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by Raymond Chandler

eBook The Little Sister (BBC Radio Collection) download ISBN: 0563524022
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: BBC Pubns (May 17, 2004)
Language: English
ePub: 1487 kb
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Rating: 4.6
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Category: Mystery
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The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries. The Little Sister: commissioned to find Orfamay Quest's missing brother, Marlowe is drawn into the glamorous film world of Hollywood.

The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries. Philip Marlowe is the archetypal noir detective: wisecracking and world weary, hard boiled yet honourable. This volume includes all eight dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's groundbreaking crime novels featuring his iconic hero. The Long Goodbye: Marlowe befriends a drunk named Terry Lennox but comes to regret doing him a favour.

The background is Hollywood, where everybody gives a performance and nothing is as it seems. Orrin Quest is missing and his little sister asks Marlowe to find him. But all our hero finds is corpses. Raymond Chandler's 1949 mystery thriller, dramatised by Bill Morrison and starring Ed Bishop as private eye Philip Marlowe. Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop. Dolores Gonzales: Toby Robins.

Toby Stephens is Raymond Chandler's fast-talking private eye Philip Marlowe. This series brings all the Philip Marlowe novels to Radio 4's Saturday Play. The Big Sleep 1939, Farewell My Lovely 1940, The High Window 1942, The Lady in the Lake 1943, The Little Sister 1949 and The Long Goodbye 1953, and two lesser known novels, Playback 1958 and Poodle Springs, unfinished at the time of his death in 1959. Toby Stephens is best known for playing megavillain Gustav Graves in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002) and Edward Fairfax Rochester in the BBC television adaptation of Jane Eyre (2006). The Little Sister Commissioned to find Orfamay Quest's missing brother, Marlowe is drawn into the glamorous film world of Hollywood. Philip Marlowe is the archetypal noir detective: wisecracking and world-weary, hardboiled yet honourable. The Long Goodbye Marlowe befriends a drunk named Terry Lennox, but comes to regret doing him a favour.

A collection of BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatizations of novels by Raymond Chandler. Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and was educated at Dulwich College, London and studied international law in France and Germany. Prime Book Box for Kids. Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months.

The Little Sister is a 1949 novel by Raymond Chandler, his fifth featuring the private investigator Philip Marlowe. The story is set in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. The novel centres on the younger sister of a Hollywood starlet and has several scenes involving the film industry

The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries.

by Raymond Chandler The Little Sister. by Raymond Chandler A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe.

by Raymond Chandler A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe.

Ed Bishop stars as Philip Marlowe in this powerfully atmospheric BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Raymond Chandler's novel about the cynical, world-weary, wise cracking shamus whose honesty in a dishonest world sent him down the mean streets again and again in search of some kind of justice. The case of a missing brother from some two-bit Kansas town didn't look like Marlowe's best shot at the big time. But pretty soon it turned out that this particular brother had the embarrassing habit of knowing guys who finished up on the wrong end of an ice-pick. Until, that is, he did too.
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Chandler never wrote frothy stuff, but this one is grim. "You're not human tonight, Marlowe" our hero tells himself as he deals with an unpleasant client, an unappealing victim, and (God help him) the Bay City Police Department. Chandler fans will remember the BCPD from FAREWELL, MY LOVELY. At the end of that book, Bay City is purged. A new mayor and police chief are installed and honest cops are rehired. It didn't last, of course. The culture of corruption runs deep in places like Bay City and it takes more than cosmetic changes to make a difference.

Phillip Marlowe is the natural heir to the crown of Sherlock Holmes. Like Holmes, he's usually found poking his nose into places without much prospect of being paid. He grouses about being broke, but you wonder how the hell he stays afloat at all. Even the measly twenty bucks that Orfamay Quest is prepared (reluctantly) to hand over for his services doesn't end up in his wallet. How DOES he live?

