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    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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 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

    • 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 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    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

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    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, 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 131
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 114

    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

    • 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

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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
    • Love these!

    • By mom of 2 on 01-25-19

    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 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

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

    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

    • The Shadow - The Complete Radio Show Collection - Volume 3

    • By: Walter B. Gibson
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "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.  

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Count of Monte Cristo (Dramatized)

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Starring Orson Welles, Anges Moorehead, and Ray Collins, The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d'If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Stefanie on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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 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

    • Suspense: Tales Well Calculated - Volume 1

    • By: CBS Radio Network
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 99 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors, and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: The protagonist was usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation; solutions were "withheld until the last possible second"; and evildoers were usually punished in the end.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Needs to be culled to eliminate programs

    • By B Wall on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Audio Archive Presents Dashiell Hammett's 'The Thin Man'

    • A LUX Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Here is the classic 60-minute Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the 1930s movie hit, recreated with the original film stars and director! This Audio Archive feature presentation delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy, who reprise thei roles as Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated lovers at the heart of Dashiell Hammett's immortal romantic-mystery masterpiece, The Thin Man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't get any better

    • By paula on 01-20-15

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Collection 1

    • By: Black Eye Entertainment
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective genius, Sherlock Holmes, came to NBC radio in 1930 starring Richard Gordon. By 1939, Basil Rathbone was heard as Holmes with Nigel Bruce as Doctor Watson. The duo was simultaneously starring in a popular series of Sherlock Holmes features for Fox, and later for Universal. 

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Lights Out: Later than You Think

    • By: Arch Oboler
    • Narrated by: Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Willard Waterman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The villainous vocal skills of Boris Karloff, Mercedes McCambridge, Willard Waterman, Shirley Mitchell, and more bring to life 20 perilous plots. They will tell you strange secrets of the supernatural, of science experiments gone wrong. They will find themselves surrounded by frightening creatures, by ghosts (and ghastly sound effects). They will commit cold-blooded murders that will make your own blood run cold.

    Regular price: $27.99

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