Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)

  • by Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by Toby Stephens, Kelly Burke, Barbara Barnes, Madeleine Potter, Leah Brotherhood, Sam Dale, Sean Baker, Iain Batchelor, Henry Devas, Jude Akuwudike
  • 1 hrs and 26 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

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. 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...

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the big sleep.

Fantastic audiobook.Close your eyes and you are literally transported back to 1940s LA.Toby Stephens is fantastic as as hard edged ,cynical wisecracking Phillip Marlowe.All the acting is first class and the soundtrack rides over it all brilliantly.I will buy all the Raymond Chandler recordings of this latest set.Highly recommended for those who like gumshoe style detective stories.
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- shuggs

The Original American PI

What did you like most about Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)?

It is a great book and I think this version is almost a radio play. The cast really make it for me.


Who was your favorite character and why?

It has to be Marlow, the archetypal flatfoot with a sharp nose and a big heart. The dames really dig him.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Any of Marlow's inner monologues are great Americana kitsch.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

As it was a dramatisation it isn't too long to listen too all at once and that way you don't lose the thread.


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- Donald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited