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    • 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 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • 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 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    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

    • A Stab in the Dark

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Nine long years have passed since the killer last struck - nine years since eight helpless young women were brutally slaughtered by an icepick-wielding maniac. The trail grew cold and the book was unofficially closed on a serial killer who stopped killing. But now "The Icepick Prowler" has confessed - but only to seven of the killings. Not only does he deny the eighth, he has an airtight alibi. Barbara Ettinger's family had almost come to accept that the young woman was the victim of a random killing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Letdown

    • By Mark on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Time to Murder and Create

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    Small-time stoolie Jake "The Spinner" Jablon made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients," he figured, the more money - and the more people eager to see him dead. So he's greedy but scared, and he turns to his old acquaintance Matthew Scudder, who used to pay him for information back in Scudder's days as a cop. Scudder's his insurance policy - if anything happens to "The Spinner," Scudder can check up on the people who wanted him dead. No one is too surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Matt Scudder novel....

    • By antonio on 10-26-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    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

    • Eight Million Ways to Die

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Battling the bottle one day at a time, ex-cop, sometime PI Matthew Scudder finds that next to staying sober, staying alive seems easy. But in the mean streets of New York City it never is. Not for the prostitute who wanted out and got her beautiful self slashed to ribbons. Not for a pimp named Chance who is betting his life that the broken-down detective can find her murderer. And not for Matthew Scudder - just trying to stay alive in a city that knows nothing better than how to die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Matt Scudder is the best !

    • By antonio on 05-26-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Leaves you rooting for the burglar !

    • By Kathi on 03-17-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is my favorite Bernie Rhodenbarr

    • By Christy on 12-22-13

    Regular price: $25.87

    • In the Midst of Death

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Jerry Broadfield thinks he's a good cop. But now he's been charged with extortion - and his former buddies in the NYPD would like to see him laid out on a morgue slab for squealing to a committee on police corruption. Suddenly, he's got a lot of enemies, and when a dead call girl turns up in his apartment, his troubles get even bigger. Broadfield screams "setup," but nobody believes him - except ex-policeman, now unlicensed PI Matthew Scudder. Because Broadfield turned traitor no cop is going to give Scudder any help with this investigation, so Scudder's on his own.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration. A lesser Scudder mystery.

    • By Justin D. on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • In Sunlight or in Shadow

    • Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
    • By: Lawrence Block - editor
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A truly unprecedented literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block, this newly-commissioned anthology of 17 superbly-crafted stories, each inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. Contributors include Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Connelly, Megan Abbott, Craig Ferguson, Nicholas Christopher, Jill D. Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Justin Scott, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Warren Moore, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, and Lawrence Block himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hopper Noir

    • By RueRue on 12-20-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Hit Man

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Robert Forster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,694
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 747

    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

    • 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 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • Resume Speed and Other Stories

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Theo Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lawrence Block's new collection assembles seven works of fiction produced over a period of 60 years. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A mostly wonderful collection

    • By Peterack on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Hit List

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • Murderers' Row: Original Baseball Mysteries, Volume 1

    • By: Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Michael Connelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman, Jim Grey, Elliot Gould, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Seven original baseball short stories in the mystery and murder genres, written by an all-star lineup of writers, each of whom understand the game's lore and tactical nuances as well as its deep roots in American life. Compiled by Otto Penzler, the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and regarded as the world's foremost authority on crime, mystery and suspense fiction.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • The Mighty Johns and Other Stories

    • By: David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Anne Perry, and others
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Scott Brick, Otto Penzler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Mighty Johns, an all-new, original novella from David Baldacci, performed by Scott Brick, highlights this collection of mysteries from the greatest names in suspense. College football star Tor North, who is also a brilliant scientist, brings his intellect to bear on a forty-year-old mystery at Draven University. Ghostly visions and murder are the results of his sleuthing...with the answer lying close to home. There are also stories from Brad Meltzer and Anne Perry.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Anonymous User on 05-08-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's the bookseller!

    • By Jan on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $20.26

    • 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 219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    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

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