Thursday, January 9, 2014

Review: Black Towers to Danger

Black Towers to DangerBlack Towers to Danger by L. Ron Hubbard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I won a free copy of this audiobook through a GoodReads First Reads giveaway. Thanks also to the publisher (Galaxy Press) for providing this copy.

Another fun pulp-era story from L. Ron Hubbard. This is the third of these that I've read over the last year, and the second one on audio. I'd have to say that this was my favorite of the three. This has a western feel, though the setting is actually in Venezuela, where rival oil drillers are competing.

Guns and great escapes and brawls and a feisty young lady are the things that make Bill Murphy's life interesting. Plenty of action and some humorous side characters add to the flavor of it all.

Sure, the dialogue is a bit dated, but this was written in the 1930s. For that, it isn't bad. It's actually not as out of place as it was in those other two stories I'd read.

Overall, not a bad way to spend 2 hours, as the audio has a great cast of actors to play the parts. I think these adventures might work a little better on audio, as it gives the pulp style better room to flow properly.

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