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Trouble Is My Business Audiobook

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Read By: Scott Brick Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593215968

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

11

Longest Chapter Length:

70:58 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

37 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

41:56 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

20

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Publisher Description

This collection by crime fiction master Raymond Chandler features four long stories in which private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist.

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"You can't go far wrong with Chandler. After reading he was a favorite of Haruki Murakami, I picked up Chandler and went on a Chandler reading marathon. Many of the shorter stories in Trouble is My Business were later incorporated into full length books... so a few of them are redundant. But they are still good reads. Hence only four stars."

— Dhami (4 out of 5 stars)

Trouble Is My Business Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " While not perfect, this novel really pushes my buttons for works of the genre. Great work, excellent example of the period. If I were picking desert island books this would be one...along with Big Sleep, Maltese Falcon, Vixen Shamus, and of course The Glass Key!! "

    — Sam, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A classic 30's collection of four Marlowe detective stories. The slang alone is worth it. Interesting plots too, with the master of cool thrown in for good measure. I kept seeing Humphrey Bogart in my head as I read. "

    — Tracy, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " A collection of Chandler's old "Black Mask" magazine greatest hits edited to be a collection of Marlowe stories. And by edited, I mean that Chandler changed the protagonist's name to 'Marlowe' in all of the stories. Nothing more. Chandler isn't terribly careful about internal consistency at his best, but this is ridiculous. "

    — Dan, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " There are few things I enjoy more than a good old school detective story. Raymond Chandler makes them even better. "

    — Gwenhwyfar, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Same name as a previous bk listed by me here but w/ a larger collection inside - including "The Lady in the Lake" in short form. Who makes the decisions to publish a bk of the same name as a previous bk by the same author is a mystery to me. "

    — tENTATIVELY,, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The stories range from baffling to classic. Chandler's style was still a work in progress at the time he wrote these. "

    — Eric, 8/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I only wish I had read this sooner. A good collection. It is hard not to picture Bogey as Marlowe. "

    — Jason, 7/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Finally finished this magical disappearing/reappearing short story collection. Wonderful characterization and tone, phenomenal style. This reaffirms what I've known for years, that I want to live in Chandler's prose. Not the stories themselves. I haven't got the guts. "

    — Regan, 6/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Chandler's short stories are as good as everything else he wrote. This man is my idol. "

    — Supriya, 4/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " More fantastic noir by Raymond Chandler. I love this guy. "

    — Shaun, 11/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Short stories. Good if you like his Chandlers style and have already read his more famous books. Entertaining old school gangster/private dick stlye. "

    — Marie, 7/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So far, I love this book. It's got the gritty feel of those old pulp mystery novels. I'm only 14 pages in, and we've already had our first murder! As well as a damsel in distress. It's a good read, and Raymond Chandler is an entertaining writer, bringing the best of pulp mysteries to book form. "

    — Terri, 7/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like the noir, this is one of the noirest. I know I just made that word up, but it's true nonetheless. The language and back alley ways of these gritty crime dramas are aspects I enjoy. "

    — James, 1/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great Philip Marlowe short stories. King of Noir. "

    — Rob, 10/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not his usual witty self - something is missing here. Maybe it's Philip Marlowe... "

    — E, 6/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just exactly what you'd expect - lots of great hardboiled detective fiction. It didn't change my life or anything, but it definitely scratched that itch. "

    — Bryce, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great collection of Noir from the master Raymond Chandler. "

    — Boozy, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting look at the noir genre. the stories get too common if you have seen or read a lot of noir before. Favorite story: goldfish "

    — Norman, 4/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as inventive story as some of the other works. It's more of a short story/radio drama type plot. "

    — Carrie, 3/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This edition is a collection of 4 short stories, of which, Finger Man and Red Wind are the strongest, and the latter so excellent that it elevates the book from 4 to 5 stars. "

    — Alicia, 12/23/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 4 short undiluted Marlowe stories captured in roughly 60 pages each. Sticky atmosphere and high tension on every sentence, almost every word. This gave me all the rye and sweating eyebrows I wanted in just the right doses. "

    — Seth, 10/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " In the four long stories in this collection, Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. "

    — Eddy, 5/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It's gumshoe time with Raymond Chandler. Forgot how much I liked him. "

    — Cynthia, 12/3/2009

About Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) published his first story in 1933 in the pulp magazine Black Mask. By the time he published his first novel, The Big Sleep in 1939, featuring, as did all his major works, the iconic private eye Philip Marlowe, it was clear that he had not only mastered a genre but had set a standard to which others could only aspire. In addition to his short stories, he published only seven novels during his life. He created a body of work that ranks with the best of twentieth-century literature and at his death had established himself as the finest crime writer in America.

About Scott Brick

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.