The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam : Good Thief's Guides

  • by Chris Ewan
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Good Thief's Guides
  • 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Then he changes his mind. Only later, kidnapped and bound to a chair, the American very dead and a spell in police custody behind him, does Charlie begin to realise how costly his mistake might have been. But for Charlie only three things matter. Can he clear his name? Can he get away with the haul of a lifetime? And can he solve the gaping plot-hole in his latest novel?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not bad at all

If you could sum up The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam in three words, what would they be?

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


What did you like best about this story?

Unusual premise (I think): Author of thief stories actually being a thief himself.


What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Added to the cheeky/arrogant characteristics of the protagonist- though this did grate at times!


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Don't know that it's that kind of story.


Any additional comments?

Good 'light' crime fiction- not too gory or horrific- easy enough plotlines to follow. Having heard an awful lot of excellent crime writing on audible- albeit sometimes quite gory/graphic- not quite gripped enough to continue the series right now, though wouldn't rule it out. Worth a go if you fancy something a bit different.

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- Zoe

Unexpectedly good

Took a chance with this but was worth it good story and good narrator. Different from my usual but will definitely get more in the series.
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- Impy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios