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    • The Fall of the House of Usher (Dramatized)

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Les Crutchfield
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Ross Chamberlain
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Not a mere reading, you will hear wraiths howl, the dead walk, and the massive old house of Usher fall in this unique new audio dramatization. This presentation is based on a classic radio script written by veteran scripter Les Crutchfield (who some sources consider a pseudonym for the then blacklisted screen writer Dalton Trumbo) and originally presented on the popular radio series Escape on the night of October 22, 1947.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a great dramatization!

    • By Taylor on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $1.37

    • 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 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    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

    • After the Thin Man

    • A One-Hour Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    After The Thin Man combines crime, kisses and cocktails in the second "Thin Man" adventure! Here is the classic "Lux Radio Theater" performance of the 1936 movie hit "After The Thin Man", recreated in 1940, as a 60 minute radio adaptation with the original film stars! This Audio Archive "Feature Presentation" delivers William Powell and Myrna Loy who reprise their original roles as newly retired detective Nick Charles, and his beautiful (and wealthy) bride Nora.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesom

    • By Boii on 12-03-12

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Bob Hope Christmas Show, 1953

    • Comedy and Music with Hope and Sinatra Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Bill Mills
    • Narrated by: Frank Sinatra, Bill Mills, Bob Hope
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Here is The Pepsodent Radio Show, starring Bob Hope, for Christmas 1953! Filled with comedy, music, and warm Christmas cheer, it's a nostalgic look back at one of America's great entertainers in the process of establishing what became a true American tradition for many many years: The Bob Hope Christmas Specials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love

    • By BeachBookLover on 12-25-14

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Miracle on 34th Street

    • A Special Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Bill Mills
    • Narrated by: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    An Audio Archive special feature presentation of one of the greatest and most beloved Christmas stories: Miracle on 34th Street. This is the classic movie condensed and performed live as a one-hour radio play by The Lux Radio Theater in 1948. In the words of Lux Theater producer William Keely, "It's wrapped in a gay covering of laughter, tied with a bright ribbon of good humor, and decorated with the three sparkling stars of the 20th Century Fox picture."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Christmas classic on your device

    • By Gil on 01-05-13

    Regular price: $1.39

    • 'Father Knows Best': A Thanksgiving 1953 Episode

    • By: Audio Archive
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Robert Young
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Spend Thanksgiving with "your neighbors, the Andersons" and Father Knows Best!

    One of the most popular family programs from the Golden Age of radio, Father Knows Best debuted as a radio sitcom in 1949, starring Robert Young as Jim Anderson, the show's"hero" and the father from which it derived it's name. Jim sold insurance, lived in a lovely home with his wife, Margaret, and together they struggled to meet the challenges of raising three "modern" children in the new modern age...of the 1950s!

    Regular price: $1.37

    • A Sam Spade Audio Double-Feature Starring Howard Duff, Volume 1

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Howard Duff
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    This Audio Archive presentation of The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, contains two complete, 30 minute,Sam Spade radio shows. Each episode is introduced by old radio aficionado and collector Bill Mills, who shares interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes and informative facts about the program and its stars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Actual shows from the days of radio theater.

    • By cpk on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $2.79

    • I, Robot

    • By: Eando Binder
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    First published in 1938, golden age sf author Eando Binder's I, Robot, about the "confessions" of one Adam Link, a mechanical man, preceded, and according to Isaac Asimov inspired, the more famous later robot series. Later with Binder's permission Asimov "borrowed" the title for the first collection of his robot tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Golden Age

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $3.18

    • The Edison Phonograph Company and The California Ramblers

    • The Story of a Lost Era in Jazz
    • By: Bill Mills
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Here is the fascinating story of the Edison Phonograph Company and its "Hill and Dale" vertical recording process, illustrated by musical examples from vintage recordings of legendary jazz band, The California Ramblers (which included famed trumpeter Red Nichols and other jazz greats)! This is the behind-the-scenes story of the invention, development and commercial promotion of the phonograph by Thomas Alva Edison, the "Genius of Menlo Park."

    Regular price: $2.44

    • The Statement of Randolph Carter

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    What happened to Harley Warren in that cemetery in Big Cypress Swamp? Only Randolph Carter knew. And Carter was mad! Or was he? An ancient book from India in undecipherable characters sends two men on a quest into nameless terror beneath the surface of the Earth. Carter remains above, listening in via a handset, while Warren reels a phone line behind him as he descends beneath an ancient crypt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Eric Boyle on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $2.44

    • The Caretaker's Story

    • A Grisly Tale of Supernatural Revenge!
    • By: Edith Olivier
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    A rich English gentleman thinks he has found the perfect caretaker for an isolated cottage near the sea: a veteran sailor with a taste for solitude. But when he returns to the cottage months later, the gentleman can find no trace of the caretaker. Then he is savagely attacked by a seagull, normally the most pacifistic of creatures.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bleh!

