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Marlowe is assigned to tail classy, well-endowed redhead Betty Mayfield - a cinch, he thinks, until lounge lizard Larry Mitchell turns up dead outside Betty's hotel room a few hours after pawing her in a California club. Filled with Chandler's famed snappy repartee and starkly frightening scenes, Playback simmers with suspense as Marlowe tries to solve a tale of big money - and, of course, murder.
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Publisher's Summary

Jaded and cynical Los Angeles detective Philip Marlowe meets up with classy, well-endowed redhead Betty Mayfield in this last novel by the master of mystery, Raymond Chandler.

Marlowe is assigned to tail Betty - a cinch, he thinks, until lounge lizard Larry Mitchell turns up dead outside Betty's hotel room a few hours after pawing her in a California club.

Filled with Chandler's famed snappy repartee and starkly frightening scenes, Playback simmers with suspense as Marlowe tries to solve a tale of big money - and, of course, murder.

(P)2009 Phoenix

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    Old Hippy PA 09-04-09
    Old Hippy PA 09-04-09 Member Since 2013
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    "It doesn't get any better than this!"

    Great plot and characters, excellent hard-boiled (and, at times, funny) writing by Chandler. Elliott Gould does a really fine job with the narration also. I wish they hadn't abridged it ... wonder why? It's so refrershing to listen to a story that doesn't rely on exotic or impossible technology, gratuitous sex, an ending where everything blows up, and all the other gimmicks used by so many so-called authors today. (There was a little sex, but it fit in beautifully.) Just a great tale, well-read! You won't be disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gaynor Perth, Australia 02-13-12
    Gaynor Perth, Australia 02-13-12
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Dont know


    Has Playback turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will try to be more aware of what i am buying next time.


    What three words best describe Elliott Gould’s voice?

    Clear, OK.


    Any additional comments?

    To humdrum, Did not finish the book.

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    Adira Torotno, ON, Canada 12-22-10
    Adira Torotno, ON, Canada 12-22-10 Member Since 2004

    Writer of YA fiction books: "Little Jane Silver" and "Little Jane and the Nameless Isle"

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    "Excellent!"

    This is a really excellent story, one of Phillip Marlowe's best outings in my opinion. Elliott Gould makes an excellent Marlowe. His voice conveys the perfect mix of sensitivity and toughness that makes Chandler's private eye the real deal.

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