Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler's second 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 â€™40s and â€™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 â€˜Farewell My Lovelyâ€™, Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florianâ€™s nightclub.
Just released from prison, Moose Malloy is looking for his old flame, red-haired Velma Valento, who he last saw eight years ago. Before Marlowe can blink, Malloy has smashed up the club, broken the managerâ€™s neck and headed out of the door.
Marlowe knows this mess is none of his business, but he has a hunch that he can find Velma.
He just has to hope that curiosity doesnâ€™t get him killed as well... Starring Toby Stephens, this fast-paced dramatisation is full of wisecracks and colourful characters, and retains all the charm and humour of Chandlerâ€™s stylish, suspenseful novel.
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- Format:eAudiobook MP3
- Run-time:1 hours 26 mins
- File size:79.28MB
- Publisher:AudioGO Ltd
- Publication Date:01/01/1900