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The Hunter and Other Stories

Dashiell Hammett

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 screen treatments On the Make (which became the movie Mr. Dynamite, 1935) and The Kiss-Off (the basis for City Streets, starring Sylvia Sydney and Gary Cooper, 1931), this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism. Collected and edited by Hammett's granddaughter, Julie Rivett, and noted Hammett scholar and biographer Richard Layman, The Hunter and Other Stories is a trove of priceless literary gems from an American master storyteller. Donna Postel reads the introduction, commentaries, and afterword; Ray Chase reads the sections “Crime” and “Screen Stories” and the appendix; Brian Holsopple reads the section “Men”; and Stephen Bowlby reads the section “Men and Women.”

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 screen treatments On the Make (which became the movie Mr. Dynamite, 1935) and The Kiss-Off (the basis for City Streets, starring Sylvia Sydney and Gary Cooper, 1931), this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism. Collected and edited by Hammett's granddaughter, Julie Rivett, and noted Hammett scholar and biographer Richard Layman, The Hunter and Other Stories is a trove of priceless literary gems from an American master storyteller. Donna Postel reads the introduction, commentaries, and afterword; Ray Chase reads the sections “Crime” and “Screen Stories” and the appendix; Brian Holsopple reads the section “Men”; and Stephen Bowlby reads the section “Men and Women.”
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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 screen treatments On the Make (which became the movie Mr. Dynamite, 1935) and The Kiss-Off (the basis for City Streets, starring Sylvia Sydney and Gary Cooper, 1931), this collection includes never before and rarely published stories that explore failed romance, courage in the face of uncertainty, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism. Collected and edited by Hammett's granddaughter, Julie Rivett, and noted Hammett scholar and biographer Richard Layman, The Hunter and Other Stories is a trove of priceless literary gems from an American master storyteller. Donna Postel reads the introduction, commentaries, and afterword; Ray Chase reads the sections “Crime” and “Screen Stories” and the appendix; Brian Holsopple reads the section “Men”; and Stephen Bowlby reads the section “Men and Women.”

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Chase, Stephen Bowlby, Brian Holsopple, Donna Postel

Length:

10h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

16:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:04:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:05:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:36