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    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 1

    • By: John Dawson, Robert Ryf, Les Crutchfield
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 111

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar began in 1949 as a typical slam-bang detective series, and though consistently well written and acted, the series never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role; veteran director Jack Johnstone and writers John Dawson, Robert Ryf, and Les Crutchfield joined the production team; and the series was transformed into a quarter-hour, five-a-week strip show.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Best

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-14-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Great Radio Detectives

    • By: various writers
    • Narrated by: Vincent Price, Bob Bailey, Dick Powell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Gunshots, fist fights, and footsteps in the dark! Come hear crime and mystery, action and suspense with radio's greatest detectives! Ten hours of bracing crime-stopping broadcasts bring you Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, The Saint, The Shadow, Johnny Dollar, Bulldog Drummond - and 14 more favorites! Vincent Price, Bob Bailey, Basil Rathbone, Howard Duff, Dick Powell, and more star in 20 tales that are hard boiled and heroic, brilliant and bloody.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Radio Detectives

    • By J.Daily on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Romp in History

    • By Mark Mahar on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Night Call

    • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Mariette Hartley
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange, anonymous phone calls on a stormy night — phone calls, which she finds out, are routed directly through — the Twilight Zone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Am entering ...... The twilight zone

    • By kevin on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Great Radio Comedy

    • By: Various
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Lucille Ball, George Burns
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Who's laughing now? It's you! Why? Because you're settling back with a rib-tickling collection of great radio comedy! All of your favorites are here: Jack and Fred, Phil and Alice, Fibber and Molly, Edgar and Charlie, George and Gracie, Lum and Abner, Snooks and Daddy, and many more! Crack a smile as the kings and queens of comedy crack wise. Here are 24 digitally restored and remastered episodes of radio revelry from shows that have kept Americans in stitches for more than 50 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just delightful

    • By Adolphus McClanahan on 04-24-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Harry Nile: Black Widow

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Phil Harper, full cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    From the imaginative radio mind of writer/producer Jim French comes the tough-but-thoughtful private eye who roams the rain-swept streets of the Pacific Coast in search of crime, adventure, and enough dough to keep the office lights on for another month - Harry Nile! It's modern radio drama produced in the classic style, with stories set in the golden age of private-eye drama. Phil Harper stars as Harry in high-powered, hard-luck radio adventures! The 21 episodes featured here include the last show of the character's 1970s run, and the first 20 episodes of his glorious return in 1990.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks!! Audible for offering a second collection

    • By alikabok1966 on 05-30-19

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Fatal Matters

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Insurance investigator Johnny Dollar was a man of contradictions. He was tough and compassionate, sardonic and thoughtful. You never knew quite what he might do to solve a case - but you always knew he'd get it done! You also knew that he'd be supported by many of the greatest radio performers ever to haunt "Radio Row": Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Lurene Tuttle, Joseph Kearns, John Dehner, Stacy Harris…even Vincent Price! Bob Bailey stars as Johnny for five fascinating five-part serial adventures, and a collection of harrowing half-hour tales! Prepare the expense report!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The True Voice Of Johnny Dollar

    • By Cecil Harvey on 06-02-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Imagination Theatre

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Jim French, John Patrick Lowrie, Lawrence Albert, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    For over 40 years, Seattle-based radio personality Jim French kept the flame of radio drama alive with Imagination Theatre! Noir-ish private eye Harry Nile, globetrotting adventurer Dameron, Kincaid the Strangeseeker, the methodical investigator Mr. Darnborough - plus fresh new takes on Raffles the Gentleman Thief, and even Sherlock Holmes himself - all had compelling stories to tell.

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Murder Matters

    • By: Johnny Dollar
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 82

    America's Fabulous Freelance Insurance Investigator faces cases of killing for vengeance and keeping silent for honor... "dead" men who won't stay down for long (or alive for much longer)... beneficiaries that can't be found and beautiful mixed up risk-takers who may be out on their last ledge. He pads his expense account in pursuit of stolen jewels, arsonists, crooked cops, and romance, all while he tries to solve matters of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dollar is the man.

