Good Thief's Guides
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  • 1
    The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 1 (Unabridged) | Chris Ewan

    The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 1 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (59)
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    Shortlisted for the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award for best humorous crime novel. Charlie Howard doesn’t just write books about a career thief, he also happens to be one. In Amsterdam working on his latest book, Charlie is approached by a mysterious American who asks him to steal two apparently worthless monkey figurines from two separate addresses on the same night. At first he says no.

    Not bad at all

    Good light entertainment but you can definitely get better fiction for your pound/credit

    Reviewed on 20 September 2015 by Zoe ()
  • 2
    Good Thief's Guide to Paris, The: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 2 | Chris Ewan

    Good Thief's Guide to Paris, The: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (38)
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    (33)
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    Charlie Howard - mystery writer and professional thief - is flush with the success of his Paris book reading when he agrees to show a novice the basics of his other trade by breaking into the man's own apartment. Trouble ensues when it turns out the apartment belongs to someone else. The next day, Charlie's fence hires him to steal an ordinary-looking oil painting - from the same address. Mere coincidence?

    Surprisingly good!

    I read the first one in this series and having enjoyed it, switched to audio for the second - and I was very pleasantly surprised. It's quite a clever..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 September 2016 by GORDON (United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 3 (Unabridged) | Chris Ewan

    The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 3 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (31)
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    (27)
    Story
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    Charlie Howard - mystery writer and incorrigible thief - is in for a tough vacation in Las Vegas. Losing at poker is one thing, but to find his literary agent, Victoria, being charmed by the Fifty-Fifty casino resort's star magician, Josh Masters, is another irritation entirely. Still, Charlie's not one to hold a grudge, especially when he could be holding Masters' wallet. A spot of burglary seems in order and Charlie's only too happy to oblige.

    Great series...

    I really enjoy listening to these stories. Plots are not too complicated which makes them great to listen to when driving.

    Charlie just tell ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 March 2016 by Tracey Savage (Thame, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    The Good Thief's Guide to Venice: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 4 (Unabridged) | Chris Ewan

    The Good Thief's Guide to Venice: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 4 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Charlie Howard - struggling crime-writer by day, talented thief by night - has gone straight. But holing himself up in a crumbling palazzo in Venice to concentrate on his next novel hasn't got rid of the itch in his fingers. And to make matters worse, a striking Italian beauty has just broken into his apartment and made off with his most prized possession, leaving a puzzling calling card in its place. It looks as though kicking the habit of a lifetime will be much more of a challenge than Charlie thought.

    Charlie goes straight .....

    As usual Simon Vance's narration was of an excellent standard. I enjoy listening to him and his accents and m/f voices are always spot on.
    Ther..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 February 2014 by Sharon (Barton Upon Humber, UK)
  • 5
    The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin: The Good Thief's Guides, Book 5 | Chris Ewan

    The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin: The Good Thief's Guides, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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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.

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    The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 5 (Unabridged) | Chris Ewan

    The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin: Good Thief Mysteries, Book 5 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    You can't keep a good thief down. Charlie Howard - mystery writer and professional burglar-for-hire - is back in the saddle, robbing the people of Berlin blind. But his larcenous binge is about to be interrupted by a call to duty - on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. A sensitive item has been stolen from inside the British embassy in Berlin. Four employees are suspected of the theft and Charlie is hired to discreetly break into each of their homes, identify the guilty culprit and steal the item back.

    Please write faster, Chris Ewan

    So sad that there are no further Good Thief Guides. I have listened to each of them and have loved every listening minute. Simon Vance is such a fabul..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 March 2013 by kate (Regina, SK, Canada)