The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep

Format:  CD/Spoken Word,

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Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc

Publish Date: May 2011

ISBN-13: 9781408427538

ISBN-10: 1408427532

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A brand-new BBC Radio full-cast dramatization of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye Philip Marlowe. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out for him--and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse.

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Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Publish Date: May 2011
ISBN-13: 9781408427538
ISBN-10: 1408427532
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.6 x 0.4 x 4.9

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Biography of Chandler, Raymond

Born in Chicago but raised in England, where he studied the classics, Raymond Chandler had early jobs as a reporter for English newspapers. He also worked as an accountant, bookkeeper, and auditor. But his first love was writing, and from 1933 to his death, Chandler was a professional writer. In addition to novels and short stories, Chandler wrote screenplays. He won two academy awards, for Double Indemnity (1944) and The Blue Dahlia (1946). Urban America's darker side fascinated Chandler as a place where the promise of America has gone wrong, corrupted by greed, money, and power.

Into this setting Chandler places detective Philip Marlowe, a disillusioned idealist made cynical by what he sees on the streets of Los Angeles. Chandler is said to demonstrate the imaginative possibilities of the detective story as he transforms the genre from formulaic puzzlement to cultural inquiry.

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Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the '40's and '50's is as beautiful as a ripe fruit - and rotten to the core. The Big Sleep finds the world-weary, wisecracking investigator consulted by a wealthy family man with two big problems: his children. Carmen Sternwood has got herself mixed up with a blackmailer, while Vivian has managed to mislay her husband, ex-bootlegger Rusty Regan. Old, ailing General Sternwood hires Marlowe to take care of things - but it's not too long before the bodies start piling up.

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