The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Sucker's Road

Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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It's radio noir at its best! Raymond Chandler's hardboiled private detective digs into the dark underbelly of postwar Los Angeles in 20 tense radio mysteries. Gerald Mohr stars as Philip Marlowe, following the clues and plot twists through tales of suicide and secrets, death bed confessions and the old double cross, the missing and the murdered. Includes performances by Jeff Corey, Joan Banks, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Virginia Gregg, and William Conrad (who takes on the role of Marlowe for one episode).

Episodes include: The Panama Hat 10-10-48; The Heart of Gold 10-24-48; The Hard Way Out 11-28-48; The Restless Day 01-08-49; The Black Halo 01-15-49; The Easy Mark 01-29-49; The Lonesome Reunion 02-12-49; Friend from Detroit 03-05-49; Grim Hunters 03-12-49; The Green Flame 03-26-49; Feminine Touch 05-07-49; The Pigeons Blood 06-11-49; The Key Man 06-25-49; The Lady Killer 08-20-49; The Bum's Rush 09-03-49; The Rustin Hickory 09-10-49; The Big Step 02-28-50; The Deep Shadow 03-21-50; The Anniversary Gift 04-11-50; The Hiding Place 05-09-50.

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SERIOUS TECHNICAL ISSUES. DON'T BOTHER.....

Raymond Chandler is a master. These vintage radio shows are a classic. However, for reasons which defy explanation, Audible has chosen to sell a product which is technically flawed. Not just the popping and scratching expected from old audio products. The problem here is that each story suddenly cuts off BEFORE the performance is completed - oftentimes in the middle of the much-awaited summary of the crime investigation. It makes no sense! Just sheer negligence and lack of quality control from Audible.com. This is not book costing $4.95, $7.99 or even $10. The cost is a credit or over $20 with tax. UNCONSCIONABLE! Next stop for Phillip Marlowe: REFUND!!! I can hear these same stories on Old Time Radio podcasts free of charge. What a disappointment!

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In Finished Business

Not one of these stories are complete, this is a waist of my leisure time; as well as being very frustrating!

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  • Matt R
  • 12-23-19

AN OLDER RADIO VERSION OF MARLOW

A radio show from a gentler era. It’s more a history piece than I expected although hard to criticise on that basis it’s of it time. Marlow is sometimes too suave and not as hard bitten as he should be. But a nice collection of stories not on audible elsewhere at the moment. The major problem is that the majority of the stories seem to have the ends missing. Prime material for a modern update.

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  • Phil Barron
  • 03-21-19

Cropped audio - every episode stops before the finale.

Lots of episodes BUT the next episode starts before the end of each story so you never find out what happened! RIPPED OFF