    • By JoJo on 07-05-12

    Regular price: $3.18

    • A Sam Spade Audio Double-Feature Starring Howard Duff, Volume 2

    • By: Dashiell Hammett
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Howard Duff, Laureen Tuttle, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Just as in Volume 1 of this series, this Audio Archive presentation of The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective Vol 2, contains two complete, 30 minute, Sam Spade radio shows, plus special commentary. Each episode is introduced by old radio aficionado and collector Bill Mills, who shares interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes and informative facts about the program and its stars.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is misrepresented

    • By John Hurley on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Audio Archive Presents Candy Matson, Yukon 28209, Volume 2

    • By: Monty Masters
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Natalie Parks
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    More audio adventures of radio's greatest and funniest female private detective! Two complete radio shows plus special commentary. "Candy Matson, Yukon 2-8209, starring Natalie Parks is considered the best of radio's female private eyes. Bright, sparkling and witty, Candy Matson features the sharpest dialogue this side of the William Powell-Myrna Loy "Thin Man" movies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The stories are great, but they're only 1/2 of it.

    • By T-Marie on 10-08-11

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Detective's Wife

    • By: Tudor Jenks
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Roxanne Mills
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In "The Detective's Wife", Tudor Jenks, perhaps having had a bit too much of all-knowing and near omniscient sleuths, seems to be having his own joke on Conan Doyle and his followers. This audiobook takes you back into the parlor of one such brilliant and undefeatable detective, who brags to his wife that the logical and mathematical male mind is superior to the disorganized and emotional mind of the female. His wife disagrees.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A short satirical take on great detectives

    • By Jacobus on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Inside Man (Dramatized)

    • By: H. L. Gold
    • Narrated by: Sam Gartner, Roxanne Mills, Bill Mills
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    What if instead of reading human thoughts and feelings you could read those of machines? That's what happens to Lester Shay when he becomes the "Inside Man". Soon he is driving himself, along with friends and coworkers, crazy every time he encounters an aging, ill-treated mechanism. For Lester can feel their pain, and it won't stop till the machine is fixed and running happily again.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Disembodied Man

    • By: Larry Maddock
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills, Roxanne Mills
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Disembodied Man was published only once, in the legendary SF pulp zine Imagination in the early 1950s. Off-beat and humorous, like much of Maddock's work, it is at once a unique tale of an unconventional romance and an intricate puzzler with two O'Henry-like twists, resulting in a delightfully human and touching short story.

    Regular price: $3.18

    • The Raven

    • Dramatic Reading of the Gothic Classic plus Special Commentary
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In this wholly original reading/performance of the immortal Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem, actor/performer Bill Mills goes beyond the stereotypical rhythmic rendition, intoned in a sepulchral voice, and instead presents Poe's words as the increasingly deranged dialogue of a man with a visitant he comes to see as an omen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading, but the Intro was unneeded

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 11-07-11
    • Dramatic Reading of the Gothic Classic plus Special Commentary
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Bill Mills
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Release date: 10-09-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $1.37

    • A Cowboy Christmas

    • Two Full Episodes of 'Gunsmoke' and 'The Roy Rogers Show', Plus Special Commentary
    • By: Renaissance E Books Inc.
    • Narrated by: William Conrad, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Saddle up and come along on a Cowboy Christmas with Marshal Matt Dillon and "King of the Cowboys" Roy Rogers! During the years now known to old-time radio fans as the Golden Age of Radio, listeners could expect to hear special guests and holiday sketchs on their favorite programs. Even the Western shows and cowboy stars of the day could be counted on to show the holiday spirit, especially at Christmas time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A simpler time

    • By B. Leddy on 02-19-12

    Regular price: $1.37

    • The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 1

    • An Audio Double Feature of Holiday Hilarity Starring Harold Peary
    • By: Renaissance eBooks
    • Narrated by: Harold Peary, Bill Mills
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Holiday hilarity and history with the Great Gildersleeve - radio's most lovable windbag! The inimitable Harold Peary, with his melodious baritone voice and trademark warbling laugh, achieved stardom portraying Gildersleeve on the first ever spin-off series in broadcast history!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jim on 12-30-13

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Hands of Mr. Ottermole & Fugue in C Minor

    • By: Lucille Fletcher, Thomas Burke, Claude Rains
    • Narrated by: Vincent Price, Ida Lupino
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Legendary horror star Vincent Price is at his scarifying best in these two vintage, full-length episodes of Suspense, "radio's outstanding theater of thrills"! You'll hear an all-star line-up of performers, writers, and even announcers when Price appears in famed mystery author Lucille Fletcher's original radio play "Fugue in C Minor" and Thomas Burke's horror classic, "The Hands of Mister Ottermole."

    Regular price: $3.18

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