cover image The Chee-Chalker

The Chee-Chalker

L. Ron Hubbard, , read by Tamra Meskimen and a full cast. . Galaxy Audio, $9.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-59212-174-8

This layered tale takes listeners to Ketchikan, Alaska, where FBI agent Bill Norton finds himself in the middle of a heated investigation involving a group of heroin smugglers. The recording production is the highest quality, filled with realistic sound effects and a powerful musical score. But the ensemble cast lacks the spark of excitement usually found in Galaxy Audio's productions. Though Hubbard's prose is terse and witty as always, the performances are flat and uninspired. Perhaps this particular story lacked the command to captivate the cast's full energy. A Galaxy paperback. (Dec.)