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Russell Bernard

Salt Lake City, Utah United States
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  • The Captain of the Pole Star

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Word goes among the crew of the Pole Star that the captain is haunted by demons. And after the days turn into weeks in the frigid Arctic Ocean, stories begin to circulate of ghosts and midnight hauntings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conan Doyle wrote more than Mr. Holmes.

  • By Kristi R. on 11-14-11

Enjoyable ghost story

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

An enjoyable ghost story with nice narration. Doyle tells another interesting story, check out some off his other types of stories. They are worth the time and the are not very long.

  • The Man Who Would Be King [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

Through the sands of the scalding deserts of India, two loafing vagabonds follow a half-scribbled map, heading for a land they hope to conquer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good classic listen.

  • By M. E. Donnelly on 03-20-17

Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

B. J. Harrison does a great job narrating this interesting story by Kipling. It is short and interesting.

  • Lot No. 249

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 267

Unexplained events are happening at Oxford these days. Several students have been attacked at night by some strange form of wild animal. It can scale walls with cat-like agility. Its arms are as thin and as strong as steel bands. And there is one student who conducts midnight studies in his room with certain Egyptian artifacts. The most significant of which is a 6'7" tall mummy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Sir Arthur Actually Wanted You to Read

  • By John on 09-22-16

Men can be evil with the help of there mummy.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Enjoyable mummy stories, from the master story teller. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I enjoyed the narration and the story. This is a good version of this short story.

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  • The Cinnamon Bear

  • The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials
  • By: Buddy Duncan
  • Narrated by: Buddy Duncan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The Cinnamon Bear is an old time radio program that has delighted family audiences since its radio debut in 1937. Designed to be listened to six days a week (excluding Sundays) between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it was first broadcast between Friday, November 26, and Saturday December 25, 1937.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Turn back time to the 1930’s

  • By Russell Bernard on 01-07-19
  • The Cinnamon Bear
  • The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials
  • By: Buddy Duncan
  • Narrated by: Buddy Duncan

Turn back time to the 1930’s

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Great radio serial for the kids, turn on this story brew some hot chocolate for the kids, turn down the lights and let your imagination wonder. The narrative n is fun and the story is great. Turn back time and relieve the old time radaio

  • The Mortal Immortal

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

An ancient alchemist drags out his weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CURE FOR LOVE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-23-17

Immortality has its down side.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Wonderful narration of an intersting story about the problems of immortality. Mary Shelley seems to be fascinated whith the creation of life and the immortality of man. Frankenstein is another wonderful book that should be read in high school. I loved this author and her works.

  • The Mark of the Beast

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

When a carousing Englishman disgraces the consecrated effigy of Hanuman, a leprous "Silver Man" marks him with a hideous curse. The ensuing night brings new terrors to the house of the doomed man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen again

  • By uffdasuzanne on 10-06-17

Worth every minute

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Wonderful story from Rudyard Kipling. The narration is very enjoyable. Get this story and sit back and enjoy a gothic horror story.

  • The Eyes

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

A story of how individual destiny can be shaped and formed by mentors and friends. Culwin is a modern villain, whose crimes arise from holding his tongue at crucial moments, so that events further entangle themselves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intersting ghost story

  • By Russell Bernard on 01-06-19

Intersting ghost story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I enjoyed this short story although I did not understand the ending completely.narration was great.

  • The Most Dangerous Game

  • By: Richard Connell
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

A mysterious island, shrouded in fear, evil, and darkness. Here the amoral General Zaroff hunts. And what, you ask, is the most dangerous game? It is the manner and substance of his nightly killings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Erez on 03-19-12

Thrilling to the last moment

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Get this version of this short story and enjoy the suspense and the surprise ending.
B.J. Harrison is a wonderful narrator, you can’t go wrong here.

  • Bartleby, the Scrivener

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 267

The life of a Scrivener can be a dull one. After all, your entire occupation has to do with the handwritten copying of law documents. But when Bartleby arrives, he turns the office upside down with the enigmatic phrase: “I prefer not to.”

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this version

  • By Anthony on 05-26-17

Masterful storytelling

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Very well written and narrated story. This version is inexpensive and better than other that cost more money.
B.J. Harrison does a wonderful job.

  • Jingle Bell Pop

  • By: John Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,618

On Christmas Eve, 1818, in a small Austrian village, a local Catholic priest and a church organist composed a Christmas carol that changed the course of holiday music forever. Exactly two hundred years later, it’s not the holiday season until you’ve heard “Silent Night” in the car, at the store and on TV – all in the same day. 

In Jingle Bell Pop, John Seabrook, acclaimed author of The Song Machine, takes us deep inside the holiday music business. We go behind the scenes to meet some of the producers, songwriters and recording artists responsible for the timeless tunes we hear on repeat between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making of a Christmas Hit

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Christmas song make tons of money

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-18

This short enough to be enjoyable, I found the narration to be okay. The price was right.