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Marilyn

Marilyn Lafayette, CO, United States Member Since 2012
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  • "What a treat"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are a member of the radio generation, this series represents the VERY BEST of that generation. I read all of the Nero Wolfe series, and as a child I listened to Sydney Greenstreet. Once again, I was transported through that aesthetic distance to the never-never land of the imagination.
    If you are not a member of the radio generation, try it. You might be shocked. You may find Greenstreet's renderings strange and/or wonderful. Who knows?


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    Parties for Death: Nero Wolfe

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Rex Stout
    • Narrated By Sydney Greenstreet, Wally Maher, Herb Ellis, and others
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    Nero Wolfe is "a gourmet who never walks when he can sit and never sits when he can lie down." Join Rex Stout's reclusive, overweight, orchid-loving super sleuth as masterfully portrayed by Sydney Greenstreet in this exciting radio series. Ever in search of a perfect meal and a cold bottle of beer, Wolfe often sends Archie Goodwin, his secretary and operative, in his stead. Archie, while trying to keep his well-known weakness for red heads in check, follows up on leads and does the leg work, setting up his brilliant boss to solve the case.

    Michael says: "OK Old Radio but not Rex Stout"
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The Talented Mr. Welles

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    Orson Welles, William Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Agnes Moorehead, Margot Stevenson, Marjorie Andersen, Grace Matthews

    The Shadow: Knight of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Orson Welles, William Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others
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    Radio Spirits is very pleased to present radio's greatest crime fighter, The Shadow, in this new collection of 18 digitally restored and remastered episodes selected from the classic series. Featuring Orson Welles, William Johnstone and Bret Morrison each in the title role, this set also includes the first release of two newly discovered and previously lost episodes starring Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston and The Shadow - "The Old People" and "The Vocie of the Trumpet".

    Ken says: "amazing"
  • A Sam Spade Audio Double-Feature Starring Howard Duff, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated By Bill Mills, Howard Duff
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    This Audio Archive presentation of The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, contains two complete, 30 minute,Sam Spade radio shows. Each episode is introduced by old radio aficionado and collector Bill Mills, who shares interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes and informative facts about the program and its stars.

  • 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)
    • By Raymond Chandler, Gene Levitt, Robert Mitchell, and others
    • Narrated By Gerald Mohr, Jeff Corey, Howard McNear
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    (24)
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    Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared, under that name, in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring the Marlowe character. It first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio and moved to CBS radio a few months later. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. While many fans of classic hard-boiled detective stories are familiar with Chandler's novels and short stories, few have heard these radio shows.

    Bob says: "Great well acted noir, with superior stories"
  • Brave New World (Dramatized)  by Aldous Huxley Narrated by Aldous Huxley

    Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Aldous Huxley
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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.

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

    Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

    • ORIGINAL (60 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Orson Welles
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
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    If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors.

    Novie says: "It's a time capsule! I love it!"
  • Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Oldtime Radio Shows  by Radio Revival Narrated by Old Time Radio

    Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Oldtime Radio Shows

    • ORIGINAL (66 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Radio Revival
    • Narrated By Old Time Radio
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    This is an collection of Inner Sanctum Mysteries, an oldtime radio show from the 1940s and 1950s. If you love a good horror story, you'll love these. You get all these (and many others plus more of the same genre):

    • Homicidal Maniac
    • The Tell-Tale Heart
    • Song of the Slasher
    • Murder Comes to Life
    • Death on the Highway
    • The Scream
    • Island of Death
    • Man From Yesterday
    • Color Blind Formula
    • Desert Death

    Gonzalo says: "Worth the listen if you know what you're getting."
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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

    Suspense: Tales Well Calculated

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Blake Edwards, Antony Ellis, E. Jack Neuman, and others
    • Narrated By Dana Andrews, Richard Widmark, Joseph Cotton, and others
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    Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic episodes of Suspense, one of radio's longest running and best mystery anthology series. This collection features programs from the early 1950's as produced and directed by Elliott Lewis.

  • 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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    (55)
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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"
  • Ray Bradbury Radio Dramas  by Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
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    This collection features four classic, dramatized Ray Bradbury stories: "To the Future", "And the Moon Be Still as Bright", "Dwellers in Silence", and "Marionettes, Inc."

    Jennie says: "Average"
  • 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
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
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    (3)
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    (3)
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    (2)

    Twelve of the best episodes from the original broadcasts of the Mercury Theater, featuring Orson Welles. Includes the original broadcast of War of the Worlds. Digitally re-mastered from the recordings of live, on -air performances by Orson Welles and the cast of the Mercury Theater.

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  • The Best of Duffy's Tavern: The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials  by Ed Gardner Narrated by Ed Gardner

    The Best of Duffy's Tavern: The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ed Gardner
    • Narrated By Ed Gardner
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    Duffy's Tavern, an American radio situation comedy which ran for 10 years, often featured top-name stage and film guest stars but always hooked those around the misadventures, get-rich-quick-scheming, and romantic missteps of the title establishment's malaprop-prone, metaphor-mixing manager, Archie, played by the writer/actor who co-created the show, Ed Gardner. In the show's familiar opening, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," either solo on an old-sounding piano or by a larger orchestra, was interrupted by the ring of a telephone....

