Return of the Thin Man

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD5070
Released: Oct 31, 2012
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ISBN: #9781611749090
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Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett's last-and most successful-novel. Following the enormous success of "The Thin Man" movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two full-length novellas for the films that became "After the Thin Man" and "Another Thin Man." Hammett brought back his classic characters, retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife Nora, in these two fully satisfying "Thin Man" stories, written with classic, barbed Hammett dialogue.Neither of these stories has been previously published (except for a partial in a small magazine 25 years ago). Now together in Return of the Thin Man, these hugely entertaining novellas are destined to remain essential listening for Hammett's millions of fans and a new generation of mystery lovers the world over.The recording features Peter Ganim as Nick, Nicola Barber as Nora, and Scott Brick as the narrator. Additional character voices are provided by Emily Bauer, Dan Bittner, Cynthia Darlow, Richard Ferrone, Eliza Foss, Emma Galvin, Johnny Heller, Pete Larkin, Bill Lobley, Carol Monda, Rich Orlow, Paula Parker, Vinnie Penna, with Zane Birdwell, Nathan Rosborough, Iris McElroy, Barbara Vlahides, Fametta Sawyer, Tim Bader, Tyrrell Harrell, Kevin Fecu, and Alan Winter.

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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Genre: Mystery

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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z100036043
Released: Oct 31, 2012
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611749106
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Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Genre: Mystery
Product Number EB00641009
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802194121

Professional reviews

"For fans of Dashiell Hammett--here's a dramatic audio presentation of two screen stories written as sequels to the movie THE THIN MAN. Previously unpublished, these stories were outlines for scriptwriters who developed the full screenplays for the next two movies in the series RETURN OF THE THIN MAN and ANOTHER THIN MAN. This dramatic presentation includes a full cast and a narration that provides screen directions. The vocalizations may seem a bit over-the-top for today's listeners but are appropriate for the era. Peter Ganim and Nicola Barber shine as the witty Nick and Nora Charles, and Scott Brick's narration securely anchors the story. Along with the enactments are commentaries that place these screen stories in context and provide welcome backstory. M.L.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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