Philip Marlowe
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  • 1
    The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler

    The Big Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (1849)
    Performance
    (1710)
    Story
    (1706)

    Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse.

    Detective Noir at its finest


    It's hard not to picture Bogart, but there is so much that is lost on the silver screen. The movie 'stage punches' and dated cinema left me fee..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2015 by Aaron (United States)
  • 2
    Farewell My Lovely | Raymond Chandler

    Farewell My Lovely

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1175)
    Performance
    (1087)
    Story
    (1084)

    Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married - until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later.

    A Fond Farewell

    This is a fabulous yarn and one can readily see how it cemented Chandler's place in the Pantheon of of the noir genre, a genre that he was creating, d..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2015 by Ian C Robertson (South Australia, Australia)
  • 3
    The High Window | Raymond Chandler

    The High Window

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (179)

    Philip Marlowe's on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. That's the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That's also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA gets cops' noses out of joint.

    Ray Porters reading is great

    Typical Raymond Chandler Great plot and Ray brings it all alive with his reading. The tone and rhythm of his voice is perfect for the book.

    Reviewed on September 18 2016 by Edwillmom ()
  • 4
    The Lady in the Lake | Raymond Chandler

    The Lady in the Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (198)

    Derace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes in his heart.

    Chandler is nearly perfect every single time

    I should probably slow down on calling Raymond Chander a god. Novelists who write so damn well (and there are few of those) must sometimes tire of bot..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2015 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 5
    The Little Sister | Raymond Chandler

    The Little Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (142)

    Her name is Orfamay Quest and she's come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or leastways that's what she tells PI Philip Marlowe, offering him a measly twenty bucks for the privilege. But Marlowe's feeling charitable - though it's not long before he wishes he wasn't so sweet. You see, Orrin's trail leads Marlowe to luscious movie starlets, uppity gangsters, suspicious cops and corpses with ice picks jammed in their necks.

    The Little Simile

    This novel used similes that were long and round and thin, like a rattailed file that has been ground smooth.

    This novel is a sort of sad whi..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2015 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 6
    The Long Goodbye | Raymond Chandler

    The Long Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (1225)
    Performance
    (1119)
    Story
    (1120)

    Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover.

    I first read The Long Goodbye over 50 years ago

    Raymond Chandler was one of my favorite authors when I was a young man. Reading the book again after so long is fascinating and fun. In retrospect i..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 22 2015 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)
  • 7
    Playback | Raymond Chandler

    Playback

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    Stalking the tawdry neon wilderness of forties and fifties Los Angeles, Raymond Chandler's hard-drinking, wise-cracking Phillip Marlowe is one of the world's most famous fictional detectives. Playback finds Marlowe mixing business with pleasure - getting paid to follow a mysterious and lovely red-head named Eleanor King. And wherever Miss King goes, trouble seems to follow. But she's easy on the eye and Marlowe's happy to do as he's told, all in the name of chivalry, of course.

    New to Chandler? End here. Don't start here.

    Not my favorite Chandler. Actually, my least favorite Chandler novel. However, since almost everything else he has written deserves to be carved on a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2015 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
  • 8
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