  • The Bickersons, Volume One  by Philip Rapp Narrated by Don Ameche, Frances Langford

    The Bickersons, Volume One

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Philip Rapp
    • Narrated By Don Ameche, Frances Langford
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    The Bickersons reigned supreme for five years as America's favorite radio couple. Like their name suggests, they spent many a night bickering, mainly over the fact that Blanche has to suffer through John's buzz saw-like snoring. The interplay between husband and wife, as they sarcastically banter back and forth, is what makes this show so great and why listeners continue to praise this "combative comedy."

  • The Shadow: Radio Treasures  by Fran Striker Narrated by Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews

    The Shadow: Radio Treasures

    • 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.

  • Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Old Time Radio - 122 Shows  by Blake Edwards Narrated by Dick Powell, Virginia Gregg

    Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Old Time Radio - 122 Shows

    • ORIGINAL (49 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Blake Edwards
    • Narrated By Dick Powell, Virginia Gregg
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    Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).

    John says: "Good Old-Time Detective Show"
  • The Count of Luxembourg (






UNABRIDGED) by Franz Lehár Narrated by Olga Viklandt, Alexandra Yakovenko, Alexey Konsovsky, Alexander Pronin, Irina Mushtakova, Nikolay Ruban, Grigory Yaron

    The Count of Luxembourg

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Franz Lehár
    • Narrated By Olga Viklandt, Alexandra Yakovenko, Alexey Konsovsky, and others
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    Pozhiloj russkij knjaz' Vasilij Vasil'evich, vljubljonnyj v krasavicu-primadonnu opery Anzhel' Did'e, predlagaet Rene sdelku: graf vremenno zhenitsja na Anzhel', zatem spustja 3 mesjaca razvoditsja, posle chego knjaz' poluchaet vozmozhnost' sam zhenit'sja na razvedennoj grafine Anzhel' fon Ljuksemburg. Za jeto knjaz' obeshhaet Rene polmilliona frankov, no stavit neskol'ko uslovij.

  • Boston Blackie: Outside The Law  by Jack Boyle Narrated by Chester Morris, Richard Kollmar, Jan Miner, Tony Barrett, Maurice Tarplin, Lesley Woods

    Boston Blackie: Outside The Law

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jack Boyle
    • Narrated By Chester Morris, Richard Kollmar, Jan Miner, and others
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    A friend to those who have no friends, an enemy to those who make him an enemy! From out of the darkened streets of radio's imagination comes the legendary criminal-turned-crime-fighter Boston Blackie! Starring Chester Morris, radio's first Blackie - and Richard Kollmar, who became Blackie's true radio voice - here are 12 great episodes of this beloved crime thriller! Join co-stars Jan Miner, Tony Barrett, Maurice Tarplin, and Lesley Woods in capers of diamonds and double-cross, of black markets and blood stains.

  • Joe Bev in the Jungle: A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection, Volume 6  by Joe Bevilacqua, Philip Proctor, Pedro Pablo Sacristán Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Philip Proctor, Lorie Kellogg

    Joe Bev in the Jungle: A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection, Volume 6

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Joe Bevilacqua, Philip Proctor, Pedro Pablo Sacristán
    • Narrated By Joe Bevilacqua, Philip Proctor, Lorie Kellogg
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    Award-winning radio producer and voice actor Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a. Joe Bev, presents an hour of jungle adventure parodies.

  • Joe Bev in Outer Space: A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection, Volume 5  by Joe Bevilacqua, Carl Memling, Pedro Pablo Sacristán Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg

    Joe Bev in Outer Space: A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection, Volume 5

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Joe Bevilacqua, Carl Memling, Pedro Pablo Sacristán
    • Narrated By Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg
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    Award-winning radio producer and voice actor Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a. Joe Bev, presents an hour of sci-fi parodies.

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

    Classic Radio's Greatest Shows, Vol. 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By various performers
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    This collection contains 12 of the greatest radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charlezas Correll as Amos and Andy, Howard Duff as Detective Sam Spade, Tom Conway as the immortal Sherlock Holmes, Jim and Marian Jordon as Fibber McGee and Molly, Willard Waterman as the Great Gildersleeve, Eve Arden as Connie Brooks of Our Miss Brooks, William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, Charles Laughton in a terrifying episode of Suspense, plus many more!

  • The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1  by Hollywood 360 Narrated by Howard Duff, full cast

    The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • 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

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Staats Cotsworth, Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, and others
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    "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in the universe. While imagining the wonders of space exploration and the rise of technological advancements, they questioned whether we were prepared to encounter aliens, or even control the machines and weapons we'd built ourselves.