Hell’s Legionnaire

L. Ron Hubbard, Author, Phil Proctor, Performed by, Brooke Bloom, Performed by, R. F. Daley, Performed by, Jim Meskimen, Performed by, Gino Montesinos, Performed by
L. Ron Hubbard, read by a full cast. Galaxy Press, unabridged, two CDs, 2 hrs. $9.95 ISBN 978-1-59212-262-2
Reviewed on: 02/27/2012
Release date: 03/01/2011
The pulp fictions of the late Hubbard—who wrote numerous New York Times bestsellers and founded the Church of Scientology—are immeasurably improved for modern audiences in these entertaining full-cast radio dramas, complete with slick production, sound effects, and rousing musical themes straight out of a Saturday serial. In this collection of stories—which includes a bodice-ripper action piece with a stock bad guy and a damsel in distress—the capable cast turns in a series of polished performances. The collection’s high point is “The Squad That Never Came Back,” a gripping story of greed and death narrated by the sole survivor of a Foreign Legion contingent based in Morocco. Fans of radio dramas and the pulp novels of 1930s and 1940s will be delighted. A Galaxy paperback. (Mar.)
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