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heyheymama

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  • BBC Radio Crimes: The Saint: Saint Overboard & The Saint Plays with Fire

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Leslie Charteris
    • Narrated By Paul Rhys, Patsy Kensit
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Leslie Charteris’ square-jawed, blue-eyed hero loved, fought and stole his way through Europe in the 1930s, endlessly pursuing blondes, baddies and boodle. Adored by women and feared by his foes, he was known as ‘The Saint’ after the calling card he left at the scenes of his crimes - a sketch of a stick figure with a halo. In 'Saint Overboard', a villain plans to steal a shipment of sunken treasure. Simon Templar will go to any lengths to stop him - even under the sea....

    heyheymama says: "Orace steals the show"
    "Orace steals the show"
    Overall

    Listened to this twice on a car trip with my 8 year old son. He enjoyed the fisticuffs and jokes and we both agree that Orace, the Saint's manservant, is the best. I did have to explain some terms and historical points to him, but that made it even more interesting. Second time through, we had his aunt in the car and got her hooked on the stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Goon Show, Volume 1: Moriarity, Where Are You?

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By The Goons
    • Narrated By The Goons
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Here's a crazy quartet of cult comedy classics from those wireless wizards Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe. This collection features "The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea", "The Histories of Pliny the Elder", "The Jet Propelled Guided Naafi", and "The Evils of Bushy Spon".

    Marius says: "Goon with the wind"
    "Good enough for Python troupe when kids..."
    Overall

    ...and still good enough for my modern 9-yr-old boy. Thanks to the Goon Show, the miles flew by during a Christmas roadtrip to Grandma's. Thoroughly enjoyed by the grown-ups and kid, alike. Peals of laughter from all. Lots of play-on-words humor. According to Wikipedia, indeed, the guest star was not cooperating with the script and the cast had to punt. Only a very small amount was hard to follow due to the accents.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (789)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (395)

    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"
    "At last, for young kids"
    Overall

    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.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Whitaker
    • Narrated By Jon Pertwee, Caroline John
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Seven months after it left the red planet, Mars Probe 7 still hasn't returned to Earth. The Doctor and Liz Shaw join the investigation asa second capsule, Recovery 7, is sent to discover what has happened. But when it returns, something is terribly wrong with its three astronauts... The space-suited figures are kidnapped and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart leads UNIT in a rescue attempt - whilst Liz finds herself at the mercy of dangerous fanatics.

    Andy says: "You Need A Better Medium"
    "Male actors sound similar"
    Overall

    Distinguishing one male character from another was difficult as the actors' voices were similar. Both I and my 8 yr-old son kept asking "who's that". This was our first Dr. Who audio title and I was looking forward to introducing the Boy to the series. He liked the plot, overall, so it's off to find another title, hopefully with better results.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Railway Children (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Dramatisation
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The story of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis and their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906. Charming, sentimental, and unforgettable, the novel's enduring appeal lives on in this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation starring Timothy Bateson as the Old Gentleman.

    heyheymama says: "All aboard!"
    "All aboard!"
    Overall

    My 8 year old boy loved this book, even though it prominently featured the girls and less so Peter. Yes, he did have to hit the pause button often to ask me questions about life in 1905, but we like talking together about such things and find it makes the book more enjoyable to discuss along the way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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