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    • Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Keith Alan Deutsch, Erle Stanley Gardner, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Oliver Wyman, Alan Sklar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Black Mask 3: The Maltese Falcon - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Dashiell Hammett, Frederic Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Black Mask Audio Magazine, Volume 1

    • Classic Hard-Boiled Tales from the Original Black Mask
    • By: Hugh B. Cave, Paul Cain, Frederick Nebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Hollywood Theater of the Ear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the1930s and '40s, Black Mask was the single most important magazine for the modern mystery field. Here writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Stanley Gardner reshaped the established view of mystery fiction, creating the "hard-boiled" private eye. Now this series resurrects from those pages the toughest of tough detectives in sonic dramatizations from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Hunter and Other Stories

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase, Stephen Bowlby, Brian Holsopple, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Dashiell Hammett is best known as both pioneer and master of American hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen and a half stories both affirm that reputation and present him in a different light. Along with the full-length treatments On the Make and The Kiss-Off, this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly a great book, but VERY BAD narration.

    • By Tomi K. on 04-01-17

    Regular price: £20.79