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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dashiell Hammett Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Maltese Falcon is the definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre. It introduces legendary PI Sam Spade, a loner who follows his own code and the rules of the street as he zeros in on his partner’s killer and the famous jewel-encrusted bird. Humphrey Bogart immortalized the tough-guy detective in the classic 1941 film.

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  • The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever read, it is an exceedingly well written novel.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Dashiell Hammett…is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer.”

    Boston Globe

  • “As edge-of-one’s-seat captivating today as it was eighty years ago, Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon is a classic that hard-boiled mystery buffs everywhere are sure to enjoy.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Reader William Dufris is a one-man band, covering the entire cast of diverse characters with unbelievable ease. His shifts from tough Sam Spade to the damsel in distress to any of a host of bad guys is just short of amazing.” 


  • Winner of the 2010 Audie Award for Best Audiobook Adaptation
  • A 2009 Audie Award Finalist
  • A 2009 Grammy Award for Adults
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2009 AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for Mystery
  • A Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobook
  • A Booklist Editors’ Choice, March 2009
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