i really shouldn't have said i didn't like it, but that the version from "suspense" just sounded better. he can sound suspenseful by just the tone of his voice, but he tried to make it the way he did Donovan's Brain. in that he did a few shakes of his voice. but he just didn't need to do it in the hitch-hiker.
it's kind of like the different versions of other stories too.
for instance, 'i'm a fool'. he did it in his almanac and for the mercury theatre on the air. in the almanac, he sounds as if was in a hurry. and in mtota, he's slow, calm, soothing, etc.
in the most dangerous game, he does one version where he sounds like a young man, and in a hurry. but in another version, he sounds a bit older, and is taking his time. again.
it's seems kind of silly to compare Orson Welles to Orson Welles though.
have you heard the jack benny shows that he subbed? in the final one, where mr. benny is back, ms. livingstone said when she heard his voice she broke out in goosepimples. mr. benny said he didn't care if she broke out in billiard balls.
well, i'm one that when i do hear his voice, the way i like it, i do break out in billiard balls.