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Bob Bailey had a great voice with just a touch of Rod Sterling thrown in. His delivery was great, lighter than his noir predecessors, but still tough. On the other hand he was thoughtful and sensitive at times as well. Through his narrative gimmick of the chronology of his expense account entries, he told some of the best detective stories ever told. The series also had great music, leading actors and supporting casts. Part of the literary lineage of insurance investigators from Double Indemnity to Johnny Dollar to V.I. Warshawski. If, like me, you never thought you could cheer for the insurance dicks you are in for a real treat. The five part series is also the best format, allowing for longer, more complex stories. With the last broadcast of Johnny Dollar, the golden age of radio ended (as per Greg Bell of Radio Classics on XM). I can hardly wait for the rest of the volumes to come out.
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