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David A. Fournier

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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
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    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"
    "Poor Choice"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made X Minus One better?

    Remove all the commercials as they were for products or companies that now longer exist. Also, this the lengthy Introduction and Closing for each episode was unnecessary.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from X Minus One?

    Remove the duplicate episodes from the overall file as it is a waste file size/space to have repeats in an audio file as each individual episode can be referred back to at any time the listener wishes.


    Any additional comments?

    While I enjoyed the individual stories and performances, the overall presentation was disappointing.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Friday

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (256)

    Friday, a secret courier, is thrown into an assignment under the command of her employer, a man she knows only as "Boss." She operates from and over a near-future Earth in North America, a vulgar and chaotic land comprised of dozens of independent states. In America's disunion, Friday keeps her balance nimbly with quick, expeditious solutions as she conquers one calamity and scrape after another.

    Eivind says: "Worth the credit"
    "Narration Flawed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Friday to be better than the print version?

    While this is a story I enjoyed as a young adult, the audio version I found had issues.


    What didn’t you like about Hillary Huber’s performance?

    The voice of the narrator did not fit the image that the author created of the character she was portraying. Hillary Huber had the voice of someone who spent most of her life (40 or more year) screaming ending with a gravelly voice, not that of a young perfectly engineered woman.


    Any additional comments?

    The second issues was that 3 or 4 times in the narration phrase or sentences were repeated, which appear to be the result of poor editing.

    While I gave this audio book 4 stars for the story the Overall rating was hurt by the choice of narrator and the quality of the editing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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