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  • Box 13, Vol. 1

  • By: Hollywood 360
  • Narrated by: Alan Ladd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Movie star Alan Ladd played Dan Holiday, retired newspaperman turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, Holiday placed an ad in the Star-Times newspaper: "Adventure wanted - will go anywhere, do anything - Box 13." It wasn't long before his Box 13 became jammed with adventures galore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Box of trouble.

  • By Chris Coyne on 09-13-15

While I love Box 13 stories, this "book" is repeat

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I bought one "book" of this Box 13 that had 54 chapters and thought these stories would be different, but they are not, not at all. All 12 stories in this listen are a repeat from the one I have that is 54 chapters. So I am going to try to return this one since it was a complete waste for me to purchase it.

Stories are great, performance is great.

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Four

  • Paul Temple Returns (2006-2013)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Paul Temple lives again in these five complete radio dramas starring Crawford Logan as Paul and Gerda Stephenson as his redoubtable wife, Steve. Each of these productions was made for BBC Radio 4 in an authentic 1950s-style studio conditions and based on the scripts of the original radio serials.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performances, good mysteries, very enjoyable

  • By Debbie on 10-28-18

Great performances, good mysteries, very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

I very much enjoyed all of these Paul Temple radio show performances and wish there were more! The performances are fantastic and lots of fun to listen to! The only negative is all the glorification of alcohol and tobacco, which I know was the norm back then, but when someone has taken a tumble or whatever, brandy is really not the answer, seriously, ha. Otherwise, very enjoyable stories and performances.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By Kimberly on 10-21-18

Disappointed...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Hard to follow, too many characters and all the voices sound basically the same, so you have to pay very close attention to the names and dates. The story covers generations from 1800s to present day so that is a lot of names and a lot of families and a lot of history. Main focus is a "ghost", so ultimately this is a fairy tale which is really disappointing as I would rather have listened to something that could have possibly occurred even though it is fiction. Although from Lucy's perspective, it could have tragically happened I suppose, but rather farfetched. Disappointing, did not end well, sorry I listened to it.

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Two

  • The Fifties
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple (Peter Coke) and his wife, Steve (Marjorie Westbury), are the crème de la crème. Between 1938 and 1968, their glamorous exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are some of the amateur detective's adventures from the 1950s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous!

  • By Taurus Doctorman on 04-05-17

Great stories, great performances, really enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

These old radio shows are fabulous and I've really enjoyed listening to them. The performances are great and I really enjoyed the mysteries. At the end of this "book", there is a discussion about the show itself and the performers, which was very informative and interesting. Wish there were more, I didn't want it to end!

  • Ours for a Season

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cozart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Anthony and Marty Hirschler are part of an Old Order Mennonite community in Pine Hill, Indiana. The couple has grown apart since a doctor confirmed they would never have children. Marty longs to escape the tight-knit area where large families are valued, and the opportunity to do so arises when her childhood friend, Brooke Spalding, resurfaces with the wild idea of rebuilding a ghost town into a resort community. Brooke hires Anthony to help with the construction, drawing the Hirschlers away from Indiana and into her plan, and then finds herself diagnosed with cancer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute clean story, lots of Scripture, good narrator

  • By Debbie on 09-21-18

Cute clean story, lots of Scripture, good narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Really enjoyed this story and the narration. Enjoyed the Scripture and the Christian aspect. Narration was great, no complaints.

  • Beneath a Prairie Moon

  • By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father's illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can "marry up" with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, but as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved

  • By Amanda on 04-10-18

Good story, little mystery, Christian aspect...

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

but the Bible verse at the very beginning is incomplete and what is left out is "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind". Also, the narrator is good at different voices, but pauses in the weirdest places, mid-sentence as if she's lost her place and should have practiced more.

  • Box 13, Old Time Radio Shows

  • By: various writers
  • Narrated by: Alan Ladd
  • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Alan Ladd stars as newspaperman turned mystery novelist Dan Holliday. To seek out new ideas for his fiction, Holliday runs classified ads in the Star-Times newspaper, where he formerly worked: "Adventure wanted, will go anywhere, do anything - write Box 13, Star-Times." Each episode follows Holliday's adventures when he responds to the letters sent to him by such people as a psycho killer and various victims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good program

  • By Doug Briggman on 10-01-17

Good old radio stories!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Big collection in this "book", 54 stories, one per chapter. Sometimes the narration is very quiet, but overall it's a good recording of old radio shows. Very enjoyable!

  • Dr. Christian

  • By: Radio Archives
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

An underrated and long-running family series, Dr. Christian comes across today more as a quiet anthology of small-town life than as a straight medical drama, bringing the people of the small town of River's End to life through the eyes of the kindly Dr. Paul Christian. As portrayed by actor Jean Hersholt, Dr. Christian can perhaps best be described as a male Molly Goldberg with a medical degree; a gentle and well-meaning meddler who always manages to lead you in the right direction, whether you want to be led there or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories! Thoroughly enjoyed!

  • By Debbie on 08-25-18

Great stories! Thoroughly enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Sweet clean and funny stories, well performed, wish there were more! I even enjoyed the Vaseline commercials!

  • Whiskers of the Lion

  • An Amish-Country Mystery
  • By: P.L. Gaus
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Sheriff Bruce Robertson is charged with finding a young Amish woman on the run from a murderous drug ring, so she can testify in federal court. Wrestling with a recurring childhood nightmare of a deadly lion, the Holmes County sheriff finds himself torn between allegiance to the legal system he upholds and the beliefs of the people he is sworn to protect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Starts out talking about a torturous death...

  • By Debbie on 08-24-18

Starts out talking about a torturous death...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

...and it didn't get any better so I quit listening. I can't rate the performance very well b/c I only listened to about three chapters, but what I listened to sounded okay performance-wise. I was expecting something closer to an Amish story without disgusting details. No more by this author and I WILL be trying to get a refund for this one.

  • Thief of Corinth

  • By: Tessa Afshar
  • Narrated by: Rendah Heywood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father's home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: Though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the city's corrupt of their ill-gotten gains. Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her father's apprentice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-18

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I so very much needed the Biblical truths in this fictional story. The way she portrays God's Word in one's everyday life is amazing! Very good story and thoroughly enjoyable! I have listened to and read every one of her books and love them all!

This narrator is great except sometimes you can't tell who is talking, but not all the time, but pay close attention to names. You will want to pay close attention anyway so you won't miss anything!

I have listened to this book 3 times now and still love it! I wish I had ten more like this waiting! I have also purchased the written book to give to friends who can't do audiobooks. Excellent, just excellent!

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