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  • Adventures of Philip Marlowe Vol 1

  • By: PDQ Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: Gerald Mohr Van Heflin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1 is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe," the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive and fun, but questionable sound quality

  • By Jeanne on 02-01-16

Addictive and fun, but questionable sound quality

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Reviewed: 02-01-16

I never thought I could get addicted to an audio drama, but Philip Marlowe is hard to resist. He's charming, witty, the cast is fantastic and the stories short and entertaining. The only drawback I've noticed, and also mentioned in another review, is the questionable audio quality. Some episodes are outright shocking in their poor quality (hissing/popping, muddled voices, low volume); details that are easily addressed with modern software. I've heard cleaner versions from digital library downloads and streaming sites. Still, it's rather nice to have available without needing Internet. I'd definitely recommend this.

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