Sensational storytelling dating back to the 1850’s created the foundation for characters like Indiana Jones and Luke Skywalker. These hard-hitting, rough-riding, outrageous and far-flung adventures and spectacular tales are offered in the “Stories from the Golden Age” audio book collection by New York Times bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard, published by Galaxy Press.
Hollywood, CA – September 13, 2010 (via PressReleasePivot.com) — At their peak, over thirty million Americans read pulp fiction stories and novels every month. These readers shared a passion for adventure that fed their desire to escape from the harsh and sometimes brutal realities which they faced every day.
The characters in these stories were vibrant, provocative and intriguing enough to capture a nation’s imagination with the situations and problems which they so creatively challenged in their harrowing tales of suspense, mystery and adventure.
Unquestionably these characters created the foundation for the American Superhero. They all shared a moral code to protect the public good, and a strong belief in justice and humanitarian service as they challenged the many guises of evil in their adventures.
These powerful stories have been brought to life by Hollywood publisher Galaxy Press, and can be found online at http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com/audiobooks . Stories from the Golden Age is a collection of 153 stories that have been reproduced in their original format, as both trade paperbacks using original pulp artwork and inside illustrations, and as unabridged, multi-cast audio books with original music and fully produced, cinematic sound effects. The first round of audio books is now available through Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and on the Stories from the Golden Age website at http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com/audiobooks
These classic stories from the 1930’s and 40’s have been generating rave reviews, including this one from Publishers Weekly:
“Demonstrating his unique ability to relate even the most complicated story with a keen eye for detail and realism, Hubbard’s stunning writing ability and creative imagination set him apart as one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century.”
With their harshly provocative titles, depictions of heroes saving damsels in varying forms of unlikely distress, and exploits in strange and foreign lands, these stories are daring and dangerous, taking chances again and again where literature had never gone before. A short video introduction to the Stories from the Golden Age series, entitled “The Pulp Revival”, can be seen on the Golden Age Stories YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8RKKlt35ek
Without these adventures, one could rightly say we would not have the American heroes that we have today. These heroes embodied characters with strength, determination and a sense of urgency; they tended to punch first and ask questions later, and they always got the job done.
The Stories from the Golden Age titles are available in eBook, paperback and audio book formats, and can be found at the Stories from the Golden Age web site, http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com or wherever books are sold.
About Stories From the Golden Age:
Stories From the Golden Age is a line of 80 books and multi-cast, unabridged audio books, featuring 153 stories written by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1930s and 1940s in any of the several popular genres of the day – mystery, thriller, adventure, science fiction, fantasy and western – with tales appropriate for all ages from middle school and up. The covers for the complete available library are displayed in the iBookstore and purchasing is a breeze on the new iPad. The eBooks are also available at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and on the Stories from the Golden Age website.
For more information on Stories from the Golden Age, go to http://www.GoldenAgeStories.com
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