Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States
The writings of Raymond Chandler are classic for their own literary merits. Anyone familiar with 1930's and 40's Los Angeles will hear different mystery detective stories of the City of the Angels than what Hollywood might have shown in the movies although the film noir motion pictures certainly give a similar image. The interestingly written Radio adaptations generally end with a rather philosophical statement that crime does not pay and has its' own payback.
The Radio Archives staff have again produced a clarity of sound that rival the Radio Shows initial broadcast if not better.
The colorful and artfully packaged boxed sets come in heavy duty plastic boxes with individual sleeves for each CD and include information on each episode. The regular CD speed is used by Radio Archives versus the inferior MP3 compressed discs which definitely adds to the improved audio quality.