- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 1 hour and 31 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Original recording
- Publisher: The Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 16, 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004GHA49U
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Perry Mason and the Case of the Velvet Claws: A Radio Dramatization Audible Audiobook – Original recording
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The Colonial Radio Theater that puts this out really know their business and you will be transported into Perry Mason's world and immersed in a thrilling case. It really is produced as well as those early radio shows...sfx and all. It was great fun and the kids got really enthused about it. I can't wait to get more.
Excellent quality production. Unabridged. For a Pittance. I highly recommend.
The major downfall of this cd set, I believe is just value. I would find it difficult to pay $9.99 for 90 minutes of entertainment. This would be better in a set.
In 1933, Erle Stanley Gardner published the first of his 80(!) Perry Mason stories - The Case of the Velvet Claws. Gardner got his start in the pulp magazine world, and the story definitely shows it, right down to Perry's secretary calling him "chief" at one point. It's much more reminiscent of the hardboiled detective stories of Dashiell Hammett than it is of the 1957-66 television show.
But what can I say? I am a big fan of Dashiell Hammett, and I found this to be an exciting and entertaining story. Yeah, it's not the TV Perry Mason, or even the Perry Mason of the later stories, so if you are expecting that you will be disappointed. If, on the other hand you like a good hardboiled detective story, then I think you will like this dramatization - I certainly did!
Sound was great as was the voice talent. Story was interesting and well written. Since I'm a big Perry mason fan this really hit the spot!
I will be buying more of these as my library doesn't even have one in the entire public system!
I would rate this a very high 9.25 to 9.75 out of 10 stars! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for Perry Mason or old time radio fans!!