Return of the Thin Manby Dashiell Hammett, Nicola Barber (Read by), Scott Brick (Read by), Peter Ganim (Read by)
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
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.
“Narrators Peter Ganim and Nicola Barber do capture the charming, boozy banter of Nick and Nora. . . . Scott Brick’s narration—crisp, properly hardboiled, and highly energized—creates a subtle, pleasing atmosphere for the proceedings. Acting as a sort of audio host, he compliments the actors with an on-point rat-a-tat delivery.”
- HighBridge Company
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Unabridged; 7.25 hours
- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Meet the Author
Nicola Barber is an Audie Award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in television and radio commercials and popular video games such as World of Warcraft. Nicola is also an Audie nominee in the Solo Female Narration category for her work on Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen and Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth.
Scott Brick has recorded over five hundred audiobooks, won over forty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and twice received Audie Awards for his work. Scott was chosen as Publishers Weekly's 2007 Narrator of the Year, and he has been named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.
Peter Ganim is an actor, director, and since 2005, a narrator of audiobooks. He lives in New York City.
- Date of Birth:
- May 27, 1894
- Date of Death:
- January 10, 1961
- Place of Birth:
- St. Mary, Maryland
- Place of Death:
- New York
- Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
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First...the main issue: This is not a book, not a novel. It's a Screenplay with narrative preface and footnotes. I was very disappointed that this was not really emphasized in any area on this page. I got it on a special, which was reduced from the amount shown here. Still, it's terribly misleading and I deleted it after one reading.
love the nick and nora mysteries
Had nothing to do with story. It was a fragmented and oft repeated mish-mosh of Hammett's alcoholism and the struggles he had with MGM? I wasn't about to buy a "pig in a poke"
This is not a novel it's a screen play and not a very good one at that
These are screenplays - not novels. So they read a bit different from a novel; there are stage directions and <insert actor description here> tags. However, they are pretty good screenplays and read really well. I found them to be interesting and a good read. It's fun to see where the movies varied from the original screenplay.
Did all the talented writers get killed in WWI? I've read better stories that came out of a sophomore high school play.
story text. Also bad format with repeat paragraphs. had this hapoen with other samples where all of sample was p r and list of works and hype from reviews