“Sea Fangs” by L. Ron Hubbard

“Sea Fangs”
by L. Ron Hubbard
Multi-cast performance
Produced by Galaxy Audio
approx 2 hours

In continuing my pulp fiction adventures with “Stories from the Golden Age,” I’ve decided to go on a sea adventure with L. Ron Hubbard.  This one is called “Sea Fangs,” and let me warn you this one has got so much excitement that you will not want to stop listening.

Once again Galaxy Audio produces another audio book masterpiece.  I’ve listened to enough Galaxy Audio productions of the old pulp fiction stories, that I’ve come to expect nothing but fun and excitement.  The incidental music is perfect between chapters.  The acting and narration are perfect for re-enacting this old pulp fiction novella but at the same time, with this one, they bring something extra that could almost place this story in modern times.  This also can be attributed to the timeless writing by Hubbard in this novella.  The cast consists of; Gino Montesinos, R.F. Daley, Shane Johnson, Jim Meskimen, Kristin Proctor and Phil Proctor.  And finally with the added sound effects the whole production rounds out in an exciting, cinematic aural experience.

Bob Sherman, a seasoned sailor suddenly finds himself trying to save the ocean yacht, ‘Bonito’  from capsizing in hurricane waters off Venezuela’s coast, no thanks to the cocky and incompetent ship’s captain.  Sherman boarded the ship under a false name to seek revenge on the yacht’s owner, Mr. Marmion. Marmion, with the support of corrupt officials, had stripped him of a highly profitable oil drilling business and taken his land years before.   Sherman soon gets attentions of Phyllis Marmion, a raven-haired beauty and daughter of the yacht’s owner.  Phyllis recognizes Sherman from a party once thrown by her father before he cheated Sherman of his oil fields.

When the ship is attacked by modern pirates all are taken captive, after a short skirmish, in which Sherman shows to be an efficient marksman.  The crew and passengers find themselves in a dungeon jail on an uncharted island known locally as the Island of Death, a place where no one escapes, and Sherman’s futile efforts have marked him for an early death.  To make matters worse Sherman was once a prisoner on this island and the locals recognize him and have some evil plans so that he cannot escape again.   As they are being taken prisoner Sherman, with some quick thinking manages to save Phyllis by telling the leader of the pirates that she is a nun.  How long she can carry this ruse is unknown but maybe just long enough to work out an escape plan.

With an exciting story about revenge, storms at sea, pirates and oil field millionaires L. Ron Hubbard’s classic pulp story, “Sea Fangs,” turned into audio theatre by Galaxy Audio, this is the most exciting 2 hours you can spend with out leaving home, or maybe making your commute a little more fun.