Galaxy Press Announces New Generation of Cinema Quality Storytelling in “The Dive Bomber” Audiobook

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Cinematic quality of audiobook allows fans to “listen to a movie” even 70 years after original movie was released

The Dive Bomber by L. Ron Hubbard

The Dive Bomber—released in 1941 by Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Errol Flynn and Fred McMurray—based on a thrilling air adventure story of the same name originally published in July 1937 and written by L. Ron Hubbard.

While it has been variously shown how pulp fiction stories have either been the direct source of popular blockbusters such as Blade Runner and Minority Report, what is perhaps little known is that pulp fiction has provided entertainment fuel for the big screen for much longer. And now Galaxy Press has brought one such story back to life.

Case in point is The Dive Bomber—released in 1941 by Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Errol Flynn and Fred McMurray—based on an air adventure story of the same name originally published in July 1937 and written by L. Ron Hubbard, has now been released as a cinematic quality production enabling the reader to “listen to a movie.”

After release of the initial film version, Hubbard wrote about this story, “You may get a question from the audience or someone as I don’t think my name is on the subtitles of credit for story. The reason for this is that Warner Bros. shot the whole film and got it in the can before somebody had noticed that they had forgotten to contract with me and pay me for it. They hastily made up for this omission but after the film was released.

“There is an amusing anecdote connected with this: It was just before I shipped out for the South Pacific as a naval officer…. When it was over, I used the check to take a holiday in the Caribbean. And that’s the story of ‘Dive Bomber.’

“The audience will have the advantage of me; I’ve never seen it. They didn’t have movies where I went.”

The Dive Bomber is the story of famous test pilot Lucky Martin who clashes with a man who wants to sell planes to a foreign power and who will stop at nothing—including sabotage—to destroy Martin and double-cross the US government.

For more information on The Dive Bomber and the Stories from the Golden Age, go to http://www.galaxypress.com

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