Audiobooks

Seems to me the world of audio deserves its own page. Many of the titles listed here can be found elsewhere on the site. but why shouldn’t all of y’all who read with your ears be able to find everything in one spot? Series and one-off, fiction and nonfiction, if it’s available in audio, here’s where to look for it.

Searching for specific audiobooks can be difficult. Sometimes they turn up on the same Amazon page as the corresponding print titles, but sometimes not. A few of the titles listed below proved curiously elusive, with certain Jill Emerson and Chip Harrison audiobooks tucked away out of sight, as if to keep them out of the hands of the public. Who knows why? Use the links we’ve provided; they’ll be more effective than the search engine.

I should add that I regard abridged audio as an abomination, and some years ago stopped allowing my books to be chopped up to fit that particular Procrustean bed. Early on, however, most popular fiction was abridged for audio, and my two most popular series each sport a book that’s only available in abridged form. (Coincidentally, and certainly ironically, they’re both books I narrated myself for HarperAudio.) They’re listed below, but without links. I can’t stop anyone from buying them, but I can damn well caution against it. It’s my hope that time will see them replaced by unabridged versions.

MATTHEW SCUDDER

The Sins of the Fathers  Alan Sklar for Blackstone Audio

Time to Murder and Create  Alan Sklar for Blackstone Audio

In the Midst of Death Alan Sklar for Blackstone Audio

A Stab in the Dark William Roberts for Blackstone Audio

Eight Million Ways to Die Lawrence Block for Blackstone Audio

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes Mark Hammer for Recorded Books

Out on the Cutting Edge Dan Butler for Blackstone Audio

A Ticket to the Boneyard Joe Barrett for Blackstone Audio

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse Joe Barrett for Blackstone Audio

A Walk Among the Tombstones Mark Hammer for Recorded Books

The Devil Knows You’re Dead Joe Barrett for Blackstone Audio

A Long Line of Dead Men Joe Barrett for Blackstone Audio

Even the Wicked Mark Hammer for Recorded Books

Everybody Dies Mark Hammer for Recorded Books

Hope to Die George Guidall for HarperAudio

All the Flowers are Dying Only available abridged, and I do not recommend it.

A Drop of the Hard Stuff Tom Stechschulte for Recorded Books

The Night and the Music Lawrence Block for Blackstone Audio

BERNIE RHODENBARR

Burglars Can’t Be Choosers Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar in the Closet Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar who Liked to Quote Kipling Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar who Studied Spinoza Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar who Painted Like Mondrian Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar who Traded Ted Williams Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar who Thought he was Bogart Frank Muller for Recorded Books

The Burglar in the Library Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar in the Rye Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

The Burglar on the Prowl Only available abridged, and I do not recommend it.

The Burglar who Counted the Spoons Richard Ferrone for Recorded Books

KELLER

Hit Man  Robert Forster for Phoenix

Hit List  George Guidall for Recorded Books

Hit Parade  Lawrence Block for HarperAudioAudioCover_Block_Kellers-Fedora-1

Hit and Run  Richard Poe for HarperAudio

Hit Me  Richard Poe for Recorded Books

Keller’s Fedora  Lawrence Block for LB Productions

CHIP HARRISON

No Score  Gregory Gorton for Blackstone Audio

Chip Harrison Scores Again  Gregory Gorton for Blackstone Audio

Make Out With Murder  Gregory Gorton for Blackstone Audio

The Topless Tulip Caper  Gregory Gorton for Blackstone Audio

EVAN TANNER

The Canceled Czech Alan Sklar for LB Productionsaudiocover_block_the-canceled-czech

The Thief who Couldn’t Sleep, Tanner’s Twelve Swingers, The Scoreless Thai, Tanner’s Tiger, Tanner’s Virgin, Me Tanner You Jane, Tanner on Ice…not yet available in audio

