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    • 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 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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

    • 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 448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405

    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

    • 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 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • 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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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

    • Gunsmoke, Season 1

    • By: PDQ Audioworks
    • Narrated by: William Conrad
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Everyone's favorite western, Gunsmoke, debuted June 26, 1952, on the CBS radio airwaves on starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon, and ran until June 18, 1961, making it the longest running dramatic series in radio history. This amazing audio collection contains 64 episodes from the first radio season, and are the live cast recordings from the original on-air performances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL "GUNSMOKE."

    • By billdalton on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 Scott on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Dragnet: The Big Gamble

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Jack Webb
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Racketeers and robbers, crap-shooters and kidnappers, hit men and hard cases - watch out! Joe Friday's on the job, and he isn't here to fool around! Join Jack Webb for 20 gritty true-life tales of urban crime from the files of the Los Angeles Police Department. Ben Alexander, Martin Milner, Jack Kruschen, Virginia Gregg, June Whitley, Stacy Harris, and more co-star as the city's cops, concerned citizens, and cold criminals. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Dragnet!

    • By Kathryn on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • 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

    • Sherlock Holmes

    • A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized)
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud

    • By R. Compton on 07-16-08

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Best of Mercury Theater with Orson Welles

    • The Golden Age of Radio, Old Time Radio Shows and Serials
    • By: PDQ Audioworks
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Twelve of the best episodes from the original broadcasts of the Mercury Theater, featuring Orson Welles. Includes the original broadcast of War of the Worlds. Digitally re-mastered from the recordings of live, on -air performances by Orson Welles and the cast of the Mercury Theater.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I hoped for

    • By Jeffrey L. Beland on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 3

    • 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 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 3 was 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favorite so far

    • By tousen on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Adventures of Philip Marlowe Vol 1

    • By: PDQ Audiobooks
    • Narrated by: Gerald Mohr Van Heflin
    • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1 is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe," the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive and fun, but questionable sound quality

    • By Jeanne on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • D-Day 38 Hours of NBC Coverage

    • By: Chuck Sivertsen
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 29 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Hear noted inspirational author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale; King Haakon VII of Norway; Premier Gerbandy of the Netherlands; Premier Pierlot of Belgium; US Senators Clark, Barkley, White, Hill; and Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce speak, as does President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt. General Eisenhower speaks from SHAEF headquarters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed it

    • By robert earl on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $34.99

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