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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 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • When the Sacred Ginmill Closes

    • A Matt Scudder Mystery
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    When ex-cop Matt Scudder thought back on the summer of '75, two faces emerged from behind the smoky haze of a half dozen boozy saloons that made up his beat - Skip Devoe and Tommy Tillary - two bar flies he wouldn't have given a second thought to in the bright light of day. Yet they and their troubles were the reason that moved him a little farther out of the bleary-eyed mess that had become his life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration, great prose

    • By mindusq on 04-25-10

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    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
    • Sue Grafton fell over laughing!

    • By Jan on 02-14-17

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Burglar in the Library

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She forgot to tell him she was getting married?!

    • By Jan on 02-14-17

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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 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 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    • Hit List

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • 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 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • Keller's Fedora

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Lawrence Block
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Hit Man

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Robert Forster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 724

    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

    • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    • A Matt Scudder Mystery
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    Private detective Matt Scudder investigates a series of kidnappings that always end in brutal murder. Best-selling author Lawrence Block takes us into the seedier back alleys and side-streets of New York City, rendering his subject with a gritty realism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CODE 5 EMERGENCY

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-19-15

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Hope to Die

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • Resume Speed

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Theo Holland
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When a man called Bill spots a sign in a restaurant window, he grabs his carry-on and gets off his bus. Within an hour he's got himself a job as a short-order cook, and a start on a whole new life in Cross Creek, Montana. Things just fall into place. He applies for a library card, and the next thing you know he's having dinner with the librarian. One thing leads to another, and he can see a whole new life stretching out before him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Did Not Want It To End!

    • By Peterack on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • 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 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    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

    • Hit and Run

    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    Keller's a hit man. For years now, he's had places to go and people to kill. But enough is enough. He's got money in the bank and just one last job standing between him and retirement. So he carries it out with his usual professionalism, and he heads home, but guess what?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • End of game?

    • By J. M. Batista on 08-21-08

    Regular price: $25.09

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