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Willie

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  • Battle Road (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    This is a signature title in The Colonial Radio Theatre's meticulously researched American Heritance series of accurate historical programs. The American Revolution begins with Paul Revere's midnight ride, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which are dramatized in this extremely accurate portrayal.

    Willie says: "Paul Revere's Midnight Ride Rocks"
    "Paul Revere's Midnight Ride Rocks"
    Overall

    I must admit that I am addicted to the historical dramas produced by the Colonial Radio. I believe that this is the first program that they produced, and it is the first program that we ever listened to. We stumbled upon it at the suggestion of the Park Rangers at the Battle Road National Historical Park located in Concord Massachusetts. We were taking the tour and the guide highly recommended this show due to its accuracy and ability to tell the true story of the battles of Concord and Lexington (including Paul Revere?s midnight ride). We bought it at the park museum store, and listened to it as we drove around the park, and have come to really enjoy how it brings history to life. Since then, we have listened to many other Colonial Radio history programs. While Battle road is one of their early works (less sophisticated music and use of sound effects), it does tell a really great story. It is fun and seems to be over very quickly, like a good movie. I think you will enjoy this entertaining radio drama. It is good for children and adults. This review was written on April 19th, the same day that the actual battle was fought!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Shiloh (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This is a signature title in The Colonial Radio Theatre's meticulously researched American Heritance series of accurate historical programs. General U.S. Grant and General Sherman are caught off guard by the entire Confederate Army, with their backs to the Tennessee River! The war is almost lost in this crucial battle. An action-packed adventure based totally on fact. Perfect for students, history buffs, and lovers of exciting audio drama.

    Willie says: "The Civil War Explodes in Your Headset!"
    "The Civil War Explodes in Your Headset!"
    Overall

    I recently downloaded "Gettysburg" by the Colonial Radio Theater (which I loved), and wanted to give this a try...sort of as a companion piece. I am very glad that I did, since I enjoyed this program even more. Most history buffs know the story of Gettysburg, but few know how important, and how desperate the fighting was at Shiloh. You will certainly feel like you are in the midst of the fighting. I love the acting, particularly the fellow who plays US Grant. This will be enjoyed by all
    Civil War buffs.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Candlelight Tales: The Devil's Bargain

    • ORIGINAL (35 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    It has been said that "the scariest monster is the one you never see". That is precisely why nothing is better suited for radio theater than a good ghost story...and we here in New England have plenty of them! True or not, believer or skeptic, nothing captures the imagination with such a cold, firm grasp as a tale of legend and mystery.

    Willie says: "great fun for an autumns evening."
    "great fun for an autumns evening."
    Overall

    If you like your audio theater a little on the spooky side, then you will find this series (Candle Light Tales) just the ticket. These are classic old stories that are perfectly suited for a full cast production. The acting and sound effects are solid, and the stories are not too frieghtening for children. If you like this genre, you will also enjoy Colonial's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", an incredible and true to the book adaptation of that classic Washington Irving tale of the headless horseman...bring on Halloween!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Treasure Island (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    The Robert Lewis Stevenson adventure classic about pirates, pieces of eight, and a man with one leg comes to booming life in this spectacular production with a classic music score by Jeffrey Gage.

    Harriet says: "not my cup of tea"
    "Lots of bang for the buck!"
    Overall

    I enjoy stories by Robert Lewis Stevenson, and I am glad to find a dramatized version that remains true to the book and to his style of writing (Why mess with a classic?) They Colonial Radio has created a fine interpretation of this book. Strong acting and a full music score make this a very enjoyable listen. I also strongly suggest that you consider their version of Kidnapped if you are in the mood for a companion piece to this fine production.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Washington Irving
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air celebrates its 10th anniversary with a spectacular production of this classic tale. Meticulously adapted from the book by Washington Irving, Colonial was determined to stay true to the mood and flavor the story is famous for. Outstanding performances by the Colonial Radio Players, a rousing (and scary) music score by Jeffrey Gage, thousands of sound effects, and the terrifying final encounter with the Headless Horseman...

