Friday, February 10, 2012

Death Waits at Sundown by L Ron Hubbard (Audiobook Review)

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”DeathDeath Waits At Sundown
by L Ron Hubbard
narrated by a Multicast

Copyright: 2012 Galaxy Audio
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes unabridged
Genres: pulp fiction, western, short fiction
Filed in: Audiobook Reviews
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PUBLISHER’S SUMMARY: When Lynn Taylor's kid brother, Lee, gets framed for stage robbery, cattle rustling and murder, the boy swears his innocence and instead accuses McCloud, head of the vigilante committee responsible for removing the town's former sheriff.

To save Lee from hanging the following night, Lynn hatches a wild plan to rob the next stagecoach with the help of the ex-sheriff—hoping it will raise doubts about Lee's guilt if the crimes continue. But Lynn gets more than he bargained for when he's snared by McCloud's men, and the time to the hanging gallops rapidly his way.

©2012 Galaxy Audio

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: In their continuing effort to publish more than 200 of L Ron Hubbard’s golden age stories in digital quality audio, Galaxy Audio is set to release three more of Hubbard’s old west adventures. What’s that? You thought L Ron Hubbard was a sci-fi writer? Well, he is known mostly for his science fiction work but Hubbard was already an accomplished writer before he took up that genre. In fact, Hubbard has published stories in just about every genre you can think of! Here’s a quick look at a few of his westerns:

In addition to Death Waits at Sundown (described above) this collection includes the stories Ride ‘em Cowboy and The Boss of the Lazy B. One story is about a bronc-busting man and woman who get tired of competing against each other and finally admit that they are in love, the other is about a young lady who gets swindled by the local cattle rustler and murderer.

Convinced yet? To tell you the truth, I was a bit skeptical of Hubbard’s “other” works at first too, but I’m sure glad I gave them a try. I thought only Louis L’Amour could write a western that I could enjoy, but I was wrong. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if you never read outside your favorite genre, you’re going to miss out on a lot of great fiction.

This full cast audio production includes the voice talents of Fred Tatasciore, R.F. Daley, Shannon Evans, Taron Lexton, Jim Meskimen, Tamra Meskimen, Taylor Meskimen, Phil Proctor and Michael Yurchak. Those are the same great voices you’ll hear in just about all of Galaxy’s Hubbard productions, but I think this is my first time hearing Taylor Meskimen who I’m assuming is the son of Jim and Tamra Meskimen. That’s pretty cool, a whole family of narrators. And of course, Death Waits at Sundown was produced with the usual high standards of audio quality that I have grown so used to in Galaxy’s projects. The music and sound effects are really quite stunning.

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Special thanks to Galaxy Audio for this review copy. Audiobook review by Steven Brandt. This audiobook review is based on the unabridged audiobook. Come back soon for more audiobook reviews from Audiobook-Heaven.

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