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    • The Maltese Falcon

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,099
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 596

    Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade is hired to locate a client's sister by tailing the sister's companion. Spade's partner Miles Archer takes on the assignment, and quickly both Archer and the man he was shadowing are murdered. As Spade pursues the mystery of his partner's death, he is drawn into a circle of colorful characters, and they are all after a legendary statuette of a falcon that had long ago been made for King Charles of Spain. Encrusted with jewels, it is worth a fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Play it again, Sam.

    • By Christopher on 04-01-04

    Regular price: $19.57

    • The Thin Man

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 411

    The Thin Man introduces Nick and Nora Charles, New York's coolest crime-solving couple. Nick retired from detecting after his wife inherited a tidy sum, but six years later a pretty blonde spies him at a speakeasy and asks for his help finding her father, an eccentric inventor who was once Nick's client. Nick can no more resist the case than a morning cocktail or a good fight, and soon he and Nora are caught in a complicated web of confused identities.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • RECORDING IS DEFECTIVE! MISSING SEVEN CHAPTERS!

    • By David on 01-08-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Red Harvest

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 294

    When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the author of The Maltese Falcon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narration, terrible reccording

    • By yep on 08-21-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Return of the Thin Man

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Nicola Barber, Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett’s last - and most successful - novel. Following the enormous success of The Thin Man movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas for the films that became After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting change

    • By Linda on 06-17-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Audio Archive Presents Dashiell Hammett's 'The Thin Man'

    • A LUX Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    Here is the classic 60-minute Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the 1930s movie hit, recreated with the original film stars and director! This Audio Archive feature presentation delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy, who reprise thei roles as Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated lovers at the heart of Dashiell Hammett's immortal romantic-mystery masterpiece, The Thin Man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't get any better

    • By paula on 01-20-15

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Adventures of Sam Spade: Lawless

    • By: Dashiell Hammett, William Spier
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Stephen Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    No bigger fad swept across postwar radio than that of the hard-boiled private detective - and nobody had more fun with their wink-and-nudge take on the genre than the producers, writers, and cast of The Adventures of Sam Spade. Dashiell Hammett's legendary private eye had a sardonic sense of humor, which wavy-haired, rugged-voiced Howard Duff played to perfection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Radio Detectives

    • By JAS on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $22.37

    • The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective: Volumes One & Two

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Steve Dunne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Steely. Seasoned. Smart-alecky. The storied San Francisco snooper is back! Share the exciting exploits of Dashiell Hammett's famous gumshoe through this thrilling 6-hour collection. Featuring all of the episodes from both our Volume One and Volume Two collections, Howard Duff and Steve Dunne star as Sam Spade in 12 madcap capers from 1946 - 1951. As crass as he is charismatic, this dynamic detective attracts a curious clientele - gentlemen who tend to drop dead and ladies who are drop-dead gorgeous.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bring Back Howard Duff

    • By Jean G. Zorn on 06-14-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Glass Key

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to commit murder? And if Madvig was innocent, which of his dozens of enemies was doing an awfully good job of framing him? Dashiell Hammett’s tour de force of detective fiction combines an airtight plot, authentically venal characters, and writing of telegraphic crispness. A one-time detective and a master of deft understatement, Hammett invented the noir crime novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pacing Quick & Plot was Goldilocks

    • By Darwin8u on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Black Mask Audio Magazine, Volume 1

    • Classic Hard-Boiled Tales from the Original Black Mask
    • By: Hugh B. Cave, Paul Cain, Frederick Nebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Hollywood Theater of the Ear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In the1930s and '40s, Black Mask was the single most important magazine for the modern mystery field. Here writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Stanley Gardner reshaped the established view of mystery fiction, creating the "hard-boiled" private eye. Now this series resurrects from those pages the toughest of tough detectives in sonic dramatizations from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beware

    • By joan on 10-27-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Dain Curse

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the victim of a family curse? Or is the truth about her weirder and infinitely more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Literary IMPOSSIBLE bottle.

