By EW Staff
Updated April 26, 1991 at 04:00 AM EDT

Too busy to read? No problem. Just drop this newly released audiocassette into the player and let someone else do the reading for you. You don’t even have to take your hands off the steering wheel to turn the pages.

In this adaptation of Perchance To Dream, Robert B. Parker’s sequel to Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, Elliot Gould offers a Philip Marlowe who is world-weary to the point of exhaustion. So slow is much of the going that listeners will have ample opportunity to imagine how Parker’s Chandlerisms might sound in the hands of another actor. C+