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Bob

I Love horror stories, ghost stories and Old Time Radio of all styles!

Mashpee, MA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows

    • ORIGINAL (48 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler, Gene Levitt, Robert Mitchell, and others
    • Narrated By Gerald Mohr, Jeff Corey, Howard McNear
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    Philip Marlowe is a fictional private eye created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared, under that name, in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a radio series featuring the Marlowe character. It first aired 17 June 1947 on NBC radio and moved to CBS radio a few months later. By 1949, it had the largest audience in radio. The CBS version ran for 114 episodes. While many fans of classic hard-boiled detective stories are familiar with Chandler's novels and short stories, few have heard these radio shows.

    Bob says: "Great well acted noir, with superior stories"
    "Great well acted noir, with superior stories"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    All though, billed as staring Van Cliburn he is only in the first two, the rest star Gerald Mohr. The stories are a radio version of film noir, most are written with a wonderful mix of mystery and humor. This is in my opinion is the greatest mystery old time mystery show I have heard, I have listened to 64 so far and only two have only the first half. With 105 shows total this is a great value, the quality of these 63 year old recordings are in great shape, nice and clear audio. If you like mysteries and incredible atmosphere this is a great value.


    What other book might you compare The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Old Time Radio - 105 Shows to and why?

    "SUSPENSE", "THE INNER SANCTUM" and "THE SHADOW"


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Incredible


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All great.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been an OTR fan for years and this is among the best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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