Garson Krebs, Private Eye

  • by Larry Weiner
  • Narrated by The Radio Repertory Company of America
  • 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A tongue-in-cheek private detective with all the answers...and all the problems! This hilarious sleuth show combines the best of old-time radio acting with modern sound effects, music recording and editing. From his search for a lady's husband (whom he thinks is better off lost) to a crook with a sweettooth and a sour personality, Garson Krebs faces each case with a wit that is guaranteed to bring you laughs! A detective comedy adventure with real film noir feel.

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Some Genuine Laughs

I wanted a bit of light humour, so I thought I'd give this book a try. I've been leery of dramatised books, but this title proves that they have merit.

I like this type of humour. I could describe it as "audio slapstick". Some moments are sheer non sequitur, which unbalances my train of thought and causes some sharp laughs. The accents are engaging. I'm reminded of <i>The Maltese Falcon</i> and <i>Who Framed Roger Rabbit?</i> The half-hour format is useful, as I can listen to one on my way to work and when I go home, I'm not picking up in the middle of anything.

Overall, an unexpected pleasure.
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- Jason

A knight in dull armor!

I found this series of half-hour radio shows quite entertaining! We follow our semi-clever private-eye through a number of misadventures calculated to deliver lots of gags, one-liners, and puns. Many are funny, though most are just "smilers", and a few are (I think) overdone. There's enough of a plot too provide a sense of continuity throughout, but it's not particularly credible. But then again, who cares when you're laughing?
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-22-2001
  • Publisher: Radio Repertory Company of America