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    • The Big Sleep

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,549

    Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detective Noir at its finest

    • By Aaron on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Farewell My Lovely

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,527
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,404

    Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married - until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fond Farewell

    • By Ian C Robertson on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Long Goodbye

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Raymond Chandler began his writing career at age 45. His muscular, fast-paced style set the standard for American hard-boiled mysteries. He distilled the essence of life in Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s. In The Long Goodbye, private eye Philip Marlowe befriends a down-on-his-luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he's divorced and remarried. She ends up dead. Soon Lennox is on the lam, and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narration

    • By Franklin Tonsoti on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Raymond Chandler: The BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries. Philip Marlowe is the archetypal noir detective: wisecracking and world weary, hard boiled yet honourable. This volume includes all eight dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's groundbreaking crime novels featuring his iconic hero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Toby Stephens goes California Noir

    • By Zaubermond on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The High Window

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why abridged?

    • By H.E. Bond on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • The Lady in the Lake

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe follows the trail of a missing woman in Raymond Chandler's classic mystery tale. Experience Chandler's cool wit and taut language as his most famous character travels through the sunbaked streets of Southern California, unraveling a tangled web of murder and deception. Elliott Gould, who played Marlowe in Robert Altman's film version of The Long Goodbye, once again brings L.A.'s toughest private eye to life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Chandler's best. Convoluted plot.

    • By Tim on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Long Goodbye

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,233

    Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I first read The Long Goodbye over 50 years ago

    • By Wayne on 08-22-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Playback

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Marlowe is assigned to tail classy, well-endowed redhead Betty Mayfield - a cinch, he thinks, until lounge lizard Larry Mitchell turns up dead outside Betty's hotel room a few hours after pawing her in a California club. Filled with Chandler's famed snappy repartee and starkly frightening scenes, Playback simmers with suspense as Marlowe tries to solve a tale of big money - and, of course, murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It doesn't get any better than this!

    • By Old Hippy on 09-04-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Poodle Springs

    • By: Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Marlowe is back...and he's married to a rich, beautiful society lady who wants him to settle down in the posh desert community of Poodle Springs. Marlowe may have married rich, but old habits die hard: he's hired to recover a gambling debt and soon finds himself in a case involving bigamy, pornography and murder. The first four chapters of this final Marlowe mystery were written by noir master Raymond Chandler at the end of his life. Robert B. Parker was chosen by Chandler's estate to complete his last work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite of Chandler/Parker's Works

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Trevor White, Saskia Reeves, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He’s willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA’s Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn’t kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Way To Spend One & A Half Hours

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $10.66

    • The Little Sister

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    The Little Sister, one of noir master Raymond Chandler's later novels, paints his darkest portrait yet of the underside of the City of Angels. Detective Phillip Marlowe is once again on the case, helping a "little sister", a sweet young girl from Kansas, find her missing brother in Tinseltown. A blackmailer and an ambitious starlet play key roles in this bleak tale, Chandler's savage indictment of the Hollywood dream factory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A shortened version

    • By Miyeon Ko on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Raymond Chandler: Poodle Springs (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler, Robert B Parker
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Lorelei King, Stephen Campbell Moore, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Marlowe is now married, living in the resort town of Poodle Springs. Once again, he sets himself up as an investigator and soon finds himself in the middle of blackmail and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These BBC performances were really well done!!!

    • By Gregytect on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $8.77

    • Red Wind

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    "There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch." Before there was Philip Marlowe, there was John Dalmas, a character very much like Marlowe. (In some later editions of this short story, the protagonist's name is actually changed to Marlowe's.) Here, he investigates a series of murders in classic hard-boiled fashion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool story, but overpriced!

    • By Old Hippy on 08-28-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Killer in the Rain

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Here are four classic mysteries from the master of the American detective story. "Killer in the Rain" and "The Curtain" are early works that laid the groundwork for the creation of the Philip Marlowe character. "Goldfish" and "Finger Man" feature Marlowe at his very best. A must-have collection for every Chandler fan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Old school detective stories... of great value.

    • By Rev. Kate on 07-20-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

    • By: Raymond Chandler, Mel Dinelli, Gene Levitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Van Heflin, Gerald Mohr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Van Heflin and Gerald Mohr each play the title role in these electric episodes, cracking wise with the of angry glee of a take-charge operative who careens, cajoles, shoves, shouts, and sometime shoots his way to a solution in his quest for a stolen object, a missing person, or a killer needing to be found. Includes two Van Heflin episodes never before available to the public since their original broadcast. Includes 20 digitally restored and re-mastered episodes.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Gerald Mohr stars as Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled gumshoe in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, a series based on one of the most popular sleuths in the history of crime fiction. The show first aired in 1947, with Van Heflin in the title role. Chandler disliked the initial incarnation, dubbing it "totally flat". However, in the 1948 revival, Chandler admitted satisfaction, remarking that Mohr's voice "packed personality". Mohr indeed made the role of Marlowe his own, portraying a brash and forceful tough guy who could let fly with the occasional wisecrack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic detective noir.

    • By J. Thomas on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Little Sister

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Her name is Orfamay Quest and she's come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or leastways that's what she tells PI Philip Marlowe, offering him a measly twenty bucks for the privilege. But Marlowe's feeling charitable - though it's not long before he wishes he wasn't so sweet. You see, Orrin's trail leads Marlowe to luscious movie starlets, uppity gangsters, suspicious cops and corpses with ice picks jammed in their necks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One twist too far

    • By WWaltonG on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Kelly Burke, Barbara Barnes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING: NOT THE COMPLETE NOVEL

    • By JAMIE on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Raymond Chandler: The High Window (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ed Bishop, Toby Stephens, Judy Parfitt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too Many Twists & Turns To Transfer Well To Radio

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Playback

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Stalking the tawdry neon wilderness of forties and fifties Los Angeles, Raymond Chandler's hard-drinking, wise-cracking Phillip Marlowe is one of the world's most famous fictional detectives. Playback finds Marlowe mixing business with pleasure - getting paid to follow a mysterious and lovely red-head named Eleanor King. And wherever Miss King goes, trouble seems to follow. But she's easy on the eye and Marlowe's happy to do as he's told, all in the name of chivalry, of course.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • New to Chandler? End here. Don't start here.

    • By Darwin8u on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $15.29

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