    • By Chris Coyne on 04-16-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Police and Thieves: Crime Drama Radio

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: William Conrad, Raymond Burr, Bela Lugosi, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This anthology of post-World War II crime radio drama presents fictionalized crime, dramatizations of actual crimes, and programs that presented on-the-spot recordings of real police investigations. Radio Spirits is proud to present 20 adventures from 15 of the best (and most unusual) programs broadcast in the last dozen or so years of commercial network dramatic radio. Series include Gang Busters, The Line Up, Broadway's My Beat, Man from Homicide, Night Watch, and more! 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    • By: Alfred Bester
    • Narrated by: Sydney Greenstreet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    He's the smartest and the most stubborn, the fattest and the laziest, the cleverest and the craziest - the most extravagant detective in the world. Yes, it is Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout's gourmand orchid fancier and one of the most eccentric and unique detectives ever to hit the airwaves. Starring character actor Sydney Greenstreet ( The Maltese Falcon), The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe is an immensely entertaining mystery series that remains a true delight even 60 years after it was first broadcast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice escapism.

    • By Nancy Johnson on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: John Patrick Lowrie, Lawrence Albert, Rick May, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The name of Sherlock Holmes conjures images of gas-lit streets and dark mysteries from a bygone age. Solving crimes alongside his trusted friend Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes is, without a doubt, the most famous sleuth the world has ever known. Now, with full authorization from the Conan Doyle estate, we bring you 23 newly written adventures as presented on the long-running dramatic radio series starring John Patrick Lowrie as Holmes, with Lawrence Albert as Dr. Watson, Rick May as Inspector Lestrade, and Mary Anne Dorward as Mary Watson. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sherlock meets Vaudeville, badly

    • By J-me on 06-11-19

    Regular price: $22.37

    • The Whistler - More Than 500 Radio Shows!, Volume 2

    • By: J. Donald Wilson
    • Narrated by: Bill Forman
    • Length: 99 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The Whistler was a radio mystery anthology that debuted on CBS Radio on May 16, 1942. The show was heard only on the West Coast and had Signal Oil as the main sponsor. There were attempts to broadcast the show on the East Coast, one in July to September 1946 and the other in March 1947 to September 1948, with Campbell Soup and Household Finance as the suggested sponsors.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Shadow - The Complete Radio Show Collection - Volume 2

    • By: Walter B. Gibson
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 40 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" A figure never seen, only heard, the Shadow was an invincible crime fighter. He possessed many gifts which enabled him to overcome any enemy. Besides his tremendous strength, he could defy gravity, speak any language, unravel any code, and become invisible with his famous ability to "cloud men's minds". Along with his team of operatives, the Shadow battled adversaries with chilling names like The Black Master, Kings of Crime, The Five Chameleons, and, of course, The Red Menace.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • volume 1

    • By Charles on 06-07-19

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Isaac Asimov Radio Dramas

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    This collection features three classic, dramatized Isaac Asimov stories: "Pebble in the Sky", "Nightfall", and "Hostess".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • At last I hear the voice of uncle Issac!

    • By Terence P. Kelley on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read (listen) to the book.

    • By disarmyouwitha on 10-04-15

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Our Miss Brooks: The Ultimate Collection - Over 180 Shows

    • By: Al Lewis
    • Narrated by: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon
    • Length: 79 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, at the time CBS's West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laughter is such a great thing!

    • By Kathi on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 60 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Here is my review for what is worth.

    • By I_Not_Telling on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Harry Nile: Seattle Blues

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Phil Harper, Pat French
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Harry Nile is a former Chicago cop, who quit the force after uncovering a vein of corruption. He stalks the rainy streets of pre-war Seattle on behalf of private clients with the help of his assistant, a lady named Murphy. Phil Harper stars as Nile, with Pat French as Murphy, in this exciting series that has been heard on radio stations coast to coast in the US and Canada, on satellite radio, and reached a worldwide audience online. After more than 25 years, it's the longest running private-eye show in American radio history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If You Love Johnny Dollar Then Welcome To Harry Nile and Murphy

    • By P. Copher on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Have Gun Will Travel

    • By: Sam Rolfe
    • Narrated by: Ben Wright, Virginia Gregg
    • Length: 42 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Have Gun Will Travel was a Western adventure radio show that started on ABC in November 1958, just a year after its television version aired. At first the scripts for the radio show were derived from those of the television show, making the episodes in sync with one another. Later, though, the radio show started making scripts on its own. The story is about guns for hire, with the main character being Paladin, played by John Denner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • radio is the way to go

    • By adam on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $13.99

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