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Favorite Story was hosted by Ronald Colman with frequent guest stars such as Hans Conreid, William Conrad, Raymond Burr, and Helen Craig. This old time radio series high quality and use of timeless literature lead to its rebroadcast for years to come. Update: additional episodes

83 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 37 hours, 25 min)
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2 MP3 CDs
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42 Audio CDs


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Drama (1946 - 49)

Favorite Storyold radioFavorite Story brought classic literature to the radio.  Favorite Story originally began its broadcast on KFI Los Angeles and made the leap to nationally broadcast. 

Hosted by Ronald Colman, frequent guest stars included Hans Conreid, William Conrad, Raymond Burr, and Helen Craig.   Favorite Story's high quality and use of timeless literature lead to its rebroadcast for years to come.

Classics included in Favorite Story:

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is the story of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole to find a peculiar fantasy world.
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is the story of a passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and her foster brother and tortured romantic Heathcliff. 
  • Dr. Heidegger's Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a short story about a scientist who claims to have found the fountain of youth and convinces four old friends with life regrets to drink the water.
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is the story of a scientist who after an experiment suffers from a split personality. 
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is the novel about a creature made from dead human bodies brought to life by an ambitious scientist.

For other literature-based see also: American Novels, Authors Collection, The Author Meets the Critics, Author's Playhouse, Best Plays, Living Fiction,  Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, New Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Greatest Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2017 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    83 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 37 hours, 25 min
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    Volume 1 - 51 shows - total playtime 23 hours 8 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 1: 5.00
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    1. Favorite Story 461029 Phantom Rickshaw.mp3
    2. Favorite Story 470218 036 Frankenstein.mp3
    3. Favorite Story 470913 001 Les Miserables.mp3
    4. Favorite Story 470920 002 Diamond Lens.mp3
    5. Favorite Story 470927 003 Little Women.mp3
    6. Favorite Story 471004 004 Wuthering Heights.mp3
    7. Favorite Story 471011 005 CN Yankee In King Arthurs Court.mp3
    8. Favorite Story 471018 006 Cyrano De Bergerac.mp3
    9. Favorite Story 471025 007 David Copperfield.mp3
    10. Favorite Story 471101 008 Queen Of Spades.mp3
    11. Favorite Story 471108 009 Huckleberry Finn.mp3
    12. Favorite Story 471115 010 1001 Arabian Nights.mp3
    13. Favorite Story 471122 011 Jane Eyre.mp3
    14. Favorite Story 471129 012 Vanity Fair.mp3
    15. Favorite Story 471206 013 Joan Of Arc.mp3
    16. Favorite Story 471213 014 Frankenstein.mp3
    17. Favorite Story 471220 015 20,000 Leagues Under Sea.mp3
    18. Favorite Story 471227 016 Importance Of Being Earnest.mp3
    19. Favorite Story 480110 017 Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.mp3
    20. Favorite Story 480117 018 Man Who Sold His Shadow To Devil.mp3
    21. Favorite Story 480124 019 Lodging For Night.mp3
    22. Favorite Story 480131 020 Alice In Wonderland.mp3
    23. Favorite Story 480207 021 Rapaccinis Daughter.mp3
    24. Favorite Story 480214 022 Moby Dick.mp3
    25. Favorite Story 480221 023 Great Expectations.mp3
    26. Favorite Story 480228 024 Phantom Rickshaw.mp3
    27. Favorite Story 480306 025 Sire De Maletroits Door.mp3
    28. Favorite Story 480313 026 God Sees Truth But Waits.mp3
