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  8. Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed Audiobook Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed
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Boston Blackie, Vol. 3 Audiobook

Boston Blackie, Vol. 3

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: October 2019

Boston Blackie-the amateur detective who was the enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend! Created by author Jack Boyle, Boston Blackie was a reformed jewel thief and safecracker, constantly suspected of crimes he did not commit and forced to play the role of detective to clear his name. His girlfriend, Mary Wesley, assisted Blackie from time to time, as did his pal Shorty. Forced to defend himself against the accusations of New York Police Inspector Faraday, Blackie always managed to stay one step ahead of the cops in solving a crime. The wisecracks exchanged between Blackie and Faraday made the program an enjoyable mix of comedy and mystery. Chester Morris played the character in fifteen Boston Blackie films for Columbia. When The Amos 'n' Andy Show needed a summer replacement in 1944, Morris was lured to the NBC microphone for a short-lived Boston Blackie series. The following year, Boston Blackie was syndicated by Ziv with Dorothy Kilgallen's husband, Dick Kollmar, in the title role. This syndicated series lasted until 1950. In 1951, the series made the leap to television starring Kent Taylor as Blackie, Lois Collier as Mary, and Frank Orth as Faraday. This volume features sixteen thirty-minute episodes of Boston Blackie: 7/16/46 - "The Green Line Trucking Murder"7/23/46 - "The Murdering Cuckoo Clock"8/13/46 - "The Smuggled Diamonds Murder"8/27/46 - "The Rockwell Diamond"11/26/46 - "The Lenny Powell Murder"1/7/47 - "The Candy Store Murders"2/4/47 - "The Walter Peters Murder Mix-Up"2/11/47 - "The Duke Collins Murder"4/1/47 - "The Cy Gardner Murder"4/29/47 - "Slammin' Sammy Saunders"5/7/47 - "The Hilda Peterson Murder"5/28/47 - "The Ghost of Florence Newton"6/4/47 - "The Stalking Killer"7/23/47 - "Boston Blackie in Wax"8/6/47 - "The Butcher Mob"8/13/47 - "The Sally Lang Murder"

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The Whistler, Vol. 4 Audiobook

The Whistler, Vol. 4

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: October 2019

I am the Whistler and I know many things, for I walk by night ... many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak! The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs, airing from May 16, 1942, until September 22, 1955. Airing on CBS radio and sponsored by the Signal Oil Company, the Whistler (played by Joseph Kearns, Gale Gordon, and Bill Forman) was an ominous narrator who knew the killer's every move even before they did. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps. The Whistler often commented directly upon the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. One of the show's trademarks was the ironic twist endings that helped serve as a payoff for the listener. Radio performers heard in this collection of sixteen thirty-minute episodes include Joseph Kearns, Bill Forman, Elliott Lewis, Gerald Mohr, Jane Morgan, Lou Merrill, Bea Benaderet, Cathy Lewis, Hans Conreid, and Frank Lovejoy. 11/29/42 - "Avarice"12/13/42 - "The Accounting"1/3/43 - "The Weakling"1/10/43 - "The Nemesis"1/17/43 - "The Thief"1/24/43 - "Mind Over Matter"1/31/43 - "The Confession"2/7/43 - "In the Dark"2/14/43 - "Legacy of Death"5/15/43 - "The Man Who Waited"9/3/43 - "Destiny"11/20/44 - "Death Sees Double"12/4/44 - "The Doctor Operates in Crime"12/18/44 - "Windfall"1/1/45 - "Two for the Money"1/8/45 - "The Body Wouldn't Stay in the Bay"

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The Story of Dr. Kildare, Vol. 1 Audiobook

The Story of Dr. Kildare, Vol. 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: October 2019

