It's radio noir at its best! Raymond Chandler's hardboiled private detective digs into the dark underbelly of postwar Los Angeles in 20 tense radio mysteries. Gerald Mohr stars as Philip Marlowe, following the clues and plot twists through tales of suicide and secrets, death bed confessions and the old double cross, the missing and the murdered. Includes performances by Jeff Corey, Joan Banks, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Virginia Gregg, and William Conrad (who takes on the role of Marlowe for one episode).
Episodes include: The Panama Hat 10-10-48; The Heart of Gold 10-24-48; The Hard Way Out 11-28-48; The Restless Day 01-08-49; The Black Halo 01-15-49; The Easy Mark 01-29-49; The Lonesome Reunion 02-12-49; Friend from Detroit 03-05-49; Grim Hunters 03-12-49; The Green Flame 03-26-49; Feminine Touch 05-07-49; The Pigeons Blood 06-11-49; The Key Man 06-25-49; The Lady Killer 08-20-49; The Bum's Rush 09-03-49; The Rustin Hickory 09-10-49; The Big Step 02-28-50; The Deep Shadow 03-21-50; The Anniversary Gift 04-11-50; The Hiding Place 05-09-50.
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OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!
Raymond Chandler is a master. These vintage radio shows are a classic. However, for reasons which defy explanation, Audible has chosen to sell a product which is technically flawed. Not just the popping and scratching expected from old audio products. The problem here is that each story suddenly cuts off BEFORE the performance is completed - oftentimes in the middle of the much-awaited summary of the crime investigation. It makes no sense! Just sheer negligence and lack of quality control from Audible.com. This is not book costing $4.95, $7.99 or even $10. The cost is a credit or over $20 with tax. UNCONSCIONABLE! Next stop for Phillip Marlowe: REFUND!!! I can hear these same stories on Old Time Radio podcasts free of charge. What a disappointment!
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