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  • The Goon Show, Volume 1

  • Moriarity, Where Are You?
  • By: The Goons
  • Narrated by: The Goons
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Here's a crazy quartet of cult comedy classics from those wireless wizards Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe. This collection features "The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea", "The Histories of Pliny the Elder", "The Jet Propelled Guided Naafi", and "The Evils of Bushy Spon".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goon with the wind

  • By Marius on 04-08-05

Good enough for Python troupe when kids...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-10

...and still good enough for my modern 9-yr-old boy. Thanks to the Goon Show, the miles flew by during a Christmas roadtrip to Grandma's. Thoroughly enjoyed by the grown-ups and kid, alike. Peals of laughter from all. Lots of play-on-words humor. According to Wikipedia, indeed, the guest star was not cooperating with the script and the cast had to punt. Only a very small amount was hard to follow due to the accents.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

  • By: J. R. R Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great dramatization, but read the book first!

  • By Lene on 10-06-13

At last, for young kids

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-10

My 8 yr-old has bugged me about LoTR, the movies (too scary) and books (high school reading level). Enter the BBC radio plays: an abridged version of the books, chock full of adventure enhanced by the full cast, music, and effects. We listened to all three in the series.

19 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who

  • The Ambassadors of Death
  • By: David Whitaker
  • Narrated by: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Seven months after it left the red planet, Mars Probe 7 still hasn't returned to Earth. The Doctor and Liz Shaw join the investigation asa second capsule, Recovery 7, is sent to discover what has happened. But when it returns, something is terribly wrong with its three astronauts... The space-suited figures are kidnapped and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart leads UNIT in a rescue attempt - whilst Liz finds herself at the mercy of dangerous fanatics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Need A Better Medium

  • By Andy on 01-29-12

Male actors sound similar

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-10

Distinguishing one male character from another was difficult as the actors' voices were similar. Both I and my 8 yr-old son kept asking "who's that". This was our first Dr. Who audio title and I was looking forward to introducing the Boy to the series. He liked the plot, overall, so it's off to find another title, hopefully with better results.

  • The Railway Children (BBC Children's Classics)

  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Dramatisation
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The story of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis and their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906. Charming, sentimental, and unforgettable, the novel's enduring appeal lives on in this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation starring Timothy Bateson as the Old Gentleman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All aboard!

  • By heyheymama on 08-14-10

All aboard!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-10

My 8 year old boy loved this book, even though it prominently featured the girls and less so Peter. Yes, he did have to hit the pause button often to ask me questions about life in 1905, but we like talking together about such things and find it makes the book more enjoyable to discuss along the way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • BBC Radio Crimes: The Saint: Saint Overboard & The Saint Plays with Fire

  • By: Leslie Charteris
  • Narrated by: Paul Rhys, Patsy Kensit
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Leslie Charteris’ square-jawed, blue-eyed hero loved, fought and stole his way through Europe in the 1930s, endlessly pursuing blondes, baddies and boodle. Adored by women and feared by his foes, he was known as ‘The Saint’ after the calling card he left at the scenes of his crimes - a sketch of a stick figure with a halo. In 'Saint Overboard', a villain plans to steal a shipment of sunken treasure. Simon Templar will go to any lengths to stop him - even under the sea....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Orace steals the show

  • By heyheymama on 08-14-10

Orace steals the show

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-10

Listened to this twice on a car trip with my 8 year old son. He enjoyed the fisticuffs and jokes and we both agree that Orace, the Saint's manservant, is the best. I did have to explain some terms and historical points to him, but that made it even more interesting. Second time through, we had his aunt in the car and got her hooked on the stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful