A far-ranging adventure that begins in New York City with sightings of mysterious people inexplicably terrified by images of ordinary fish, and brings the Man of Bronze to New England, where all sea life has mysteriously disappeared from Massachusetts coastal waters. The trail ultimately takes Doc by submarine to Occupied Japan, and an incredible showdown with a foe from his past, who was believed to have perished in the 1945 novel, The Screaming Man.
This is a story of the early Cold War, and a sequel to Lester's 1948 masterpiece, The Red Spider, in which a more mature and emotionally sophisticated Man of Bronze tackles an international threat which resonates with today's ecologically-challenged headlines. Characters from his past reappear, and Doc Savage is tested in ways never before imagined.
Michael McConnohie masterfully brings this gripping tale to life, adding depths of emotional complexity that will make The Frightened Fish and its shattering climax live long in your memory.
©1992 Will Murray and the Heirs of Norma Dent; Doc Savage is TM & © of Conde Nast (P)2014 RadioArchives.com
This was one of the shorter stories in the audible.com Doc Savage story series but I enjoyed it a lot. It also showed a different side of Doc Savage than any of his other stories ever has which was quite refreshing.
I've read about half of all the Doc Savage books written, and I absolutely love this story, which was put together by Will Murray in 1992 based upon Lester Dent's original concept. It is extremely exciting, fast-paced, and very well written. In the story, a mysterious force is wreaking havoc on large segments of the world's fish population, and World War III might be the result! Doc Savage works to unravel a complicated mystery that holds connections to a couple of his previous adventures. Extreme kudos to Will Murray for lovingly putting together this sizzling Doc tale from Dent's notes. The audio narration by Michael McConnohie is top notch -- a complex performance in which he does a great job of switching voices and doing voices with Japanese and Russian accents. I heartily recommend this audio book for all Doc fans and lovers of thrilling adventure.
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