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JAMIE

Anaheim, CA, United States
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  • Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Kelly Burke, Barbara Barnes, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. 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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WARNING: NOT THE COMPLETE NOVEL

  • By JAMIE on 10-20-11

WARNING: NOT THE COMPLETE NOVEL

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-11

This is a dramatization of the novel. They take the major parts and turned it into a sort of hour and a half soap opera. It's good acting and it captures the main plot points, but if you're looking for the entire novel The Big Sleep, this is not it. The full novel version is six hours long, narrated by Elliot Gould, and Audible doesn't carry it yet.

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