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The Black-Eyed Blonde [Audio]

Philip Marlowe Novels

By Benjamin Black, Dennis Boutsikaris (Read by)

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Format: CD-Audio
Other Information: Relay time: 480min; 7 Units
Published In: United States, 01 March 2014
Raymond Chandler's incomparable private eye is back, pulled by a seductive young heiress into the most difficult and dangerous case of his career

"It was one of those summer Tuesday afternoons when you begin to wonder if the earth has stopped revolving. The telephone on my desk had the look of something that knows it's being watched. Traffic trickled by in the street below, and there were a few pedestrians, too, men in hats going nowhere."

So begins The Black-Eyed Blonde, a new novel featuring Philip Marlowe yes, that Philip Marlowe. Channeling Raymond Chandler, Benjamin Black has brought Marlowe back to life for a new adventure on the mean streets of Bay City, California. It is the early 1950s, Marlowe is as restless and lonely as ever, and business is a little slow. Then a new client is shown in: young, beautiful, and expensively dressed, she wants Marlowe to find her former lover, a man named Nico Peterson. Marlowe sets off on his search, but almost immediately discovers that Peterson's disappearance is merely the first in a series of bewildering events. Soon he is tangling with one of Bay City's richest families and developing a singular appreciation for how far they will go to protect their fortune.

Only Benjamin Black, a modern master of the genre, could write a new Philip Marlowe novel that has all the panache and charm of the originals while delivering a story that is as sharp and fresh as today's best crime fiction.

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About the Author

Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville. The author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of Quirke novels-including Christine Falls, Vengeance, and Holy Orders-he lives in Dublin.Dennis Boutsikaris, winner of AudioFile Magazine's 2010 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense, has recorded more than 100 audiobooks. His critically-acclaimed work has garnered four Golden Earphone awards and two Best Voices of the Year Awards from AudioFile Magazine and five Audies from the Audio Publishers of America.

Reviews

"Boutsikaris does a standout job of bringing Black's characters to life. Thug or cop, heiress or moll, he gives them all distinct voices that fit well with the book's Chandleresque prose and dialogue." - "Publisher's Weekly" "Dennis Boutsikaris narrates with marvelous aplomb. He nails the cool but inviting tone, the clipped tempo, the razor and the velvet of such a tale. He differentiates between characters without overacting, and does a more than passable female - shades of Lauren Bacall, in fact. This is a perfect weekend listen." - "AudioFile Magazine" "Black's dialogue is spot-on, as is David Boutsikaris' perfectly paced performance." - "BookPage" "An ear treat that's solidly constructed, highly entertaining, and unquestionably Chandleresque." - "Mystery Scene" "Boutsikaris does a standout job of bringing Black's characters to life. Thug or cop, heiress or moll, he gives them all distinct voices that fit well with the book's Chandleresque prose and dialogue." --Publisher's Weekly"Dennis Boutsikaris narrates with marvelous aplomb. He nails the cool but inviting tone, the clipped tempo, the razor and the velvet of such a tale. He differentiates between characters without overacting, and does a more than passable female - shades of Lauren Bacall, in fact. This is a perfect weekend listen." --AudioFile Magazine"Black's dialogue is spot-on, as is David Boutsikaris' perfectly paced performance." --BookPage"An ear treat that's solidly constructed, highly entertaining, and unquestionably Chandleresque." --Mystery Scene Boutsikaris does a standout job of bringing Black's characters to life. Thug or cop, heiress or moll, he gives them all distinct voices that fit well with the book's Chandleresque prose and dialogue. Publisher's Weekly Dennis Boutsikaris narrates with marvelous aplomb. He nails the cool but inviting tone, the clipped tempo, the razor and the velvet of such a tale. He differentiates between characters without overacting, and does a more than passable female shades of Lauren Bacall, in fact. This is a perfect weekend listen. AudioFile Magazine Black's dialogue is spot-on, as is David Boutsikaris' perfectly paced performance. BookPage An ear treat that's solidly constructed, highly entertaining, and unquestionably Chandleresque. Mystery Scene" Boutsikaris does a standout job of bringing Black's characters to life. Thug or cop, heiress or moll, he gives them all distinct voices that fit well with the book's Chandleresque prose and dialogue. "Publisher's Weekly" Dennis Boutsikaris narrates with marvelous aplomb. He nails the cool but inviting tone, the clipped tempo, the razor and the velvet of such a tale. He differentiates between characters without overacting, and does a more than passable female shades of Lauren Bacall, in fact. This is a perfect weekend listen. "AudioFile Magazine" Black's dialogue is spot-on, as is David Boutsikaris' perfectly paced performance. "BookPage" An ear treat that's solidly constructed, highly entertaining, and unquestionably Chandleresque. "Mystery Scene"" "Boutsikaris does a standout job of bringing Black's characters to life. Thug or cop, heiress or moll, he gives them all distinct voices that fit well with the book's Chandleresque prose and dialogue." - "Publisher's Weekly"" ""Dennis Boutsikaris narrates with marvelous aplomb. He nails the cool but inviting tone, the clipped tempo, the razor and the velvet of such a tale. He differentiates between characters without overacting, and does a more than passable female - shades of Lauren Bacall, in fact. This is a perfect weekend listen." - "AudioFile Magazine"" ""Black's dialogue is spot-on, as is David Boutsikaris' perfectly paced performance." - "BookPage"" ""An ear treat that's solidly constructed, highly entertaining, and unquestionably Chandleresque." - "Mystery Scene"

EAN: 9781427233363
ISBN: 1427233365
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Dimensions: 15.5 x 17.5 x 2.8 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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