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John Williams

John Williams Charlotte, NC Member Since 2005
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  • "SciFi Classics in 30 minute segments"

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    X – 1 does a wonderful job boiling down some of the best science fiction of early 20th century into 30 minute dramas. Like with any abridgement, the stories as written by their original authors are almost always better, but this radio series gives you exposure to stories and authors you might otherwise have missed.
    Additionally, the show is just entertaining. It was well put together and performed.

    Finally, this is an interesting peek into entertainment history. Before the TV was king, these radio shows were are central part of the American persona.

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    X Minus One: Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series

    • ORIGINAL (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
    • Narrated By Old Time Radio
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    X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

    Donald says: "The Dying Art Form: Great Old Time Radio Sci Fi"
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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

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    What disappointed you about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    This has the worst audio I've ever heard on audible. Although the sound quality was bad and the constantly changing volume level was the worst thing. I couldn't even finish the first chapter. luckily I only paid $2 for the book.


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  • "Great dramatization, but read the b..."

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    I read The Lord of the Rings twice as a teenager, and watched the movies more than once. When I found this dramatization I thought it would be nice to experience the story again, but in a new way. I was a bit sceptical as I read the reviews, but decided to buy it anyway. And I'm glad I did! I spent most of yesterday with my headphones on, and the story made my Saturday cleaning and laundry quite enjoyable this week.

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks and wasn't sure if I'd enjoy a dramatization, but I really did. My boyfriend listened to the beginning of the story with me and was annoyed with how the story wasn't exactly as it is in the book, but I didn't mind. It's a very short version of the story, and they do skip a lot of things that are hard to fit in the "story-told-by-dialogue-and-sounds" style of a dramatization, and for the same reason you miss a lot of details because you can't see anything and no one is explaining what's going on in the action-sequences (but the result of the action is mentioned after by the characters). I still enjoyed it as I could imagine everything based on my memory of the story from the book. I think they did a great job making this, and the narrators/cast are really good.

    DON'T buy this if you want the whole book and the whole detailed story, because then you will be disappointed (there are audiobooks available...). Buy this book if you love the story and want to experience it again, but don't mind if it's a short version or that Tom Bombadil is still missing. I loved it, and have already bought Two Towers:-)

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
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    (323)
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    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    Erin says: "Dramitization"

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    hannah says: "Fantastic climax to the trilogy"
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  • 4.5 (334 ratings)

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
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    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll.

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatized)

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  • 4.5 (277 ratings)

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)

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    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
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    (133)

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    Joseph Norton says: "The adventure continues!"
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  • 4.4 (275 ratings)

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    • Narrated By Orson Welles
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    Sandy says: "Classic"
  • 4.4 (55 ratings)

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    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Bryce Chamberlain, Coleman Creel, Tim Eisenberg, and others
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    Bradbury 13 is a collection of radio dramas masterfully adapted from classic short stories by veteran science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Bradbury's stories refract our own fears and foibles through otherworldly prisms.

    Joel says: "Good story mix, well-produced."
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    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
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    Performance
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    Thomas says: "Difficult to listen to in the car!"
  • Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rayner
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (337)

    Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.

    Vincent says: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (192)

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll.

    Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    Craig says: "Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings"
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    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
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    (1045)
    Performance
    (644)
    Story
    (656)

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    Brianna says: "Many years of enjoyment"
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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (331)

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    Erin says: "Dramitization"
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    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

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  • The Hobbit (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
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    Story
    (204)

    The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today. Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax.

    Mary says: "Takes a little getting used to"
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (216)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "The quality continues."
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    • ORIGINAL (41 mins)
    • By Charles Beaumont
    • Narrated By Eric Bogosian
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    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    A penny-pincher carts off free soil from a graveyard in which to grow his own fruits and vegetables - but eventually the free dirt gets him in over his head.

    Jan says: "Not that suspenseful."
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (133)

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    Joseph Norton says: "The adventure continues!"
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    • ORIGINAL (39 mins)
    • By JoBe Cerny
    • Narrated By full cast
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    At Christmastime, a pregnant teenage runaway finds herself in the care of an elderly grandma-type who is an independent, practical, tough-minded recluse living in a remote part of South Dakota.

    Jacetta says: "Good story"
  • The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov, Maurice Denham, Prunella Scales
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, and others
    Overall
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    The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....

    James says: "How can you go wrong with a must read book for $2"
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    • ORIGINAL (25 mins)
    • By Scott Harrison
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Rosalyn Landor
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    Sometime Never tells the story of a chance meeting between Nancy Timperley and the mysterious David Voland, at the site of a past tragedy. Just why is Nancy there, and what does David know of her past and the tragic events of so many years ago?

  • Pebble in the Sky (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (26 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Robert Trout
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    One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in 1949 Chicago. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man. And Earth is poor, with great areas of radioactivity ruining much of its soil - so poor that everyone is sentenced to death at the age of sixty. Joseph Schwartz is sixty-two.

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce, Robert Enrico
    • Narrated By Christian Stolte
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    A Confederate spy is spared death when the rope meant to hang him miraculously breaks. Or does it?

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    • ORIGINAL (41 mins)
    • By Steve Nubie
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach, Christian Stolte
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    Two brothers argue about yet another end of the worldprediction only to discover that this time it's for real - but not quite asexpected.

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  • Execution: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (38 mins)
    • By Rod Serling, George Clayton Johnson
    • Narrated By Don Johnson
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    A murdering cowboy from the old west is transported to the present day by a scientist just as he's about to be hung. He has a second chance in a new world, but will his thirst for blood be quenched?

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    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Montgomery Pittman
    • Narrated By Don Johnson
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    Two opposing survivors of a world war learn to put aside their differences and start a new and better world together.

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    • ORIGINAL (39 mins)
    • By Earl Hamner
    • Narrated By Karen Black
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    Two children of divorcing parents escape through a magical portal in their pool, into a peaceful world for children.

  • The Cleansed, Season 2: A Postapocalyptic Adventure of Our Times

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Frederick Greenhalgh
    • Narrated By full cast
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    Season two of this postapocalyptic saga opens with a motley band of heroes traveling down a treacherous river - but nature is only the beginning of the challenges they will face. In the shadows of the city of Corinth, a great evil uses fear and violence to control the minds of the masses. Meanwhile, a prophet says the coming of Jesus is nigh, but are there truly divine forces at work or merely the manipulation of man? More than 60 actors, location recordings, sound effects, and an original score make these five hours of audio adventure a true "mindmovie".

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    • By Mark Valenti
    • Narrated By full cast
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    • By Rod Serling
    • Narrated By Virgina Williams
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    A young woman with horrific facial disfigurements has undergone several surgeries in the hopes of looking like everyone else. If her latest procedure is not successful "The State" will banish her to a place where others with her same condition live.