Bernie Rhodenbarr
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  • 1
    Burglars Can't Be Choosers | Lawrence Block

    Burglars Can't Be Choosers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    In this first in a series of wickedly funny mysteries, best-selling author Lawrence Block introduces Bernie Rhodenbarr, sometimes burglar, sometimes sleuth. Pulling only an occasional, very discreet job, Bernie manages to maintain his comfortable New York City apartment and keep his unorthodox vocation a closely-guarded secret. Every burglar knows never to trust anonymous phone calls. But when the caller offers easy money for an hour's work, Bernie can't ignore the job.

    Wonderful Wise-Ass Humour
    Reviewed on February 25 2014 by Bodiccea (British Columbia)
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    The Burglar in the Closet | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar in the Closet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Popular author Lawrence Block creates the wild and wonderful world of Bernie Rhodenbarr: fine, upstanding citizen by day, and crafty burglar by night. In this hilarious whodunit, Bernie does a favor for his dentist, only to discover mixing his personal and professional lives can be hazardous to his well-being. As Bernie squirms in the dental chair, Dr. Sheldrake presents a business proposition. He wants Bernie to rob his estranged wife's apartment while she's out enjoying the New York City nightlife.

    love this series

    I wish there were more in this series with Block and Ferrone

    Reviewed on July 26 2010 by William (Beppu shiJapan)
  • 3
    The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Trying to go legit, Bernie has taken over a secondhand bookstore in Greenwich Village, but he still can't resist stealing things when the rewards are right. Ever since he bought Barnegat Books, Bernie has been having trouble making ends meet. When a mysterious client asks him to steal a rare edition of Kipling's poetry, he seizes the opportunity to practice his criminal talents and pay his creditors. Pilfering the book is boringly easy. But delivering it is difficult - with the police and a host of shady assailants hot on his heels.

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  • 4
    The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    In The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, Bernie applies philosophy to match wits with a wily murderer and a few too many burglars. Bernie and his dog-grooming partner in crime, Carolyn, are planning the perfect crime. Tonight, they will rob a brownstone while the well-heeled owners are out of town with their vicious watch dog. But when Bernie painstakingly picks the lock, they discover somebody has already emptied the house - except for a valuable coin almost too hot to handle.

    Leaves you rooting for the burglar !

    This is one of the books in the "Burglar Who..." series, by Lawrence Block. The adventures of Bernie Rhodenbarr, a burglar who prays to St. Dismas (th..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 5
    The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    By day, Bernie Rhodenbarr runs a respectable used book store in New York City. But by night, he gets his kicks gaining illegal entry into the posh residences of the wealthy. In this wacky mystery, the incorrigible burglar pulls off a low-risk burglary, only to find himself up against an eccentric kidnapper with a taste for abstract Dutch art. When Bernie is offered the chance to appraise a Manhattan millionaire's private library, he jumps at the opportunity.

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  • 6
    The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Fans will rejoice as New York's most charming burglar returns to action. Greenwich Village bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr has perfected the art of breaking and entering, as well as that of clever repartee. Bernie gets plenty of opportunity to exercise both his wit and his lock-picking muscles, as he juggles old friends, new "employees," potential girlfriends, and various criminal charges.

    This is my favorite Bernie Rhodenbarr

    This is my favorite of this series, not because the mystery is any better -- and let's face it, we really don't read Bernie for the mysteries. I love..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2013 by Christy (Harleysville, PA, United States)
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    The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2009 by WriterGirl (Washington, D.C.)
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    The Burglar in the Library | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar in the Library

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Lawrence Block's talent for creating colorful characters, sophisticated dialog, and engaging atmosphere has earned him many awards: the title of Grand Master, three Edgar Awards, four Shamus Awards, and a Nero Wolfe Award. One of his most popular series follows the adventures of the suave bookseller and crook, Bernie Rhodenbarr. Bernie's sweetheart has dumped him. But although his heart is broken, he hasn't lost his love for fine books - or for an occasional discrete burglary.

    Not Bernie's Best

    I liked the English house setting. I liked all the book talk. I thought the book was a bit tedious.

    Reviewed on December 06 2013 by Laura (Philadelphia, PA, United States)
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    The Burglar in the Rye | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar in the Rye

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Winner of multiple Edgar and Shamus Awards, Lawrence Block keeps fans guessing to the end with his rollicking Bernie Rhodenbarr mysteries. In this diverting caper, full-time bookstore owner and part-time burglar Bernie tries to do the right thing for a new friend, only to find himself accused of some terrible wrongs.

    Outstanding

    Since I got introduced to L. Block's work in "The burglar who painted like Mondrian" and can't get enough. This is a delightful episode in the series ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 24 2009 by F. Hayek (Indianapolis, IN)
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  • 11
    The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons: Bernie Rhodenbarr, Book 11 | Lawrence Block

    The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons: Bernie Rhodenbarr, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the best seller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and light-fingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an 11th adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet....

    As usual, corny but very funny.

    You will either like these corny mysteries and characters or you won't. I do, and I found this to be one of the funniest in the series. Richard Ferr..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2014 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)