The Green Hornet debuted on a Detroit station, WXYZ, on January 31, 1936, and later aired on the Mutual and ABC Blue networks until its final broadcast on December 5, 1952. The masked crime fighter was the secret identity of newspaper publisher Britt Reid, who relied on his valet, Kato, and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall, and Jack McCarthy. The series was created by the same team that brought The Lone Ranger to the air.
"Radio's most popular juvenile adventure program." (James S. Olson, Historical Dictionary of the 1950s)
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely, it wasn't at all what I expected.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Both the Green Hornet and Kato, they put the sting on the criminals in a big way.
What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
a sense of urgency and emotion.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes, the part where the Green Hornet made himself vulnerable by going underwater in a diving suit.
Any additional comments?
This show is truly unique, you have to listen to appreciate it.