Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

  • by Jonathan Lethem, Judith Freeman, Rich Cohen
  • Narrated by Symphony Space
  • 1 hrs and 19 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Chandler's dark first novel is full of endlessly inventive wordplay, with the wry, cynical, private detective Philip Marlowe. Join the investigation with Jonathan Lethem (Gun, With Occasional Music, and Fortress of Solitude), Judith Freeman (The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and The Woman He Loved), and Rich Cohen (Sweet and Low: A Family Story) as they compare notes on Chandler's grand style, its place in the mystery canon, and its influence on their work.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Writers Jo nathan Lethem (Gun, With Occasional Music, andFortress of Solitude), Judith Freeman (The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and The Woman He Loved), and Rich Cohen (Sweet and Low: A Family Story) join each other for a conversation about Raymond Chandler at the Thalia Book Club. The three contemporaries compare notes on their first encounters with Chandler's work and his effect on their own writing. Listeners will want to be part of their humorous, engrossing discussion on how Chandler redefined the mystery genre with his cynical private detective Philip Marlowe and on his continuing influence on many contemporary writers.

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Misleading title

I wanted the book not the review of the book by some book club. I guess I didn't read the fine print and wasted my money.
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- Renae

Not the Book.

I also wanted the book not the review of the book by some book club. I guess wasted my money. I am glad I got is for less than $4.00.

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- Steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-15-2009
  • Publisher: Symphony Space