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by George Guidall,John Dunning

eBook Booked to Die ePub
Author: George Guidall,John Dunning
Language: English
ISBN: 0788704117
ISBN13: 978-0788704116
Publisher: Recorded Books; Unabridged edition (July 1, 1996)
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 648
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ePub file: 1739 kb
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John Dunning is an authority on rare books, and so is his hero, Cliff Janeway A master of timing and nuance, George Guidall brings Janeway to life from the first sentence.

John Dunning is an authority on rare books, and so is his hero, Cliff Janeway. This book is filled with esoterica on collecting, as well as being a superbly crafted suspense. A priceless copy of Poe's The Raven, and the small press that printed it, are at the heart of the tale. Avarice and deification are the ongoing motives. A master of timing and nuance, George Guidall brings Janeway to life from the first sentence. This is one of those paradoxical books that you can't wait to finish, while you don't ever want it to end. The only hope is for a sequel.

George Guidall (born June 7, 1938) is a prolific audiobook narrator and theatre actor. As of November 2014, he had recorded over 1,270 audiobooks, which was believed to be the record at the time. Guidall is from New Jersey. Guidall's father was a pharmacist, and his four brothers also went into the medical profession. Guidall bucked the trend and went into theater.

Written by John Dunning. Narrated by George Guidall. Set in the world of rare books, this bestseller was an instant success with mystery fans who find Dunning's adept combination of sharp-edged suspense, compelling characters, and knowledgeable book lore irresistible. The murder of a harmless book dealer draws Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway into an extraordinary quest. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

George Guidall has recorded more than 1300 unabridged titles. From classics to thrillers, historical fiction to westerns, Guidall magically brings books of all genres to life. Here are just some of his acclaimed narrations. For a complete list, please visit Audible.

Written by John Dunning, Audiobook narrated by George Guidall. Janeway has agreed to help Laura Marshall, a friend of his bookstore partner, who's accused of murdering her husband. While Janeway tries to gather the facts, he pulls long shifts standing watch over the Marshall home, filled with books signed by their celebrity authors. When a shifty pair of alleged book dealers turns up, and Janeway begins to suspect that Laura's son is hiding critical information, the case becomes a maze of clues and increasing danger.

Booked to die. ( Cliff Janeway - 1 ). John Dunning. Certain unique books discussed in Booked to Die (Hawthorne’s copy of Moby Dick and Mencken’s copy of This Side of Paradise, among others) have been fictionalized for the sake of the story and may actually reside in real libraries, public or private. Dealers who would argue with the author over prices should remember that the story takes place in 1986.

George Guidall, who has been the voice of more than 1,300 audiobooks, in the recording studio. He was writing from his hospital bed to thank Mr. Guidall because he now had time to finish listening to the book. Eva Deitch for The New York Times. Mr. Guidall is the undisputed king of audiobooks: more than 1,300 so far, with a stack of new prospects beside his bed awaiting his attention.

Reader: George Guidall. We all know that sequels can be a problem John Champlin Gardner Jr. was an American novelist, essayist, literary critic and university professor. We all know that sequels can be a problem. Especially if your first novel happens to have been "Catch-22", breathtaking and one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century. Before Francis Scott Fitzgerald died at the age 44, he thought he was a failure. His obituaries described him as an obscure writer who never fulfilled his early promise. John Champlin Gardner Jr. As a child, Gardner attended public school and worked on his father's farm, where, in April 1945, his younger brother Gilbert was killed in an accident with a cultipacker.

George Guidall quite simply becomes Cliff Janeway, Denver ex-detective turned bookseller. But Guidall just makes it more resonant

George Guidall quite simply becomes Cliff Janeway, Denver ex-detective turned bookseller. But Guidall just makes it more resonant. There are a few dated references, but they set the time and place rather than detract. Guidall, like Dunning, has an air of teaching in the prose and its presentation. Just glimpse a bit of the bookman's life and thoroughly enjoy this audiobook. Book pak, Recorded Books, 1995.

Narrated by George Guidall. Set in the world of rare books, this bestseller was an instant success with mystery fans who find Dunning's adept combination of sharp.

From back of audiocassette clamshell box: "Set in the world of rare books, this inspiring novel was the winner of the prestigious Nero Wold Award and an instant success with mystery fans. Dunning's adept combination of sharpedged syspense, compelling characters, and knowledgable book lore is irresistible to listeners who enjoy clever crime fiction. The murder of a harmless book deadler draws Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway into an extraordinary quest. Why would anyone harm the threadbare, reculsive man who cared only for books? The baffling investigation leads him away from his department and deep into the world of book collectors. Suddenly, his sources become victims, and he begins to understand that rare editions can cost lives. Stirring up old conflicts, Janeway also finds himself face to face with a brutal enemy from his childhood." This was the first of Dunning's five Cliff Janeway mysteries, and a powerful listening experience, especially since it is narrated by the incomparable George Guidall.
Mbon
A friend of mine recommended this series of books and I was not disappointed in Booked To Die. I'm from Denver so I enjoyed the discussion of the local area, and I've always been interested in books so the information on rare books was informative. The plot was effective with a twist ending that I didn't see coming. I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoys unraveling mysteries.
Ffel
The author goes into a lot of detail about the business of rare book finding...sometimes, ad nauseum. Tho, I did find this an interesting perspective on which to build a murder mystery. The story drags in the middle, then picks up pace when the protagonist gets serious about solving the mystery. It does make me want to read the next in the series just to see how many more people can get killed over valuable books.
Amerikan_Volga
Great story line and characters. You really get behind Cliff Janeway and his passion for being a homicide detective and book collector. The tale told is tightly woven and draws the reader in right away. Mr Dunning gives detailed insight into the world of book collecting and the people who engage in it. Some of the pivotal characters get killed and the writer covers it with proper passion and detail. One of my favorite fiction books!
Clonanau
This mystery series about an ex-cop turned bookman in Denver is enthralling for many reasons. The mysteries and characters are compelling. The time period in Denver along E. Colfax - with the old bookstores, junk shops and assorted folks - is nostalgic for anyone who lived in Denver at the time. As a thrifty college student, I spent some great time in those musty places! The subject of book collecting that acts as a vehicle to the sub-worlds Janeway investigates is fascinating. Dunning, via Cliff Janeway, shows he knows his stuff as a bookman. I've re-read the books in this series several times and have yet to tire of Dunning's craftsmanship as a writer and storyteller.
SARAND
if you are a lover of books and a book collector such as myself, this novel is for you. It is the first in a series featuring a cop turned rare book dealer. Filled with lots of information on book collecting, this is also a firs rate mystery.....most likely you will not figure it out until the end. It starts a bit slow, but picks up speed and does not let up until the end . Suffice to say it is a murder mystery concerning the death of a books out dealing with rare books. A must read for book lovers and collector's. I will be anxious to read his sequels.
Rageseeker
This book is violent. Throw in a whole lot of hard to follow information about book collecting (who knew there would be esoteric jargon book collecting) on top of the violence, and I just couldn't finish. Not a world I wished to be part of.
Vonalij
Dunning writes well and his main characters are engaging. But credibility is weak. His villain isn't a real character, but a composite of different types of psycho. And police beatings aren't a way of dealing with beatings by thugs.
I was glad to come upon this series. The people were three-dimensional and the plot worked without being overly sensational or boring. I would never buy a book as an investment, but it's interesting to read about people who do.
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