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  • Gunsmoke, Season 1

  • By: PDQ Audioworks
  • Narrated by: William Conrad
  • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Everyone's favorite western, Gunsmoke, debuted June 26, 1952, on the CBS radio airwaves on starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon, and ran until June 18, 1961, making it the longest running dramatic series in radio history. This amazing audio collection contains 64 episodes from the first radio season, and are the live cast recordings from the original on-air performances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL "GUNSMOKE."

  • By billdalton on 06-05-16

Perfect listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

If you could sum up Gunsmoke, Season 1 in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful listening

What other book might you compare Gunsmoke, Season 1 to and why?

William J Johnstone western books like Smoke Jensen.

Which scene was your favorite?

The start with the classic music and William Conrad scene with Dillon and Chester looking for a wanted man who robbed and killed but was brought in dead by a friend. But a mop forms and Dillon has to back then down.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Love the theme music made me remember my childhood when I listened to the radio with my parents on Saturday nights.

Any additional comments?

Just love western novels and stodies, now I have the audio which I have longed for, Thank you. I read a lot of William J Johnstone western novels and these audio. books makes it more relaxing at night before bedtime to sit back an enjoy.

  • The Six Shooter

  • Gray Steel
  • By: Frank Burt
  • Narrated by: James Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

"The man in the saddle is angular and long legged…the gun in his holster is gray steel - its handle unmarked." Lean of figure and tanned of skin, his steely eyes gaze out over the violent frontier of the American West. He's a quiet man - but one not to be crossed. He's film legend James Stewart in his only continuing radio role as Britt Ponsett: The Six Shooter. Here are twenty tense, exciting episodes from the 1953-54 series - including the original audition!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Six Shooter starring James stewart

  • By John N. Sigman on 07-31-14

Perfect listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-18

What did you love best about The Six Shooter?

James Stewart, great actor and I just love listening to the story as told.

What did you like best about this story?

Western action

Which scene was your favorite?

Beginning as it sets the stage for what's to come in the story and the beginning will tell me if the story will hold my interest.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Man from Abilene

Any additional comments?

Just love the western novels, books and now audio, at my age I enjoy listening to the radio and I can remember back to the radio days of Gunsmoke, which I have in audio, Thank you.
Kids today don't understand how relaxing it is to sit back and relax to radio programs from the past. I always hoped that some country radio station would take an hour of the day and play audio western programs.

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