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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Elliott Gould Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Here are four classic mysteries from the master of the American detective story.

Killer in the Rain and The Curtain are early works that laid the groundwork for the creation of the Philip Marlowe character. Goldfish and Finger Man feature Marlowe at his very best.

A must-have collection for every Chandler fan. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/31/2014

    " I found this to only be an average book for me. I listened to it on my roadtrip from NJ back to Florida. At times the story seemed to drag on a little to much. At least it did keep me entertained while driving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pygmy | 1/19/2014

    " Excellent reading overall. I find I like Eisler's thrillers even more than Lee Child's, because we are able to see Rain's doubts, turmoil, and most importantly, growth as a character throughout the books, which is something sorely lacking in Lee Child's Reacher character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 1/16/2014

    " My favorite of the "rain" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andreea | 1/11/2014

    " Honestly, I chose this book because it had a cool-sounding title and I was looking for an action book. It did not let me down in the "action" department. The main character, John Rain, is a paranoid assassin trying to get out of the business while destiny itself seems to be against him. His best (and only) friend, Dox, is kidnapped and in order to save him, Rain has to do three jobs. Feeling he has no choice, he starts stalking his victims, knowing that the third job may well be a setup for himself. This book is wonderfully action packed, and you just can't help but sympathize with Rain. Some parts were a bit boring, because they involved a lot of stake-out, and some scenes were rated a bit R-ish, but otherwise I really enjoyed the book. My favorite character was Dox, because even at the hands of his obviously sadistic kidnappers he makes cracks at them and annoys them. You've gotta love a wise-mouth. I aslo liked one of the kidnappers, but he ended up dead pretty early in the book, so that was a bit sad. The book leaves off on a rather optimistic/ bittersweet note, which was very fitting for such a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/20/2013

    " I did really enjoy this book. The story line remains the same as the first 5. Conflict, near death then concur the enemy. I think it almost time for Eisler to retire John Rain -- or at least a different story around him. Perhaps that's what happens in the next book??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/24/2013

    " Another skiet, skop and donder. I like the way this writer goes into detail. I feel like I'm getting assassin training! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 8/12/2013

    " I didn't like this book. It was violent, had too much language (I had to skim most of the last 100 pages to try to miss it) and I couldn't like the career assasin who was the main charaacter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wally Towne | 5/31/2013

    " love these books, Japanese/Am assasian "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lou | 5/23/2013

    " An excellent thriller where protagonit John Rain must deal with a nasty hostage situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 4/28/2013

    " I'm "hooked" on the Rain series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 1/22/2013

    " Another excellent read, I was sorry to get to the end. The storyline has been left open for another in the series, but will there be one? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ircolle Colle | 6/25/2012

    " John Rain used to be an entertaining character - now he's just a caricature of his former self. Don't bother unless you're REALLY a die hard John Rain fan and even then you probably want to think twice about it, because you won't be such a big fan once you finish this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 4/11/2012

    " Not as good as the prior two books in this series, but still a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abasi | 11/17/2010

    " Finished the series, yay. Similar to the other books, and to what little I know of the topics. It was something decent to listen to while ironing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 barbara b | 9/30/2010

    " I've gotten used to the Rain books, but this had more how to assasinate and spy craft and less plot than most. Eisler is perhaps trying to retire his assissin. Psychology of a killer (assasin) explored in detail. Moderately interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Hoffer | 7/9/2010

    " Love these John Rain books. And while I dread hearing they're making a movie out of a book I really like, it would be kind of cool to see how they translate everything to film...and who they'd get to play some of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 6/24/2010

    " A rogue CIA agent has captured Rain's best friend and partner. He must do a job or the friend dies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/16/2009

    " loved it can't wait to read the next. "

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About the Author
Author Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler (1888–1959) was an American novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, after losing his job as an oil company executive, Chandler at age forty-four and during the Depression decided to become a writer. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published only seven novels during his life. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America.