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4.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 4.43 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Toby Stephens, Sam Dale, Barbara Barnes, Steve Toussaint, Bathan Osgood, Claire Harry, Lloyd Thomas, Sean Baker Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 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. Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy LA all the way to a murky mountain lake...

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saytchyn | 2/16/2014

    " I think I even liked this more than The Big Sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 2/12/2014

    " I want to be in a situation where when someone tells me that they don't like my attitude, I can reply, "It's a good thing I'm not selling it." I love a good mystery and while I sort of guessed at part of the solution, I still loved the chase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Bender | 2/11/2014

    " Raymond Chandler is the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley-Gail | 2/5/2014

    " This was my first Chandler, and I became an instant fan. I was really impressed with Chandler's style. Philip Marlowe is easy to like or dislike depending on his antics. It was easy to guess who was "the lady in the lake", and the motives of some of the characters. Even though some of the answers were out in the open, Chandler still provided you with enough twists to keep you turning the page. I could easily see how he became one of the most respected mystery writers. Truly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolas | 1/30/2014

    " Raymond Chandler en estado puro, o sea Philip Marlowe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Chick | 1/27/2014

    " An atmospheric and strangely sad tale. I was taken in from the very beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 1/21/2014

    " I didn't like this one as well at first, but once it gets going it really is fantastic. the subtle way he weaves hints to the reader as to the true nature of events is outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/17/2014

    " now THAT is a detective novel. The twist isn't that hard to figure out but it keeps you gasping the whole way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake Keyel | 12/29/2013

    " I liked this book mostly because it was hard-boiled as hell. Classic noir. You can't beat the atmosphere, and of course, the patter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 10/12/2013

    " Quick read and a pretty good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Errol | 10/11/2013

    " Phillip Marlow goes to San Bernardino and hates it. Probably Chandler's best book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 9/23/2013

    " A disappointing read. Lots of double-crossing and mistaken identities but I found it difficult to care about the characters. Marlowe's usually razor-sharp wit was missing here too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 9/19/2013

    " Actually the first Raymond Chandler book I ever read and in many ways my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starfish | 7/18/2013

    " Another really good, really clever Chandler novel. I'd have enjoyed it more if I didn't dislike the central cop so very intensely. But yes, clever! This one's got a Christie twist, that I did like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meade | 1/16/2013

    " Another great Chandler read, though I didn't feel that the story held together quite as well as some of his others. But still highly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sinclair | 10/30/2012

    " Great book. I do prefer Hammet's prose to Chandler's, but Chandler does have a lyrical quality, some great lines and a memorable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/7/2012

    " Awesome, though I knew the twist from the get-go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pinknantucket | 7/25/2012

    " On a bit of a Chandler binge; liked this one a lot plus I guessed the plot twist quite early on - yay me! (probably that means it's a fairly obvious plot twist). I wish I was as calm & capable & clever as Marlowe... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tezeta | 5/20/2012

    " i don't care what anyone says: chandler trumps hammett (sp?) every time. this is film noir in type-and it's good baby, good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hezekiah James | 5/10/2012

    " Even if you don't like this genre, these are worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy McGough | 10/9/2011

    " Another Phillip Marlowe classic! Raymond Chandler amazing turn of a phrase never ceases to amaze me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari | 4/30/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book and am planning to read some more Chandler in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 7/29/2010

    " One of my literary heroes. The creator of Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 3/1/2010

    " Whatever you have to say about his plots, there is no short story writer more vivid than Chandler(at least at pulling you into a specific and detailed universe in just a few pages). It's heartbreaking to leave the characters when the stories are over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Takipsilim | 12/13/2009

    " Not as good as his more famous novels, but with this omnibus one can chart Chandler's ascent from budding Pulp author to the master of his craft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 10/11/2009

    " After "Inherent Vice" I had to go back to the source material. This Chandler guy wasn't bad, was he? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad | 1/4/2009

    " I've read a lot of these short stories in Trouble is My Business and The Simple Art of Murder, but since this is a collection of all of Chandler's stories, I'm also not in a big hurry to read them all. Better to just read one when the mood strikes me, don't you think? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kabukigal | 11/11/2008

    " Yummy, yummy, yummy! I'm ready to read it all over again --it's like eating scrumptious, dark chocolates! "

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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.