    29. Favorite Story 480320 027 Debt Collector.mp3
    30. Favorite Story 480327 028 Gullivers Travels.mp3
    31. Favorite Story 480409 029 Mayerling.mp3
    32. Favorite Story 480410 030 Mister Shakespeare.mp3
    33. Favorite Story 480417 031 Casey At Bat.mp3
    34. Favorite Story 480424 032 Light That Failed.mp3
    35. Favorite Story 480501 033 Man Without Country.mp3
    36. Favorite Story 480508 034 Mary, Queen Of Scots.mp3
    37. Favorite Story 480515 035 Doctor Heideggers Experiment.mp3
    38. Favorite Story 480522 036 Oliver Twist.mp3
    39. Favorite Story 480529 037 Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.mp3
    40. Favorite Story 480605 038 Three Musketeers.mp3
    41. Favorite Story 480612 039 Mystery Of Room 323.mp3
    42. Favorite Story 480619 040 Tom Sawyer.mp3
    43. Favorite Story 480626 041 Peter Ibbetson.mp3
    44. Favorite Story 480703 042 Necklace.mp3
    45. Favorite Story 480710 043 Jamie Freel.mp3
    46. Favorite Story 480717 044 Strange Mister Bartleby.mp3
    47. Favorite Story 480724 045 Lost Horizon.mp3
    48. Favorite Story 480731 046 Lady Of Lamp.mp3
    49. Favorite Story 480807 047 Moonstone.mp3
    50. Favorite Story 480814 048 Pride And Prejudice.mp3
    51. Favorite Story 480821 049 Bottle Imp.mp3
    Volume 2 - 32 shows - total playtime 14 hours 16 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 2: 5.00
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    1. Favorite Story 480828 050 Cashel Byrons Profession.mp3
    2. Favorite Story 480904 051 Ben Hur.mp3
    3. Favorite Story 480911 052 Muntiny On Bounty.mp3
    4. Favorite Story 480918 053 Man Who Made Gold.mp3
    5. Favorite Story 481002 055 Mrs Lecks And Mrs Aleshine.mp3
    6. Favorite Story 481009 056 Marco Polo.mp3
    7. Favorite Story 481016 057 Man From Yesterday.mp3
    8. Favorite Story 481030 059 Aladdins Lamp.mp3
    9. Favorite Story 481113 061 Inside Kids Head.mp3
    10. Favorite Story 481120 062 Dolls House.mp3
    11. Favorite Story 490101 068 Glass Eye.mp3
    12. Favorite Story 490122 071 Man Who Married Dumb Wife.mp3
    13. Favorite Story 490129 072 Young Years.mp3
    14. Favorite Story 490205 073 Green Mansions.mp3
    15. Favorite Story 490212 074 Vendetta.mp3
    16. Favorite Story 490305 077 Bet.mp3
    17. Favorite Story 490416 083 Piece Of String.mp3
    18. Favorite Story 490423 084 Strange Valley Country Of Blind.mp3
    19. Favorite Story 490528 089 Time Machine.mp3
    20. Favorite Story 490604 090 Monkeys Paw.mp3
    21. Favorite Story 490611 091 Copper Penny.mp3
    22. Favorite Story 490618 092 Roll Call Of Reef.mp3
    23. Favorite Story 490709 095 Judgement Of Paris.mp3
    24. Favorite Story 490723 097 Around World In 80 Days.mp3
    25. Favorite Story 490730 098 Dynamiter.mp3
    26. Favorite Story 490813 100 Enoch Soames.mp3
    27. Favorite Story 490917 105 Turn Of Screw.mp3
    28. Favorite Story 490924 106 Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg.mp3
    29. Favorite Story 491119 114 Brushwood Boy.mp3
    30. Favorite Story 491126 115 In Time Of Terror.mp3
    31. Favorite Story 491203 116 Doll In Pink Silk Dress.mp3
    32. Favorite Story 491224 119 Christmas Carol.mp3
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    83 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 37 hours, 25 min
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    Volume 1 - 51 shows - total playtime 23 hours 8 minutes
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    1. Favorite Story 461029 Phantom Rickshaw.mp3
    2. Favorite Story 470218 036 Frankenstein.mp3
    3. Favorite Story 470913 001 Les Miserables.mp3
    4. Favorite Story 470920 002 Diamond Lens.mp3
    5. Favorite Story 470927 003 Little Women.mp3
    6. Favorite Story 471004 004 Wuthering Heights.mp3
    7. Favorite Story 471011 005 CN Yankee In King Arthurs Court.mp3
    8. Favorite Story 471018 006 Cyrano De Bergerac.mp3
    9. Favorite Story 471025 007 David Copperfield.mp3
    10. Favorite Story 471101 008 Queen Of Spades.mp3
    11. Favorite Story 471108 009 Huckleberry Finn.mp3
    12. Favorite Story 471115 010 1001 Arabian Nights.mp3
    13. Favorite Story 471122 011 Jane Eyre.mp3