    • By Darwin8u on 05-12-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • After the Thin Man

    • A One-Hour Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    After The Thin Man combines crime, kisses and cocktails in the second "Thin Man" adventure! Here is the classic "Lux Radio Theater" performance of the 1936 movie hit "After The Thin Man", recreated in 1940, as a 60 minute radio adaptation with the original film stars! This Audio Archive "Feature Presentation" delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy who reprise their original roles as newly retired detective Nick Charles, and his beautiful (and wealthy) bride Nora.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesom

    • By Boii on 12-03-12

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Assistant Murderer

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Christopher Strong
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among his enduring character creations are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, the Continental Op, and P. I. Rush, introduced in this book, who is ugly, mean, focused, and "works for pay". Hammett is widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time and was called, in his obituary in The New York Times, "the dean of the...'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction." Ths short novellette is a crime story with an intricate plot and characters, and a surprise twist at the end.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • rather lackluster narration may have spoiled it

    • By Darryl on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $5.57

    • The Fat Man and the Thin Man

    • By: Dashiell Hammett, Milton Lewis
    • Narrated by: J. Scott Smart, William Powell, Les Damon, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    J. Scott Smart stars as "The Fat Man", Brad Runyon, the stout-but-stalwart investigator who was first conceived as an arch villain in Hammett's classic novel The Maltese Falcon. Charismatic and captivating, Runyon has a way with the ladies, in spite of his 237 pounds. Nick Charles, "The Thin Man", was played on radio by William Powell, Les Damon, and Les Tremayne. Cases seem to fall in to Nick's lap...often dropped there by his wife, Nora (played by Myrna Loy and Claudia Morgan).

    Regular price: $13.26

    • Black Mask 3: The Maltese Falcon - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Dashiell Hammett, Frederic Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maltese Falcon

    • By Robert E. Orlando on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Selected Shorts

    • Whodunit?
    • By: C. S. Montanye, Dashiell Hammett, Ed McBain, and others
    • Narrated by: Fionnula Flanagan, John Shea, Isaiah Sheffer, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is My Kinda Fiction Buster...

    • By HIYBRID on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • A Sam Spade Audio Double-Feature Starring Howard Duff, Volume 1

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Howard Duff
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    This Audio Archive presentation of The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, contains two complete, 30 minute,Sam Spade radio shows. Each episode is introduced by old radio aficionado and collector Bill Mills, who shares interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes and informative facts about the program and its stars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Actual shows from the days of radio theater.

    • By cpk on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Keith Alan Deutsch, Erle Stanley Gardner, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Oliver Wyman, Alan Sklar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly formatted, no table of contents

    • By MissThang on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $18.27

    • The Hunter and Other Stories

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase, Stephen Bowlby, Brian Holsopple, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Dashiell Hammett is best known as both pioneer and master of American hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen and a half stories both affirm that reputation and present him in a different light. Along with the full-length treatments On the Make and The Kiss-Off, this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Just A Crime Writer

    • By Joshua on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Too Many Have Lived

    • Black Mask Audio Magazine
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Griffith Chase, Richard Ferrone, Richard Allen, and others
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    One of only three Sam Spade short stories, this one involves a blackmailing poet, a seductive chanteuse, her rough-hewn stage-door-johnny, and, of course, murder. Recorded before a live audience in New York.

    Regular price: $1.72

    • The Falcon: Private Eye to Super Spy

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Les Damon, Bret Morrison, Lesley Woods
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Cherub-faced, blue-eyed World War II hero Les Damon played detective Michael Waring - better known as The Falcon. Damon played the role with style, pulling off the character's transition from private eye to army intelligence operative with panache. This collection of 16 digitally remastered episodes begins with Waring's wars against domestic enemies, including gambling bosses, arsonists, con artists, drug dealers, and killers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HOORAY !

    • By mart rodney on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $22.37

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