The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler, has long stood as the noir potboiler by which all other noir should be judged.
TODAY ONLY (11/3/15), the Audible audiobook edition, narrated by the award-winning Ray Porter, is available as an Audible Daily Deal for just $2.95. Note that the full price is shown beneath the book’s title on its product page, but the discounted Daily Deal price is shown in the ‘buy now’ box.
When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.
One Amazon reviewer says:
“THE BIG SLEEP reads with tremendous speed and power, creating a portrait of a seamy world ruled by bisexual pornographers, purring hitmen, cheap hoods, and enameled dames determined to have their way no matter what–a fascinating collection of everything small and mean and gutter common. At the same time, it also presents a surprising degree of integrity in the midst of the corruption: Marlowe won’t sell out, no matter what the bribe, and behind their various masks the hardbitten Vivien Sternwood, mysterious Mona Mars, and small-time Harry Jones have enough courage, loyalty, and unexpected integrity to win your respect.”