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Doc Savage: Skull Island Audiobook

Doc Savage: Skull Island

When King Kong famously fell from his death perch on the summit of the Empire State Building early in 1933, the question on many moviegoers' minds was: Where the heck was Doc Savage?
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When King Kong famously fell from his death perch on the summit of the Empire State Building early in 1933, the question on many moviegoers' minds was: Where the heck was Doc Savage?

For the tallest skyscraper in Manhattan was also the world headquarters of the famous superman -scientist known as the Man of Bronze.

Over succeeding generations, fans of both characters have speculated about a clash between these two titans of the Great Depression. Had Doc Savage been away at his Fortress of Solitude when Kong fell? Or had he been exploring some faraway corner of the world?

Eighty years after Doc Savage and King Kong first made their stunning debuts, these questions can now be definitively answered.

Will Murray's Skull Island is a landmark exploration of these two great legends. Opening in the immediate aftermath of King Kong's tragic demise, this monumental epic quickly moves from what to do with the titan ape's remains to Doc Savage himself recounting the hitherto-unrecorded tale behind the first and only encounter between the Man of Bronze and the Eighth Wonder of the World!

Set in the years following World War I, when both legends were young, Skull Island relates the astonishing tale of how Doc Savage and his explorer father sailed in search of their legendary ancestor, Stormalong Savage, only to find themselves among the first white men ever to set foot on the demonic dinosaur domain called...Skull Island!

Michael McConnohie returns to bring this shattering story to life - and knocks it out of the park!

©2013 Will Murray and the Heirs of Norma Dent. Doc Savage is © and TM Conde Nast. (P)2013 RadioArchives.com

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    Charles J. Parris Columbia, S.C. United States 09-02-14
    Charles J. Parris Columbia, S.C. United States 09-02-14
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    "Great Prequel!"
    Where does Doc Savage: Skull Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed listening to my first Doc Savage book, Finally having these books on audible is fantastic - please have some more done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story by Will Murray was very much in the style of Lester Dent. Being able to see more into the younger years of Doc Savage was enjoyable and helped fill some of the gaps in the original storyline.


    What about Michael McConnohie’s performance did you like?

    He was able to keep me interested and I thought he did a great job reading the book. I have bought a couple of other Doc Savage books he read and look forward to listening to them.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall excellent experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Henry Roseville, CA, United States 05-20-14
    Henry Roseville, CA, United States 05-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great entertainment"
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    I am glad that Audile decided to sale DOC SAVAGE audiobooks! I have been reading these books since the 1960s and own about 130+ in paperback. If you are just getting introduced to Doc Savage and his crew you will enjoy his adventures. Each story is a stand-alone adventure. I have read many of the books over and over. If you like superheroes and action-adventure book these books are for you.

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    Kevin Salb 05-27-16
    Kevin Salb 05-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    a very good book. I loved it a very good adventure I'm glad I found it

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    WerewolfDad 03-03-16
    WerewolfDad 03-03-16 Member Since 2012

    I was a Sci-Fi Geek before Big Bang made it cool. Love Mysteries, Fantasy, Horror, Steampunk, and Mash-ups.

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    "Doc Savage does it again for the first time."

    Another extraordinary tale of Doc Savage. This starts in his present and recounts a earlier tale before he was the man we know today. Gives us some more insight into how he became the hero we trust and how he became that man. As always RadioArchives and Michael McConnohie bring Doc and the characters to life and bring us into the story.

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    Andre Higgins 02-16-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A nice Doc Savage adventure"

    This is not for the hard core fans of Kong. There is not much Kong in this story. Most of the plot centres on Doc Savage, Clark Savage Senior and Stormalong Savage. It takes a while to get going, the first third of the book find Doc and his father in some uninteresting and meaningless adventures spent aboard the Corsair. Once they get to Skull Island things get slightly more interesting but the plot is more about headhunters than Kong. When Kong finally enters the stage he is quickly incapacitated and that's about it for him. I expected more from a Doc Savage story.

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    Christopher 02-16-16
    Christopher 02-16-16
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    "Old fashioned fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure, I enjoyed myself with it, sort of reminded me of the old Ray Harryhaussen films, in particular the Sinbad films in terms of adventure. I also really enjoyed the character of Doc Savage and the sense of "manliness" of the whole narrative. Having said please understand that I do not equate manliness with misogyny or machismo so neither is really on display here just a strong male and masculine character, working with war buddies and sharing a story about his father and grandfather, so yeah masculinity abounds.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Doc Savage: Skull Island?

    Lots of giant octopus, dinosaurs, head hunters, test of physical feats, but to me the most memorable were the opening scenes when they use barges and dirigibles to remove King Kongs body, which is something I'm sure I've wondered about at some point but there was something quite fascinating about spending time on the process that hooked me into the story, and served as a good way to introduce me to the world and set up the narrative. Just overall a smart way to begin the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening, or Kong taking on the head hunters, really any scene with Kong, as much as I enjoyed Doc Savage Kong is still Kong, you know?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Well I don't want to keep saying the opening scene, but the truth is it's more of an adventure story than a moving one, although I will saying it was pretty touching once three generations of Savages finally shared time together imagining the interactions in these scenes in my head was pretty neat.


    Any additional comments?

    It's my first Doc Savage story so I don't know how it fits among that storied pedigree. I came for King Kong but honestly he's not in it that much, and when he does show up he is taken out for a while. But despite these two provisos, I actually really enjoyed the story, the narrator's voice is a like announcery but fit the story well.

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    KniteMare 03-21-15
    KniteMare 03-21-15
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    "a fun narration"

    Wonderful voices for each character. Energy and tone of voice perfect for the genre.

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