THE CLASSIC CRIME LIBRARY

After the First Death  Peter Berkrot for Blackstone Audio

Deadly Honeymoon  Alan Sklar for Dreamscape

Grifter’s Game  Alan Sklar for Blackstone Audio

The Girl with the Long Green Heart  Alan Sklar for Blackstone Audio

The Specialists  Fred Sullivan for Blackstone Audio

The Triumph of Evil  Alan Sklar for Dreamscape

Such Men Are Dangerous  Fred Sullivan for Blackstone Audio

Not Comin’ Home to You Alan Sklar for Dreamscape

Lucky at Cards  Alan Sklar for Blackstone Audio

Killing Castro  Henry Leyva for Blackstone Audio

A Diet of Treacle  Christian Conn for Blackstone Audio

You Could Call It Murder  Peter Berkrot for Blackstone Audio

Coward’s Kiss  Peter Berkrot for Blackstone Audio

Cinderella Sims Michael Scherer for Audible Studios

Passport to Peril  Mary Kane for Audible Studios

Ariel  Alexandra O’Karma for Recorded Books

LB writing as JILL EMERSON

A Madwoman’s Diary  Eva WIlhelm for Audible Studios

A Week as Andrea Benstock  Julie Roundtree for Audible Studios

Enough of Sorrow  Emily Beresford for LB Productions

Getting Off  Lily Bask for Recorded Books

audiocover_block_shadowsShadows  P. J.Morgan for LB Productions

The Trouble With Eden  Mark Delgado for Audible Studios

Thirty  Emily Beresford for LB Productions

Threesome  Julie Roundtree for Audible Studios

Warm and Willing  Emily Beresford for LB Productions

OTHER NOVELS and SHORT STORIES

Borderline  Mike Dennis for LB Productions

Catch and Release  Lawrence Block & Lynne Block for Dreamscape

audiocover2_block_defenderinnocentDefender of the Innocent  Don Sobczak for LB Productions

Manhattan Noir  various readers for Audible Studios

Random Walk  Norman Dietz for Recorded Books

Resume Speed  Theo Holland for LB Productions

Ronald Rabbit is a Dirty Old Man Gary Telles for Audible Studios

Sinner Man  Mike Dennis for LB Productions

Small Town  George Guidall for Recorded Books

Strange Embrace  Kurt Elftmann for Audible Studios

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes  Mike Dennis for Recorded Books

COLLECTION OF CLASSIC EROTICA

21 Gay Street  Not yet in audio

Candy  Gary Telles for Audible Studios

Gigolo Johnny Wells  Mark Delgado for Audible Studios

April North  Lise Bruneau for Audible Studios

Carla  Julie Roundtree for Audible Studios

A Strange Kind of Love  Mark Delgado for Audible Studios

Campus Tramp  Eva Wilhelm for Audible Studios

Community of Women  not yet in audio

Born to be Bad  not yet in audio

College for Sinners  not yet in audio

Of Shame and Joy  not yet in audio

A Woman Must Love  not yet in audio

The Adulterers Theo Holland for LB Productions

Kept  not yet in audio

The Twisted Ones  not yet in audio

High School Sex Club not yet in audio

I Sell Love not yet in audio

69 Barrow Street  Dylan Lynch for Audible Studios

Four Lives at the Crossroads Theo Holland for LB Productions

Circle of Sinners (w/ Hal Dresner)  not yet in audio

A Girl Called Honey (w/ Donald E. Westlake)  Katie Hale for Audible Studios

So Willing (w/ Donald E. Westlake)  Gary Telles for Audible Studios

Sin Hellcat (w/ Donald E. Westlake)  Mark Ashby for Audible Studios

 

BOOKS FOR WRITERS

Telling Lies for Fun & Profit  Lawrence Block for Recorded Books

Spider, Spin Me a Web  not yet in audio

audio-cover_plot-to-print-to-pixel-blackWrite For Your Life  not yet in audio

The Liar’s Bible  Robert Sams for Audible Studios

The Liar’s Companion  Robert Sams for Audible Studios

Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel  Mike Dennis for LB Productions

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVAN TANNER

The Thief who Couldn’t Sleep

The Canceled Czech

Tanner’s Twelve Swingers

The Scoreless Thai

Tanner’s Tiger

Tanner’s Virgin

Me Tanner, You Jane

Tanner on Ice