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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 2,677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,466

    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 1,503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,381

    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

    • 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 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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 Long Goodbye

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    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

    • Playback

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • Mandarin's Jade and Other Stories

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    So there I was, holed up in my office, trying to duck the bill collectors, when she walked in. She was the kind of sweet cookie that made your eyes water like you were hit with a 10-ton blackjack. She told me Raymond Chandler created the hard-boiled private eyes that rule American crime fiction, and this collection traces the genesis of Chandler's style in such stories as "Mandarin's Jade", "The Man Who Liked Dogs", and "Try the Girl".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator problematic

    • By Leo W. Buss on 04-02-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • Killer in the Rain

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • Trouble Is My Business

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Private eye John Dalmas sets out to rescue a rich young playboy from the clutches of a fortune-hunting redhead and a blackmailing gambler. But as he through the seamy underside of L.A.'s wealth and glitz, he keeps bumping into dead bodies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth your money.

    • By Manuel on 11-03-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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

    • The High Window

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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 Long Goodbye

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,227

    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

    • 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 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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 Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Sucker's Road

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Gerald Mohr, Jeff Corey, Joan Banks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • SERIOUS TECHNICAL ISSUES. DON'T BOTHER.....

    • By Linda Lou on 11-10-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Lonely Canyons

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Gerald Mohr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    He's tall. He's tough. He's the king of the hardboiled private eyes, and he's stalking the rain-swept streets of postwar Los Angeles. He's Philip Marlowe, here with 20 thrill-a-minute episodes produced and directed by Norman Macdonnell. Tough-voiced Gerald Mohr plays Raymond Chandler's Marlowe as a man who has been burned by the world a little too often for his own good. He finds mysteries among valuables and the violent, facing down false witnesses and frame-ups.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 3

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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".

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 2

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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".

    Regular price: $34.99

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