    14. Favorite Story 471129 012 Vanity Fair.mp3
    15. Favorite Story 471206 013 Joan Of Arc.mp3
    16. Favorite Story 471213 014 Frankenstein.mp3
    17. Favorite Story 471220 015 20,000 Leagues Under Sea.mp3
    18. Favorite Story 471227 016 Importance Of Being Earnest.mp3
    19. Favorite Story 480110 017 Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde.mp3
    20. Favorite Story 480117 018 Man Who Sold His Shadow To Devil.mp3
    21. Favorite Story 480124 019 Lodging For Night.mp3
    22. Favorite Story 480131 020 Alice In Wonderland.mp3
    23. Favorite Story 480207 021 Rapaccinis Daughter.mp3
    24. Favorite Story 480214 022 Moby Dick.mp3
    25. Favorite Story 480221 023 Great Expectations.mp3
    26. Favorite Story 480228 024 Phantom Rickshaw.mp3
    27. Favorite Story 480306 025 Sire De Maletroits Door.mp3
    28. Favorite Story 480313 026 God Sees Truth But Waits.mp3
    29. Favorite Story 480320 027 Debt Collector.mp3
    30. Favorite Story 480327 028 Gullivers Travels.mp3
    31. Favorite Story 480409 029 Mayerling.mp3
    32. Favorite Story 480410 030 Mister Shakespeare.mp3
    33. Favorite Story 480417 031 Casey At Bat.mp3
    34. Favorite Story 480424 032 Light That Failed.mp3
    35. Favorite Story 480501 033 Man Without Country.mp3
    36. Favorite Story 480508 034 Mary, Queen Of Scots.mp3
    37. Favorite Story 480515 035 Doctor Heideggers Experiment.mp3
    38. Favorite Story 480522 036 Oliver Twist.mp3
    39. Favorite Story 480529 037 Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.mp3
    40. Favorite Story 480605 038 Three Musketeers.mp3
    41. Favorite Story 480612 039 Mystery Of Room 323.mp3
    42. Favorite Story 480619 040 Tom Sawyer.mp3
    43. Favorite Story 480626 041 Peter Ibbetson.mp3
    44. Favorite Story 480703 042 Necklace.mp3
    45. Favorite Story 480710 043 Jamie Freel.mp3
    46. Favorite Story 480717 044 Strange Mister Bartleby.mp3
    47. Favorite Story 480724 045 Lost Horizon.mp3
    48. Favorite Story 480731 046 Lady Of Lamp.mp3
    49. Favorite Story 480807 047 Moonstone.mp3
    50. Favorite Story 480814 048 Pride And Prejudice.mp3
    51. Favorite Story 480821 049 Bottle Imp.mp3
    Volume 2 - 32 shows - total playtime 14 hours 16 minutes
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    1. Favorite Story 480828 050 Cashel Byrons Profession.mp3
    2. Favorite Story 480904 051 Ben Hur.mp3
    3. Favorite Story 480911 052 Muntiny On Bounty.mp3
    4. Favorite Story 480918 053 Man Who Made Gold.mp3
    5. Favorite Story 481002 055 Mrs Lecks And Mrs Aleshine.mp3
    6. Favorite Story 481009 056 Marco Polo.mp3
    7. Favorite Story 481016 057 Man From Yesterday.mp3
    8. Favorite Story 481030 059 Aladdins Lamp.mp3
    9. Favorite Story 481113 061 Inside Kids Head.mp3
    10. Favorite Story 481120 062 Dolls House.mp3
    11. Favorite Story 490101 068 Glass Eye.mp3
    12. Favorite Story 490122 071 Man Who Married Dumb Wife.mp3
    13. Favorite Story 490129 072 Young Years.mp3
    14. Favorite Story 490205 073 Green Mansions.mp3
    15. Favorite Story 490212 074 Vendetta.mp3
    16. Favorite Story 490305 077 Bet.mp3
    17. Favorite Story 490416 083 Piece Of String.mp3
    18. Favorite Story 490423 084 Strange Valley Country Of Blind.mp3
    19. Favorite Story 490528 089 Time Machine.mp3
    20. Favorite Story 490604 090 Monkeys Paw.mp3
    21. Favorite Story 490611 091 Copper Penny.mp3
    22. Favorite Story 490618 092 Roll Call Of Reef.mp3
    23. Favorite Story 490709 095 Judgement Of Paris.mp3
    24. Favorite Story 490723 097 Around World In 80 Days.mp3
    25. Favorite Story 490730 098 Dynamiter.mp3
    26. Favorite Story 490813 100 Enoch Soames.mp3
    27. Favorite Story 490917 105 Turn Of Screw.mp3
    28. Favorite Story 490924 106 Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg.mp3
    29. Favorite Story 491119 114 Brushwood Boy.mp3
    30. Favorite Story 491126 115 In Time Of Terror.mp3
    31. Favorite Story 491203 116 Doll In Pink Silk Dress.mp3
    32. Favorite Story 491224 119 Christmas Carol.mp3
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    83 recordings on 42 Audio CDs
    total playtime 37 hours, 25 min