Convinced they could build on the success of the already released motion-picture series, MGM Studios hired Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore to reprise their screen roles as Dr. James Kildare and Dr. Leonard Gillespie in a syndicated radio series. Kildare was the compassionate, caring physician at Blair General Hospital, New York City; Gillespie a crusty, lovable diagnostician. Kildare reminded listeners each week in the opening signature: "Whatsoever house I enter, there will I go for the benefit of the sick, and whatever things I see or hear concerning the life of men I will keep silent thereon, counting such things to be held as sacred trusts." Beginning in 1949, a total of seventy-eight episodes were produced and syndicated across the country. Stations nationwide continued to air The Story of Dr. Kildare on radio until 1954. In 1961, the series made a successful transition to television starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare, with Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie. This volume features sixteen thirty-minute episodes of The Story of Dr. Kildare: 12/7/49 - Ep. #9 - "Carolyn Shelley, Appendicitis"12/14/49 - Ep. #10 - "Janet Dane, Betatron Cancer Treatment"12/28/49 - Ep. #12 - "Terry Murphy, Partial Deafness"1/4/50 - Ep. #13 - "Philip Van Court, Traumatic Amnesia"2/1/50 - Ep. #17 - "Angela Carew, 20 pounds Overweight"2/8/50 - Ep. #18 - "Dick Brennan Steals $5,000"2/15/50 - Ep. #19 - "Colonel Beauregard, Paralysis"2/22/50 - Ep. #20 - "Gordon Mallory, Lead Poisoning"11/20/50 - Ep. #56 - "Edward Carlton, Hydrophobia or Hysteria"11/27/50 - Ep. #57 - "Novelist Amy Dickens, Shattered Legs"12/4/50 - Ep. #58 - "Young Mother Wants to Put Her Baby Up for Adoption"12/11/50 - Ep. #59 - "Dr. Gillespie, Acute Snoopitis"12/18/50 - Ep. #60 - "Dr. Gillespie's New Suit"12/25/50 - Ep. #61 - "Nurse Parker Invests in Yukon Joe Moran's Mine"1/22/51 - Ep. #65 - "John Smith, Incognito Carcinoma Patient"1/29/51 - Ep. #66 - "Dr. Gillespie's Love Letters"

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Information Please, Vol. 1 Audiobook

Information Please, Vol. 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast, Clifton Fadiman Release Date: October 2019

Information Please was a quiz show that aired on NBC radio from 1938 until 1951. Moderated by Clifton Fadiman, the show featured a panel of experts who would attempt to answer questions mailed in by audience members. Listeners were paid two dollars if the question was used and five dollars more if the experts could not answer the question correctly (when the show landed Canada Dry as a sponsor, the amounts were increased to five dollars and ten dollars, respectively, and increased higher by the time Lucky Strike took over sponsorship). Panel regulars included writer-actor-pianist Oscar Levant and newspaper columnists and renowned intellectuals Franklin P. Adams and John Kieran. Often, there was a fourth "guest" panelist, usually either a celebrity, a politician, or a writer. Guest panelists included Fred Allen, Boris Karloff, Rex Stout, Deems Taylor, Jackie Robinson, Orson Welles, Basil Rathbone, and Myron "Mike" Wallace. Information Please enjoyed a long run on radio and made a brief transition to television in 1952. Now you can enjoy sixteen episodes and try to guess along with the panelists! 5/17/38 (first show of the series)6/7/386/14/386/28/387/5/387/19/387/26/388/2/389/6/389/13/389/27/3810/4/381/24/391/31/392/7/392/14/39

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Dangerous Assignment, Vol. 2 Audiobook

Dangerous Assignment, Vol. 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast, Brian Donlevy Release Date: October 2019

Brian Donlevy stars as US government secret agent Steve Mitchell, who spans the globe troubleshooting for our country. In 1949, NBC brought mustachioed Irish-American actor Brian Donlevy to the radio microphones as international troubleshooter Steve Mitchell in the spy series Dangerous Assignment. Mitchell worked for an unnamed US government intelligence agency whose boss, The Commissioner, dispatched him to world trouble spots. Mitchell's assignment was to solve problems in record time and in accordance with US interests. The radio series lasted three seasons (1949-1953) due in part to Donlevy's terrific performances and the mystique of the foreign locations and situations, which radio listeners could create in their theater of the mind. During its last year on radio, Donlevy formed a production company to convert the series to television, producing thirty-nine episodes for syndication. Enjoy sixteen exciting, half-hour radio adventures of globetrotting troubleshooter Steve Mitchell as he solves another Dangerous Assignment. 5/11/51 - "Find Cause of Landsberg Epidemic"3/10/52 - "Find American Traitor Eli Bryant"10/8/52 - "Retrieve Dummy Issue of Osterreich Courier"10/15/52 - "Indonesia Gun Running"10/22/52 - "Recover Document from Butterfly Chasers"11/12/52 - "Recover Diplomatic File from Mr. Alexander"11/19/52 - "Retrieve Emerson from Private Sanatorium"11/26/52 - "Stop Coded-Secret Peddlers"12/3/52 - "Smash Eastern European Protection Racket Stop"12/10/52 - "Uncover G.I. Attackers Frame-Up"12/17/52 - "Defeat Road Project Sabotage"12/24/52 - "New Guinea Gun Smuggling"12/31/52 - "London Passport Racket"2/4/53 - "Bring Back Physicist Arnold Freed"2/11/53 - "Resolve Strategic Mining Lease Family Squabble"2/18/53 - "Resolve Doctor Mitsuko Scandal"

