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  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: Washington Irving, Jerry Robbins (dramatization)
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Ichabod Crane, a lanky, lean, superstitious school master, arrives to teach the children of Sleepy Hollow. As he vies for the attention of the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, his rival for her attention is the town rowdy, Brom Bones. Brom tries to scare Ichabod away with local superstitions and ghost tales. And soon enough the ill-fated schoolmaster encounters a terrifying legend come to life: the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Return of the Classic!

  • By Troy on 04-19-13

Caught by the Hessian!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater have created an outstanding example of radio drama capturing Washington Irving's shadowy tale of marauding ghosts and goblins. Both entertaining and well performed, and complete with an original music score! Top notch and the CRT follows the short story closely. Perfect for Halloween and family friendly and a great listen anytime. Well worth your investment.

  • Ticonderoga, the Series: Season 3

  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J. T. Turner, Joseph Zamparelli, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

The adventures of Captain William Taylor; his son, Adam; Mohawk scout Dagadawidah; and Captain Campbell of the 42nd Highlanders continue at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War with the final six episodes of the series. A full cast audio drama from the award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captured by Season 3! Run out the Canon!

  • By Mike K of Denver on 01-25-18

Captured by Season 3! Run out the Canon!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater have brilliantly written and performed 8 episodes of adventure here. Season 3 of Ticonderoga continues characters established in Ticonderoga, the magnificent adventure set during the French and Indian War. No spoilers here, yet I will state Season 3 is well worth your time and totally family friendly. If you like movies like the Last of the Mohicans you will love Ticonderoga Season 3! From the gold standard of radio drama and adventure, the Colonial Radio Theater.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Diamond of Jeru

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

An ex-marine on the run from the nightmares of war. An American scientist and his beautiful wife on a desperate journey to save their marriage. An aging native shaman trying to teach his grandson one last all-important lesson. All are headed up an uncharted river into a confrontation with a mysterious warlord trapped by a deadly curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please release more! Excellent book!

  • By Matthew on 05-18-15

A meticulous recreation of L'Amour's tale...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

This audio version of the diamond of jeru is my favorite, over the movie and short story. Reinforced by sound effects, dialect appreciation, and great performances, the story comes alive in your mind as Mike Kardec seeks his own redemption through misadventure and self awareness. A delight to listen to and highly recommended!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dramatized)

  • By: Gareth Tilley
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J. T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Within each man, there lies the capacity for infinite good...and infinite evil. Dr. Henry Jekyll: Good-natured, friendly and sociable. Mr. Edward Hyde: Misanthropic, violent and uncontrollable. Prosecutor Gabriel John Utterson, a friend of Jekyll’s, is about to be plunged into the worlds of both men - and will discover the terrifying secret that binds them. From the rain-slicked streets of London to the innermost depths of the human psyche, the Colonial Radio Theatre brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the dramatized version of this book.

  • By Shannon on 10-31-14

Don't open this door if you value your sanity...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater have created the best example of Stevenson's creepy tale of good and evil. Their expression follow's the book and it's a great listen for the whole family. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

The people of Earth are preparing for war - a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor, where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars... and then is conquered by it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adaptation of the Revised Edition

  • By Maliboo on 05-05-13

The Gold Standard of Bradbury's Tale...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater have created the finest audio production bar none of this Bradbury classic. Not to be missed and highly recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • King Solomon's Mines

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: Sir H. Robert Haggard, J.T. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, Hugh Metzler, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Allan Quatermain, a professional big game hunter, is approached by English aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis and his friend, Captain John Good, late of the Royal Navy. They need his help finding Sir Henry's brother, who was last seen traveling north into the unexplored interior in search of the fabled King Solomon's Mines. On their perilous journey, they encounter such characters as the evil witch-woman, Gagool, and the terrifying King Twala and his mighty army. The award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air brings this classic tale to life with a full cast....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Diamonds...some the size of a turkey egg...

  • By Mike K of Denver on 01-06-18

Diamonds...some the size of a turkey egg...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

A brilliant adaptation of Haggard's timeless classic by Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater. Follow's the book and great fun for the entire family. And arguably the best expression of this story available, highly recommended!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,693
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,707

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

A great companion to the TV Series...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

These audible stories feature all the original characters and they're a great listen. Even if you've never watched the show these stories are a delightful introduction into the I want to believe universe of the X-Files. Great fun and highly recommended!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Black

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,825

Eel Marsh house stands alone, surveying the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Once, Mrs Alice Drablow lived here as a recluse. Now, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor with a London firm, is summoned to attend her funeral, unaware of the tragic and terrible secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Gothic Ghost Tale

  • By Mel on 01-25-12

An old English ghost story with a chilling edge...

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

A young impressionable lawyer, an old house, a sinister secret, a village in terror. Susan Hill conjures a fine tale from the English tradition mirroring the terrifying tales of M.R. James and Reggie Oliver.

Well read by Paul Ansdell.

  • Kentucky

  • The Spirit of America, Book 1
  • By: Jerry Robbins, James Otis
  • Narrated by: Nolan Murphy, Theo Cheever, Cameron Levesque, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

During the American Revolution, 15-year-old Louis Nelson and 10-year-old Paul Sampson join famed frontier scout Simon Kenton in the advance section of Major George Rogers Clark force crossing the Ohio River to take the British Forts of Kaskaskia, Cahokia, and Vincennes. Danger awaits them as they go deep into enemy territory while war drums ring through the forest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SSSHHHHHH...THEY'LL SEE OUR SMOKE...AND KEEP QUIET

  • By Mike K of Denver on 06-24-17

SSSHHHHHH...THEY'LL SEE OUR SMOKE...AND KEEP QUIET

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

What made the experience of listening to Kentucky the most enjoyable?

Experiencing James Otis's work for the first time, through the excellent dramatization by the Colonial Radio Theater.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kentucky?

The set up and introduction of all the major players and how their story(s) unfold.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Actually I paid more attention to the characters and their lines and how these propelled the story along. CRT really knows how to blend detail and action in a single sentence.

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

Kentucky, price of Freedom.

Any additional comments?

I thought CRT's production of Kentucky was a great listen and I'm looking forward to more in the spirit of America series.

  • TICONDEROGA - The Series, Season 2, Vol. 1

  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, Joseph Zamparelli, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

The adventures of Captain Taylor; his son, Adam; Mohawk scout Dagadawidah; and Captain Campbell of the 42nd Highlanders continue at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War in this full-cast action and adventure audio drama by the award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ticonderoga...

  • By Brandy on 10-02-18

Stay tuned for adventure in Ticonderoga, season 2! The Colonial Radio Theater has done it again 🎙💪

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater have scored again in season 2 of Ticonderoga, the series! All the major characters star in this production and my favorite episodes are the servant girl and the medicine man. Both are stellar examples of writing and story telling. All 7 episodes set the bar high in radio drama and action adventure! Listers beware you will get hooked. Outstanding Radio!