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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Elliott Gould Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe follows the trail of a missing woman in Raymond Chandler's classic mystery tale. Experience Chandler's cool wit and taut language as his most famous character travels through the sunbaked streets of Southern California, unraveling a tangled web of murder and deception. Elliott Gould, who played Marlowe in Robert Altman's film version of The Long Goodbye, once again brings L.A.'s toughest private eye to life. Gould captures the distinctive combination of cynicism and gruff compassion that have made Marlowe one of America's favorite fictional heroes.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tosh | 2/14/2014

    " For those who are interested, Boris Vian translated this Raymond Chandler book into French, sometime in the late 40's while working on 'Foam of the Daze.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Guy Salvidge | 2/4/2014

    " It's solid but a fair way off Chandler's best. The early part is set in a rural location called Little Fawn Lake, and while the descriptions are very detailed, I think Chandler's work suffers when it isn't set in the city. Luckily, most of this novel is, and that's where it really gets going. Frankly, some of the writing in The Lady in the Lake isn't as good as it could be, however. It's workmanlike and lacking the pizzazz of Chandler's first, second and sixth novels. The plot gets more and more convoluted as it goes, leading to a long Marlowe explanation at the end. And yet...it moves at a cracking pace, is filled with interesting and well realised characters, and is generally a hell of a lot better than most people could do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stampie | 2/4/2014

    " What a great mystery novel! Zooey Deschanel mentioned this book in an article I read awhile ago, so I decided to check it out from the library. It was a really good read; a classic, almost romantic mystery. I wish I'd known about Raymond Chandler sooner!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ezra | 1/29/2014

    " I love Chandler, so even when the story isn't the most compelling, I'm always entertained by the worlds and characters he creates. The Lady in the Lake is a fairly typical Marlowe adventure, with the usual femme fatale and hard-noised cops giving Philip a tough once (or twice) over. Though the story plods a bit more than some of his others, it's most definitely worth a read. "

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