We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Dragnet: Big Informant Radio/TV Program

Dragnet: Big Informant

Regular Price:$0.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

This Dragnet episode originally aired on March 22, 1953.

From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". There were multi-layered sound effects; the actors used accurate police lingo, abbreviations, and penal codes; and the show didn't shy away from stories about heinous crimes or stories that had unhappy endings. Created and produced by Jack Webb, Dragnet was much more than "just the facts".

© and (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

What the Critics Say

"By far the most popular police/crime program of all time. It enjoyed enormous success on radio." (Jon David Swartz and Robert C. Reinehr, Handbook of Old-Time Radio)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (6 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
5.0 (4 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (4 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-15-09
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-15-09 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    447
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    630
    550
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    45
    1
    Overall
    "Great friends."

    I guess if the police department is always following a person, the life has being lived by an upstanding citizen. WHEW! Good sound quality.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-20-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 02-20-17 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11157
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1747
    1380
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    400
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nostalgia radio from 1953"

    That was fun! This short story is a Dragnet radio show from 1953 including the full intro and the commercials. I was 9 years old when it was first broadcast so it brings back memories. The star of course was Jack Webb playing Sargent Joe Friday of LAPD. The sound quality is excellent.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.