The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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"Don't be too sure I'm as crooked as I'm supposed to be. That kind of reputation might be good business." -Samuel Spade, private investigator "Spade...is what most of the private detectives I worked with would like to have been and in their cockier moments thought they approached." -Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon first appeared in the pages of Black Mask magazine in 1929. Almost immediately it was acknowledged, not only as a great crime novel, but as an enduring masterpiece of American fiction. Sam Spade, its protagonist, is the archetypal touch, cynical P.I., "able," as his creator explained, "to take care of himself in any situation, able to get the best of anybody he comes in contact with, whether criminal, innocent by-stander or client." And what a client!-the irresistible and treacherous femme fatale Brigid O'Shaughnessy. Believing the book's vividly drawn characters and memorable dialogue cry out for theatrical treatment, Blackstone Audio commissioned this faithful dramatization by the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear, in which a brilliant cast brings to life all the excitement and suspense of Hammett's original in the playhouse of the mind.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433252525
143325252X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 18 min.)) : digital.

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Bududo
Feb 09, 2014

The Maltese Falcon is probably the best known of the Sam Spade stories. This is a real gem. The language, situations, and changes in fortune make this book an outstanding read.

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IV27HUjg
Oct 24, 2013

Audio in play form, not read by...lots of sound effects kind of jarred by ears. Hammett is considered the primo of early detective/crime writers. His life story is more interesting than his writing.

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