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John Lampasas, TX, United States
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  • "Good Old-Time Detective Show"

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    Where does Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Old Time Radio - 122 Shows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The show itself is great. The first episode was so fuzzy as to be almost unlistenable. But the remaining chapters seem okay so far.


    What other book might you compare Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Old Time Radio - 122 Shows to and why?

    Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade


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    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"
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  • The Shadow: Knight of Darkness

    "Shadow without Orson Welles"

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    They were good, but I definitely like The Shadow much more with Orson Welles doing the part.

T-Marie

T-Marie Grand Blanc, MI, United States 10-08-11
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  • "The stories are great, but they're ..."

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    This recording may be an hour long, but it consists of (1) a 15 minute introduction to the series, which is helpful and interesting; (2) the first 15-minute episode; (3) another 15 minutes talking about the show (not very interesting, some I disagreed with, and some I found offensive); and (4) another 15 minute episode. The episodes are wonderful and remind me of the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich... right down to the brusk cop/love interest! I wish they'd offer more episodes and less commentary, but it's still worth the price.

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    Audio Archive Presents Candy Matson, Yukon 28209, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Monty Masters
    • Narrated By Bill Mills, Natalie Parks
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    More audio adventures of radio's greatest and funniest female private detective! Two complete radio shows plus special commentary. "Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209, starring Natalie Parks is considered the best of radio's female private eyes. Bright, sparkling and witty, Candy Matson features the sharpest dialogue this side of the William Powell-Myrna Loy "Thin Man" movies.

    T-Marie says: "The stories are great, but they're only 1/2 of it."

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  • 4.3 (42 ratings)

    Case of the Vanishing Shells

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on February 2, 1951.

  • 4.3 (41 ratings)

    Case of the Malevolent Medic

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on February 23, 1951.

  • 4.3 (39 ratings)

    Case of the Disappearing Diamonds

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on March 9, 1951.

  • 4.3 (39 ratings)

    Case of the Party for Death

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on February 16, 1951.

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  • 4.6 (22 ratings)

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By CBS Enterprises, Inc.
    • Narrated By Bob Bailey, Vincent Price
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    (15)
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    Johnny Dollar, also known as "the man with the action-packed expense account", entertained audiences with his adventures as a freelance insurance investigator beginning in 1949. Now he may have tallied his last expense report for his listeners in 1962, but thanks to the help of Radio Spirits, Johnny Dollar is once again on the case. He travels to exotic locales such as Tahiti and, in "The Price of Fame Matter", to Paris, where he's able to lend Vincent Price a helping hand.

  • 4.3 (19 ratings)

    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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    (19)
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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"
  • 4.3 (19 ratings)

    The Green Hornet and Kato

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Green Hornet, Inc
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    A man at the Daily Sentinel has a secret. Tucked inside a seemingly abandoned building he's hiding a garage, a Black Beauty of a car, and a secret identity. He is Britt Reid, the "daring young publisher" who "matches wits with the underworld" as The Green Hornet! The Hornet also has a secret weapon: Kato. As smart as he is loyal, Reid's faithful valet is a skilled martial artist and chemist. Together, they risk their lives battling against criminals and racketeers.

    Larry says: "A great set of stories! Brilliant!"
  • 4.4 (17 ratings)

    The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes and Baconian Cipher: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Episode #26

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Anthony Boucher, Denis Green
    • Narrated By Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
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    On a holiday in a small Balkan country, Holmes and Watson observe the execution of the beautiful opera singer, Lilly Rhena, who was accused of spying. Yet shortly after her demise, she visits the detective and his companion in their hotel suite. Can Holmes and Watson unravel the mystery without putting their own lives in peril?

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  • 4.3 (16 ratings)

    Murder in the Casbah and The Tankerville Club: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Episode #13

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Anthony Boucher, Denis Green
    • Narrated By Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
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    A young friend of Dr. Watson’s faces certain death in a duel with Colonel Sebastian Moran. The young man was accused of cheating at cards, but Holmes knows murder is in the making!

    Diane says: "Couldn't finish it even though it's an hour"
  • 4.4 (15 ratings)

    Death in the Dark

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Green Hornet
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    This episode of The Green Hornet first aired on August 31, 1946.

    Larry says: "A Great Suicide Murder Case!"
  • 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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    (6)
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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.

    Marilyn says: "What a treat"
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles
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    Sir John Gielgud stars as Sherlock Holmes with Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. John's brother, Val Gielgud, the celebrated mystery author and producer, directs several episodes and co-stars in one of them... as Sherlock's brother! As a finishing touch, Orson Welles plays the evil Moriarty. The shows created by this very special team are possibly the greatest Sherlock Holmes radio programs ever produced. This set features all sixteen episodes in their most complete surviving examples - taken from what currently exists of the syndication masters.

  • 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
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (18)

    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"
  • Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Oldtime Radio Shows

    • ORIGINAL (66 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Radio Revival
    • Narrated By Old Time Radio
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    (15)
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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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  • Dragnet Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1: 39 Commercial-Free Episodes

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jack Webb
    • Narrated By Jack Webb
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    The story you are about to hear is true... This famous line opened each weekly episode of one of the most popular radio dramas of all time: Dragnet. In this exclusive commercial free 39-episode collection from 1949-1950, join Sergeant Joe Friday and his partners as they follow a system of coordinated measures (the dragnet) for apprehending criminals or suspects. As always, each episode ends with the results of the trial after the criminals are apprehended.

  • The Shadow: Unearthly Specters

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Walter Gibson
    • Narrated By Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others
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    (4)
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    (3)
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    Radio Spirits presents The Shadow, in 18 digitally remastered episodes of the series eeriest exploits. You will join The Shadow, goaded by ghosts and vexed by snakes, as he battles strange and supposedly supernatural foes.

