The Maltese Falcon

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100028550
Released: May 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792758860
Narrator/s: William Dufris
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The Maltese Falcon is the definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre. It introduces legendary PI Sam Spade, a loner who follows his own code and the rules of the street as he zeros in on his partner's killer and the famous jewel-encrusted bird. Humphrey Bogart immortalized the tough-guy detective in the classic 1941 film.

Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2012

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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Narrator(s): William Dufris
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Released: May 28, 2019
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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
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Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
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Professional reviews

"Perhaps better known as a movie than a book, The Maltese Falcon set a standard for tough-guy detective whodunits. This presentation is more radio dramatization than audiobook reading. The stage is set by the soulful tones of a tenor sax lyrically painting a mournful picture of fog-bound San Francisco, steeped in death and deceit. Reader William Dufris is a one-man band, covering the entire cast of diverse characters with unbelievable ease. His shifts from tough Sam Spade to the damsel in distress to any of a host of bad guys is just short of amazing. Some may find his presentation of the leading lady close to overacting, and he does stretch to find unique voices for the minor players, but, overall, this is a top notch presentation. T.J.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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