder chases the gem by plane, train and automobile in hot pursuit of the hot rock.

    William says: "Dortmunder is on his game in this fun introduction"
    Dortmunder is on his game in this fun introduction

    As usually happens when my favorite authors are having a dry spell, I start looking up new books to kill some time. And as usually happens, I find so..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2011 by William (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States)
  • 2

    Bank Shot: A Dortmunder Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    With the help of an unusual set of cronies, bank robber John Dortmunder puts a set of wheels under a trailer that just happens to be the temporary site of the Capitalists' & Immigrants' Trust and hauls it away. But when the safe won't open and the cops get close, Dortmunder realizes he's got to find a place to ditch the "bank".

    Alex says: "great story - well narrated!!!"
    great story - well narrated!!!

    Happy I discovered Donald Westlake. I love Thomas Perry's capers such as 'Metzger's Dog' (except his Jane Whitefield stories), this is similar! Great ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2010 by Alex (Stephentown, NY, United States)
  • 3

    Jimmy the Kid: Mysterious Press-HighBridge Audio Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Donald Westlake
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Kelp has a plan, and John Dortmunder knows that means trouble. His friend Kelp is a jinx, and his schemes, no matter how well intentioned, tend to spiral quickly out of control. But this one, Kelp swears, is airtight. He read it in a book.

    In county lock-up for a traffic charge, Kelp came across a library of trashy novels by an author named Richard Stark. The hero is a thief named Parker whose plans, unlike Kelp and Dortmunder's, always work out. In one, Parker orchestrates a kidnapping so brilliant that, Kelp thinks, it would have to work in real life.

    Catherine Zara says: "very funny"
    very funny

    It's Donald Westlake at his best. A great since of humor.

    Reviewed on May 02 2014 by Catherine Zara ()
  • 4

    Nobody's Perfect: A Dortmunder Novel, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donald Westlake
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    It would take a miracle to keep Dortmunder out of jail. Though he cased the electronics store perfectly, the cops surprised him, turning up in the alley just as he was walking out the back door, a television in each hand. Already a two-time loser, without divine intervention he faces a long stretch inside. Then God sends J. Radcliffe Stonewiler, a celebrity lawyer who gets Dortmunder off with hardly any effort at all. Stonewiler was sent by Arnold Chauncey, an art lover with a cash-flow problem. He asks the thief to break into his house and make off with a valuable painting in exchange for a quarter of the insurance money.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Another Dortmunder mis-adventure."
    Another Dortmunder mis-adventure.

    The owner of a valuable painting hires Dortmunder and his crew to steal his own painting so he (the owner) can collect on the insurance. What could go..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 21 2013 by Mike From Mesa (Mesa, AZ)
  • 5

    Why Me?: A Dortmunder Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The Byzantine Fire is much more than a flawless ninety-carat ruby. As a stone it's worth over a million dollars, a value vastly increased by its pure gold band - but its history is what makes it priceless. A ring that has been fought for with sword and pen and passed from nation to nation by all manner of theft and trickery, has finally made its way to the United States. The US agrees to return it to Turkey, but it's about to be stolen twice more.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Another delightful mis-adventure."
    Another delightful mis-adventure.

    John Dortmunder scores his biggest prize accidentally. If it were anyone else they would be set for at least a nice vacation, but not Dortmunder.
    ..
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    Reviewed on July 13 2014 by Mike From Mesa (Mesa, AZ)
  • 6

    Good Behavior: A Dortmunder Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
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    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    It was supposed to be a simple caviar heist. Dortmunder is almost in the building when the alarm sounds, forcing him up the fire escape and onto the roof. He leaps onto the next building, smashing his ankle and landing in the den of the worst kind of creature he can imagine: nuns.

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  • 7

    Drowned Hopes

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Donald E. Westlake
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  • 8

    Don't Ask

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Donald E. Westlake
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  • 9

    What's the Worst That Could Happen?

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    • By Donald E. Westlake
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    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 10

    Bad News

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
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    (15)
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    (15)

    John Dortmunder doesn't like manual labor. So when he gets the offer of money to dig up a grave, he balks . . . then he wonders why Fitzroy Guilderpost, criminal mastermind, wants to pull a switcheroo of two 70-years-dead Indians.

    Mark Silva says: "Best performer period"
    Best performer period
    Reviewed on January 05 2013 by Mark Silva (Wahiawa, Hawaii United States)
  • 11

    The Road to Ruin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (37)
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    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    John Dortmunder and his merry band of crooks return to the scene of the crime world in an attempt to steal a fleet of automobiles that would leave the Sultan of Brunei blushing. The mark is Monroe Hall, corrupt CEO of a now defunct conglomerate, who spent more of his company's money on himself than the boys at Enron and WorldCom combined. Having escaped prosecution, Hall is holed up on his Pennsylvania farm, and Dortmunder, as usual, has his eyes on the big prize: Hall's vintage wheels.

    Karen says: "Bleehhh!"
    Bleehhh!

    Boring, poorly plotted, no sense of pacing. The jokes fall flat.
    The narration really doesn't help--monotone, and some of the characters, even q..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2008 by Karen (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
  • 12

    Watch Your Back!: A Dortmunder Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    It's the score of a lifetime: easy access to a lavish New York City apartment, hordes of valuables, and an absentee owner avoiding the lawyers of his unhappy ex-wives. But before they pull the job, Dortmunder's crew is startled to find their beloved gin joint, the OJ, in the clutches of the Mafia--who consider it perfect for a little fraud, courtesy of a nice big fire. For tactical and highly superstitious reasons, the fate of the OJ is even more important to the crew than the enormous score.

    Margo says: "Dortmunder is Fun"
    Dortmunder is Fun

    I think I have listened to all of the Dortmunder novels. (Unfortunately, they aren't available on Audible!). The Dortmunder character is a hoot. If yo..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2010 by Margo (New Mexico)
  • 13

    What's So Funny?

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (39)
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    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull thief John Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he sets out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long-lost gold and jewel-studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar. Success is not inevitable with Dortmunder leading the attack, but he's nothing if not persistent, and some gambit or other might just stumble into a winning move.

    Michael says: "Great Book"
    Great Book

    Westlake was the first author is ever listened to years ago on tape and got me adicted! His Dortmander series is great as well as the work he did und..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2009 by Michael (Tulsa, OK, USA)
  • 14

    Get Real

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Donald E. Westlake
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Eluding the law has always been high on Dortmunder's list. But getting caught red-handed is inevitable in his next caper, when a TV producer convinces this thief and his merry gang to star in a reality show that captures their next score. The producer even guarantees to keep the show from being used as evidence against them. They're dubious at first, but the pay's good, so they sign on.

    Mark says: "Westlake's best book"
    Westlake's best book

    I have read most of Westlake's books and enjoyed them. This one tops them all -- it is a hilarious satire on reality shows. The gang signs up to do a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 02 2009 by Mark (sierra madre, CA, USA)