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    • 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 406
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    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

    • Treasury of Classic Children's Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated by: Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, Sharon Stone, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Audrey Hepburn performs selections from her Grammy Award winning "Enchanted Tales" (adapted by Mary Sheldon); John Ritter tells the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk"; Sharon Stone delivers an off-the-wall rendition of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (the tale by the Brothers Grimm, retold by Richard Hack); and Orson Welles performs the all-time favorite "The Happy Prince" (by Oscar Wilde).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent stories!

    • By Joseph S. on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • 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 479
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    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

    • Mercury Theatre: The War of the Worlds - October 30, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The infamous broadcast that scared the country!

    • By A. West on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Shadow

    • Radio Treasures
    • By: Fran Striker
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Agnes Moorehead, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930. This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - "Revenge on the Shadow" and "The Hospital Murders" - from previously lost transcription records. This 9-hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Shadow Knows!!!

    • By E.P. on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $25.17

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    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

    • 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

    • 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
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "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 Shadow: Evil Lurks

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Old Time Radio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Wealthy dilettante Lamont Cranston led a double life as a mysterious crime fighter. He dispatched his share of racketeers and kidnappers but was at his fiercest when facing globe-threatening villains and insane masters of the occult. Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, and Bret Morrison star as The Shadow. This collection includes many rare episodes not heard since their original broadcast (one with Welles in the lead and others featuring Johnstone). In addition, several are presented here with sound upgrades. Listen to Lamont fight crime with unmistakable panache!

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Shadow

    • Unearthly Specters
    • By: Walter Gibson
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Radio Spirits presents The Shadow, in 18 digitally remastered episodes of the series eeriest exploits. You will join The Shadow, goaded by ghosts and vexed by snakes, as he battles strange and supposedly supernatural foes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Shadow.. A walk down memory lane.

    • By Cliff on 09-09-13

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Campbell Playhouse: Our Town - May 12, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays, as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poor audio quality

    • By Gary on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Masterworks of Orson Welles

    • By: Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Here are legendary director, producer, screenwriter, author, and actor Orson Welles' historic interpretations of excerpts from classic literature. Includes selections from Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince', H.G. Wells' "The Red Room", Saki's "Shredni Vashtar", Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer", Rudyard Kipling's "Riki-Tikii-Tavi", Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Wakefield", Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart", and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterworks

    • By PMaycumber on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Mercury Theatre: The Count of Monte Cristo - August 29, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • A Christmas Carol (Radio Spirits Version - Dramatized)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lionel Barrymore Brings this Tale to Life

    • By The Kindler on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $0.95

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities depicts the plight of the French peasantry under the demoralization of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and a number of unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period.

    Regular price: $5.96

    • The Shadow: Weird Adventures

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Bret Morrison, Bill Johnstone, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Lamont Cranston (aka The Shadow) and Margot Lane are intrepid world travelers, adventuring in major countries, remote islands, hidden valleys, and bizarre towns. Their perilous ports of call included places like “Devil’s Island” and “The Valley of Living Terror”. Join them on their journeys, in which you will hear four of the outstanding actors who played The Shadow: Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, John Archer, and Bret Morrison. We also pay tribute to eight actresses who braved the jungles, swamps, and curses as risk-taking heroine and damsel-in-distress, Margot Lane....

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Sir John Gielgud stars as Sherlock Holmes with Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. John's brother, Val Gielgud, the celebrated mystery author and producer, directs several episodes and co-stars in one of them... as Sherlock's brother! As a finishing touch, Orson Welles plays the evil Moriarty. The shows created by this very special team are possibly the greatest Sherlock Holmes radio programs ever produced. This set features all sixteen episodes in their most complete surviving examples - taken from what currently exists of the syndication masters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's elementary to buy this

    • By Jeremy Hess on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Treasure Island: Retro Audio (Dramatised)

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Treasure Island, here starring Orson Welles, is the classic tale of pirates, treasure maps, danger, and buried treasure chests! Join young Jim Hawkins on his adventures on the high sea as he searches for the gold of the evil Captain Flint. Pieces of eight!! Pieces of eight!! This is one of the Classic Radio Theatre productions you will want to listen to over and over again!

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Campbell Playhouse: Rebecca - December 9, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays, as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad take on a classic story

    • By JP06 on 10-24-18

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Campbell Playhouse: Dodsworth - November 26, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays, as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    Regular price: $0.69

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