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The Burglar in the Library Audiobook

The Burglar in the Library

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Publisher's Summary

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. So Bernie takes off for a snowy winter weekend at a country inn that just happens to have a rare, signed first edition of The Big Sleep in its library. It's not long, however, before Bernie's ex-girlfriend arrives with her new husband, a body is found in the library, and the book disappears. Bernie must sort out a tricky tangle of clues if he has any hope of nabbing the priceless edition for himself. Narrator Richard Ferrone captures Bernie's cool demeanor and his flair for perfect timing.

©1999 Lawrence Block; (P)2000 Recorded Books LLC

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    Jan United States 02-14-17
    Jan United States 02-14-17 Member Since 2013
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    "She forgot to tell him she was getting married?!"

    Bernie Rodenbarr, bed-and-breakfast, puntastic, snarkfest, murder, amateur sleuth

    I'm reading my way through the series in order this time and finding that I missed some. As always, this has me giggling and snurfling my way through the book. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers, but there is so much more to the fun and mayhem. Simple adjustments for inflation and telecommunications make this a timely tale instead of a historical one,so locate a copy and enjoy!
    Once again Richard Ferrone gives an excellent tongue in cheek interpretation of the characters and their awful puns and snarks!

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    Magda Dayton, OH, United States 07-15-15
    Magda Dayton, OH, United States 07-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Love that burglar"

    Always terrific stories. bernie is great and Richard Ferrone is an exceptional generator.
    Please give us more Bernie

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    Laura Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-06-13
    Laura Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-06-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Not Bernie's Best"
    What did you like best about The Burglar in the Library? What did you like least?

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


    Would you recommend The Burglar in the Library to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the early Burglar books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Richard Ferrone’s performances?

    I would. He is good as Bernie but weaker with the other characters. His little girl voice was awful.


    Do you think The Burglar in the Library needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I will read any book about Bernie Rhodenbarr. I wish there were more.


    Any additional comments?

    Clever idea but just didn't hold my attention.

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    "BRillint writing .... mystery, humour and feeling"

    Everybody should listen to and/or read awrence Block especially if you know and love NYC

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