Trade Ed. Galaxy Press 2010
CD ISBN 978-1-59212-260-8 $9.95 Two CDs
Galaxy Press is devoted to the shorter works of L. Ron Hubbard, who was a prolific writer of pulp fiction before he founded Scientology. This collection from 1935 features three short potboilers set in the Yukon, White Russia, and the Hawaii-like Nunaloha, respectively. The cast and sound effects are wonderfully effective in bringing forth the characters and ambiance of each of the stories. Masts creak, huskies bark, guns bang. In addition, the villains are evil, the heroes good, but more complex than the listener might expect. The actors growl and rant and shriek with terror, and cry in pain and bitterness. These are skilled audio manifestations of MYSTERY ADVENTURERS, the magazine from which they spring. There are many more such short Hubbard classics to look forward to. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2010]
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