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Ken

Ken calgary, AB, Canada Member Since 2011

I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone

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  • "The classic that shook the world"

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    I know i have a different review on a newer war of the worlds but this is the original. Orson welles is a brilliant man who knows how to put together a masterpeice

    I listen to it at least once a week lying in bed just before i go to sleep and it never gets old. Based off a book, Orson Wells made a great science fiction novel become reality for the nation. something that as far as i know has yet to produce as much a nation wide reaction.

    i highly recomend that everyone should listen to this peice of american classic entertainment, and remember the good ol day before "video killed the radio star" (buggles)

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    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"
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David

David needham, MA, United States 06-27-07 Member Since 2004

Annoyed with Audible because they wouldn't print my review about Ken Follett's "Fall of Giants"

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  • "Past visions of the Future"

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    This is pretty much what you'd expect from a 1950s scifi radio drama- lots of ponderous speechifications by the characters about the nature of man and life and what it means to be human.
    After apocalyptic nuclear war in 1991 drenches the surface of the Earth in radiation, humanity goes underground for over 2000 years, paying very close attention to genetically optimal breeding. Apparently in our underground oasis in the year 4195, we will be using rotary phones and operators to connect calls and people will talk like Ward and June Cleaver but a fun story nonetheless. Interesting take on evolution (though its not referred to as such) but I am not sure the science holds up.

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    Dimension X: Hello Tomorrow (Dramatized)

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    This post-apocalyptic episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 15, 1950.

    David says: "Past visions of the Future"

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    War of the Worlds (Dramatized)  by Orson Welles Narrated by Orson Welles

    War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

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    • 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"
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    Adventures of Superman, Vol. 3  by Adventures of Superman

    Adventures of Superman, Vol. 3

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    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's six exciting episodes of The Adventures of Superman! In this thrill-packed serial, which aired from March 18 to 29, 1940, arch-villains the Wolf and Keno escape from prison; the Yellow Mask resurfaces; Lois Lane is in peril; and an entire town must be saved. Will Superman get there in time?

    Ken says: "The Hero Continues"
  • 4.4 (21 ratings)
    Adventures of Superman, Vol. 4  by Adventures of Superman

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    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's six exciting episodes of The Adventures of Superman! In this action-packed serial, which aired from April 3 to 12, 1940, Superman is faced with the mystery of a missing explorer - and an even more mysterious sacred emerald of the Incas. Does the jewel hold the power to save the human race?

    Ken says: "Superman, the Adventure Wont Stop"
  • 4.4 (13 ratings)
    X Minus One: The Martian Death March (Dramatized)  by X Minus One

    X Minus One: The Martian Death March (Dramatized)

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    Earth conquers Mars. But one human leads the remnants of the Martian race in their final struggle for freedom. This episode of X Minus One originally aired on September 8, 1955.

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  • 4.3 (11 ratings)
    X Minus One: Soldier Boy (Dramatized)  by X Minus One

    X Minus One: Soldier Boy (Dramatized)

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    This episode of X Minus One, about ordinary soldiers in an extraordinary future, originally aired on October 17, 1956.

  • 4.3 (11 ratings)
    X Minus One: The Old Die Rich (Dramatized)  by H.L. Gold

    X Minus One: The Old Die Rich (Dramatized)

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    Why are so many old people dying of starvation - yet their pockets are stuffed with money? Based on a story by H.L. Gold. this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 17, 1956.

  • 4.3 (10 ratings)
    X Minus One: Sea Legs (Dramatized)  by X Minus One

    X Minus One: Sea Legs (Dramatized)

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    A space traveler returns to Earth at long last. But it's not the same place he left. This episode of X Minus One originally aired on May 1, 1956.

  • 3.8 (70 ratings)
    Ray Bradbury Radio Dramas  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"
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    Dimension X: Nightfall (Dramatized)  by Isaac Asimov

    Dimension X: Nightfall (Dramatized)

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    On a world where nighttime only comes every 2,500 years, what happens when darkness is about to fall? Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1951.

    Conrad Halling says: "Pretty Good Adaptation"
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    X Minus One: The Roads Must Roll (Dramatized)  by Robert Heinlein

    X Minus One: The Roads Must Roll (Dramatized)

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    Engineers create conveyor-belt-like roads, the only way to keep the congested future moving. But now a strike is shutting it all down. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on January 4, 1956.

    Kristi says: "An anti union story by Heinlein"
  • Brave New World (Dramatized)  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.

