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Download Raymond Chandler: Poodle Springs (Dramatised) Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Toby Stephens, Lorelei King, Stephen Campbell Moore, Laurel Lefkow, Peter Polycarpou, Sasha Pick, Gerard McDermott, James Lailey Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 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 is now married, living in the resort town of Poodle Springs. Once again, he sets himself up as an investigator and soon finds himself in the middle of blackmail and murder.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken French | 2/12/2014

    " Chandler's final, unfinished novel, ably completed by Parker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 1/23/2014

    " I couldn't tell where Chandler ended and Parker began. Plus, it was a good story. Very typical Parker. I could picture Humphrey Bogart in every work that Marlowe uttered. Just a fast, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhod | 1/13/2014

    " Pretty good story picked up by Parker writing in the Chandler style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anoop | 1/8/2014

    " Starts slowly and the Parker as Marlowe irritates you with his dialogue.. but turns out pretty alright. I especially liked the way Marlowe painstakingly puts the mystery together piece by piece. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen Joan | 12/17/2013

    " The chapters by Chandler are wonderful...the rest is a "nice try". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Small Creek | 12/12/2013

    " Nice, quick read that, unfortunately, felt empty and unfulfilling after the fact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 11/30/2013

    " It's ok. More gris than noir. Not the best Chandler I've ever read, and probably not the best Parker, either. But not a bad story for fans of LA mildish noir. Great for the metro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 7/7/2013

    " Novel completed by Parker. Decent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Shilstone | 7/2/2013

    " Robert B. Parker does a knockout punch in the face job of finishing the partial manuscript left behind after Raymond Chandler's death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/7/2013

    " This unfinished book by Raymond Chandler was completed by Robert Parker after Chandler's death in 1959. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 5/21/2013

    " Chandler couldn't have written it better. Terrific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 5/11/2013

    " By far the funniest of Raymond Chandler's work the master of Noir can also have his wise cracking detective deliver real knee slappers. Best writer ever at delivering a fully imagined atmosphere. I'm always right there with him, day, month, year, time of day weather. place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Wilkerson | 3/26/2013

    " Chandler inspired Parker to write the Spenser series. In this book you can see how that happened. I had to check to be able to tell where Chandler quit writing and Parker began. If you are a hard boiled detective fan, this is a must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Khalid Amin | 1/23/2013

    " a novel completed by robert parker .. after chandler passed away..not as good .. or even as near to chandler's style..but not bad if you read it as a stand alone novel . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 12/22/2012

    " If you're a Raymond Chandler fan and read all of the other novels, you're got to read this one. Just have fun with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 10/2/2012

    " Philip Marlowe marries a rich, beautiful society lady who wants him to settledown. But old habits die hard, and Marlowe soon is back in business, enmeshed in a case involving pornography, bigamy, and murder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justus | 8/2/2012

    " Extremely mediocre. It was not a horrible book, but it did not have the same energy and power as a full Chandler novel. You can read it if you'd like, but don't expect a classic. Good enough for passing the time I guess... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 6/15/2012

    " Personally I think you can tell where Parker picks up the story, but he's a good match for Chandler's style and sensibility -- and this is a pretty decent meld. And probably the most seamless finishing up of a half-started work that I've seen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Scott | 5/4/2012

    " could have been just chandler, didn't notice a difference. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 4/13/2012

    " This was pretty good. I don't normally like mysteries but I have a ton of audio books that were given to me and I'm not going to waste them. I will attempt to read all of them. "

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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.