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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Elliott Gould Publisher: Audio Literature Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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So there I was, holed up in my office, trying to duck the bill collectors, when she walked in. She was the kind of sweet cookie that made your eyes water like you were hit with a 10-ton blackjack. She told me Raymond Chandler created the hard-boiled private eyes that rule American crime fiction, and this collection traces the genesis of Chandler's style in such stories as Mandarin's Jade, The Man Who Liked Dogs, and Try the Girl.

Next, she pointed out that narrator Elliott Gould played Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman's version of The Long Goodbye. Then she left me, like a kid spitting out a wad of bubblegum, leaving me with that chewed-up feeling and an empty wallet. I guess it's a living.

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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.