The Saint - the hero of 100 thrilling yarns of breathless adventure and mystery. The Robin Hood of modern crime, the 20th century's gayest buccaneer.
Vincent Price, Tom Conway and Denis Green, in a rare never-before-available audition recording, star as the suave Simon Templar - poised in the presence of ladies, cool when confronted with danger. Well-known to both the criminals and the common man, his services are frequently sought, his involvement quickly detected, and his cases promptly solved.
In 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes, The Saint keeps company with corpses, amnesiacs, publishers, gamblers, and a monkey. He endeavors to discover secret formulas, recover stolen jewels, prevent poisonings, and otherwise preserve justice on behalf of blondes, boxers, buried girls, brides, and a baby boy!
Episodes Include: "The Case of the Blonde Who Lost Her Head" 11-13-49; "Reflection on Murder" 08-13-50; "The Chiseling Chimpanzee" 12-10-50; "Simon Minds the Baby" 12-17-50; "Ladies Never Lie - Much" 01-07-51; "The Carnival Murder" 02-04-51; "The Bride Who Lost Her Groom" 02-11-51; "Next of Kin" 02-18-51; "The Big Swindle" 02-25-51; "The Birds and Bees of East Orange" 03-18-51; "Formula for Death" 03-25-51; "Simon Carries the Ivy" 04-01-51; "The Ghosts Who Came to Dinner" 04-08-51; "The Lady Who Leaned" 04-22-51; "Fishes Gotta Eat" 04-29-51; "The Girl With the Lower Berth" 06-03-51; "Peter the Great" 06-24-51; "Death of a Cowboy" 07-01-51; "No, My Darling Daughter" 07-15-51; "The Miracle Tea Party" (1940 Audition)
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Not what I had expected
I think if the information available before purchase had made it clear that it was a collection of short (very short) radio shows, with quite a lot of signature tune at the beginning and end of each, this would have helped. I was expecting something that ran on throughout.
I haven't listened to books by Leslie Charteris before.
I'm not sure really how to answer this question, as I only listened to about 15% of it.
It does have a lovely period quality, and I think if someone had edited down the play-out and play-in music it would be fine.
Fabulous listening. thoroughly entertaining.