These full-cast productions quickly become addictive. Their brevity also makes for perfect commuter fare. Anyone who enjoys hard-boiled pulp writing or old-time radio will be rewarded.
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
Galaxy Press, publisher of the fiction works of L. Ron Hubbard, in celebrating its 10th anniversary in publishing this month, also announced its award winning audiobook line as one of its major accomplishments in its first decade of operation.
Through its imprint Galaxy Audio, the Stories from the Golden Age line was launched a few years ago with a team of nearly 80 Hollywood actors. Stories were recorded with all the actors in the sound booth, as was done earlier in the golden age of radio, which resulted in that feel and energy one gets when listening to our audiobooks.
To assist readers to experience the thrilling stories for themselves, Galaxy Press is making available for free one of five of their Golden Age Stories as either eBook or multicast audiobook, given in its entirety, complete with cinema quality sound effects, by going to http://www.goldenagestories.com/sample-stories. Stories include: the supernatural romance, “Borrowed Glory”; a military Adventure, “The Cossack”; a science fiction story, “The Dangerous Dimension”–Hubbard’s first venture into science fiction at a time that was soon to become known as the Golden Age of Science Fiction; the fantasy “The Devil’s Rescue”; and a humorous western, “The Ghost Town Gun-Ghost.”
“We created a special video which shows to what degree we have gone to create our Stories from the Golden Age audiobooks,” stated John Goodwin, president Galaxy Press.
“In air stories, if it was a certain type of plane, then they made sure it was that plane’s engine that is heard,” Goodwin commented. The correct sound is identified by the mind and helps paint the proper picture that the author is painting. Such a format also provides a point of view for the listener so that the story surrounds them. If the story places you outdoors in the old west, you may hear a cricket to your right and behind you and other farther away in front. Theme music was also created to provide a cinematic effect for each of the eight different genres in the series using instruments that would best evoke each theme. The final mixes were done by experienced movie studio sound men with the objective of listening to a movie.
A recent review of these audiobooks from Library Journal noted, “These full-cast productions quickly become addictive. Their brevity also makes for perfect commuter fare. Anyone who enjoys hard-boiled pulp writing or old-time radio will be rewarded.”
Stories from the Golden Age contain 153 stories written by Hubbard that are being published in 80 volumes, in a wide spectrum of genres, including adventure, western, mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction and even some romance, using his own and 15 pen names.
For more information about Galaxy Press, go to http://www.galaxypress.com.
For more information about Stories from the Golden Age, go to http://www.goldenagestories.com.