Orfamay is a mousy, dowdy girl from Manhattan, Kansas who's blown into town to try to find her missing brother Orrin. She's prim and stingy and sexless and about as far from being Marlowe's kind of woman as she can get. She doesn't think much of him either, but her brother has dropped out of sight and she wants to find him. After all, a little sister would be worried about her older brother who moved to the big, bad city and then stopped writing, wouldn't she?

The whole Quest clan could rightly be called odd. Marlowe tags them as "sanctimonious" and that hits the nail on the head. A meaningless reference to Salt Lake City seems to have been thrown in to hint that they are Mormons. It's unlikely that the British-raised Chandler would have been a fan of the Latter Day Saints. They are a strictly American phenomenon and an acquired taste.

There's a doctor with a mysterious past and some strange patients. There are two beautiful actresses. Marlowe likes beautiful dames and they like him, but he isn't sure exactly how they fit in to this crime. In Orfamay, he has a client who seems to be working against him as often as not. Anyone but Marlowe would throw up his hands and pack it in, but he has to keep going to see what's around the next curve. Poor Marlowe. He's not human tonight.

Chandler was a superb writer and Phillip Marlowe is a fascinating character, but steel yourself for some dark stuff before you start this one. Marlowe's California wasn't beach boys and sunshine, but a land of transients who have brought their troubles with them. And not even Marlowe can make things right.
Yellow Judge
Don't buy the Kindle edition. Important part of the book is completely left out. Amazon must do better policing the kindle additions they sell as this is not the first time this has happened to me. Also, the typos in many of the kindle books are making me question whether to buy anymore Kindle books.
The Little Sister is the fifth entry in Chandler's Philip Marlowe series. This is a good read and recommended for fans of the genre, I will warn you that it is no Farewell, My Lovely or The Big Sleep. There is an overall tone of loneliness in The Little Sister as Marlowe crosses paths with gangsters, blackmailers, hop heads, and starlets all for an eccentric young girl looking for her brother. The dialogue and stream of consciousness style are well done and as usual very witty. Chandler also delivers a scathing critique on the film industry which is not to be missed.
Yet, there is something missing when one compares this to his other works. The level of suspense does not seem to be quite there as it was in previous entries. Marlowe seems a bit tired. However, this is worth a read, especially if you have read previous entries. If you enjoy this I would recommend the illustrated edition, and the film adaptation from 1969 (called "Marlowe) starring James Garner.
Ok, it is soft core porn from the 1940's. All of Raymond Chandler's work borders on cynicism and thinly veiled eroticism. The cover tells it all. But, that is not that bad. Basically that is the Raymond Chandler formula for all of those Bogart/Bacall movies. The chemistry between Bogart and Bacall made you enjoy it. "You know how to whistle, don't you Steve?" That is enough reason to try this book, yet another of the same formula and enjoy the ride. Only, it is not as good without the Bogart family.
The L.A. in this book is a hollow and soulless place with empty, despairing people. Chandler writes noir, with whiskey breakfasts and corpses and nyphomaniacs, where the quest for justice is always dangerous, hard work. But he describes a washed out functionary he has to pass by as 'what happens when people trade life for existence and ambition for security.' Many of the inhabitants of his city have sold out for meaningless things, while others lurk in the shadows, taking savage shortcuts to nowhere. Authority toadies corruptly to money. Marlowe reels off a scathing indictment of the place to Dolores, who replies that it's like that in most big cities, making him describe what makes this city less than any other. Marlowe has the moral standing to point this out. His difficulties often stem from his own sense of obligation to his client, which makes him unwilling to do the easy thing if it would mean betrayal. Read this book, in other words!
The writings of Raymond Chandler are among America's true cultural treasures. His well sculpted characters and twisting plots are what we have come to expect from him. However, it is Chandler's superb prose and wit that sets him apart and puts sparks on the page.. The dialog in a Chandler novel or short story is some of the best ever written by an American author. "The Little Sister " is excellent.

There is no room for nitpicking here. The man is a master.
Paul Sullivan