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    • Inherit the Dead

    • A Novel
    • By: Lee Child, Lisa Unger, C. J. Box, and others
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    Pericles "Perry" Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Julia needs Perry to track down the whereabouts of her beautiful yet aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young heiress.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Anti-climactic: Boring

    • By Shannon on 10-12-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • By the Dawn's Early Light

    • A Matthew Scudder Story, Book 3
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Matthew Scudder gets hired by a fellow bar patron to prove his innocence. Salesman Tommy Tillary is a 45-year-old philanderer with a Manhattan girlfriend and a Brooklyn wife. So when Tommy becomes a suspect in the murder of his wife, it's up to Matt to find the real killer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By happyjo on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Burglars Can't Be Choosers

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Wise-Ass Humour

    • By Bodiccea on 02-25-14

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Tails of Wonder and Imagination

    • By: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and others
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86

    What is it about the cat that captivates the creative imagination? No other creature has inspired so many authors to take pen to page. Mystery, horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories have all been written about cats.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a waste of money

    • By Lori Kim on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How does Bernie do it?

    • By Jan on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Hit List

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Keller is a regular guy. He goes to the movies, works on his stamp collection. Call him for jury duty and he serves without complaint. Then every so often he gets a phone call from White Plains that sends him flying off somewhere to kill a perfect stranger. Keller is a pro and very good at what he does. But the jobs have started to go wrong. The realization is slow coming, yet when it arrives, it is irrefutable: Someone out there is trying to hit the hit man. Keller, God help him, has found his way onto somebody else's hit list.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gallows humour at its best

    • By A. Tanneberger on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Merciful Angel of Death

    • A Matthew Scudder Story, Book 5
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Matthew Scudder is called to a hospice center for AIDS patients to investigate what the press is dubbing as "Mercy Killings".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • block writes far better than he reads

    • By Avi Stachenfeld on 09-04-14

    Regular price: $1.05

    • Out the Window

    • A Matthew Scudder Story, Book 1
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Matthew Scudder, a down-but-not-out-detective, is shocked by the apparent suicide of Paula, a waitress at Armstrong’s, one of Scudder’s hangouts. When Paula’s sister shows up and asks Matt to investigate what she believes to be a murder, Scudder agrees to take on the case. A number of clues don’t add up to suicide, and Scudder’s investigation leads him to the dark corners of Paula’s world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good detective story.

    • By Wayne on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $2.79

    • A Candle for the Bag Lady

    • A Matthew Scudder Story, Book 2
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Matthew Scudder investigates the brutal murder of a woman known as the “bag lady.” A seemingly homeless woman, she turns out to have distributed her substantial wealth in a complex will naming random strangers. Where did the money come from? Why was she living in such reduced circumstances? And why in the world did she choose these beneficiaries - the owner of a local newspaper stand, a neighbor she rarely spoke to, the detective himself - when her real friends and acquaintances got nothing at all? And how is all this linked to her murder?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short and rushed

    • By Mary on 11-12-14

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Keller's Fedora

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In this brand-new novella, Keller, everyone's favorite assassin for hire, is Chicago-bound on Amtrak's City of New Orleans, ready to do what he does best. But it's complicated. Usually there's someone ready to point him toward the target. Or he'll have a photo, say. Or, bare minimum, a name and address. Not this time. When he gets to Baker's Bluff, Illinois, he'll have to play private detective before he can get down to business. Well, okay. He knows how it works. So before he even packs his suitcase, Keller buys a fedora.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun on Many Levels

    • By Peterack on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Sins of the Fathers

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    The hooker was young, pretty...and dead, butchered in a Greenwich Village apartment. The prime suspect, a minister's son, was also dead, the victim of a jailhouse suicide. The case is closed, as far as the NYPD is concerned. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again--that's where Matthew Scudder comes in.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction to a popular series

    • By Sharron on 12-26-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel

    • Expanded and Updated!
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Unlike many advice-givers, Block doesn't tell you what book to write, or the one and only way to write it. He holds that every novel is different, and so is every novelist; his aim is to give you the tools to enable you to find your own way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tried and True Advice

    • By Renee Goodwin on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hope to Die

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole - one apparently slain by his partner in crime, who then took his own life. There's something drawing Matthew Scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Block's prose is as smooth as aged whiskey...

    • By antonio on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons

    • Bernie Rhodenbarr, Book 11
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As usual, corny but very funny.

    • By MidwestGeek on 05-15-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hit Man

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Robert Forster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 735

    Keller possesses all the qualities of a professional killer. He's cool, confident, reclusive, icy, and ruthlessly efficient. But this seasoned hit man is also prone to self-doubt as he finds himself caught in the clutches of a mid-life crisis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Terrific

    • By Sunshine on 02-15-03

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Getting Off

    • A Novel of Sex & Violence
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lily Bask
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    So this girl walks into a bar…and when she walks out there’s a man with her. She goes to bed with him, and she likes that part. Then she kills him, and she likes that even better. On her way out, she cleans out his wallet. She keeps moving, and has a new name for each change of address. She’s been doing this for a while, and she’s good at it. And then a chance remark gets her thinking of the men who got away, the lucky ones who survived a night with her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Keller with some kink

    • By zippyrich on 09-28-11

    Regular price: $20.26

    • A Drop of the Hard Stuff

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Edgar Award-winning author Lawrence Block has been named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master. A Drop of the Hard Stuff continues Block’s popular series starring New York private detective and recovering alcoholic Matthew Scudder. Scudder is already struggling with his sobriety when his friend and fellow AA member Jack Ellery is found murdered. Now the only thing keeping Scudder from the bottle is his obsession with finding the culprit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more great Lawrence Block

    • By Louella on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Burglar in the Closet

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another light-hearted winner!

    • By Jan on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $19.80

    • Terror's Echo

    • Novellas from Transgressions (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Lawrence Block, John Farris, Stephen King
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Three never before published novellas from some of our very best crime writers, compiled and edited by Ed McBain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • enh

    • By Christine Carey on 02-14-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Lucky at Cards

    • A Hard Case Crime Novel
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action...but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill's latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in life as in poker, the other player sometimes has an ace up his sleeve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pulp Noir

    • By Michael Gates on 11-27-08

    Regular price: $20.97

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