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  • Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised)

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Trevor White, Saskia Reeves, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

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. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn’t kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Way To Spend One & A Half Hours

  • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-24-12

Lifeless Goodbye

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-18

So disappointing was this story that I didn't bother listening to the ending. Predictable and slow. I usually love the Raymond Chandler stories with Philip Marlowe so I was surprised and bored. I will think again before ordering another.

  • Gather ‘Round the Sound

  • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5,866
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,156
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5,153

2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!

  • By Phillip on 12-12-17

My most disappointing Christmas gift

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

Reviewed: 12-10-17

What disappointed you about Gather ‘Round the Sound?

The content was boring except the Coelho story, which I also felt I had heard before. I did not find the Dickens story very holidayish except maybe for Halloween. The overly cheery narrator and improv was sickly sweet. I had to turn it off.

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

Make better choices for the stories. I preferred it when you sent us ONE thoughtful story.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

She sounded overly sweet and cheery, and it made it condescending to me as an audience.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Major Disappointment--so I reminded myself that it was free.

Any additional comments?

Thanks for the thought. Please reconsider your well-read adult Audible audience before trying this again.

  • Lady, Go Die!

  • A Mike Hammer Novel
  • By: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
  • Narrated by: Stacy Keach
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Private investigator Mike Hammer and the beautiful Velda go on vacation to a small beach town on Long Island after wrapping up the Williams case from I, the Jury. Walking along the boardwalk, they witness a brutal beating at the hands of some vicious local cops - and Hammer wades in to defend the victim.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Low Level Spillaine Brought Up a Notich

  • By Peterack on 07-07-12

Narrators gravely voice kills the joy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This story, unpublished during Mickey Spillane's lifetime is enjoyable...if you like this kind of drama.

What didn’t you like about Stacy Keach’s performance?

His gravely monotone voice that sounds like he smoked one too many cigarettes in his lifetime is really frustrating and difficult to listen to. I kept wanting to clear my throat or take a drink of water. It also made it difficult to follow who was speaking.

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  • A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul

  • Inspector Singh Investigates Series: Book 2
  • By: Shamini Flint
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Inspector Singh is back, but this time on secondment to Bali. A bomb has exploded and Singh has been sent to help with anti-terrorism efforts. But there's a slight problem: he knows squat about hunting terrorists. He's much better suited to solving murder! So when a body is discovered in the wreckage, killed by a bullet before the bomb went off, Singh should be the one to find the answers - especially with the help of a wily Australian copper by his side.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK story, awful narration

  • By Andrew on 08-13-13

Contemporary Mystery and World Issues Combine

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

Reviewed: 12-19-11

Would you listen to A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul again? Why?

I rarely listen to a story twice, but A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul is well narrated with funny and believable dialogue that keeps you listening to the find out what will happen next.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I definitely wanted to know how the story would end, but it was the story itself, the location and the culture of Bali described that kept me intrigued.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favorite?

Inspector Singh of course! He is someone I'd love to meet!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is too long to listen in one sitting, but I never wanted to stay away for long.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the entire Inspector Singh series, 1, 2 and 3. This title was not my favorite, as I felt it was a bit trite about Muslim bombers and the role of women in a Muslim society, but I still enjoyed the mystery and how it played out.