Free Dirt

The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
Narrated by: Eric Bogosian
Length: 41 mins
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A penny-pincher carts off free soil from a graveyard in which to grow his own fruits and vegetables - but eventually the free dirt gets him in over his head.

©1960 Rod Serling (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Weird Twist

Ok... Not great or surprising. Read in a very deadpan, monotone voice. Could have made this a great one !

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Will Stick with Watching TZ not Reading It

Plot wasn't particularly engaging. Storyline not impressive. Lacked detail to paint a substantial picture. Non-climatic. Disappointing.

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Great story, sound, and voice acting

the custom foley effects made the story extra special. It was fun to listen to and the story was great!

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Eat Dirt

I love The Twilight Zone and will be getting the Volumes. Beaumont, Matheson and Serling, wrote the majority of the episodes. They were great writers. This story falls a little short. It is predictable and really not scary. The production and the narration are excellent and really enhance the experience. For the small amount of money it is, you might want to give it a try.

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Disappointing

As a longtime fan of The Twilight Zone TV series and radio dramas in general, I was really looking forward to this. The performances were good, but the story didn't hold up. First, it was a 20-minute story stretched to fill 40 minutes, making for a very slow script. Secondly, there was not a single sympathetic character, leaving me in a hurry to get out of this house and this neighborhood as fast as possible. Thirdly, the ending just didn't go anywhere. I was hoping for a "juicy" revelation about the dirt, but there was nothing there. I'm glad this was free and no longer than it was; otherwise I would be asking for a refund. It certainly did nothing to encourage me to buy additional segments of this series.

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loved it heard it as if it was playing on tv...

love it heard it as if was playing right out ur tv I will recommend to those who loves the rwillight zone.....

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Not a complete story

This round spent so much time showing how the main character was a cheapskate that it forgot about how to wrap up the ending. Not the Best Of The Twilight Zone by any means.

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Awesome

This was a franchise story and had all the elements for a great storyline. This was a great storytelling told by an utter nonsense.

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Great short read!

Perfect length for my car ride to/from work. Loved the short but amazing listen. Caught my attention and didn't let go for a second.

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  • 'Elle19'
  • 09-09-16

Loved this series "Back in the day..."

A couple of hiccups within the recording, but still listenable. Not one of the better stories, but was an enjoyable enough way to pass a little time.

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  • Susan
  • 07-26-19

Really Bad!

1950’s ‘music’, but with a modern remote control car locking ‘beep-beep’ as the TV crew leave.

Seriously bad male lead - badly-voiced.

Weak story with two-dimensional characters.

Extremely disappointed.

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  • mich
  • 02-28-19

Brilliant gripping story

Quite gripping story. Brilliant tension. Enjoyed the whole thing.I look forward to hearing more of these ,if added. Good old fashioned content.loved it.

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  • Highlight
  • 02-02-15

Not As Good As Origional

Did not meet my expectations. Week depth of storyline.
Too much narrating, nothing to get your teeth into.

Best bit is the laugh at the end.

I drifted of half way through, not riveting.

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  • Leslie Read
  • 05-05-20

Not scary at all

This story was far from being scary as anything could be. Not worthy of the Twilight Zone name.

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  • D.
  • 04-24-20

Twilight Time.

A bizarre disturbing story that has you listening intently. I find all the "Twilight Stories", weird and wonderful.

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  • Kazasid
  • 03-31-20

lightweight nonsense with sound effects

passed a few minutes painlessly -this is a play really and not unpleasant but I wouldn't go out of my way to hear it, my best advice is don't bother

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  • hat hvjv
  • 08-11-19

Hi

Fun if v kg b oh c ugh ugh h ugh ugh hi Hugh b hunk b hun hi

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  • kubhis
  • 08-02-18

Tes

Days naught go on to win a trophy for that matter what you are not the only

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-18

Free dirt

It is a very good book.Very apt for Adults.A penny-pincher carts off free soil from a graveyard in which to grow his own fruits and vegetables - but eventually the free dirt gets him in over his head.