cover image Danger in the Dark

Danger in the Dark

L. Ron Hubbard, , read by Karen Black and a full cast. . Galaxy Audio, $9.95 ( , unabridged, two CDs, 2 hrs., $9.95 ISBN p) ISBN 978-1-59212-240-0

Originally published in 1939, this Hubbard tale takes listeners to the South Seas, where Billy Newman has purchased his own island at a bargain rate. Unfortunately, the island is dominated by natives who believe he is the source of their ill will. His only choice is to sacrifice a woman to their god or await their wrath against him. Read by a large cast, the story features brilliant performances by Karen Black, Jim Meskimen, Noelle North, R.F. Daley and Christina Huntington. The recording is chock-full of background sound effects that create an almost theatrical atmosphere and also features a rousing musical score. Two of Hubbard’s other short stories—“The Room” and “He Didn’t Like Cats”—also get full-cast treatments in this package. A Galaxy paperback. (Dec.)