The Caverns of Death

  • by The Shadow
  • Narrated by Orson Welles
  • 0 hrs and 24 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on September 11, 1938. "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" From 1930-1954, the wealthy Lamont Cranston was one of the best-known characters on radio, using his mystical powers to fight crime. The only person who knew The Shadow's true identity was his "friend and companion, the lovely Margot Lane". Through the years, The Shadow was portrayed by Frank Readick, Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others. As listeners were reminded at the end of every episode, "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay! The Shadow knows!"


What the Critics Say

"As one of the basic prototypes of what has come to be called Pop Art, the Shadow is unique and irreplaceable, a legend in his own time. A classic character who looms slouch hat and shoulders above all others of his kind, he is an inevitable as a guilty conscience, an unseen power that awakens within all of us our most deep-rooted fears of mortal retribution. There has never been a force quite like him." (Jim Harmon, The Great Radio Heroes)


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Customer Reviews

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Sound is so bad, how to rate?

Would you try another book from The Shadow and/or Orson Welles?

This recording is horrible! The sound quality is so bad that it is nearly impossible to hear the story. I have no idea how it sounded as an original broadcast but anyone understanding the story would be a magician.

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- Tina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-16-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.