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Publisher's Summary

A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak, a missing daughter-in-law with a past, and a gold coin worth a small fortune - the elements don't quite add up until Marlowe discovers evidence of murder, rape, blackmail, and the worst kind of human exploitation.
Public Domain (P)2009 Phoenix

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Why abridged?

Any additional comments?

Why on earth would you do an abridged version of a book that runs to 265 pages? My bad for not checking before I bought.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Wish it was unabridged

Wish it was unabridged; I like the Elliot Gould narration. All the Phillip Marlow stuff is great fun.

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Not bad for an abridged version

The performance is great and an interesting story. As the story went along, I checked a few pages like Wikipedia with character and narrative descriptions. I found it to be helpful as the story trucked along so I could keep the names straight. Overall, an entertaining story, but a tough follow to the superior "Farewell, My Lovely".

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The High Window

Can't any thing beat a good reading by Chandler; except, it being read to you by Eliot. Fun! Enjoy! Thanks!