The Whistler, Vol. 2

Written by:
CBS Radio , Hollywood 360
Narrated by:
A Full Cast

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
Narrator
Release Date
November 2015
Duration
5 hours 54 minutes
Summary
The Whistler was one of radio's top mystery programs airing from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. The Whistler was an ominous narrator who opened each episode with, 'I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.' The opening dialog was heard over the echo of footsteps and Wilbur Hatch's haunting signature thirteen-note theme, whistled each week by Dorothy Roberts. The stories followed an effective formula in which a person's criminal acts were typically undone by their own missteps. The Whistler narrated, often commenting directly on the action in the manner of a Greek chorus, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective.

One of the show's trademarks was the ironic twist endings that helped serve as a payoff for the listener. Bill Forman had the title role of host and narrator the longest. Others who portrayed the Whistler included Gale Gordon, Lucille Ball's future television costar; Joseph Kearns, Mr. Wilson on the television series Dennis the Menace; Marvin Miller, soon to be television's Michael Anthony on The Millionaire; Bill Johnstone, the Shadow on radio from 1938–1943; and Everett Clarke.

Episodes include 'Night Melody,' 'Seven Steps to Murder,' 'Safety in Numbers,' 'A Woman's Privilege,' 'Mavis Cameron Disappears,' 'The Lady and the Knife,' 'The Blank Wall,' 'Backlash,' 'The Black Book,' 'Fateful Friday,' 'Caesar's Wife,' and 'Juggernaut.'
The Whistler, Vol. 2
This title is due for release on November 1, 2015.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
The Whistler, Vol. 2
This title is due for release on November 1, 2015
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
The Whistler, Vol. 2
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
The Whistler, Vol. 2

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.

1 Book added to cart
Subtotal
$16.95
View Cart