Murder in the First

Written by:
Dan Gordon
Narrated by:
Kate Asner , Ed Asner

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2021
1 hour 39 minutes
This moving courtroom drama is based on a true incident that exposed the shocking conditions at Alcatraz. The tale begins when 18-year old Willie Moore makes the biggest mistake of his life. Now all he wants is a chance to talk baseball before he dies.

Recorded at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Santa Monica, in 1995.

Directed by Steve Albrezzi
Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg
Edward Asner as Henkin and Warden Harold Humson
Kate Asner as Mary McCasslin
David Birney as Byron Davidson
Ron Byron as The Bailiff and The Jailer
William Frankfather as Milton Glenn and Harve Bennet
Arye Gross as Henry Willard Davidson
Andrew Hawkes as Willie Moore
Cynthia Mace as Blanche and Irene
Eric Poppick as William McNeil
John Randolph as Judge Henry T. Clawson
Gil Segel as Jerry Hoolihan, the Landlord, and Burt Russell
Bill Smitrovich as Derek Simpson, the Foreman, and Terrence Swenson

Radio Production and Original Music by Raymond Guarna; Foley Artist: Amy Strong
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