The Gutting of Couffignal

Read by Winston Tharp

(4.4 stars; 28 reviews)

Dashiell Hammett’s hardboiled detective is assigned by his agency to guard a stash of wedding presents on an exclusive Bay Area island. Just as he settles in for what he thinks will be a boring break from the pursuit of bad guys, the lights go out and the sounds of gunfire and explosions shatter the quiet of the night. A military style assault on the island ‘s rich residents is underway, and only the Continental Op can stop it! - Summary by Winston Tharp (1 hr 8 min)


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Enjoyable and Light Short Story

(5 stars)

Fun listening-great narration. I enjoy listening to this while doing dishes or crafting.

(5 stars)

Love this guys voice - It’s like James Stewart reading Hammett. Fantastic.

(5 stars)

Winston Tharpe is excellent, just right for the succinct, leanly written Continental Op.

excellent as usual! the original, the best.

(5 stars)

great Short story well read!