Oh, I liked
this audio production of The Maltese Falcon! I love those old-time radio shows with the manly-man private eye, the beautiful (but dangerous) dame, and that hard-boiled film noir attitude. This production was just dripping
with all of that, and I was completely captivated by it. It was a lot of fun to listen to.
I don't know that I necessarily loved the mystery in this story, I mean, it was fine
, but what I really enjoyed was the characters and setting of this book. The characters and the setting were so fleshed out, and I can totally see how Sam Spade could be the archetypical hard-boiled detective. Hammett's writing was also crisp, tight, and saturated with mood and style. In fact, as much as I loved this audio production, I almost wish I had read this book, because I would have loved to really spend time with Hammett's writing, I think. I will definitely read more Dashiell Hammett