If you enjoy this genre or you are a Sam Spade fan, you will enjoy this read. The narrator was good and sounds as if he saw the film version more than once, but doesn?t go overboard with it. You that Sydney Greenstreet voice for Gutman, but he isn?t wrapped up in trying to do Bogart.
It is well worth the price and one I would enjoy listening to again.
The book is so well written and this could of been a great audio book.
I thought the reader was the worse I ever heard. He uses these crazy exaggerated voices. His high pitched voices and over acting for the female characters is the most annoying. His joel Cairo is a cartoon impression of Peter Lorre. Same with Sydney Greenstreet.
For my tastes it was just too distracting and ruined a great story.
Dashiell Hammett's writing style is so refreshing compared to modern writers. His descriptions, such as those of the Fat Man's "Bulbs jiggling" when he moved, are not something one hears today. Imagine that, a book written in 1930 is refreshing. The book was non-stop action.
This is a classic story. The reader chose to mimic some of the character's voices from the famous movie with Humphrey Bogart. His voicing of Peter Lorre was great! Well worth listening to.
This is a wonderful adaptation from a great film. Dashiell Hammett is a born storyteller, with a true sense of all his characters, he takes you there seamlessly. Highly recommend.
Really bad. A shoot-em-up detective story with a plot with holes in it you could drive a semi-trailer through. The hero is indistructable and unconvincing. There isn't any redeaming features about this story.