Suspense: Tales Well Calculated - Volume 1

  • by CBS Radio Network
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 99 hrs and 40 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors, and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: The protagonist was usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation; solutions were "withheld until the last possible second"; and evildoers were usually punished in the end.
This is the most comprehensive collection of the great series. This show really keeps the listener in suspense! Enjoy!


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Customer Reviews

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Needs to be culled to eliminate programs

What would have made Suspense: Tales Well Calculated - Volume 1 better?

The programs that cannot be listened to, should be eliminated. What good is 90 hours of programing, if you have to go through 40 hours of unintelligible listening. I feel I have been cheated of my time to not get any enjoyment out my limited listening time.

What could CBS Radio Network have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Eliminate the bad recordings

How could the performance have been better?

I could not tell about the performances as I could not listen to them.

I however a big follower of radio classics on the radio and I love the Suspense recordings, so I know they do have some great performances. That is why I bought this album.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment is an understatement.

Any additional comments?

I am big classic radio program lover. I was so excited to get this collection. Much to my dismay, I could not understand or follow the programs I took the time to try.

I went through the first 10 programs and only one was I able to listen to. The others were so scratchy I could not understand or follow because there was too much distracting from the pleasure of listening to the program.

The one I was able to listen to, had problems with the sounds at times being too loud and shrill or too soft to understand. I had to turn up the volume to catch the soft parts and then when it became loud it was unbearable.

After 10 programs, I gave up and returned the album.

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- B Wall

POOR quality

These recordings were poor quality. I had a hard time listening. Returning the books. sorry
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- Joseph

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2016
  • Publisher: ABN