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Kristi

Kristi Milwaukie, OR, United States Member Since 2011

An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.

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  • "Very enjoyable production!"

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    Would you listen to SUSPENSE, Episode 1: Cool Air again? Why?

    Yes I would, it was very wonderfully done. Just like an old radio show. I am looking forward to other episodes of this series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The genuine creepiness of the tale of a lonely dying man and his kindly neighbor. Would you go out of your way to help a recluse?


    What about Adrienne Wilkinson and Daamen Krall ’s performance did you like?

    Their characterizations were spot on and made you care for them and their problems.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the girl realized he would die if she didn't get him help.


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    SUSPENSE, Episode 1: Cool Air

    • ORIGINAL (31 mins)
    • By John C. Alsedek, Dana Perry-Hayes
    • Narrated By Adrienne Wilkinson, Daamen Krall
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    A struggling young writer befriends a Spanish physician afflicted with a most unusual ailment- an aversion to heat. Adapted from the short story by H.P. Lovecraft, it also stars Christopher Duva and Dana Perry-Hayes. SUSPENSE is a revival of 'radio's outstanding theatre of thrills', which ran from 1942-1962. Featuring a mix of original scripts and adaptations of pulp-era short fiction, all performed by our crack company of Hollywood talent, this new version of an old classic is well-calculated to keep you in...SUSPENSE!

    Kristi says: "Very enjoyable production!"
  • "Great story about robots taking over!"

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    What made the experience of listening to X Minus One the most enjoyable?

    This short radio play was fun and fast paced. A man wants some away time from his wife so gets a robot that looks just like him to fill in while he is gone. Trouble is the robot doesn't want to be turned off and the trouble begins.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of X Minus One?

    When the star finds out what happened to the $10 thousand dollars they were saving for a vacation house. Great twist!


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love these old science fiction shows. Some of the best writers had their stories done on these formats and it's great fun to rediscover them.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely! Quick short listen.


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    X Minus One: Marionettes, Inc. (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
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    How can you escape your wife? Just buy a robot duplicate of yourself. Great idea? Maybe not. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on December 21, 1955.

    Kristi says: "Great story about robots taking over!"
  • "When is a mutiny not one?"

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    What made the experience of listening to The Weird Circle the most enjoyable?

    The story reminded me of Mutiny on the Bounty. What do you do when your Captain is crazy? Is it better to do the insane things he asks or put him off the ship and wait to be rescued? This is the basic plot.


    What other book might you compare The Weird Circle to and why?

    The Caine Mutiny. Same story, crazy captain and crew needs to justify their reasoning for the mutiny.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Good radio show, all are above par.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the two survivors of the boat reunite. Who will people believe?


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    The Weird Circle: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (25 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
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    The Weird Circle, featuring tales of terror and horror, aired from 1943-1947, mainly on the Mutual radio network. This episode was originally broadcast on September 19, 1943.

    Kristi says: "When is a mutiny not one?"
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