The Bogart aspect of this book starts out cute and then falls apart as the reader gets summary after summary of Bogart movies. The "mystery" is not very interesting--no suspense.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
It's easy to get caught up in the characters Frank Muller brings to life through his reading. How the author presents the story is entertaining and he dispays a fun sense of humor with his witty dialogue. If you are a film noir fan, the ending will be somewhat predictable. Recommended reading.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful
I bought this on the holiday sale (Thank you, Audible) because I had enjoyed "Hit Man" by Lawrence Block many years ago, but mostly because Frank Muller (Rest in Peace, 2008) was narrating. Though I have current favorite narrators, no one tops Frank Muller. What a treat to hear him.
This was a witty romp which reminded me of Garrison Keillor's "Guy Noir" sketches.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I love this series, and this book in particular is my favorite. I believe this is the only book in this series read by Frank Muller. He does a wonderful job with different voices and accents of the characters. Mr. Block, please write more.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A light hearted, light headed, romp through Bogeyland. Light on plot. Light on character development. Light on substance. Heavy on patter. I am inclined to think the author was paid by the word.
Fantastic writing and narration! Lawrence Block and Frank Muller. Perfect mix of suspense and humor.
Where does The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
In the top 30%. The story was convoluted, but Frank Muller made it delightful.
What other book might you compare The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart to and why?
Any other Lawrence Block Bernie Rhodenbar books.
Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I've listened to many of Frank Muller's performances. All were/are great.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Bernie Loves Bogie
Any additional comments?
My wife actually recommended this book to me. I said I was looking for something light, funny, but smart enough to keep me entertained. This fit the bill perfectly.
I have not read any others in this series but, I certainly plan too. The characters are enjoyable and smart. The writing is well paced. And the reader was good as well.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone that just wants a good story and a good book. Especially if they are a Bogy fan.
These days I find myself a bit tired of vampires and gritty crime drama. The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart was a much needed departure from those genres - a fun, easy listen. The story was fun, but it was really the narrator who made it come to life for me, with his droll, urban voice. Highly recommended.
Perhaps a diehard Bogart fan would enjoy this. I mostly tolerated it. It left me about a half step away from complete boredom!