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Let George Do It, Vol. 2 Audiobook

Let George Do It, Vol. 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

Detective series Let George Do It came to radio in 1946. It starred Bob Bailey as ex-G.I. and detective-for-hire George Valentine. Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine. Valentine's secretary was Claire Brooks, a.k.a. Brooksie (played by Frances Robinson, Virginia Gregg, and Lillian Buyeff). Other regulars included Brooksie's kid brother, Sonny (played by Eddie Firestone), Lieutenant Riley-George's nemesis on the police force (played by Wally Maher), and elevator operator and handyman in George's apartment building Caleb (played by Joseph Kearns). The supporting cast included William Conrad, John Dehner, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Bartell, and Hans Conreid to name a few. Don Clark directed the scripts by David Victor and Jackson Gillis. Sponsored by Standard Oil, Let George Do It was last heard in 1955. Now enjoy sixteen radio adventures of Let George Do It! 10/25/48 - "The Seven Dead Years"11/1/48 - "The Flowers That Smelled of Murder"11/8/48 - "Murder - It's a Gift"11/22/48 - "Who Is Sylvia?"1/24/49 - "Till Death Do Us Part"1/31/49 - "Mayhem By Experts"8/21/50 - "The Treasure of Millie's Wharf"8/28/50 - "High Card"9/11/50 - "The White Elephant"9/25/50 - "Tag! You're It!"10/23/50 - "The Hand in the Coconut"10/30/50 - "Sedan from the City"11/6/50 - "A Visit from Merlin"11/13/50 - "Angel's Grotto"11/27/50 - "Nothing but the Truth"12/4/50 - "And Hope to Die"

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The CBS Radio Workshop, Vol. 2 Audiobook

The CBS Radio Workshop, Vol. 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956, through September 22, 1957, and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. Creator William Froug launched the series with a powerhouse two-part adaptation of Brave New World and booked author Aldous Huxley to narrate his famous novel. "We'll never get a sponsor anyway," CBS vice president Howard Barnes explained to Time, "so we might as well try anything." The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world's greatest writers, including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Aldous Huxley, Lord Dunsany, and Ambrose Bierce. This collection contains sixteen dramas starring Alexander Scourby, William Conrad, Parley Baer, Mary Jane Croft, Stacy Harris, Alan Reed, Daws Butler, Virginia Gregg, Ben Wright, Howard McNear, Edgar Barrier, June Foray, Hans Conried, Joseph Kearns, and Jeanette Nolan. 5/4/56 - "The Toledo War"6/1/56 - "A Matter of Logic"6/15/56 - "The Stronger"6/22/56 - "Another Point of View, or Hamlet Revisited"7/6/56 - "Portrait of Paris"7/20/56 - "Portrait of London"8/3/56 - "Subways Are for Sleeping"9/21/56 - "The Oedipus Story"10/26/56 - "When the Mountain Fell"11/2/56 - "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue"11/9/56 - "Colloquy No. 4" - Joe Miller's Joke Book11/11/56 - "Report on the Weans"11/18/56 - "Sounds of a Nation"11/25/56 - "The King of Cats"12/9/56 - "I Was the Duke"12/16/56 - "The Big Event"

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The Lux Radio Theatre, Vol. 3 Audiobook

