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Publisher's Summary

This is an collection of Inner Sanctum Mysteries, an oldtime radio show from the 1940s and 1950s. If you love a good horror story, you'll love these. You get all these (and many others plus more of the same genre):

  • Homicidal Maniac
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • Song of the Slasher
  • Murder Comes to Life
  • Death on the Highway
  • The Scream
  • Island of Death
  • Man From Yesterday
  • Color Blind Formula
  • Desert Death
  • Bog-Oak Necklace
  • Dead to Rights
  • Portrait of Death
  • Dead Man's Debt
  • Terror by Night
  • Lonely Sleep
  • Corridor of Doom
  • Over My Dead Body
  • Death Demon Q
  • Death of a Doll
  • Between Two Worlds
  • Devil's Fortune
  • Corpse in the Cab
  • Mind over Matter
  • Sorry Wrong Corpse
  • Catch a Killer
  • Image of Death
  • Devil's Workshop
  • Wish to Kill
  • Skeleton Bay
  • Murder Mansion
  • Beneficiary Death
  • Twice Dead
  • Beyond the Grave
  • Unforgiving Corpse
  • Death for Sale
  • Magic Tile
  • Dead Walk At Night
  • Amazing Death of Mrs. Putnam
  • Lost Refrain
  • Island of the Dead
  • Girl and the Gallows
  • The Black Art
  • Dead Man's Deal
  • Till Death Do Us Part
  • Make Ready My Grave
  • Death's Old Sweet Song
  • No Rest for the Dead
  • The Creeping Wall
  • Blood of Cain
  • I Walk in the Night
  • Strands of Death
  • Death Is a Double-Crosser
  • You Could Die Laughing
  • 8 Steps to Murder
  • Spectre of the Rose
  • Murder Comes at Midnight
  • Death Bound
  • Don't Dance on My Grave
  • The Murder Ship
  • Tempo in Blood
  • The Doomed
  • Fearful Voyage
  • Corpse on the Town
  • The Unburied Dead
  • Deadly Fare
  • Dead Heat
  • The Listener
  • Murder Prophet
  • Strange Passenger
  • Ghosts Always Get the Last Laugh

Plus many more related shows from the same era. Relive the magic of oldtime radio!

This listing is in compliance with existing copyright laws and Amazon's policies. These are public domain oldtime radio shows legally produced by our company.

Public Domain (P)2013 BN Publishing

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  • Gonzalo
  • MIAMI, FL, United States
  • 10-24-13

Worth the listen if you know what you're getting.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is a collection of radio dramas. It is very long because it contains most of the episodes of the series. I found it generally fun and worth the listen especially while doing mindless drudgery. It was easy to listen to without getting lost since it is a collection of half-hour episodes.

Would you be willing to try another book from Radio Revival? Why or why not?

Yes, and I have. I love re-discovering these old radio shows.

What aspect of Old Time Radio’s performance would you have changed?

The shows are very old and in some cases not well preserved. Old Time Radio should spend some resources in restoring the sound. some episodes are unintelligible. Frankly with so many episodes, they could have left some of the worst preserved out. Also, the shows include the advertising in the original episodes. Its interesting to hear the commercials and sponsors of days gone by but not when they are in every single episode. I got really sick of hearing about Lipton Tea and Bromo Seltzer. Edit some out!

Could you see Inner Sanctum Mysteries being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Pointless question.

Any additional comments?

You can't beat the value: 60+ hours of content. With the understanding that some of the material is (very) dated; the sound quality is not great (in some cases terrible because of the age and lack of preservation of recordings in the 30's to 60's); and some of the episodes are actually repeated because they were remade for later shows. Regardless, for one credit there is plenty to love here if (big if) you're into radio shows.

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Too much repetition

I loved hearing the old radio programs but on some the quality is very poor wihich may be unavoidable due to the age of the recording. There are a lot of the stories that are repeated at least one or more times.

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Somehow Horror & Mystery is better when listening

Would you consider the audio edition of Inner Sanctum Mysteries to be better than the print version?

These are full production radio plays from the 1940's and early 1950's. This was the time, mostly before TV, when radio was king. The voice acting is excellent and the stories can stick with you. There is really no print version available except when they adapt short stories and the like

What was one of the most memorable moments of Inner Sanctum Mysteries?

There are some excellent, read scary, moments to be had within these radio plays

Any additional comments?

I've found classic radio to be a wonderful source of entertainment and this collection is a good place to start

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Found this to not be my cup of tea. Though it would be more like The Shadow

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Good Radio

If you like the old time radio dramas you will enjoy this immensely! Happy listening!

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  • 02-21-17


Each & everyone of the plays is individual with that haunting allure & creepy atmosphere that takes you into the realms of black & white radio at its best (as with black & white TV :-) )

Full cast famous professional actors of their day bring the charm of these wonderful productions alive with a wealth of old time Hollywood right into your modern home. With nearly 500 plays to choose from, I am not at a loss for some good oldie world mystery.
suspense be it murder, ghosts or supernatural, each one is aerie, with some making the hair on your back stand on its ends.
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The majority of these productions have good sound, apart from series one where the sound quality is quite poor & not clear with some plays difficult to hear correctly. However; all the rest of the 456 plays are perfectly listenable with clear sound.

My only quibbles with these of oldie productions are the horrendous Adverts for Lipton's Products which are interwoven into each
of the performances 3 times, at the start, middle & end. So annoying and irrelevant and they could easily be removed instead of hearing them over 1500 times!

The plays are too good to miss so if you like old time scary theatre, these are for you Lipton's tea & all.

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