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The iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). 

A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.

©1939 Raymond Chandler (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Great Story— Reader not so great

I am a HUGE Raymond Chandler fan, and The Big Sleep is one of my all time favorite books (and movies!). The first version of this book that Audible had, I listened to the sample and instantly knew the reader would kill the story. I was really hopeful when I saw a new unabridged version was being released. This reader is marginally better. Rather than reading the story *well*, Scott Brick attempts to take a “hard-boiled” style, and all it does is detract from Chandler’s writing. (Chandler really knows how to describe rooms and clothes!). Also, the musical interlude between each chapter seemed out of place and unnecessary; a poor attempt at giving it a radio drama vibe.

Nevertheless, I stuck it out so I could listen to one of my favorite books while working.

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a bit slow

This story was a bit slow but it was ok. Wished it was a bit more up to date