cover image While Bugles Blow!

While Bugles Blow!

L. Ron Hubbard, read by a full cast. Galaxy Audio, unabridged, two CDs, 2 hrs., $12.95 ISBN 978-1-59212-337-7

A young American lieutenant, stationed among the Berbers of North Africa with the French Foreign Legion, finds himself caught in a blood war between two tribes: the Jeppas of the mountains and the vicious Perviz al Bahman. When the lieutenant discovers the auction of a beautiful Jeppa girl, he rescues her. But in the process, he ignites a conflict that forces the small group of Legionnaires to hold their fort against an onslaught of ferocious tribes. Like a manic master of ceremonies, narrator R.F. Daley turns in another captivating throwback performance, guiding listeners through Hubbard’s fast-paced adventure stories, with the aid of phenomenal sound effects and a strong supporting cast—Christina Huntington in particular shines as the captured Jeppa woman. And if the performances are uniformly hammy, such is the only way to handle a story about an unnamed military man and the woman warrior he loves. A Galaxy paperback. (Oct.)