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Gonzalo

Gonzalo MIAMI, FL, United States Member Since 2006
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  • "Worth the listen if you know what y..."

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is a collection of radio dramas. It is very long because it contains most of the episodes of the series. I found it generally fun and worth the listen especially while doing mindless drudgery. It was easy to listen to without getting lost since it is a collection of half-hour episodes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Radio Revival? Why or why not?

    Yes, and I have. I love re-discovering these old radio shows.


    What aspect of Old Time Radio’s performance would you have changed?

    The shows are very old and in some cases not well preserved. Old Time Radio should spend some resources in restoring the sound. some episodes are unintelligible. Frankly with so many episodes, they could have left some of the worst preserved out. Also, the shows include the advertising in the original episodes. Its interesting to hear the commercials and sponsors of days gone by but not when they are in every single episode. I got really sick of hearing about Lipton Tea and Bromo Seltzer. Edit some out!


    Could you see Inner Sanctum Mysteries being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Pointless question.


    Any additional comments?

    You can't beat the value: 60+ hours of content. With the understanding that some of the material is (very) dated; the sound quality is not great (in some cases terrible because of the age and lack of preservation of recordings in the 30's to 60's); and some of the episodes are actually repeated because they were remade for later shows. Regardless, for one credit there is plenty to love here if (big if) you're into radio shows.

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    Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Oldtime Radio Shows

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    • 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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R. Compton Blountsville, AL 07-16-08 Member Since 2008
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  • "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"

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    Never mind the garbage pumped out by Hollywood with Basil Rathbone and the like! Aside from the BBC-Granada TV versions this is the best rendition of ole' Sherlock around!

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    Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized)

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    • 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"

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