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  • The Adventures of Sgt. Billy & Corp. Sam, Vol. 2

  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Brien, Sam Donato, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Sgt. Billy and Corp. Sam are back with six hilarious adventures for the whole family. This six-episode comedy series stars Bill O'Brien, who co-starred for many years with Rex Trailer on the popular children's show Boomtown, that enjoyed a 20-year run on WBZ TV in Boston. Bill is reunited with another Boomtown alumni, Sam Donato, for these fun-filled episodes that have everything from an avalanche on a Canadian mountain to a wagon filled with dynamite and a pet snapping turtle called Petunia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good comedy for the entire family!

  • By Ralph Mansker on 01-20-19

Very good comedy for the entire family!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

I wasn't sure that this production was going to be funnier than volume 1. Its one of the cleanest comedies for the entire family.

  • Captain Blood

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: Rafael Sabatini, Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Dr. Peter Blood is arrested and sentenced to hang for treating a wounded rebel. Instead of death, he is sent to Barbados as a slave. When the Spanish attack the port city of Bridgetown, he and his fellow slaves capture the Spanish ship and set out to sea, where he becomes the notorious pirate, Captain Blood. With battles on sea and on land, daring escapes, sword duels to the death, a touch of romance, and a magnificent score by Jeffrey Gage, Captain Blood is a swashbuckling adventure on a very grand scale!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Swashbuckling Radio for Modern Listeners

  • By Troy on 04-01-13

AWESOMENESS at its greatest.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

This is another great listen by The Colonial Radio Theatre. I'm always pleased with the productions that I purchase from Jerry Robbins and the CRT players. There are so many great shows to keep you entertained for days to months. Check out many more from the huge selections from CRT.

  • Noggle Stones

  • By: Wil Radcliffe, Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: J.T. Turner, Tom Berry, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The mad goblin scholar Bugbear and his gambler cousin Tudmire come into possession of a most peculiar scroll. It is through this scroll that the mystical world of Annwfn and the world of 19th-century humanity are suddenly and inadvertently thrust together. Allying themselves with the awkward human stage magician Martin Manchester and the fierce warrior woman Maga, Bugbear and Tudmire must rally the frightened folk of the small town of Willow Prairie against the gathering evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Fun!

  • By LT on 12-30-18

AWESOME Production,

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Very well played out, held my attention very well. great Job again CRT! LOVED IT

  • Powder River: Season 12, Vol. 1

  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: The Colonial Radio Players, Jerry Robbins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

In Season 12, Vol. 1, Millie and Doc meet their newest challenge head on, but Millie decides it may be time to sell her beloved General Store, restaurant and hotel. Britt heads out of town on the trail of a dangerous outlaw and is soon joined by an unlikely helper, who promises more trouble than help. Meanwhile, Jacob returns to Clearmont having graduated college, but draws the ire of Cheyenne who is about to marry Laurel, but senses his fiancé may have eyes for the new lawyer instead. A death on a train sends Doc, Dawes, and Britt on the trail of a killer.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!

  • By Rosita on 06-03-18

This is another example of and AMAZING production!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I have loved this production from the time I first heard Powder River in 2004. when I listen to the shows I actually become a character in the back ground watching it like a TV show. Its really hard to explain the connection I have with the show. I also feel privileged that in 2009 I was able to meet with Jerry Robbins and Joseph Zamparelli, and ate dinner and drinks with them and have a tour of downtown Boston. I hope one day to get to meet more of the cast! keep up the AMAZING job CRT!

  • Jimmy and the Star Angel

  • By: Jerry Robbins, Jeffrey Gage
  • Narrated by: Allan Mayo, The Family Time Audio Theatre Players, Colin Budzyna, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

On Christmas Eve, after Jimmy breaks one of his father's ornaments, a strange force shrinks both he and his sister down to ornament size. On the lowest branch, they meet an Old St. Nicholas ornament who explains that the Star Angel, residing at the very top of the Christmas tree, alone has the power to return them to normal size and must do so before sunrise, when the magic that brings the ornaments to life will fade away, turning Jimmy and Samantha into ornaments as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Robert on 12-26-16

AWESOME Christmas Story for the family

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

The Family Time Audio Theater did an AMAZING Job creating this Christmas Story. Love It!!!

