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Radio Spirits presents The Shadow, in 18 digitally remastered episodes of the series' eeriest exploits. You will join The Shadow, goaded by ghosts and vexed by snakes, as he battles strange and supposedly supernatural foes.

Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, and Bret Morrison each star in the title role, staving off the forces of voodoo and an onslaught of the occult. Malevolent creatures also stalk co-stars Agnes Moorehead, Margot Stevenson, Marjorie Andersen, and Grace Matthews, all playing the role of The Shadow's lovely companion Margot Lane.

Fall under the spell of two newly discovered episodes of The Shadow, "The Mark of the Bat" and "The Witch Drums", (both starring Orson Welles). These episodes are available here to the public for the first time since their original broadcast dates. Listen to the sinister laugh and discover why "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit, crime does not pay!"

Episodes include: "Tomb of Terror" 06-19-38, "The Mark of the Bat" 07-24-38, "The Witch Drums" 09-11-38, "Black Abbot" 10-02-38, "Ghosts Can Kill" 01-15-39, "The Ghost of Captain Bayloe" 02-05-39, "The Cat that Killed" 12-31-39, "The Laughing Corpse" 03-10-40, "The Mark of the Black Widow" 10-27-40, "The Ghost on the Stair" 12-29-40, "The Ghost Building" 01-12-41, "The Ghost Walks Again" 03-16-41, "Voodoo" 03-30-41, "Return of Anatole Chevanic" 02-01-42, "The House that Death Built" 01-25-48, "Death Coils to Strike" 03-21-48, "The Ghost that Gleams" 04-04-48, "Phantom Racketeer" 10-03-48

©2009 Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. d/b/a Conde Nast Publications (P)2009 RSPT LLC

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  • Cliff
  • madison, MS, United States
  • 09-09-13

The Shadow.. A walk down memory lane.

If you could sum up The Shadow in three words, what would they be?

Spooky, fun, nostalgia.

What could Walter Gibson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing. This series is a collection of old radio programs. Nothing could be done to them without eleiminating the nostaligic appeal.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

These are from the golden age of radio and are not designed to be read. Orson Wells IS the shadow and no one else can come close.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No strong reaction, just an interesting look at life so long ago.

Any additional comments?

The stories are flimsy but you buy this for the nostalgia and to get a glimpse of a time long gone. Orson Wells has an amazing voice and could read the phone book and make it work. If you are big on PC then you may have trouble with this series as views were different back then, particularly gender roles. Otherwise, if you love the shadow this is a real treat.

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  • D. Call
  • Oviedo, Florida United States
  • 04-25-15

Classics At Its Best

If you're a fan of "The Shadow", you will definitely love this. One of the best of old time radio.