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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Elliott Gould Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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The Little Sister, one of noir master Raymond Chandler's later novels, paints his darkest portrait yet of the underside of the City of Angels. Detective Phillip Marlowe is once again on the case, helping a little sister, a sweet young girl from Kansas, find her missing brother in Tinseltown. A blackmailer and an ambitious starlet play key roles in this bleak tale, Chandler's savage indictment of the Hollywood dream factory. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Widmer Bean | 2/17/2014

    " Who better but Raymond Chandler to write a sexy, witty mystery? Excellent writing and an intricate plot - so far, so good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas Utke | 2/9/2014

    " Not my favorite, but any Chandler is good Chandler. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE | 2/7/2014

    " Both Chandler & Hammett feature many a woman who appears sweet & harmless on the surface but who turns out to be homicidally manipulative underneath. This is probably Chandler's magnum opus along those lines. I wonder if any feminist critiques have ever been written about such novels? The women are far from weak & submissive but they're hardly positive either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/24/2014

    " Chandler is archetypal noir. Any noir film you see or book you read, Chandler's been there, done that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabe | 1/20/2014

    " The Hollywood stuff was good, the misogynistic stuff was not. 2 1/2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 1/16/2014

    " Rambling plot sometimes hard to follow, BUT the P.I. Marlowe bittersweet voice teems throughout. Famous metaphors work well. The wrap-up is pretty decent. This book skewers the Hollywood glitterati. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Writerlibrarian | 1/16/2014

    " 3 1/2 actually. This plot has so many twists and turns it effectively twirl the reader around and sideways but manages to never make you sick. You get the nice girl, the bad girl, the very bad girl, a few psychotic killers and a somewhat out of control Marlowe that tries to make some sense out of a very bad situation. Nothing is what it seems and the good guys aren't always wearing white hats. A solid plot, characters that make you care about them even if they are soooo bad. Like this one a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mick Grant | 12/31/2013

    " Chandler is one of the masters of the hard boiled private eye novel. Philip Marlowe is the slightly tarnished knight in shining armour walking the streets of 1940's LA encountering damsels in distress, femmes fatales and a variety of hoods and hoodlums. Plotting isn't his strongpoint and there are sometimes inconsistencies but the prose is strong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Curd | 12/27/2013

    " Classic story of a good man on a (literal) Quest wrapped in a hard-boiled plot, with plenty of social commentary on post-WWII Tinsel Town along the way. Superb writing, as you would expect from Chandler, Verging on five stars... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/23/2013

    " Beautiful writing once again. The plot was a lot less convoluted than some of his other novels, but that's neither here nor there. Just a comment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maarten Vanderhaeghe | 10/30/2013

    " Although crime novels are not really my bag, Raymond Chandler is such a good writer that I can easily overcome my apprehension as to the genre, and this book is no exception to that. I would highly recommend reading this guy to anyone with at least some remote interest in literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 7/23/2013

    " This had all the trademarks of Chandler's style, but it felt a little hollow, like he was just going through the motions. Overall the plot was just okay, hard to follow at a few junctures. It was a little disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Scott | 7/19/2013

    " Great old book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 4/28/2013

    " You can tell that this was one of Chandlers earlier works. Marlow is a little less refined. The plot is a little convoluted, but still a great read, chalk full of chandlers wit and insight. Some very memorable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 12/4/2012

    " read this for the work newsletter. the illustrator, michael lane, depicts philip marlowe as a jack kerouac look alike. the 1969, beer bloated, miserable, but still mentally sufficient kerouac. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 11/30/2012

    " This is one of Chandler's most underrated novels and probably my favorite. It's Marlowe at his most cynical and risque. Chandler finessed a tangled snare of plot to the very last page. I ate it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 7/6/2012

    " Not as good as the more famous Chandler titles, but still definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/29/2012

    " A great hard-boiled detective novel. I am trying to get a bit more into LA based novels (in an attempt to get more attached to LA/California)... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/29/2010

    " "Go ahead and faint," I said. "I'll catch you on the first bounce." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 1/4/2010

    " It's Marlowe versus Hollywood. Equal parts brutal and sexy. It's Raymond Chandler, what else need be said? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/16/2009

    " Good, but not great Chandler/Marlowe. One of the later ones "

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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.