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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

Wonderful complete stories to enjoy one at a time or binge listening.

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

I always enjoyed the TV show but had no idea how good the radio program would be. I fell in Love! Wonderful stories, well written and when I found out the William Conrad was the voice for Matt Dillon I was blown away, he is the perfect voice actor for this role. Not only would I recommend this but I bought the entire series. I use a Bluetooth headset (single ear) and listen at work. Technically there are a few flaws and I have seen a few reviews focusing on this and even removing stars from their reviews for a few errors but for as old as these recordings are I was blown away over the quality. I can count on one hand the number of times I heard something that effected my listening in close to 40 hours. Can’t beat that in most modern day recording!