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  • Powder River: Season 11, Vol. 1

  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Powder River rolls into its 11th season with an epic two-part adventure called "The Man from Isandlwana", in which a British officer arrives in Clearmont haunted by a terrifying past. Marshal MacMasters and Sheriff Dawes seem besieged by swindlers and land grabbers in "When We Trust" and "An Opinion of Judgment".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Departure From All Other Powder River Seasons

  • By Andy Anderson on 06-30-16

Excellent !!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

I have listened to Powder River, from the start. This show had done nothing but get better and better with each new episode and season. This season is great with new and exciting happenings. sit back and enjoy another great season from the wonderful cast and crew of Powder River!

  • Yankee Clipper and the Adventure of the Golden Sphinx

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: J. T. Turner, Joseph Zamparelli Jr., The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Captain Martin Hawk and his crew arrive in Alexandria, Egypt, on the clipper ship Yankee Spirit. With their mysterious guide, Ini-Herit, they embark on a journey to the famed Valley of the Kings. There, Hawk encounters Professor Donald Curtis who has made an incredible discovery - the tomb of Prince Erihppas. Up until now he was believed to be only legend. Within the tomb the professor has found a large Sphinx, made entirely of solid gold. It becomes the task of Captain Hawk to transport the Sphinx to a museum in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yankee Spirit

  • By Bill Jones on 09-14-17

Exquisite detailed exciting adventure.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-16

It is a great voyage and exiting adventure with great detail for all to enjoy. I highly recommend this along with many other great titles from The Colonial Radio Theatre.

  • Ticonderoga the Series

  • Season 1, Vol. 2
  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J. T. Turner, Joseph Zamparelli, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

CRT's hit feature Ticonderoga is now a new series! The series picks up where the feature left off, with Captain Taylor; his son, Adam; Mohawk scout Dagadawidah; and Captain Campbell of the 42nd Highlanders remaining at the fort, with a small contingent, while the main army has moved on to Crown Point, poised to follow the French into Canada.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • action packed

  • By RENE PRIETO on 01-17-17

another great release from CRT

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

Reviewed: 10-30-15

love all the suspense and action felt like I i was there, great show Jerry' Robbins.

  • The Adventures of Sgt. Billy and Corp. Sam

  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Brien, Sam Donato, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Sgt. Billy and Corp. Sam are sent on a dangerous mission to recover the stolen payroll box intended for Fort Cannon Ball in Bended Bow, Arizona. This six-episode comedy series stars Bill O'Brien, who co-starred for many years with Rex Trailer on the popular children's show Boomtown that enjoyed a 20-year run on WBZ-TV in Boston. Bill is reunited with another Boomtown alumni, Sam Donato, for this fun and hilarious adventure that travels from Whiskey Flats to Twitty Badlands, and the final showdown at Rio Loco.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic fun entertainment

  • By S. Logan on 11-25-18

Clean hilarious family Comedy

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

If you like comedy then your sure to enjoy this with the kiddos. Head out with some crazy wacky fun guys on a hilarious adventure!

  • Powder River

  • Season 10, Vol. 1
  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Powder River continues the stories of the citizens of Clearmont, Wyoming in the year 1884. In "The Summer Visit," Jacob returns to town after his second year in college, and seems a changed man, while Britt, Dawes, and Cheyenne are faced with the mystery of "The Phantom Train." "Incident At Dry Wells" finds Britt in a standoff with a killer who has left a trail of death behind him from Georgia to Wyoming, and the beautiful Nadya seems to have some of the men in Clearmont under her spell in "The Gypsy Curse."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How the past does not seem that distant!

  • By Greenhorn on 05-16-17

most awesomely performed

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

All I can say is magnificent, Powder River has become a part of my life. my get away from the everyday boring life. So now I have many adventures away from the grind. THANK YOU Jerry an the CRT Characters.