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3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Ed Bishop, Toby Stephens, Judy Parfitt, Jessica Raine, Patrick Kennedy, Joe Montana, Stuart Milligan, Susie Riddell Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye Philip Marlowe.

Marlowe's on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. That's the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That's also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA gets cops' noses out of joint. If Marlowe doesn't wrap this one up fast, he's going to end up in jail - or worse, in a box in the ground....

Dramatised by: Toby Stephens, Judy Parfitt, Jessica Raine, Patrick Kennedy, Joe Montana, Stuart Milligan, Susie Riddell, Peter Polycarpou, Gerard McDermott, Carl Prekopp, Alex Tregear, James Lailey, Sean Baker, Alun Raglan, Simon Bubb.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/16/2014

    " One of the better pulp-detective novels I've read. Marlowe comes off as less of a hard case in this book. People seem to like to write pages-long character assessments/indictments of Chandler's stories, but I'll wrap things up quickly - I liked it. A lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Prendergast Sweeney | 2/15/2014

    " How can I not love a detective novel that includes allusions to Wuthering Heights and the Diary of Pepys? The reference to Marlowe as a Galahad figure is especially apt in this installment of the Marlowe novels; the ethical code Marlowe follows is explicitly stated and (it seems to me) more central to his internal conflict than in the other novels. While Chandler's noir focuses on the underbelly of American life, the level of individual corruption (the psychological exploitation of Merle Davis) is far more cruel and devious than plot threads in other novels. Marlowe's handling of Merle and his odious employer are what make him such a compelling character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juan Carlos | 2/9/2014

    " I remember I enjoyed reading this book. The author tells the story in a very engaging way; it really connected with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 1/23/2014

    " Another tightly plotted Marlowe mystery, yet not quite as compelling as in other outings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin | 1/18/2014

    " I like these, Philip Marlowe is no Mike Hammer though, I can tell you that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/10/2014

    " What I learned from this book...don't trust anyone, including your own memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Remy | 1/1/2014

    " Stupendous. I had never read this one before, so it was fresh. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonard Pierce | 12/30/2013

    " Lesser Chandler, but lesser Chandler is still better than 99% of what passes for mystery fiction, and there's good stuff here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/8/2013

    " a softer side of marlowe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shreyas | 9/25/2013

    " Not as engaging as my first Marlowe but still kicks ass with its crispy lines "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam C. | 8/28/2013

    " Chandler is always wonderful. Always. But the elevator operator? Finest kind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 10/28/2012

    " PI Marlowe keeps finding dead bodies. Private eyes aren't supposed to deal with murder. I like this Marlowe: playful and funny while cynical and hardnosed when needed. Echoes of Sam Spade are heard. The usual metaphors, snappy patter, and philosophical asides are intact. A fun, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Magness | 5/22/2012

    " While being not as engaging or as much of a page turner as some of his other work, this Chandler book is extremely entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 4/17/2012

    " this book is best read to oneself in a ridiculous humphrey bogart accent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sezin Koehler | 10/21/2011

    " I think I might be getting a little burned out with the crime genre because I found this book a bit frustrating and confusing. Lots of characters, nobody notable save Marlowe. Raymond Chandler is a wonderful writer, but this one just didn't grab me like The Long Goodbye did. "

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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.