cover image Hurtling Wings

Hurtling Wings

L. Ron Hubbard, read by a full cast, Galaxy Audio, unabridged, two CDs, 2 hrs., $9.99 ISBN 978-1-59212-303-2

Death-defying aerial feats, prophetic dreams, and common thugs come together in this pulp tale by Hubbard. Cal Bradley meets with a series of self-destructing airplanes as he competes to win in the National Air Meet, which could gain him fame and lucrative contracts for his company. As he barely escapes death with each flight, Bradley discovers who is behind his technical failures. Though the story is antiquated, the audio production brings it to life through a full cast, sound effects, and musical score. As narrator, R.F. Daley provides a deep, hammy voice that embodies the nostalgic mood of most pulp fiction, and his emphatic delivery brims with energy. A Galaxy hardcover. (Aug.)