Shadow: Greatest Radio Adventures

Version: Unabridged
Author: Orson Welles , Bill Johnstone , Bret Morrison
Narrator: Orson Welles , Bill Johnstone , Bret Morrison
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Radio Theatre
Publisher: Radio Spirits
Published In: September 2002
# of Units: 20 CDs
Length: 20 hours
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The definitive anthology for devoted fans! These 20-hour collections showcase the most memorable and best-loved programs from the Golden Age of Radio--specially selected from our exclusive lineup of hilarious comedies, intriguing whodunits, smash variety shows and more! The accompanying 32-pages booklets are filled with behind-the-scenes facts and rare photographs. The Shadow's sinister laugh thrilled radio listeners for a quarter of a century and helped the show become the longest-running mystery series ever. Drawn from the pages of a pulp magazine, The Shadow set the style for mystery drama and today is synonymous with the best of the Golden Age of Radio. Join radio's super sleuth (a.k.a. Lamont Cranston) as he stamps out "the weed of crime" in the most definitive Shadow collection ever assembled--40 of his greatest adventures, including the premier episode and the debuts of Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison in the title role.

Reviews (3)

Shadow: Greatest Radio Adventures Part1-10

Written by Anonymous on February 1st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

it was fun listening to this old radio show. some of the early recordings were a bit unclear. in the end lamont cranston and margo lane always triumphed over evil.

Shadow: Greatest Radio Adventures

Written by Talmadge V Vessels Jr from Petaluma, CA on October 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Still as grand a program as when I first heard them too many years ago -- although I do believe some of the original commercials could have been easily edited away without impacting the story a bit. My only disappointment was the lose of Orson Wells' distinct voice in the later performances -- he did make the best Shadow. If you have never listened to old radio performances, there are few mystery series that could be a better start than these.


Written by Anonymous on September 5th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Too scary for kids to hear in my opinion and better for nostalgic value than actual listening to a good book/story.

Author Details

Author Details

Welles, Orson

Orson Welles (1915-1985) was an Academy Award-winning director, writer, actor, and producer for film, stage, radio, and television.

Johnstone, Bill

Bill Johnson spent 52 years in the mining industry. Since his retirement, he has written many articles on mining as well as this book. He reached his 100th birthday in 2008 and lives with his wife, Dorothy, in Comox.

Authors, Various

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