    Favorite Story Disc A001

    1. Favorite Story 461029 Phantom Rickshaw
    2. Favorite Story 470218 036 Frankenstein

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    Favorite Story Disc A002

    1. Favorite Story 470913 001 Les Miserables
    2. Favorite Story 470920 002 Diamond Lens

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    Favorite Story Disc A003

    1. Favorite Story 470927 003 Little Women
    2. Favorite Story 471004 004 Wuthering Heights

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    Favorite Story Disc A004

    1. Favorite Story 471011 005 CN Yankee In King Arthurs Court
    2. Favorite Story 471018 006 Cyrano De Bergerac

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    Favorite Story Disc A005

    1. Favorite Story 471025 007 David Copperfield
    2. Favorite Story 471101 008 Queen Of Spades

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    Favorite Story Disc A006

    1. Favorite Story 471108 009 Huckleberry Finn
    2. Favorite Story 471115 010 1001 Arabian Nights

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    Favorite Story Disc A007

    1. Favorite Story 471122 011 Jane Eyre
    2. Favorite Story 471129 012 Vanity Fair

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    Favorite Story Disc A008

    1. Favorite Story 471206 013 Joan Of Arc
    2. Favorite Story 471213 014 Frankenstein

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    Favorite Story Disc A009

    1. Favorite Story 471220 015 20,000 Leagues Under Sea
    2. Favorite Story 471227 016 Importance Of Being Earnest

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    Favorite Story Disc A010

    1. Favorite Story 480110 017 Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
    2. Favorite Story 480117 018 Man Who Sold His Shadow To Devil

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    Favorite Story Disc A011

    1. Favorite Story 480124 019 Lodging For Night
    2. Favorite Story 480131 020 Alice In Wonderland

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    Favorite Story Disc A012

    1. Favorite Story 480207 021 Rapaccinis Daughter
    2. Favorite Story 480214 022 Moby Dick

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    Favorite Story Disc A013

    1. Favorite Story 480221 023 Great Expectations
    2. Favorite Story 480228 024 Phantom Rickshaw

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    Favorite Story Disc A014

    1. Favorite Story 480306 025 Sire De Maletroits Door
    2. Favorite Story 480313 026 God Sees Truth But Waits

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    Favorite Story Disc A015

    1. Favorite Story 480320 027 Debt Collector
    2. Favorite Story 480327 028 Gullivers Travels

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    Favorite Story Disc A016

