Red Harvest

  • by Dashiell Hammett
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the author of The Maltese Falcon.

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What the Critics Say

"Dashiell Hammett is an original. He is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer." (Boston Globe)

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Customer Reviews

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Great story, great narration, terrible reccording

If you could sum up Red Harvest in three words, what would they be?

Bad audio engineer


What did you like best about this story?

Tight, complex, hard-boiled noir/detective thriller. Classic Dashiell Hammett.


Would you be willing to try another one of Richard Ferrone’s performances?

Maybe. His narration and voice-acting is great. But there is this audio artifact from the recording where a lot of initial consonants are cut off, probably from an improperly-adjusted noise-gate. So for example, the words "she" and "he" both come out pronounced "E". This is distracting, and it also makes it hard to follow some of what is going on.


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- yep

The Op takes the case.

Where does Red Harvest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Red Harvest is a the one of the best action audiobooks I Listened to so far


Who was your favorite character and why?

The Op is my second most favorite detective Hammett ever wrote. Right after Sam Spade.


Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened him do Hammett other Op story, The Dain Curse. His performance in this audio was better.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes this was one those books.


Any additional comments?

Hammett writes the best stories. They also make great audiobooks.

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- Chris Coyne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.