  • Science Fiction Radio: Atom Age Adventures  by Isaac Asimov Narrated by Ernest Chappell

    Science Fiction Radio: Atom Age Adventures

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    • By Isaac Asimov
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    From the late 1940's through the 1950's, in a world where space travel and nuclear annihilation were no longer merely the stuff of fantasy, science fiction began to achieve a new popularity. And, the work of noted genre writers began to be adapted in movies and radio programs. Based (however implausibly) on science, these radio broadcasts reflected the depths of the nation's fears, and the boundlessness of its imagination.

    Niels J. Rasmussen says: "A Wonderful Collection"
  • Adventures of Superman, Vol. 1  by Adventures of Superman

    Adventures of Superman, Vol. 1

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    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the premiere episodes of The Adventures of Superman! Debuting on March 12, 1940, the exciting radio serial was an instant hit. Starring Clayton "Bud" Collyer in the dual roles of Superman and Clark Kent, this initial nine-episode sequence tells the story of the destruction of Krypton and the Man of Steel's arrival on Earth.

    Mary says: "Radio Superman Adventures"
  • Robert Heinlein Radio Dramas  by Robert Heinlein

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    This collection features four classic, dramatized Robert Heinlein stories: "Universe", "Requiem", "The Green Hills of Earth", and "The Roads Must Roll".

    Chris says: "Heinlein at his Best"
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  • Ray Bradbury Radio Dramas  by Ray Bradbury

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    Jennie says: "Average"
  • War of the Worlds (Dramatized)  by Orson Welles Narrated by Orson Welles

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    Ken says: "The classic that shook the world"
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    This collection features three classic, dramatized Isaac Asimov stories: "Pebble in the Sky", "Nightfall", and "Hostess".

    Barbara says: "Ahead of the Times"
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    On a world where nighttime only comes every 2,500 years, what happens when darkness is about to fall? Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1951.

    Conrad Halling says: "Pretty Good Adaptation"
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  • Dimension X: Report on the Barnhouse Effect (Dramatized)  by Kurt Vonnegut, Claris A. Ross (adaptation)

    Dimension X: Report on the Barnhouse Effect (Dramatized)

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    A professor discovers the secret of mind over matter - then struggles to keep his power out of the hands of the military. Based on a Kurt Vonnegut story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on April 22, 1950.

    Kristi says: "Radio story about Man with the Magic Mind!"
  • Still Valley: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Manly Wade Wellman, Rod Serling Narrated by uncredited

    Still Valley: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

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    A Confederate soldier has the ability to win the Civil War for the South, but to do so he must call upon the devil himself as an ally.

  • 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

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    • By PDQ Audioworks
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    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.

  • Dimension X: Pebble in the Sky (Dramatized)  by Isaac Asimov

    Dimension X: Pebble in the Sky (Dramatized)

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    A beaten, radioactive Earth seeks to reclaim its power, its colonies, and its empire. Based on the novel by Isaac Asimov, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on June 17, 1951.

    James says: "Needs Sound Editing!"
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    Joe Bev in Outer Space: A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection, Volume 5

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    Dimension X: Adventures in Time & Space

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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.

  • Night Call: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Richard Matheson Narrated by Mariette Hartley

    Night Call: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

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    • By Richard Matheson
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    An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange, anonymous phone calls on a stormy night — phone calls, which she finds out, are routed directly through — the Twilight Zone.

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    Who Am I?

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    • By Jerry Sohl
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    A young businessman wakes up one morning and has a completely different face - but only he thinks it's different from before.

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  • A Piano in the House  by Earl Hamner Narrated by Michael York, Stacy Keach

    A Piano in the House

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    • By Earl Hamner
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    Insensitive drama critic Fitzgerald Fortune buys his young wife a player piano as a birthday present. To his surprise, he discovers it has magical properties: Its music reveals people's hidden fears, loves, thoughts, and secrets.

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    The Hunt

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    A man from the sticks can't figure out why everyone is acting like he's dead - including his wife. When she throws him a wake, he is really confused.

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    Probe 7, Over and Out

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    • By Rod Serling
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    A lone astronaut crash-lands on an unknown planet, leaving behind a destroyed world. As he is adjusting to the new planet, he discovers another crashed astronaut, a woman, and together they form an important bond.

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    Tom Corbett Danger in Deep Space: A Radio Dramatization

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    Cadets Tom Corbett, Roger Manning, and Astro are back - and this time they're blasting off on a top-secret mission that'll take them to the far reaches of the galaxy! Assigned to a new strict commanding officer, the boys are caught in a race against two rogue rocket jockeys taking them from the luxurious Venus space station to the mysterious planet Tara, which bears untold riches that could save the solar system. Filled with all of the action, adventure, and humor of its predecessor, Tom Corbett - Danger in Deep Space is a grand space opera that travels at full speed, and never lets up.