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Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (Dramatised) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (Dramatised), by Raymond Chandler
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,254 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Toby Stephens, Richard Ridings, Madeline Potter, Patt Starr, Jude Akuwudike, Sean Baker, Joanna Munro, Lloyd Thomas, Sam Dale Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler's second Philip Marlowe mystery.

Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the '40s and '50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.

In 'Farewell My Lovely', Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florian's nightclub. Just released from prison, Moose Malloy is looking for his old flame, red-haired Velma Valento, who he last saw eight years ago.

Before Marlowe can blink, Malloy has smashed up the club, broken the manager's neck and headed out of the door. Marlowe knows this mess is none of his business, but he has a hunch that he can find Velma. He just has to hope that curiosity doesn't get him killed as well...Starring Toby Stephens, this fast-paced dramatisation is full of wisecracks and colourful characters, and retains all the charm and humour of Chandler's stylish, suspenseful novel.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by James Hinton | 2/18/2014

    " This is the first Raymond Chandler book that I've read. To be honest, I didn't think the story was all that good - it certainly wasn't bad, it just wasn't really anything special. The dialogue on the other hand was fantastic and has left me wanting to read the rest of Chandler's work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by tim | 2/7/2014

    " Probably my favorite Chandler thread of the three I've read. The pace builds with unbroken momentum like a careening train loaded with blindingly twisted plots, razor-sharp vernacular, wanton humor, and most of all, Marlowe's ceaseless wit, metaphors, and uncomprimised ethics--no matter how many beatings he endures or whiskey he drinks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Kean Soo | 2/5/2014

    " Just wanted to mention that the audiobook, read by Elliott Gould, is pretty darn fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Joshua | 1/18/2014

    " I think this is Chandler's best novel. "

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