Library Journal Announces L. Ron Hubbard’s “Hell’s Legionnaire” as Best Audio for 2012

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“Hell’s Legionnaire” named best audiobook of 2012 by Library Journal

L. Ron Hubbard’s “Hell’s Legionnaire” named by Library Journal as one of best audiobooks for 2012.

The stories offer loads of action, and Hubbard doesn't pull his punches— battles between the soldiers and the Arabs, beheadings, and torture scenes are refreshingly graphic. An absolute blast.

With public and school libraries being one of the singularly most significant markets in the United States, it is no wonder that this past week’s announcement of L. Ron Hubbard’s Hell’s Legionnaire as one of Library Journal’s best audiobooks of 2012 was so significant.

Michael Rogers, Media Editor for Library Journal, wrote in his announcement of Hell’s Legionnaire, “Galaxy released a handful of Hubbard's vintage pulp stories last year in its ‘Stories from the Golden Age’ series, but this is the best of them. The package includes the title story plus ‘The Barbarians’ and ‘The Squad That Never Came Back.’ All released in 1935, these tales chronicle the death match between the French Foreign Legion and the Berbers in Morocco. The stories offer loads of action, and Hubbard doesn't pull his punches— battles between the soldiers and the Arabs, beheadings, and torture scenes are refreshingly graphic.” He concluded by noting, “An absolute blast."

Hell’s Legionnaire is one of 80 titles in the Stories from the Golden Age line containing 153 stories all written by Hubbard during the 1930s and 1940s—in genres ranging from Mystery to Thriller, Science Fiction and Fantasy to Adventure and Western, using his own and fifteen pen names—widely considered America’s Golden Age of Fiction. The print version of each work includes the pulp fiction artwork that originally accompanied the story in magazine publication. In addition, each title offers a full-cast, unabridged audio theatrical presentation complete with theme music and sound effects. These titles are available wherever books are sold.

Like other great pulp writers that included names such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett, Hubbard rapidly became a mainstay of popular fiction in the 20th century. However, Hubbard was unlike most authors of the day, as his stories covered 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 the Stories from the Golden Age books and audiobooks, go to http://www.goldenagestories.com.

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