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Kirsten M. Crippen

Kirsten M. Crippen Kennewick, WA, USA Member Since 2008
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  • "Charming with great wit!"

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    I just loved trip back down to old time radio. Candy Matson is a charmer! Her ironic wit and the great dialogue is the best part. It's too bad they didn't make more of these. Also great fun if you know anything about San Francisco.

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    Audio Archive Presents: Candy Matson, Yukon 28209, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Audio Archive
    • Narrated By Natalie Parks, Bill Mills, Jean Marie Stine
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    Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209, which ran from 1949-1952, is considered the best of radio's female private eyes. Bright, sparkling and witty, Candy Matson (whose home was "on Telegraph Hill overlooking Monterey Bay" in San Fransisco) features the sharpest dialogue this side of the William Powell-Myrna Loy "Thin Man" movies.

    Kirsten M. Crippen says: "Charming with great wit!"
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  • "Classic Holmes"

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    What great fun for a Sherlock Holmes fan! 12 fully dramatized stories done for the BBC starring Sir John Geilgud as Holmes and Sir Ralph Richardson as Watson. Even Orson Welles starred as Moriarty. I enjoyed every minute of it. Done in the classic radio play style with music and sound effects.

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    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"

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  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    The Dick Foley Caper  by The Adventures of Sam Spade

    The Dick Foley Caper

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    • By The Adventures of Sam Spade
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    This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on September 26, 1948.

  • 4.3 (47 ratings)
    Case of the Telltale Ribbon  by Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Telltale Ribbon

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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on March 30, 1951.

  • 4.3 (45 ratings)
    Case of the Malevolent Medic  by Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Malevolent Medic

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    • 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 (45 ratings)
    Case of the Vanishing Shells  by Adventures of Nero Wolfe Narrated by uncredited

    Case of the Vanishing Shells

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    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on February 2, 1951.

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  • 4.3 (44 ratings)
    Case of the Disappearing Diamonds  by Adventures of Nero Wolfe Narrated by uncredited

    Case of the Disappearing Diamonds

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

  • 4.6 (23 ratings)
    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (






UNABRIDGED) by CBS Enterprises, Inc. Narrated by Bob Bailey, Vincent Price

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By CBS Enterprises, Inc.
    • Narrated By Bob Bailey, Vincent Price
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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 (23 ratings)
    The Bail Bond Caper  by The Adventures of Sam Spade

    The Bail Bond Caper

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By The Adventures of Sam Spade
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    This episode of The Adventures of Sam Spade first aired on June 27, 1948.

  • 4.3 (19 ratings)
    The Green Hornet and Kato (






UNABRIDGED) by The Green Hornet, Inc

    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!"
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    The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes and Baconian Cipher: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Episode #26  by Anthony Boucher, Denis Green Narrated by Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

    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?

  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Wayward Matters  by Jack Johnstone Narrated by Bob Bailey, John Dehner, Stacy Harris, Frank Nelson, Alan Reed, Virginia Gregg, Joe Kearns

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Wayward Matters

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jack Johnstone
    • Narrated By Bob Bailey, John Dehner, Stacy Harris, and others
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    Johnny has a way with the ladies, but will his last date be with death? For free trips and a fat fee, Johnny Dollar descends into cases of missing money and missing men. But, what can he do when the bodies are walled up, washed up, and fallen down? When the jewels and the paintings are fake? And, when everything from trucks to trout to widows are on the loose? He'd better bring his gun.

  • 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.

  • 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."
  • Dragnet Vol. 11  by Dragnet

    Dragnet Vol. 11

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    From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". This collection features five episodes: Big Tooth, Big Smoke, Big Want, Big Laugh, andBig Impossible.

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  • 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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    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"
  • 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.

  • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (






UNABRIDGED) by CBS Enterprises, Inc. Narrated by Bob Bailey, Vincent Price

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By CBS Enterprises, Inc.
    • Narrated By Bob Bailey, Vincent Price
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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.

  • Parties for Death: Nero Wolfe  by Rex Stout Narrated by Sydney Greenstreet, Wally Maher, Herb Ellis, Larry Dobkin, Gerald Mohr, Harry Bartell

    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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  • Audio Archive Presents: Candy Matson, Yukon 28209, Volume 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Audio Archive Narrated by Natalie Parks, Bill Mills, Jean Marie Stine

    Audio Archive Presents: Candy Matson, Yukon 28209, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Audio Archive
    • Narrated By Natalie Parks, Bill Mills, Jean Marie Stine
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    Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209, which ran from 1949-1952, is considered the best of radio's female private eyes. Bright, sparkling and witty, Candy Matson (whose home was "on Telegraph Hill overlooking Monterey Bay" in San Fransisco) features the sharpest dialogue this side of the William Powell-Myrna Loy "Thin Man" movies.

    Kirsten M. Crippen says: "Charming with great wit!"
  • Audio Archive Presents Candy Matson, Yukon 28209, Volume 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Monty Masters Narrated by Bill Mills, Natalie Parks

    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."
  • 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!"
  • Nick Carter: Master Detective: Volume Two  by David Kogan, Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer Narrated by Helen Choate, Lon Clark, John Kane, Ed Latimer

    Nick Carter: Master Detective: Volume Two

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Kogan, Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer
    • Narrated By Helen Choate, Lon Clark, John Kane, and others
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    Nick Carter made his literary debut in 1886 and was featured in over a thousand stories, but there's nothing dusty about this dime novel detective. From the first burst of knuckles rapping on his office door to his deft wrapping up of each case, Carter is an investigator in action. But, he doesn't work alone.

  • Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: Murder in the Air  by Frank Hummert, Lawrence Klee, Bob Shaw, Barbara Bates, Stedman Coles Narrated by Bennett Kilpack, Jim Kelly

    Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: Murder in the Air

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frank Hummert, Lawrence Klee, Bob Shaw, and others
    • Narrated By Bennett Kilpack, Jim Kelly
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    "One of the most famous characters of American fiction, in one of radio's most thrilling dramas." Someday he'll find you. Mr. Keen, that is! Radio's famous tracer of lost persons is back in this eight episode collection of puzzling mystery tales. Jim Kelly is heard as Mike Clancy - Saints preserve us! - and Bennett Kilpack stars as the kindly old investigator in some of his "most celebrated cases."

  • Jeff Regan, Investigator: Stand by for Mystery  by William Froug, William Fifield Narrated by Frank Graham, Paul Dubov, Frank Nelson, William Conrad, Arthur Q. Bryan, Lurene Tuttle

    Jeff Regan, Investigator: Stand by for Mystery

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By William Froug, William Fifield
    • Narrated By Frank Graham, Paul Dubov, Frank Nelson, and others
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    Hard as nails and every bit as sharp, that's Jeff Regan, investigator! Listen in as the top operative of the International Detective Bureau, and his boss, Anthony J. Lyon, scratch the underbelly of postwar urban crime in 12 digitally restored and remastered episodes. Frank Graham and Paul Dubov star as Regan, alongside Frank Nelson, William Conrad, Arthur Q. Bryan, Lurene Tuttle, and more.

  • The Fat Man and the Thin Man  by Dashiell Hammett, Milton Lewis Narrated by J. Scott Smart, William Powell, Les Damon, Les Tremayne, Myrna Loy, Claudia Morgan

    The Fat Man and the Thin Man

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dashiell Hammett, Milton Lewis
    • Narrated By J. Scott Smart, William Powell, Les Damon, and others
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    J. Scott Smart stars as "The Fat Man", Brad Runyon, the stout-but-stalwart investigator who was first conceived as an arch villain in Hammett's classic novel The Maltese Falcon. Charismatic and captivating, Runyon has a way with the ladies, in spite of his 237 pounds. Nick Charles, "The Thin Man", was played on radio by William Powell, Les Damon, and Les Tremayne. Cases seem to fall in to Nick's lap...often dropped there by his wife, Nora (played by Myrna Loy and Claudia Morgan).

  • Inner Sanctum: Romance Gone Wrong  by Milton Lewis, John Roeburt, Robert Sloane, Robert Newman, Harry Ingram, Gail Ingram, Sigmund Miller Narrated by Raymond Edward Johnson, Paul McGrath

    Inner Sanctum: Romance Gone Wrong

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Milton Lewis, John Roeburt, Robert Sloane, and others
    • Narrated By Raymond Edward Johnson, Paul McGrath
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    Raymond is the host with the most…skeletons in the closet, that is. Welcome to the Inner Sanctum. Raymond Edward Johnson and Paul McGrath will be your playfully pernicious presenters, introducing eerie tales of scheming spouses and their deadly demands. It can be murder when brutal better halves take "'til death do us part" as a challenge. What does it sound like when a heart breaks? Maybe it sounds like Raymond's door…creaking like the opening of a long sealed casket, scraping like the chains of a prisoner on the dungeon floor...

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  • Escape: High Adventure  by W. Somerset Maugham, Stephen Vincent Benet, John Collier, Alexander Woollcott, Morton Fine, David Friedkin, E. Jack Neuman Narrated by William Conrad, Paul Frees, Georgia Ellis, John Dehner, Frank Lovejoy, Raymond Burr, Stacy Harris

    Escape: High Adventure

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By W. Somerset Maugham, Stephen Vincent Benet, John Collier, and others
    • Narrated By William Conrad, Paul Frees, Georgia Ellis, and others
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    "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of… romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you…Escape!" Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic tales from one of radio's greatest action and adventure series. This collection will bring you tales of black pearls, headhunters, volcanoes, Nazi convoys and cargos of gold in exotic settings and locales - from South of the Border to Dutch East India, Paris, North Africa and points unknown!

  • Bulldog Drummond: Out of the Fog  by H. C. McNeile, Allan E. Sloane, Leonard Leslie Narrated by George Colouris, Ned Wever, Jackson Beck

    Bulldog Drummond: Out of the Fog

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By H. C. McNeile, Allan E. Sloane, Leonard Leslie
    • Narrated By George Colouris, Ned Wever, Jackson Beck
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    "Out of the fog...out of the night...and into his American adventures comes...Bulldog Drummond." Footsteps in the dark presage the coming of H. C. "Sapper" McNeile's famous British crime-solver! This collection of classic radio adventures stars George Coulouris and Ned Wever. The Captain, along with his sidekick Denny, solves cases of slayings, submarines, and sabotage in ten digitally restored and remastered episodes, hosted by Jackson Beck.

  • The Falcon: Count Me out Tonight, Angel  by Jerome Epstein, Eugene Wang Narrated by Les Damon, Jackson Beck, Ed Herlihy

    The Falcon: Count Me out Tonight, Angel

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jerome Epstein, Eugene Wang
    • Narrated By Les Damon, Jackson Beck, Ed Herlihy
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    "Always ready with a hand for oppressed men, and an eye for repressed women." Michael Waring is the freelance investigator, troubleshooter, and adventurer known to one and all as The Falcon. One part The Saint, one part Boston Blackie, and one part Philip Marlowe - Waring can be suave and charming, especially when a lady is involved. But, there's never any doubt about his nail-spitting toughness, nor of his impatience with the plodding methods of the police - most often expressed in an endless stream of clenched-teeth wisecracks.