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The good thief's guide to Berlin / Chris Ewan.

By: Ewan, Chris, 1976- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundSeries: Ewan, Chris, Charlie Howard: book 5.Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : North Kingstown, RI : Findaway World, LLC ; [Distributed exclusively by] AudioGO, [2013], ℗2013Edition: Unabridged.Description: 1 audio disc (MP3) (8hr 32mins) : digital, stereo ; 12cm ; in container.ISBN: 9781624605918; 9781489381163; 1624605915.Subject(s): Thieves -- Fiction | Secret service -- Fiction | British -- Germany -- Fiction | Novelists, English -- Fiction | Howard, Charlie (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Berlin (Germany) -- FictionGenre/Form: Audiobooks.DDC classification: 823/.92 Read by Simon Vance.Summary: Charlie Howard, part-time writer, part-time thief, has been engaged in a veritable spree of larceny and misappropriation since moving to Berlin. He's supposed to be working on his next novel. But high rent and a love for thrill-seeking has been hard on his word count. But Charlie's larcenous binge is interrupted by the call to duty--on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. Four embassy employees are suspected of stealing a sensitive item. Charlie is to break into their homes, find the culprit, and recover the stolen property. But there's a catch. The item is so sensitive, Charlie isn't told what he's looking for. Not its size, not its weight, nothing. He's only told that he'll recognize it when he sees it. Charlie has been a successful thief because he follows his own rules, the first being 'Don't get caught.' Well, after he enters the first suspect's home, he has to add a new rule: 'Don't admire the view.' As Charlie stares across the street, he sees something he really wishes he hadn't--a woman being murdered. And that's just for starters. What follows is a wild adventure in the former cauldron of spies.
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Charlie Howard, part-time writer, part-time thief, has been engaged in a veritable spree of larceny and misappropriation since moving to Berlin. He's supposed to be working on his next novel. But high rent and a love for thrill-seeking has been hard on his word count. But Charlie's larcenous binge is interrupted by the call to duty-on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. Four embassy employees are suspected of stealing a sensitive item. Charlie is to break into their homes, find the culprit, and recover the stolen property. But there's a catch. The item is so sensitive, Charlie isn't told what he's looking for. Not its size, not its weight, nothing. He's only told that he'll recognize it when he sees it. Charlie has been a successful thief because he follows his own rules, the first being "Don't get caught." Well, after he enters the first suspect's home, he has to add a new rule: "Don't admire the view." As Charlie stares across the street, he sees something he really wishes he hadn't-a woman being murdered. And that's just for starters. What follows is a wild adventure in the former cauldron of spies.

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Charlie Howard, part-time writer, part-time thief, has been engaged in a veritable spree of larceny and misappropriation since moving to Berlin. He's supposed to be working on his next novel. But high rent and a love for thrill-seeking has been hard on his word count. But Charlie's larcenous binge is interrupted by the call to duty--on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. Four embassy employees are suspected of stealing a sensitive item. Charlie is to break into their homes, find the culprit, and recover the stolen property. But there's a catch. The item is so sensitive, Charlie isn't told what he's looking for. Not its size, not its weight, nothing. He's only told that he'll recognize it when he sees it. Charlie has been a successful thief because he follows his own rules, the first being 'Don't get caught.' Well, after he enters the first suspect's home, he has to add a new rule: 'Don't admire the view.' As Charlie stares across the street, he sees something he really wishes he hadn't--a woman being murdered. And that's just for starters. What follows is a wild adventure in the former cauldron of spies.

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Ewan's (The Good Thief's Guide to Venice) latest may be the best in the series owing to the cleverness of the convoluted plot and the expert blending of suspense and humor. The British embassy in Berlin asks crime novelist/burglar Charlie Howard to find an item of considerable import without telling him exactly what he is looking for. While many listeners, especially those familiar with Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, will figure out the key to the mystery long before the hero, Charlie's obtuseness, recalling that of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster, is part of the fun. As always, the masterly Simon Vance excels at demonstrating both Charlie's deductive skills and his occasional confusion, and Vance's interpretation of an unusual character named Buster is especially delightful. VERDICT Recommended for both fans of the series and those who enjoy witty comic mysteries.-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Lib., New York (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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