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The Whistler, Vol. 2 Audiobook
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The Whistler, Vol. 2 Audiobook



by Hollywood 360

  • Narrated by: Bill Forman
  • Series: The Whistler (Blackstone Audio, Inc.), Book 2
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Release date: 10-23-15
  • Language: English

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 13-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 his or her 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 to 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”.

Additional information


CBS Radio – producer, Hollywood 360




5 hrs and 54 mins

Narrated by

Bill Forman, full cast

Release date



The Whistler (Blackstone Audio, Inc.), Book 2


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