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  • Raymond Chandler: Poodle Springs (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler, Robert B Parker
    • Narrated By Toby Stephens, Lorelei King, Stephen Campbell Moore, and others
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    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Marlowe is now married, living in the resort town of Poodle Springs. Once again, he sets himself up as an investigator and soon finds himself in the middle of blackmail and murder....

    Gregytect says: "These BBC performances were really well done!!!"
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    If you're looking for an old-time story presented as an old-time radio drama, look no further. Detectives were simpler when Raymond Chandler was writing, as were we all. Now, the plot seems to lack sophistication, and although Marlowe was hard-boiled by the standards of the time, he appears rather naive as well as two-dimensional compared to a Spenser or a Lucas Davenport. Robert Parker's efforts in completing the manuscript after Chandler's death were moderately successful, but the book is not as satisfying as some Chandler novels or as any of the pure Parker novels. Also, it is dramatized rather than read, which means it does not fit with the other books in Audible's Robert B. Parker collection.

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