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The Lives of Harry Lime February 19, 2013
Reviewer: Phil Brantingham  
This is a review of The Lives of Harry Lime, now running to 4 volumes.  This program, produced independently in England, is based on the unsavory character in the film The Third Man.  Directed by Carol Reed, the film was a huge international hit and is still extremely popular among cineastes.  Harry Lime in the film was a notorious vendor of adulterated penicillin, and his penicillin caused havoc among patients in Vienna.  The mise en scene was Vienna during the four-power occupation after World War II.  In the film, Lime was a scoundrel, and died on the run in the sewers of Vienna.  Orson Welles played Lime beautifully, as a grinning swindler.  Because of the fascination of the character, radio producers decided to bring him to the air, but somewhat cleaned up.  He still remained a scoundrel, but a likable one. His adventures consist chiefly of efforts to swindle his victims, some decent citizens, some not.  Not to make him too likable, Lime always ended up failing to take home the boodle.  I suppose not pour encourager les autres. This makes these new adventures somewhat formulaic.  But Welles is superb as Lime, and listening to him ham it up is a pleasure. It's a great achievement. The casts of the programs are excellent, no sneering villains.  Add to this the excellent sound, and you have--almost--a neverending audio experience. I should add that this is sophisticated entertainment, part of that genre called "international intrigue."  If you like this kind of thing, snap up the four albums.

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Great, Underrated Radio Drama January 10, 2013
Reviewer: Gordon Dymowski from Chicago, IL United States  
I have to admit, I'm biased - I *love* THE THIRD MAN.

So thankfully, I was able to get the download version of the radio "spin-off", and quite honestly, it's one of my favorite listens, leading me to get volumes 2 - 4.

Orson Welles' delivery as Lime seems almost effortless, the writing is top-notch, and quite simply, one of the best listens I've experienced. Kudos to Radio Archives for some great sounding reissues!

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An absolute must have! July 18, 2010
Reviewer: Jim G. from Austin, TX United States  
The writing and acting are excellent and fascinating!  The sound reproduction made me believe I was in the studio while it was being recorded.  This may be the best single set of radio shows being offered here.  I have listened to all these shows twice, and they were as much fun the second time around!  Buy this.  You deserve it.  I am looking forward to the next set!

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and besides the stories June 3, 2010
Reviewer: barry ingber from north miami beach, FL United States  
in addition to the crisp sound and dialogue, anton karras and all that zither music-HEAVENLY!!!

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I Loved It June 2, 2010
Reviewer: Sue Turner  
I just finished listening to The Lives of Harry lime, Volume 1. I loved it. Is there the possibility of a Volume 2 or did the show have a very short series of only 20 shows? I hope that the title number Volume 1 hints at the likelihood of at least one more volume of The Lives of Harry Lime.

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Outstanding June 1, 2010
Reviewer: Bill Downs  
The quality of the recordings is outstanding.  Orson Welles is Harry Lime as he was created to be.  Hopefully you will find further recordings for a Volume 2.  Thanks again for preserving an important part of our history.

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