    1. Favorite Story 480409 029 Mayerling
    2. Favorite Story 480410 030 Mister Shakespeare

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    Favorite Story Disc A017

    1. Favorite Story 480417 031 Casey At Bat
    2. Favorite Story 480424 032 Light That Failed

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    Favorite Story Disc A018

    1. Favorite Story 480501 033 Man Without Country
    2. Favorite Story 480508 034 Mary, Queen Of Scots

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    Favorite Story Disc A019

    1. Favorite Story 480515 035 Doctor Heideggers Experiment
    2. Favorite Story 480522 036 Oliver Twist

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    Favorite Story Disc A020

    1. Favorite Story 480529 037 Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
    2. Favorite Story 480605 038 Three Musketeers

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    Favorite Story Disc A021

    1. Favorite Story 480612 039 Mystery Of Room 323
    2. Favorite Story 480619 040 Tom Sawyer

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    Favorite Story Disc A022

    1. Favorite Story 480626 041 Peter Ibbetson
    2. Favorite Story 480703 042 Necklace

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    Favorite Story Disc A023

    1. Favorite Story 480710 043 Jamie Freel
    2. Favorite Story 480717 044 Strange Mister Bartleby

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    Favorite Story Disc A024

    1. Favorite Story 480724 045 Lost Horizon
    2. Favorite Story 480731 046 Lady Of Lamp

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    Favorite Story Disc A025

    1. Favorite Story 480807 047 Moonstone
    2. Favorite Story 480814 048 Pride And Prejudice

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    Favorite Story Disc A026

    1. Favorite Story 480821 049 Bottle Imp
    2. Favorite Story 480828 050 Cashel Byrons Profession

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    Favorite Story Disc A027

    1. Favorite Story 480904 051 Ben Hur
    2. Favorite Story 480911 052 Muntiny On Bounty

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    Favorite Story Disc A028

    1. Favorite Story 480918 053 Man Who Made Gold
    2. Favorite Story 481002 055 Mrs Lecks And Mrs Aleshine

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    Favorite Story Disc A029

    1. Favorite Story 481009 056 Marco Polo
    2. Favorite Story 481016 057 Man From Yesterday

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    Favorite Story Disc A030

    1. Favorite Story 481030 059 Aladdins Lamp
    2. Favorite Story 481113 061 Inside Kids Head

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    Favorite Story Disc A031

    1. Favorite Story 481120 062 Dolls House
    2. Favorite Story 490101 068 Glass Eye

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    Favorite Story Disc A032

    1. Favorite Story 490122 071 Man Who Married Dumb Wife
    2. Favorite Story 490129 072 Young Years

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    Favorite Story Disc A033

    1. Favorite Story 490205 073 Green Mansions
    2. Favorite Story 490212 074 Vendetta

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    Favorite Story Disc A034

    1. Favorite Story 490305 077 Bet
    2. Favorite Story 490416 083 Piece Of String

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    Favorite Story Disc A035

    1. Favorite Story 490423 084 Strange Valley Country Of Blind
    2. Favorite Story 490528 089 Time Machine

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    Favorite Story Disc A036

    1. Favorite Story 490604 090 Monkeys Paw
    2. Favorite Story 490611 091 Copper Penny

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    Favorite Story Disc A037

    1. Favorite Story 490618 092 Roll Call Of Reef
    2. Favorite Story 490709 095 Judgement Of Paris

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    Favorite Story Disc A038

    1. Favorite Story 490723 097 Around World In 80 Days
    2. Favorite Story 490730 098 Dynamiter

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    Favorite Story Disc A039

    1. Favorite Story 490813 100 Enoch Soames
    2. Favorite Story 490917 105 Turn Of Screw

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    Favorite Story Disc A040

    1. Favorite Story 490924 106 Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg
    2. Favorite Story 491119 114 Brushwood Boy

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    Favorite Story Disc A041

    1. Favorite Story 491126 115 In Time Of Terror
    2. Favorite Story 491203 116 Doll In Pink Silk Dress

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    Favorite Story Disc A042

    1. Favorite Story 491224 119 Christmas Carol

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