The Lux Radio Theatre, Vol. 3

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

The Lux Radio Theatre was one of the most prestigious and longest-running shows from radio's Golden Age. It featured the greatest stars in Hollywood appearing in hour-long radio adaptations of their biggest motion pictures. Cecil B. DeMille was the host (from 1936-1945) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s. The stars of the movie usually appeared in their audio counterparts, although sometimes contracts or schedules meant that another actor took the part. The productions were broadcast live, with a full orchestra, in front of a large studio audience. Sponsored by Lever Brothers, the makers of Lux Soap, The Lux Radio Theatre came to radio in 1934 and lasted until 1955 for a total of 926 hour-long broadcasts. It transitioned to TV in thirty-minute weekly installments in 1950 with James Mason as host. This volume includes eight Lux Radio Theatre episodes: 12/11/39 - 'In Name Only' with Cary Grant and Carole Lombard3/5/45 - 'Disputed Passage' with Alan Ladd and Akim Tamiroff3/19/45 - 'Grissley's Millions' with Pat O'Brien and Lynn Bari6/18/45 - 'The Canterville Ghost' with Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien1/21/46 - 'Johnny Eager' with Robert Taylor and Van Heflin2/11/46 - 'Now, Voyager' with Bette Davis and Gregory Peck11/10/47 - 'The Dark Corner' with Lucille Ball and Mark Stevens11/17/47 - 'Nobody Lives Forever' with Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

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Philo Vance, Detective, Vol. 2 Audiobook

Philo Vance, Detective, Vol. 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: June 2019

Created by S. S. Van Dine, Philo Vance was quite popular in books, movies, and on radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, very intelligent, and cultured private detective-an Americanized Sherlock Holmes-working out of New York. In the movies, William Powell, Warren William, Paul Lukas, and Basil Rathbone starred as Vance. On radio, he was voiced by José Ferrer, John Emery, and Jackson Beck. Not that Vance needed any help solving a crime, he did work closely with his secretary and right-hand woman, Ellen Deering and his pal John Markham, New York County District Attorney. First heard for a brief time on NBC radio in 1945-46, Philo Vance, Detective enjoyed success in syndication beginning in 1948 starring Jackson Beck. Sixteen episodes are included in this volume: 12/28/48 - "The Rhumba Murder Case"1/4/49 - "The Magic Murder Case"1/25/49 - "The Idol Murder Case"2/1/49 - "The Golden Murder Case"2/8/49 - "The Flying Murder Case"2/15/49 - "The Butler Murder Case"2/22/49 - "The Herring Bone Murder Case"3/1/49 - "The Listless Murder Case"3/8/49 - "The Curtain Call Murder Case"3/15/49 - "The Million Dollar Murder Case"3/22/49 - "The White Willow Murder Case"3/29/49 - "The High-Hat Murder Case"11/15/49 - "The Little Murder Case"11/22/49 - "The Nightmare Murder Case"11/29/49 - "The Thundering Murder Case"12/6/49 - "The Birdcage Murder Case"

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The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 3 Audiobook

The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 3

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: May 2019

Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing regularly on The Fibber McGee & Molly Show. On August 31, 1941, the character landed his own situation comedy show, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio's first spin-off. Gildy moved from the town of Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where he raised his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie (Lillian Randolph). The Great Gildersleeve was the first show to be centered on a single parent balancing raising children, work, and a social life, accomplished with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's slightly understated pomposity. Radio veteran Hal Peary originated the role of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve but left the series at the height of its popularity in 1950, giving way to Peary-sound-a-like and well-known character actor Willard Waterman. Waterman continued in the radio role until 1957 and also played Gildersleeve in a TV version syndicated in 1955. Now, enjoy sixteen half-hour comedy episodes of The Great Gildersleeve starring Harold Peary. 05/06/45 - Boy Problems 05/13/45 - Neighborhood Boy Visits05/20/45 - What to do with a Windfall06/17/45 - Neighbor's Party09/02/45 - Preparing for Grass Lake09/09/45 - New Teacher09/16/45 - Leroy is Expelled09/30/45 - Talent in the Family10/07/45 - Uninvited Status10/14/45 - Adept to Pay or Leroy's Debit10/21/45 - Leila's Friend10/28/45 - Peavey's Wife is Ill11/04/45 - Leroy is Becoming a Problem11/11/45 - Homemaking Class11/18/45 - Falling out with the Jolly Boys11/25/45 - The Football

