Good Thief's Guides
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  • 1

    The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (674)
    Performance
    (596)
    Story
    (601)

    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.

    adrienne says: "A delightful surprise!"
    A delightful surprise!

    This is another "try something different" for me. The publisher's summary and the always superb narrator Simon Vance make it sound intriguing.
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    Reviewed on October 02 2013 by adrienne (EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States)
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    The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 1 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Shortlisted for the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award for best humorous crime novel. Charlie Howard doesn’t just write books about a career thief, he also happens to be one. In Amsterdam working on his latest book, Charlie is approached by a mysterious American who asks him to steal two apparently worthless monkey figurines from two separate addresses on the same night. At first he says no.

    Richheimer says: "Witty, well written, excellent performance"
    Witty, well written, excellent performance

    This was a surprise. A light detective novel, written from the other side of the fence: the thieve's side. The plot initially seems simple, but slowly..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2014 by Richheimer (México, Mexico)
  • 2

    Good Thief's Guide to Paris, The: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Charlie Howard - mystery writer and professional thief - is flush with the success of his Paris book reading when he agrees to show a novice the basics of his other trade by breaking into the man's own apartment. Trouble ensues when it turns out the apartment belongs to someone else. The next day, Charlie's fence hires him to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting - from the same address. Mere coincidence?

    Jennifer says: "Art theft and murder in Paris, what else?"
    Art theft and murder in Paris, what else?

    This was fantastic. I get a kick out of the unusual perspective on a mystery - burglar/crime writer obliged to aide in an art theft and solve a murder..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2014 by Jennifer (ARDMORE, PA, United States)
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    The Good Thief's Guide to Paris: A Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    Charlie Howard - globe-trotting mystery writer, professional thief, and poor decision maker - is in Paris. Flush with the success of his latest book reading, Charlie agrees to show a complete novice how to break into an apartment in the Marais. Fast-forward twenty-four hours and Charlie's hired to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting - from the exact same address. Mere coincidence? Charlie figures there's no harm in finding out - until a dead body turns up in his living room and he finds himself evading the law while becoming caught up in a quite outrageous heist.

    Janels says: "Entertaining, witty, AND a good mystery!"
    Entertaining, witty, AND a good mystery!

    I had never heard of this author before, but I was attracted by the title and the fact that it took place in Paris, of which I'm very familiar. Also,..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2012 by Janels (Highlands Ranch, CO, United States)
  • 3

    The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    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....

    Shuz Girl says: "Good Thief and good book"
    Good Thief and good book

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

    Reviewed on April 19 2012 by Shuz Girl (Oakland CA USA)
  • 4

    The Good Thief's Guide to Venice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (80)

    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.

    Janels says: "A joy to the ears!"
    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, humorou..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2012 by Janels (Highlands Ranch, CO, United States)
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    The Good Thief's Guide to Venice: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 4 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Charlie Howard - struggling crime-writer by day, talented thief by night - has gone straight. But holing himself up in a crumbling palazzo in Venice to concentrate on his next novel hasn't got rid of the itch in his fingers. And to make matters worse, a striking Italian beauty has just broken into his apartment and made off with his most prized possession, leaving a puzzling calling card in its place. It looks as though kicking the habit of a lifetime will be much more of a challenge than Charlie thought.

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  • 5

    The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin: The Good Thief's Guides, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (41)

    Charlie Howard, part-time writer, part-time thief, has been engaged in a veritable spree of larceny and misappropriation since moving to Berlin. He’s supposed to be working on his next novel. But high rent and a love for thrill-seeking has been hard on his word count. But Charlie’s larcenous binge is interrupted by the call to duty - on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government. Four embassy employees are suspected of stealing a sensitive item.

    Janels says: "I adore Ewan's thief--but this had no ending!"
    I adore Ewan's thief--but this had no ending!

    I was so excited to find another "Good Thief's Guide", as they are always a delight. As always, the narration was flawless, entertaining, and spot-on..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2013 by Janels (Highlands Ranch, CO, United States)