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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows | [Raymond Chandler, Gene Levitt, Robert Mitchell, Mel Dinelli, Kathleen Hite, Parley Baer]

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows

Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared, under that name, in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring the Marlowe character. It first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio and moved to CBS radio a few months later. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. While many fans of classic hard-boiled detective stories are familiar with Chandler's novels and short stories, few have heard these radio shows.
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Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared, under that name, in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring the Marlowe character. It first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio under the title The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe, and moved to CBS radio a few months later. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. While many fans of classic hard-boiled detective stories are familiar with Chandler's novels and short stories, few have heard these radio shows. They are a testament to Chandler's skill in creating a world and a character that are engaging in many forms of media.

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    Bob Mashpee, MA, United States 07-17-13
    Bob Mashpee, MA, United States 07-17-13 Member Since 2010

    I Love horror stories, ghost stories and Old Time Radio of all styles!

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    "Great well acted noir, with superior stories"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    All though, billed as staring Van Cliburn he is only in the first two, the rest star Gerald Mohr. The stories are a radio version of film noir, most are written with a wonderful mix of mystery and humor. This is in my opinion is the greatest mystery old time mystery show I have heard, I have listened to 64 so far and only two have only the first half. With 105 shows total this is a great value, the quality of these 63 year old recordings are in great shape, nice and clear audio. If you like mysteries and incredible atmosphere this is a great value.


    What other book might you compare The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows to and why?

    "SUSPENSE", "THE INNER SANCTUM" and "THE SHADOW"


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Incredible


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All great.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been an OTR fan for years and this is among the best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LLLukas Leipzig, Germany 05-23-13
    LLLukas Leipzig, Germany 05-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant Hard Boiled Detective Stories."

    It takes a moment to get used to the style of the production, and after a couple of stories in the Toothpaste ads also stop. These fantastic, original Radio-plays, and huge collection and absolutely worth it.
    If you like Marlowe Stories, or other Noir Detective style books, this will be a joy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Defective Merchandise"
    What would have made The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows better?

    In first download, at least two chapters break off in the middle, so the story is never completed.


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing. It is not their fault that the rcordings are incomplete.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    Narrator is fine. Recording is incomplete.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows?

    I would cut the incomplete stories.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible is a fine company, but somebody slipped up on this one. The defective stories are near the end of the first download.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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