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Publisher's Summary

Enjoy this classic mystery on its 75th anniversary! The Thin Man introduces Nick and Nora Charles, New York's coolest crime-solving couple. Nick retired from detecting after his wife inherited a tidy sum, but six years later a pretty blonde spies him at a speakeasy and asks for his help finding her father, an eccentric inventor who was once Nick's client.Nick can no more resist the case than a morning cocktail or a good fight, and soon he and Nora are caught in a complicated web of confused identities and cold-blooded murder.
©1934 Alfred A. Knopf. Copyright renewed 1961, 1962 by Dashiell Hammett. All rights reserved.; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
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By Shelley M. Mather on 07-07-11

Story is classic. Recording? Not so much.

This is a classic noir story and Dashiell Hammett is a master of the genre. The actor doesn't do a bad job. His tone is a bit sarcastic but I credit that to artistic license. My biggest complaint is that the entire last chapter is missing from this unabridged recording. How unfortunate. It's a good thing I have the printed copy too.

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By David on 01-08-13

RECORDING IS DEFECTIVE! MISSING SEVEN CHAPTERS!

Would you try another book from Dashiell Hammett and/or William Dufris?

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ISSUE. THIS RECORDING IS DEFECTIVE!

What do you think your next listen will be?

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ISSUE. THIS RECORDING IS DEFECTIVE!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Dufris?

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ISSUE. THIS RECORDING IS DEFECTIVE!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

ANGER ABOUT THE DEFECTIVE RECORDING.

Any additional comments?

This recording is defective. It's missing seven chapters of the book. I reported this to Audible in October, 2012, and they still haven't corrected it. AND THEY STILL ARE OFFERING THE DEFECTIVE RECORDING FOR SALE! If you look at other comments, you can see that the defect has existed at least since July, 2011. AND YET AUDIBLE CONTINUES TO OFFER THE DEFECTIVE BOOK TO ITS UNSUSPECTING CUSTOMERS! Do I seem angry? Well, I am. I love the idea of Audible, but my experience with this book and their cavalier attitude and inadequate customer service has completely undermined my confidence in the accuracy and completeness of their recordings.

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36 of 37 people found this review helpful

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