Reviews - What do customers think about Mystery: Old Time Radio Shows (Orginal Radio Broadcasts)?
Funny, but good Aug 16, 2007
Strange stories, but really get your imagination going. I would recommend for long car trips or airline flights.
Poor Recording Quality Jan 9, 2007
Virtually impossible to listen to. Could not make out the dialogue. Scratchy.
Great shows, horrible sound Jan 2, 2007
I have no complaints about the material on these discs. They're all among the best of the old-time radio mystery genre. But Nostalgia Ventures, the company that put out this excuse for a "restoration" should be ashamed of itself.
The short-cut version of restoration that these fly-by-nights practice is the usual sort of thing: chop off as much of the high frequency sound as possible and hope that the listener doesn't hear any leftover disc noise (these were all copied from 16" transcription discs, most likely). The problem is that they cut off so much of the high frequency sound that even with headphones one has trouble making out the words. The consonants have been almost completely eliminated. Apparantly, the fact that you could barely, and sometimes not at all, undersatnd what the actors were saying did not strike the folks at Nostalgia Ventures as a problem.
I'm an semi-amateur at restoring old-records. Given a single day, I could have done all four hours of this series with ten times better sound. That's not to brag; there are thousands of people who can do that. But the weasels at Nostalgia Ventures decided that they couldn't afford even one day's work. Save your money and look for these great old radio shows elsewhere.
Brings Back Memories Nov 11, 2006
These radio programs take you back to when you were a kid listening to the only entertainment available to us. I thoroughly enjoyed them and the younger kids thought they were in awe of them. Recommend highly.