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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 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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
    • Great!

    • By Robert on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $0.69

    • 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 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411

    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

    • 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 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      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

    • 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

    • 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 137
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Volume 4

    • By: John Dawson, Robert Ryf, Les Crutchfield
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was a typical slam-bang detective series, and though consistently well written and acted, it never really captured an enthusiastic audience. However, in the fall of 1955, Bob Bailey took over the title role, and 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
    • Johnny Dollar

    • By Jay on 05-15-19

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Gunsmoke: Dead or Alive

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: William Conrad, Parley Baer, Old Time Radio
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    By the 1956-57 season, Gunsmoke had reached the peak of its dramatic power as radio’s foremost adult western, with its powerful scripts and careful characterizations. William Conrad leads the cast as Marshal Matt Dillon, along with Parley Baer as Chester, Howard McNear as Doc, and Georgia Ellis as Kitty. The citizens of Dodge City, Kansas emerged as living, breathing embodiments of frontier America in radio dramas that represent the medium at its most potent. Experience 27 hard-hitting adventures from this landmark season in this collection!

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Suspense: Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Agnes Moorehead, John Dehner, Howard Duff, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Agonizing predicaments, stellar sound effects, and high wattage Hollywood star power combine in radio's top thriller. Myrna Loy, Joseph Cotten, Lucille Ball, Robert Taylor, Ronald Colman, and Agnes Moorehead give brilliant performances in blood-chilling stories. Twenty white-knuckled episodes (produced and directed by the legendary William Spier) feature a superior supporting cast, including John Dehner, Howard Duff, Elliott Lewis, William Johnstone, Joseph Kearns, and more. The tension and excitement of this Peabody Award-winning series are well calculated to keep you in...Suspense!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Storytelling & Acting!

    • By Alex H on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Adventures of Sam Spade: Lawless

    • By: Dashiell Hammett, William Spier
    • Narrated by: Howard Duff, Lurene Tuttle, Stephen Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    No bigger fad swept across postwar radio than that of the hard-boiled private detective - and nobody had more fun with their wink-and-nudge take on the genre than the producers, writers, and cast of The Adventures of Sam Spade. Dashiell Hammett's legendary private eye had a sardonic sense of humor, which wavy-haired, rugged-voiced Howard Duff played to perfection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Radio Detectives

    • By JAS on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Jack Benny: The Gang's All Here

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Jack Benny's supporting cast - his "gang" - was the heart, soul, and success of his radio program. Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach, and Ronald and Benita Colman delivered many of the best jokes - and earned biggest laughs - on the show. Many members of this talented ensemble went on to star in programs of their own - always with Jack's support. This collection includes some of the gang's best work - both on and off of Benny's program.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sherlock Holmes: Elementary

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Old Time Radio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Radio’s greatest sleuths, bar none - here are Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson! Deep voiced Basil Rathbone (with his deerstalker cap and chiseled silhouette) gives his definitive portrayal of Holmes, while Nigel Bruce (Hollywood’s favorite jolly old Englishman) lends support as the delightfully amazed Watson. Venture into the fog and mist of Victorian London for 16 mind-challenging thrillers. Solve cases of intrigue and blackmail, of missing gems and missing persons, of maharajas and murder - all inspired by incidents in the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good

    • By brian j taylor on 04-06-19

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Wayward Matters

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Bob Bailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Johnny has a way with the ladies, but will his last date be with death? For free trips and a fat fee, Johnny Dollar descends into cases of missing money and missing men. But, what can he do when the bodies are walled up, washed up, and fallen down? When the jewels and the paintings are fake? And, when everything from trucks to trout to widows are on the loose? He'd better bring his gun.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dimension X

    • Adventures in Time & Space
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Staats Cotsworth, Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in the universe. While imagining the wonders of space exploration and the rise of technological advancements, they questioned whether we were prepared to encounter aliens, or even control the machines and weapons we'd built ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic radio sci-fi! 30 minute short stories.

    • By David M Reeder on 03-10-16

    Regular price: $22.37

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