    Cliff says: "The Shadow.. A walk down memory lane."
  • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1: Classic Radio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Gerald Mohr
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    Raymond Chandler'scelebrated hard-boiled private eye, Philip Marlowe, made his radio debut in 1945 on the Lux Radio Theatre with "Murder, My Sweet", starring Dick Powell. Two years later, NBC brought the character to the air in his own weekly series starring Van Heflin: The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe. A summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show, the series was short-lived, ending September 9,1947. CBS revived it in 1948 with TheAdventures of Philip Marlowe, starring Gerald Mohr.

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

    • ORIGINAL (49 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Blake Edwards
    • Narrated By Dick Powell, Virginia Gregg
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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"
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  • Frozen Frights, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Icebox Radio Theater
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    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    "You never think to look at the weather when you ice fish." So begins one man's amazing journey onto frozen lakes of Minnesota. Trapped by a vicious storm, a fisherman holds on against the horrifying thing that comes for him out of the storm.

    Ann Reeves says: "Great Frozen Tales"
  • The Saint: Solves the Case

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Leslie Charteris
    • Narrated By Vincent Price, Tom Conway, Denis Green
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    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    The Saint - the hero of 100 thrilling yarns of breathless adventure and mystery. The Robin Hood of modern crime, the 20th century's gayest buccaneer. Vincent Price, Tom Conway and Denis Green, in a rare never-before-available audition recording, star as the suave Simon Templar - poised in the presence of ladies, cool when confronted with danger. Well-known to both the criminals and the common man, his services are frequently sought, his involvement quickly detected, and his cases promptly solved.

  • 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.

  • Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

    • ORIGINAL (60 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Orson Welles
    Overall
    (51)
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    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    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.

    Sandy says: "Sixty Hours of great radio Plays"
  • Dragnet Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1: 39 Commercial-Free Episodes

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jack Webb
    • Narrated By Jack Webb
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    The story you are about to hear is true... This famous line opened each weekly episode of one of the most popular radio dramas of all time: Dragnet. In this exclusive commercial free 39-episode collection from 1949-1950, join Sergeant Joe Friday and his partners as they follow a system of coordinated measures (the dragnet) for apprehending criminals or suspects. As always, each episode ends with the results of the trial after the criminals are apprehended.

  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 1: Classic Radio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Bob Bailey, full cast
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    First heard on network radio in 1948, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar chronicled the adventures of freelance insurance investigator Johnny Dollar, "the man with the action-packed expense account."

    For 14 years, it was one of the most popular detective shows on the air, lasting until the final days of network radio drama in 1962. Each story started with a phone call from an insurance executive calling on Johnny Dollar to investigate an unusual claim. His investigations usually required him to travel to distant locales and often involved murder.

  • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1: Classic Radio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Gerald Mohr
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    Raymond Chandler'scelebrated hard-boiled private eye, Philip Marlowe, made his radio debut in 1945 on the Lux Radio Theatre with "Murder, My Sweet", starring Dick Powell. Two years later, NBC brought the character to the air in his own weekly series starring Van Heflin: The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe. A summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show, the series was short-lived, ending September 9,1947. CBS revived it in 1948 with TheAdventures of Philip Marlowe, starring Gerald Mohr.

  • The Whistler, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Bill Forman
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    The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. The Whistler was an ominous narrator who opened each episode with, "I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men andwomen who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."

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  • Who Goes There?: Suspense, Episode 17

    • ORIGINAL (35 mins)
    • By John C. Alsedek, Dana Perry-Hayes
    • Narrated By Steve Moulton, Sean Hackman
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    An Antarctic research expedition finds something frozen deep in the ice cap...something that is still alive. Adapted from the short story by John Campbell, it also stars Daniel Hackman, Rocky Cerda, Christopher Duva, Daamen Krall, Jeff Kirshner, and John C. Alsedek. 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!

  • The Hounds of Tindalos: Suspense, Episode 13

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By John C. Alsedek, Dana Perry-Hayes
    • Narrated By Christopher Duva, Daamen Krall
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    A researcher uses a mystical drug to travel backwards through time. But what he finds there is a horror beyond imagining. Adapted from the short story by Frank Belknap Long.

  • Wet Saturday: Suspense, Episode 15

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By John C. Alsedek, Dana Perry-Hayes
    • Narrated By Daamen Krall, Adrienne Wilkinson
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    On a rainy Saturday afternoon, a proper English family finds itself debating what to do with an uninvited guest on the sunporch.

  • Forest of the Dark Unbound: Suspense, Episode 16

    • ORIGINAL (24 mins)
    • By John C. Alsedek, Dana Perry-Hayes
    • Narrated By Catherine Kamei, Elizabeth Gracen
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    Bank tellers on the lam for theft and an accidental homicide flee to the wilds of upstate New York state, en route to Canada. But they aren't there alone...Also stars Dana Perry-Hayes, Daamen Krall, Rocky Cerda, Johnny Francis Wolf, and Eric Kelly. 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, and performed by our crack company of Hollywood talent, this new version of an old classic is well-calculated to keep you in...Suspense!

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  • Madeline's Veil: Suspense, Episode 14

    • ORIGINAL (24 mins)
    • By John C. Alsedek, Dana Perry-Hayes
    • Narrated By Dana Perry-Hayes, Rocky Cerda
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    A grieving torch singer returns to the nightclub in which she once worked, wearing a mourning veil as she waits night after night for the return of her lover...Also stars Adrienne Wilkinson, Daamen Krall, Elizabeth Gracen, and Steve Moulton. 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!