• by Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by Elliott Gould
  • 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jaded and cynical Los Angeles detective Philip Marlowe meets up with classy, well-endowed redhead Betty Mayfield in this last novel by the master of mystery, Raymond Chandler.
Marlowe is assigned to tail Betty - 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.


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It doesn't get any better than this!

Great plot and characters, excellent hard-boiled (and, at times, funny) writing by Chandler. Elliott Gould does a really fine job with the narration also. I wish they hadn't abridged it ... wonder why? It's so refrershing to listen to a story that doesn't rely on exotic or impossible technology, gratuitous sex, an ending where everything blows up, and all the other gimmicks used by so many so-called authors today. (There was a little sex, but it fit in beautifully.) Just a great tale, well-read! You won't be disappointed.
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- Old Hippy


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Dont know

Has Playback turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will try to be more aware of what i am buying next time.

What three words best describe Elliott Gould’s voice?

Clear, OK.

Any additional comments?

To humdrum, Did not finish the book.

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- Gaynor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books