The Maltese Falcon

  • by Dashiell Hammett
  • Narrated by Eric Meyers
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, first serialized in a magazine in 1930, is best known through the iconic Humphrey Bogart film of 1941. But it was the book that created the classic "noir" genre with its tough private detective threading his cool way between the criminals and the law. Sam Spade, the private eye solving the mystery of the Maltese statuette, was the template for Philip Marlowe and a host of others. But they come no more shrewd and cunning with Hammett peppering the text with one-liners. Not even Bogart bettered the original. An idiomatic new recording from Eric Meyers.
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Customer Reviews

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Of course it's brilliant!

... it's Sam Spade and the Maltese Falcon.
superbly written and expertly read.
A must, even if you already know it and more so, if you don't.
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- John

superb story. very well and entertaining read

know the Bogart film backwards so it was good to hear the book. Huston stayed surprisingly close. this book I found riveting from start to finish. very well read, the character s were brought to life. A must
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- Mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-03-2011
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks