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Partners of Peril (The Shadow) Audiobook

Partners of Peril (The Shadow)

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Publisher's Summary

In this full-cast production of the classic pulp novel, The Shadow investigates as, one by one, the partners in a chemical company die mysterious deaths.

The plot of Partners of Peril and much of the action is almost identical to "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate", the very first Batman story in Detective Comics #27, which appeared some years later. In fact the creators of Batman acknowledged they drew their inspiration for the Caped Crusader from this classic Shadow story.

©1935, 1936, 1937 Street & Smith Publications, Inc. Renewed 1962, 1963, 1964 by Condé Nast Publications, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Matthew Kelley NORTHPORT, ALABAMA, United States 04-24-17
    Matthew Kelley NORTHPORT, ALABAMA, United States 04-24-17 Member Since 2010

    I teach American Literature and am the proud daddy of a 2 year old.

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    "Original Pulpy Goodness Given a Fresh Spin!"

    This plays like a cross between a traditional audiobook and an old time radio show. Not quite either, this is the best multicast performance I've ever seen from Audible Studios. Enriched with sound effects, music, and few little tricks that harken back to the days of the Shadow radio show, this one is a tremendous amount of fun. Now, you have to understand what you are getting here. This is an original pulp novel from the 30's so the prose is a bit over the top, but fun? Oh boy, is this fun. Unleash your inner 10 year old for a few hours and enjoy this. I certainly hope Audible studios does more of these performances/readings with a full cast. There are more than 300 novels featuring the Shadow to choose from and the Doc Savage stories would lend themselves to this kind of treatment as well. C'mon Audible! You are on to something here! Keep them coming!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 04-28-17
    Dwayne A.McClellan Baltimore, Maryland 04-28-17 Member Since 2017

    If you can't find the time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over

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    "The Shadow knows"

    Great audiobook, audible needs to add more of the adventures of the Shadow. I recommend this audiobook to all mystery and suspense

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 06-03-17
    Jason 06-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Finally! Classic Shadow Pulp on Audiobook"

    I was so surprised to see this up on audible. I never understood why there were no audiobooks of The Shadow Pulp novels. Hopefully this is just the beginning. Bring on the remaining 324 books!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Wanting 09-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "brings back memories!"

    Ever since I was a kid I loved The Shadow and now to be able to listen to these books, it rekindles that fascination with this character and his stories.

    I found the story very interesting, absolutely love the detective style/ mad scientist.

    the narrator did a fantastic job of telling the story, it was kind of like listening to a ghost story by a fire.

    this book would definitely not be the same without its dramatization, the cast was fantastic as well as the sond effects.

    overall I loved the book and I hope and pray that they do all of Maxwell grants works in this fashion! Thank you!

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    Acostumer 09-11-17
    Acostumer 09-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but slow"

    I like old radio shows this is something more for a person that has an idea what the shadow with he is the precursor of Batman but I'm a young guy I like old radio shows because my grandpa got me into them and whoever likes the old radio shows and things around that era joy this book
    So if you don't know who the shadow is check out the radio show first and then you'll enjoy this book

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    Kindle Customer 08-30-17

    86th Floor Librarian

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    "The Shadow knows...and so will you!"

    A talented cast of performers does a great job of bringing The Shadow, his agents, and a splendid group of villains to classic pulp life. Bravo!

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    Mary Stiennon 08-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "I need more!"
    What made the experience of listening to Partners of Peril (The Shadow) the most enjoyable?

    This was just what I needed. Strait forward, exciting, short, and fun!


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

    The main narrator was the best, really you wouldn't have needed the full cast, but they were icing on the cake. The main narration had the perfect pulp voice.


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    Pleasepleaseplease release more of these!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Curt Vancouver, WA 04-08-17
    Curt Vancouver, WA 04-08-17 Member Since 2005

    I love to be scared, does anyone write anything scary anymore? Maybe I have just become numb.

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    "Disapointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would definitely change how this book was narrated. The different characters seemed to have different levels of volume and it took a while to get a comfortable listening volume. I either became used to it or it got better farther into it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Familiar characters. I am a big fan of the old time radio The Shadow series and this reminded me a lot of that.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    maybe


    Did Partners of Peril inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I think this could have been narrated better

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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