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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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  • The Two Towers (Dramatized)

    "Let down"

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

    No. It was abridged and the character voices were horrible. I bought all three together and ended up not listening all the way through the first one. I returned two of them but audible wouldn't take this one back IDK why.


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  • "At last, for young kids"

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    My 8 yr-old has bugged me about LoTR, the movies (too scary) and books (high school reading level). Enter the BBC radio plays: an abridged version of the books, chock full of adventure enhanced by the full cast, music, and effects. We listened to all three in the series.

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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
    (761)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (368)

    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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  • 4.4 (659 ratings)
    Doctor Who: The Stone Rose (






ABRIDGED) by Jacqueline Rayner Narrated by David Tennant

    Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rayner
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (659)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (405)

    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"
  • 4.4 (487 ratings)
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised)  by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    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
    (487)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
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    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."
  • 4.3 (427 ratings)
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised)  by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (427)
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    (199)
    Story
    (202)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third 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.

    hannah says: "Fantastic climax to the trilogy"
  • 4.6 (379 ratings)
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore

    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
    (379)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (236)

    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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  • 4.5 (366 ratings)
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatized)  by Douglas Adams Narrated by Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast

    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
    Overall
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    (161)
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    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.

    W. Seligman says: "Getting Better"
  • 4.5 (345 ratings)
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatized)  by Douglas Adams Narrated by Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast

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

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (144)

    Panic! It's the last ever instalment of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's Guide HQ.

    W. Seligman says: "Finally, what I was waiting for"
  • 4.5 (313 ratings)
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)  by Douglas Adams Narrated by Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast

    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
    (313)
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    (169)
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    (167)

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.

    Joseph Norton says: "The adventure continues!"
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    Overall
    (1303)
    Performance
    (1015)
    Story
    (1022)

    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.

    Thomas says: "Difficult to listen to in the car!"
  • The Hobbit (Dramatized) (






ABRIDGED) by J. R. R. Tolkien Narrated by An Ensemble Cast

    The Hobbit (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By An Ensemble Cast
    Overall
    (1102)
    Performance
    (695)
    Story
    (708)

    Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Brianna says: "Many years of enjoyment"
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)  by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    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
    (761)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (368)

    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"
  • The Hobbit (Dramatised)  by J. R. R. Tolkien Narrated by uncredited

    The Hobbit (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (228)

    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 Return of the King (Dramatised)  by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (427)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (202)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third 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.

    hannah says: "Fantastic climax to the trilogy"
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised)  by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    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
    (487)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (238)

    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."
  • Doctor Who: The Stone Rose (






ABRIDGED) by Jacqueline Rayner Narrated by David Tennant

    Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rayner
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (659)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (405)

    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 Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)  by Isaac Asimov, Maurice Denham, Prunella Scales Narrated by Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, Dinsdale Landon, Angela Pleasence

    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
    (266)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (211)

    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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  • Free Dirt: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Charles Beaumont Narrated by Eric Bogosian

    Free Dirt: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (41 mins)
    • By Charles Beaumont
    • Narrated By Eric Bogosian
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    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 Secondary Phase (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore

    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
    (379)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (236)

    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"
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dramatized)  by Robert Louis Stevenson, Daniel Taylor Narrated by Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson, Daniel Taylor
    • Narrated By Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    Suppose you could travel the streets in a perfect disguise and commit any crime, indulge any vice, do whatever you wanted, to anyone you wanted, unburdened by guilt or remorse, and no one would ever know it was you. What would you do? Would you ever stop? Would you still be yourself? Or can a creature without compassion, without self-restraint, without morals, still be called human at all?

  • X Minus One: Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series  by Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon, Isaac Asimov, Ernest Kinoy, George Lefferts Narrated by Old Time Radio

    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
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Dying Art Form: Great Old Time Radio Sci Fi"
  • Audio Adventures in Time & Space, Collection One: Republica, Cyberhunt, Eleven Day Empire  by Mark Gatiss, Martin Peterson, Lawrence Miles Narrated by Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred

    Audio Adventures in Time & Space, Collection One: Republica, Cyberhunt, Eleven Day Empire

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mark Gatiss, Martin Peterson, Lawrence Miles
    • Narrated By Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred
    Overall
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    (0)
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    A Cyber War rages throughout the galaxy. The Earth-aligned worlds are fighting for survival against the cold, emotionless might of the Cyber Bloc - an alliance of planets whose inhabitants have undergone cybernetic conversion in the name of racial superiority.

  • Sometime Never  by Scott Harrison Narrated by Simon Jones, Rosalyn Landor

    Sometime Never

    • ORIGINAL (25 mins)
    • By Scott Harrison
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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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)  by Isaac Asimov Narrated by Robert Trout

    Pebble in the Sky (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (26 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Robert Trout
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    Martin says: "only 26 minutes"
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Ambrose Bierce, Robert Enrico Narrated by Christian Stolte

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

    • ORIGINAL (49 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce, Robert Enrico
    • Narrated By Christian Stolte
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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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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  • 2012: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Steve Nubie Narrated by Stacy Keach, Christian Stolte

    2012: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (41 mins)
    • By Steve Nubie
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach, Christian Stolte
    Overall
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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.

  • Execution: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Rod Serling, George Clayton Johnson Narrated by Don Johnson

    Execution: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (38 mins)
    • By Rod Serling, George Clayton Johnson
    • Narrated By Don Johnson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    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?

  • Two: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Montgomery Pittman Narrated by Don Johnson

    Two: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Montgomery Pittman
    • Narrated By Don Johnson
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Two opposing survivors of a world war learn to put aside their differences and start a new and better world together.

  • The Bewitchin' Pool: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas  by Earl Hamner Narrated by Karen Black

    The Bewitchin' Pool: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

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