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The High Window Audiobook

The High Window

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Publisher's Summary

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.

If Marlowe doesn't wrap this one up fast, he's going to end up in jail - or worse, in a box in the ground...

Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and moved to England with his family when he was 12. He attended Dulwich College, Alma Mater to some of the 20th century's most renowned writers. Returning to America in 1912, he settled in California, worked in a number of jobs, and later married.

It was during the Depression era that he seriously turned his hand to writing and his first published story appeared in the pulp magazine Black Mask in 1933, followed six years later by his first novel. The Big Sleep introduced the world to Philip Marlowe, the often imitated but never-bettered hard-boiled private investigator. It is in Marlowe's long shadow that every fictional detective must stand - and under the influence of Raymond Chandler's addictive prose that every crime author must write.

©1942 Raymond Chandler (P)2014 Audible, Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence" (Daily Telegraph)

"One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain" (Sunday Times)

"Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes" (Anthony Burgess)

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    Edwillmom 09-18-16
    Edwillmom 09-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 12-27-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 12-27-15 Member Since 2017

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Great narration - classic Chandler"

    Well worth a credit, this is classic Chandler. I enjoyed this story a lot and would highly recommend.

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    Montcalm 08-20-15
    Montcalm 08-20-15 Member Since 2016

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    "High mystery"

    Wonderful Reading by Porter. Chandler's prose is alive in every sentence. Great characters, artfully complicated.

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  • Painter
    9/2/16
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    "Brilliant."

    Perfect listening. Pitch-perfect narration. Near-perfect storytelling. Teasingly convoluted plotting - but the 'whodunit' is not really the point with Chandler is it. The wry, sardonic humour carries you along and, at the end, you want to start all over again.

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  • Mr
    7/7/17
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    "Good but not Chandler's best"

    An excellent book that like all of the Marlowe stories is beautifully noir.
    The performance is absolutely top notch as I would expect from Ray Porter and the rest of the book series.
    The only bad point (and a minor one at that) is this does not feel as strong as some of the other Marlowe mysteries).
    Great book and very recommended!

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  • Mike T.
    6/21/17
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    "Good but not great, as Philip Marlowe books go."

    Mind you, It's still a classic noir novel and a good read. My grading is somewhat influenced by the two GREAT previous Marlowe novels.

    This is more of a complex sleuthing whodunit story. Marlowe doesn't get hit over the head even once. Odd. ;-)

    Perfect narration by Ray Porter as usual.

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