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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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  • "A few gems in here."

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    1. Gotta get me a horse
    This first story was a war comedy about a cowboy getting in the Navy and taking his saddle with him, hoping for a horse somehow. He finally gets his wish when a sickly colt is found on a South Seas Island. He raises the colt and sends it home with a circus that was visiting them. Charming Jimmy Stewart.


    2. Destry Rides again
    The radio show of the Western movie with Jimmy playing the new Sheriff and Joan Blondell playing the Marlene Dietrich part of Frenchie, the bar maid with a heart of gold. Well done.


    3. Madame X
    The movie version I know is with Lana Turner. This one is with Jimmy as the son and Ann Rutherford his mother. This story is about a woman who abandons her husband and son. The husband refuses to give her a divorce because he wants to be a judge some day. He also refuses to let her see her son, even when he almost dies as a child. She becomes a singer and is blackmailed by a man who discovers her true identity. She kills him in order to protect her son. Jimmy is assigned her as his first case as a lawyer.



    4. Magic Town
    This was a lame Jane Wyman and Jimmy Stewart story about a town with the exact demographics for a polling service.



    5. Moon’s our home
    Carole Lombard and Jimmy Stewart make a wonderful couple who pretend to be someone else. Jimmy is an author and Carole a movie star. Once they realize who they really are will their marriage last?




    6. No Highway in the Sky
    A story of a scientist who figures out the life of an airplane which no one will accept his analysis as he tries to prevent a crash. Not much fun.





    7. The Stratton Story


    Like the movie version. June Allyson plays his wife. This is the story of a farm boy who becomes a baseball pitcher until he loses his leg in a hunting accident. His return to baseball is inspirational. Based on a true story.


    8. Single Crossing
    Myrna Loy plays Jimmy’s foil in this comedy. William Powell was supposed to do the part but was ill and Jimmy filled in. This is the story of mistaken identity on a ship to Hawaii. Very cute and clever.



    9. Calling Northside 777
    Like the movie, Jimmy plays a reporter who tries to prove an inmate’s innocence. Based on a true story.


    10. Suspense: Consequence
    Unusual story of a Doctor in a loveless marriage who when a fire gives him an opportunity to escape his life, he takes it. His wife happens upon him and refuses to let him be so he plans to kill her. What happens next is great.


    11. Suspense: Mission Completed
    This story was on the Pearl Harbor Anniversary and is about a man who survived a prisoner of war camp but can no longer move anything but his eyes. When he sees the guard who tortured him in the hospital flower shop, he begins to get his strength back in an attempt to kill his tormentor. Great twist at the end.


    12. Tailored by Toni
    Another story with Carole Lombard as the designer wife and Jimmy as a playwright. This one is cute but dated as Jimmy goes astray with an actress and Carole fixes things by staying home and keeping house.


    13. The Silver Whistle
    The story of a man who is not who he seems that helps the old folks into feeling better and younger about their lives. Not the greatest.


    This collection is worth the small cost if you enjoy radio plays. Nostalgia at it’s best.
    There were some stutters on the tape, but for the most part I had no trouble hearing it.

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    Jimmy Stewart - Radio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jimmy Stewart
    • Narrated By Jimmy Stewart
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    This collection features 13 of the best radio performances by one of America's most beloved stars.

    Kristi says: "A few gems in here."
  • "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!"
  • "Tender story about a man getting hi..."

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    Would you try another book from Robert Heinlein and/or the narrator?

    I have read Heinlein before and his books are great or terrible. I enjoyed this one as it was simple and poignant.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Satisfied.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    The characters were well made. I liked the thinking that in the future we would have so many rockets that carnivals would have them to give you a pretend ride. Simple but only the big parks can do that. Disneyworld and Kennedy Space Center come to mind.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, it would not make a good movie. Not enough action or plot to expand to a full movie.


    Any additional comments?

    A story about a pioneer in the space agency with a bad heart who finally gets his wish to be in space.

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    Dimension X: Requiem (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (23 mins)
    • By Robert Heinlein
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    A dying tycoon wants to live out his final days on the Moon. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 22, 1951.

    James says: "Needs better audio"
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    Ken says: "amazing"
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    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Fran Striker
    • Narrated By Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Agnes Moorehead, and others
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    Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930. This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - "Revenge on the Shadow" and "The Hospital Murders" - from previously lost transcription records. This 9-hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival.

  • Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection  by Orson Welles Narrated by Orson Welles

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    Novie says: "It's a time capsule! I love it!"
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    The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.

  • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows  by Raymond Chandler, Gene Levitt, Robert Mitchell, Mel Dinelli, Kathleen Hite, Parley Baer Narrated by Gerald Mohr, Jeff Corey, Howard McNear

    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows

    • ORIGINAL (48 hrs and 27 mins)
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    Bob says: "Great well acted noir, with superior stories"
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  • War of the Worlds (Dramatized)  by Orson Welles Narrated by Orson Welles

    War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Orson Welles
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
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    On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.

    Ken says: "The classic that shook the world"
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized)  by Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles

    Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles
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    Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.

    R. Compton says: "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"
  • X Minus One: Hostess (Dramatized)  by Isaac Asimov

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    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
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    Melody says: "Old radio program"
  • Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Oldtime Radio Shows  by Radio Revival Narrated by Old Time Radio

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    Gonzalo says: "Worth the listen if you know what you're getting."
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  • The Best of Mercury Theater with Orson Welles: The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials  by PDQ Audioworks Narrated by Orson Welles

    The Best of Mercury Theater with Orson Welles: The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By PDQ Audioworks
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  • The Shop Around the Corner: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Guild Theater Narrated by James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan

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    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars. It aired on September 29, 1940.

  • The Shadow: Unearthly Specters  by Walter Gibson Narrated by Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Agnes Moorehead, Margot Stevenson, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews

    The Shadow: Unearthly Specters

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  • Suspense: Tales Well Calculated  by Blake Edwards, Antony Ellis, E. Jack Neuman, Gil Doud, Morton Fine, David Friedkin Narrated by Dana Andrews, Richard Widmark, Joseph Cotton, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Crawford, Dennis Day

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  • Classic Radio's Greatest Shows, Vol. 1  by Hollywood 360 Narrated by various performers

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    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By various performers
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    The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1

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    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Howard Duff, full cast
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    Dashiell Hammett created the character Sam Spade for his crime story The Maltese Falcon. Spade was a hard-boiled detective with cold detachment, a keen eye for detail, and an unflinching determination to exact his own justice. For most people, Spade is most closely associated with actor Humphrey Bogart, who played him in the third and most famous film version of The Maltese Falcon. In 1946 one of radio's top producers, William Spier, brought Sam Spade to the airwaves in a radio show starring newcomer Howard Duff.

  • Dimension X: Adventures in Time & Space  by Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut Narrated by Staats Cotsworth, Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, Bill Lipton, Berry Kroeger, Jan Miner, Joan Alexander

    Dimension X: Adventures in Time & Space

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    • By Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut
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