Fortress of Solitude

(Doc Savage)
Series: Doc Savage
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pulp fiction's legendary "Man of Bronze", Doc Savage, stars in one of his most engrossing adventures. In this novel we meet Doc Savage's greatest enemy, the diabolical John Sunlight.

Sunlight has set out on an evil mission of revenge and has armed himself with incredible scientific inventions that he managed to steal from Doc Savage's own "Fortress of Solitude" in the arctic.

Doc must race to stop Sunlight before Doc's own inventions are put to sinister use.

Complete narrative cast includes Jay Snyder, Jeena Yi, David Marantz, Marc Vietor, Carol Monda, LJ Ganser, Allyson Johnson, Angelo Di Loreto, Kevin T. Collins, Victor Bevine, Nick Sullivan, and Jonathan Davis.

©1938 Street & Smith Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. (c) renewed 1965 by Condé Nast Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Pure Pulp! More Please!

This is the first Doc Savage pulp adventure that audible studios has tackled. This is done by the same team that worked on The Shadow novel Partners in Peril. The material is from 1938 and will strike some as dated, but as long as you know what you are getting with this, you are in for a treat. This is the unabridged pulp novel from the mind of Lester Dent recorded by a full cast and mixed with some sound effects and music. It comes across as a blend of audiobook and a kind of modernized old time radio show, Great fun! Recommended. Dear Audible studios, more please! Keep 'em coming!

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PLEASE MAKE MORE

Loved listening to this. The only criticism I have is that the text was slightly abridged. The signal phrases were cut from the dialogue and sometimes it was hard for me to tell who was saying what.

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Great pulp fun!

A marvelous performance of a classic Doc Savage pulp adventure, told by a talented troupe of players. I thought the actor portraying Monk Mayfair was especially effective, but everybody was good, and this was most definitely a fun read. I look forward to more in the series! (hint, hint)

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Great fun

I do wish there were more recordings like this one and Land of Always Night. I was reminded of the great fun it was to read it back in the ‘70s. Good show!

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Fortress of Solitude

Enjoyed the story immensely, for me it was different from stories I've read, it peaked my curiosity big time even though at certain points in the story I felt I new what would happen.

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An excellant Vintage Doc Savage Novel

What made the experience of listening to Fortress of Solitude the most enjoyable?

This was performed much like a radio play. With several cast members and sound effects, this added to the story enjoyment.

What did you like best about this story?

The choice of story. If there is a plan for dramatizing more of the Doc Savage novels, this was a good start. The introduction of the Fortress Of Solitude and the introduction of the villain, John Sunlight are legend in the pulp fandom.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Probably Doc himself, less for performance than for character. Although all performances were very enjoyable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

More Vintage Doc Savage novels please!

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Superbly performed, bombastic pulp action heroics

This was my first foray into the world of the Bronze Man and I must say I was entertained. The piece was superbly performed by a talented cast and the primary narrators voice was perfect. Though I must respect Doc Sampson as one of the progenitors of early superheroes, I found this story to be entertaining but ultimately forgettable. As with many pulp yarns from this era the writing leaves much to be desired but the experience was like watching a great popcorn flick.

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audio issues

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the audio is screwed up on the last couple chapters of this audio book.
otherwise, a great time.