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Publisher's Summary

Here's a first-person account of a petty thief, Bex. He's a bit of a geezer, who, with long-time partner-in-crime Ollie, just about gets by on the money he makes from house-breaking in small-time suburbia. Bex talks and walks us through a dozen note-worthy jobs and give us his thoughts on life, love and nicking.

Includes an exclusive recorded interview with the author.

© Danny King; (P) W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"An absolutely hilarious, laugh out loud book." (Bruce Reynolds)
"Danny King is one of the few writers who can make me laugh out loud." (David Baddiel)

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Hilarious, cringe-making romp

I really enjoyed this book. Had read it before in print and was interested in hearing how it sounded. The actor had quite a different notion of the character of the narrator than I'd heard in my head, but it was nevertheless worth encountering another interpretation. He's more sinister, not quite so madcap as I'd expected. More menacing. Delightful. One warning: unless you want your kids and old relatives asking you to explain the "c"-word, you might want to listen alone. The punch-drunk language is great; the gratuitous swearing is absolutely crucial to understanding the characters' way of life.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Hilarious

This is a very, very funny book and the narration is outstanding. The british accent and slang is dense and takes a while to get used to. It is by all means worth the effort though: it is funny, witty, and highly original. I hope it will have a sequel!

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  • S L.
  • 02-13-09

Another Brilliant listen

Danny King does it again.
I loved the hitman diaries and this is just as well written and will have you laughing, chuckling and giggling before you realise everyone else is watching you.

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  • Suzanne
  • 07-16-14

A fun listen but too many "f***" and *c***" for me

I bought this as I wanted a light-hearted, British read, and The Burglar Diaries was indeed light-hearted, well-written, British, and brilliantly narrated to boot.

I think that this might be a better book to read, as opposed to "listen to". I say this because I found the constant swearing a bit much. I don't have a problem with swearing, but if you took out all the "effing, c***ing" and so on, I think that the book would be a quarter shorter. It just jarred every time the narrator swore and distracted me from listening.

In terms of content, I thought that the philosophy of the burglar was interesting and enjoyed the insight into the character's thought processes and think this is a great read or listen if you can get past swearing.

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  • Ian
  • 12-08-07

more f-words then me gran

more f-words then me gran after three glasses of gin, but alot more fun, just like the other diaries. its a off the wall look a peoples lifes, hope they do the rest.

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  • Mike Liff
  • 12-01-06

Fun but pointless

The naration was good, stories amusing, but there was no plot or story whatsoever. You could listen to the chapters in order and it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference.
It's fun for a light 'read' if you want to switch off, or are likely to fall asleep half way through, but that's all.

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  • Brian holmes
  • 09-20-16

worth the time

dave john, again, does a great narrative. im a big fan of his and his narration of kings books are always a pleasure to listen to.
the story itself lacks a plot and direct but still funny and interesting. The swearing can seem a bit ott but hey...it is a king book so to be expected. all in all, not my favourite of dannys books but still worth getting.