Mandarin's Jade and Other Stories

  • by Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by Elliott Gould
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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".
Next, she pointed out that narrator Elliott Gould played Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman's version of The Long Goodbye. Then she left me, like a kid spitting out a wad of bubblegum, leaving me with that chewed-up feeling and an empty wallet. I guess it's a living.

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Narrator problematic

Elliot Gould has great tone, but he utterly ruins this with his total failure to sense the proper pacing of the text.
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- Leo W. Buss

Philip Marlowe stories without Philip Marlow.

All of the stories stood up by themselves. They were entertaining and I enjoyed all of them.
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- cyco

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books