    Willie says: "10 Stars!!!!!!"
    "10 Stars!!!!!!"
    Overall

    If I could, I would give this adaptation of Washington Irving?s ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? 10 stars. This program is amazing to put it modestly. Colonial Radio has managed to take a timeless story and make it pure magic. Great acting (Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones are superb), wonderful sound effects, and a very lush music score make this one of the best pieces of audio theatre that I have ever heard. More impressive, is how they managed to keep the sheer poetry of Washington Irving?s words intact, while making this story enjoyable to a modern audience.
    One listen to the sound clip will get you hooked. This is a perfect evening?s entertainment any evening as you approach the ?witching hour?. I tip my hat to Jerry Robbins, and Jeffrey Gage for creating something truly wonderful...

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The New Dibble Show: Season 1

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dibble, the Mayham Players
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, Full Cast
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Good clean fun for the entire family, The New Dibble Show is Colonial Radio Theatre's hilarious weekly comedy series starring Dibble (that 3'3" 15 Watt Star of the Air!) and a zany cast of characters in the small New England town of Mayham. You'll laugh out loud to their misadventures. The show is loaded with a wonderful cast, great sound effects, and light hearted stories. Whether you are 6 or 96, you will find Dibble and his friends to be a wonderfully pleasant diversion.

    Jerry says: "VERY VERY FUNNY!!"
    "Humor which is right up my alley"
    Overall

    Either you get Dibble, or you don't (and sometimes it will take more than seven minutes of your time to appreciate him)....boy, do I get Dibble! There is something about this cast of zany characters that just brings out the chuckles and belly laughs. The crazy things that happen is good old Mayhem Mass. are well, just indescribable. I enjoy these shows very much, as does my 6 year old niece and her gang of friends (all of whom love to mimic that "3'3" Sta of the air waves". Not many programs can manage to be truly "fun for the entire family", Dibble is! Sit back and enjoy the craziness.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alabama! (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The story of the famed Confederate Warship and scourge of the Union shipping fleet during the American Civil War.

    Willie says: "a fine historical tale"
    "a fine historical tale"
    Overall

    This is the little know story of the CSS Alabama (an infamous Confederate raider). It is very true and very exciting. I believe people of all ages (particularly those interested in the Civil War), will find it an enjoyable program. Lots of action, good acting and a nice music score make this a thumbs up all around.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bunker Hill (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    This is a signature title in The Colonial Radio Theatre's meticulously researched American Heritance series of accurate historical programs. The Revolutionary War's bloodiest battle comes to vivid life in this action-packed epic. Perfect for students, history buffs, and lovers of exciting audio drama.

    Jerry says: "Great Audio THEATRE"
    "90 minutes of suspense!"
    Overall

    I am an admitted fan of the Colonial Radio and their historical programs. They always seem able to make history exciting and factual and do it in a very enjoyable way. Bunker Hill is less than 90 minutes long, but you get all the facts and you get put right into the middle of the action. My parents also enjoy these programs, because they are performed well, have great sound effects, and are stories well told. I still enjoy reading a good thick history book, but I would not give up these exciting stories. There is room in my library for both, and I will continue to download and enjoy these unique programs. You should try them.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Alamo (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    This is a signature title in The Colonial Radio Theatre's meticulously researched American Heritance series of accurate historical programs. Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis, and 16-year-old David Cummings fight to the bitter end in this spectacular epic production of one of the world's most famous battles. Perfect for students, history buffs, and lovers of exciting audio drama.

    Mark says: "Very Dramatic, Very Good."
    "A Very Powerful Program"
    Overall

    Of all the Colonial Radio progams that we have listened too, this is one of the most powerful and intense. The suspense and action is incredible. The historical story itself is incredible to begin with, and this program truly captures what it must have been like to have been there. After listening to this, you will better be able to understand what those brave Texans did. Like most Colonial Radio shows, there are lots of sound effects and music to add life to the scenes. This is one of their best shows, you will enjoy it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Little Big Horn (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This is a signature title in The Colonial Radio Theatre's meticulously researched series of accurate historical programs. Lt. Col. George A. Custer leads his 7th Cavalry in the Valley of the Little Big Horn and into eternity in this truly spectacular audio dramatization. It is our heartfelt hope that we have done justice to the events of June 25, 1876. It was a horrific battle, which saw no true victors. Custer's command lost their lives. The Plains Indians lost their way of life.

    Mark says: "A Golden Headset Award Nominee!"
    "Lots of action!"
    Overall

    This radio program was very very good. It was well acted, had lots of action, great music and sound effects. From what I could tell, it told the story truthfully. Some times history programs are boring, but this one was very exciting. I suggest you down-load this program if you like history, or do it for some one that you know. As they say on TV, "two thumbs up!"

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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