Book 14 of the Tom Swift series, Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera, finds our hero, the young inventor Tom Swift, approached by a moving picture distributor, Mr. Period, to not only invent a better motion picture camera, but to take his airship and film exciting events. Off to Africa go Tom, Ned Newton, Mr. Damon, Mr. Nestor, and the friendly giant Koku to film wars between the natives, fights between the animals, and stampedes of the elephants. Of course our hero does not let him down.
Want to film an avalanche? No problem. It's off to Switzerland in the mighty airship with only one stop for gas. But wait folks, there is more! How about a narrow escape from a volcano eruption in South America? Every chapter is a cliffhanger, leaving the listener chomping at the bit for more.