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The Stan Freberg Show: The Complete Collection Audiobook

The Stan Freberg Show: The Complete Collection

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: May 2019

The Stan Freberg Show ran on CBS radio for only fifteen episodes in 1957. It starred comedian Stan Freberg and featured his stock company of performers: Daws Butler, June Foray, and Peter Leeds. It also featured singing star Peggy Taylor, the vocal stylings of The Jud Conlon Rythmnaires, and the musical direction of Billy May. Despite its short run, the show developed running gags and stock jokes that are still remembered today, including Freberg's ambivalence toward Madison Avenue to the overwhelmingly popular interviews with a sneaker-wearing Abominable Snowman. Much of the show took deadly satiric aim at the advertising business, making it difficult for CBS to find a sponsor. By week thirteen it was apparent that a sponsor would not be signing on, so CBS cancelled the show after just fifteen episodes. The Stan Freberg Show was the last American network radio show to devote itself purely to comedy. This collection features all fifteen episodes of The Stan Freberg Show plus a bonus episode of The CBS Radio Workshop from 1956 starring Stan Freberg and his stock company, including Alan Reed (the voice of Fred Flintstone). On this thirty-minute show, Stan explains the art of satire to a skeptical censor and illustrates the explanation with his own recordings. The collection is a must for Freberg lovers! 07/14/57 - Incident at Los Varocis (First show)07/21/57 - Interview with the Abominable Snowman07/28/57 - Miss Universe Contest08/04/57 - Lecture on Hi-Fi08/11/57 - Orville Arrives from the Moon08/18/57 - Program Censor08/25/57 - The Lone Psychiatrist09/01/57 - Uninterrupted Melody09/08/57 - Spoof of 'The Honeymooners'09/15/57 - Another Hi-Fi Lecture09/22/57 - Francis Butch Carmley, Football Hero09/29/57 - How to Repair a Leaky Faucet10/06/57 - All About Werewolves10/13/57 - Sponsored by Freberg10/20/57 - Final Show08/31/56 - Bonus: CBS Radio Workshop - An Analysis of Satire

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Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 3 Audiobook

Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 3

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: May 2019

Fibber McGee & Molly had a long and successful run on radio (1935-1959). The program showcased terrific comic and musical talent, headlined by its creators and stars, married couple Jim and Marian Jordan. Living in the fictional Midwestern town of Wistful Vista, Fibber was an American teller of tall tales and a braggart, usually to the exasperation of his long-suffering wife Molly. Life in Wistful Vista followed a well-developed formula but was always fresh. Fibber's weekly schemes would be interrupted, inspired by, and often played upon the people of Wistful Vista, a set of regular players and characters including Mayor LaTrivia, Doc Gamble, Mrs. Uppington, Wallace Wimple, Alice Darling, Beulah, Myrt, the Old Timer, and Fibber's next-door neighbor, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. The program used a series of running gags that would become part of the common language, many treasures can be found in the Closet at 79 Wistful Vista. The show began as a comic reflection of Depression Era America, but as time went on and the shadows of war came over the nation, the show again caught the mood of the country. WWII was fought on the Home front at Wistful Vista as surely as anywhere else in America, but here they had the benefit of Fibber's somewhat addled perspective. Now, enjoy sixteen of their funniest radio broadcasts. 01/08/46 - Guessing the Number of Beans in the Bowl01/15/46 - Buried Treasure Map01/22/46 - Celebrating Pioneer Day01/29/46 - Molly's Card Party02/19/46 - Fibber and Doc Eat Out02/26/46 - Missing Fountain Pen03/05/46 - McGee's Car is Stolen03/19/46 - Collecting For the Red Cross04/02/46 - Car Ignition Lock04/16/46 - Cousin Salvador Repairs the Antique Table05/07/46 - Catching 'Old Muley'05/14/46 - Political Campaign05/21/46 - 'Fireball' McGee Pitching For the Elks05/28/46 - Flowers For the Wedding Anniversary06/04/46 - Aviation Show06/11/46 - Preparing For Vacation

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