Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s fifth Philip Marlowe mystery.Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.In ‘The Little Sister’, Orfamay Quest - small, neat and prissy-looking - has come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or leastways that’s what she tells Philip Marlowe, offering him a measly twenty bucks for the privilege.Marlowe’s feeling charitable – and that’s mistake number one. Orrin’s trail leads to luscious movie starlets, uppity gangsters, suspicious cops and corpses with ice picks jammed in their necks. When trouble comes calling, sometimes it’s best to pretend to be outStarring Toby Stephens, this evocative adaptation by Stephen Wyatt retains all the darkness and high drama of Chandler’s intense, enthralling noir novel.
Product InformationReader: Full Cast Running Time: 1hrs 26min Publisher: AudioGO Ltd Number of CDs: 2 File Quality: MP3 (256 kbps) Release Date: 27/10/2011 D/L ISBN: 9781408440544 CD ISBN: 9781408427675
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