Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised)

  • by Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by Toby Stephens, Trevor White, Saskia Reeves, Peter Polycarpou, James Lailey, Simon Bubb, Alun Raglan
  • 1 hrs and 27 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.
Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He’s willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA’s Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn’t kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?


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Customer Reviews

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A Great Way To Spend One & A Half Hours

Any additional comments?

I'm a huge fan of those old radio plays from the 40's & 50's so at first I was a bit skeptical that they could re-create what is now an entirely lost artform. But I was blown away by how wonderful a job they did at producing that same feeling while listening. The acting, music, sound effects & overall production all contributed to a really great translation of Raymond Chandler's book into the different medium.

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- Niels J. Rasmussen "Dr. Nils Rasmussen"

Enjoyable Noir. Well Produced.

Where does Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the upper third. These dramatized Chandler tales aren't not long enough to spend a full credit on, but they are entertaining enough to pay the small price Audible asks for them.

What did you like best about this story?

The dramatization. These abridge shorts are very well made.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I really like the background sounds (a clink of a glass, the click of a gun, etc.)

Any additional comments?

Bought this one and then started collecting some of the others. I'm up to three of these now, and can see myself buying a few more.

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- K. Burch "Speculative fiction is my genre. Narrative voice (the voice the author wrote the tale in) is very important to me. I love good dialogue."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited