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The Green Lama: Scions Audiobook

The Green Lama: Scions: The Green Lama Legacy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A cruise ship crashes suddenly on Liberty Island. All onboard are dead by

their own murderous hands. All but one. What secrets does the lone

survivor harbor within her very soul? And what horrors does she bring?

These are questions only the Green Lama can answer!

Reintroducing the most unique pulp hero ever! In reality, The Green

Lama is Jethro Dumont, a millionaire playboy who spent 10 years in Tibet

and now uses his Buddhist training to pursue justice for those denied it!

Can even the Green Lama, with his mastery of the supernatural and his

radioactive salts, be enough to prevent the coming of...scions?

©2013 Kendra Crossen Burroughs (P)2017 RadioArchives.com

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    Heather North Indiana 08-12-17
    Heather North Indiana 08-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fast-paced"
    What did you love best about The Green Lama: Scions?

    I loved the story, it was fast-paced with lots of action. I hadn't heard of the Green Lama before listening to this, and I'd really like to hear more about this hero.


    Which character – as performed by Jiraiya Addams – was your favorite?

    The Green Lama/ Jethro Dumont


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

    Yes, and I did too!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this story. The narrator was excellent and really brought the character to life. I really enjoyed listening to this. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 08-10-17
    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 08-10-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Pulp fiction hero reconstructed."

    The Green Lama, an old pulp fiction hero from the past, is reconstructed in audiobook format for our pleasure. Jethro Dumont, a millionaire playboy who fights the wrongs and helps the innocent, as The Green Lama. Sort of a supernatural detective who uses the mystical powers learned during his ten year stay in Tibet. In this first novel a cruise ship crashes on Liberty Island. All the passengers but one is dead by their own hands. The Green Lama must discover how and why this tragedy took place and what the spirits inhabiting the dead want. Not my cup of tea; three.point.five for the effort. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hudson the Basset 08-10-17 Member Since 2003
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    "The Pulps are Back"

    The original Green Lama first appeared in the 1940 issue of Double Detective magazine. The Green Lama: Scions: The Green Lama Legacy, Book 1 is continuation of the original stories. The Green Lama is the first Buddhist "super hero". His powers are enhanced by the use of radioactive salts. The book tries to stay true to the pulp genre, but at times it seems forced. The Green Lama is back, but it is not a totally successful return.
    The narration was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 08-09-17
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    "Fans of the shadow or brother bones rejoice"

    Love the old school radio noir heros? This is for you. Meet the Green Lama and his band of allies. In this story they battle none other than a lovecraftian horror from beyond. The ancient ones have risen. They seek the keystone and only the lama can stop them. Great story well written and well narrated. They really captured that old school style. Enjoyed and can't wait for the next one. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Tyler U. 08-07-17
    Tyler U. 08-07-17
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    "Great start of a Lovecraft-inspired series"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    I loved the inclusion of the Lovecraftian content with the Cthulhu Mythos. I really enjoyed the complexity the author included in his tale and the narration was very well done. I will definitely look for more in this series.

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    ArcaneBard 07-26-17
    ArcaneBard 07-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Vigilante Pulp Noir meets Lovecraftian Horror"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I was given a copy of this audiobook by the Narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    So, how does an enlightened Buddhist vigilante battle the unnameable legions of cosmic horror? This modern continuation of a rather obscure hero from the 1940s attempts to answer this question when a mysterious ghost ship crashes into Liberty Island.
    The story combines early superhero tropes of East-Meets-West, crime story, and surprisingly. Lovecraftian Horror. Fans of Lovecraft will either be delighted or appalled to find so many familiar references to the Mythos.
    I found the story and characters mildly amusing. The protagonist seems to be more of a capable hero than a clever one; make of that what you will. I really liked the married couple that became part of the adventure. They had a charming chemistry.
    Jiraiya Addams does a solid job of narrating. His characterizations and voices are well-performed. He has a good voice for this kind of thing.
    If you like Dr. Strange, Green Arrow, The Scarlet Pimpernel, or Zorro, I recommend you give this series a try.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Adam Lance Garcia? Why or why not?

    No. It isn't bad. It's just not my cup of tea.


    Which character – as performed by Jiraiya Addams – was your favorite?

    The reformed gangster.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    APUser Reading, PA USA 07-22-17
    APUser Reading, PA USA 07-22-17
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    "Not my usual, but so entertaining "

    I have never listened to or read a book like this. I wanted to step outside my usual genre and try something very different. I'm so glad I did. Jiraiya Addams voice makes the experience of listening to this book intense. He has a wide range and wow can he make the creepy parts even creepier. This book had a lot of characters and he somehow had them all sounding uniquely different. I'm going to look for the next books in this series in audiobook format to keep the experience going. As I stated this is not my usual genre, but Adam Lance Garcia is great at creating imagery and character building. I even learned the history to the term pulp fiction.

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    Mary Centerville, OH, United States 10-15-17
    Mary Centerville, OH, United States 10-15-17 Member Since 2002
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    "1930's Mystical Super-hero"

    The Green Lama is one of the early Old Time Radio and Pulp Fiction super-heroes, debuting in 1940.

    This particular story takes place in the late 1930's. The Green Lama is the vigilante alto-ego personification of multi-millionaire playboy Jethro Dumont. He is a hero with some supernatural powers. Also he doesn't use guns and restores his powers with radio-active salts.

    In this tale he battles zombie like beings possessed by evil entities.

    Although the narrator was very good and the story was enjoyable I feel this performance would of been more fun if it had been been a multi cast production done in the style of Old Time Radio.

    For fans of OTR, comics and super heroes this book would be a good fun listen.

    I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lomeraniel Spain 08-10-17
    Lomeraniel Spain 08-10-17
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    "Great pulp superhero and some Lovecraftian touches"

    A sudden crash of a cruise ship on Liberty Island has the population in New York terribly worried. But the crash is not the most worrisome part, the real problem is that all people aboard the ship are dead with heavy injuries like they were inflicted on each other. The police and the press readily get busy with the mystery, but this is a case for the Green Lama, a superhero with mystic powers which he gathers from some radioactive salts.

    I loved the pulp atmosphere in this book. The story is set and written in 1938, and listening to it one feels transported to that era. It is like watching a film noir movie. The book starts presenting the Green Lama and how he came to be. Then we are transported to the moment just before the cruise ship crash. I found the premises very interesting and the mystic halo around the Green Lama very appealing.

    This is a of pulp superhero with novella with Lovecraftian touches. Fans of both movements will undoubtedly enjoy this book. There are some gruesome descriptions but nothing too scary for the public nowadays.

    I found quite funny how nobody, except for the reader, realizes that the Green Lama is in fact Jethro Dumont, when both had a past in Tibet. I guess it is the same as what happens with Superman; it’s super clear that Clark Kent is Superman but nobody seems to notice. I found those touches endearing.

    What did not completely convince me was the amount of secondary characters for this short novella. They seem excessive and, somehow, redundant. At first I had a clear idea of who was who, but towards the end, when they join, I found it a very confusing, and I am not sure that it added anything to the story.

    The narration was perfect for this story. Jiraiya Addams’ voice and style matched perfectly the pulp atmosphere of the book, and his Green Lama interpretation was sublime. He did a good job providing different voices to the characters. He also used some interesting sound effects for some parts of the book, which contributed to enrich the final product.

    I really enjoyed this audiobook and I hope to listen to more adventures with the Green Lama.

    I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bikram Agarwal 08-08-17
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    "Typical reboot letdown"

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    Like all the recent attempts of rebooting old tv hits (24, Prison Break, X-Files), this Green Lama reboot attempt is also a disappointment. There are significant differences between the classic Green Lama and the one presented in this book. This is similar to how Batman changed in the last Batman v Superman movie; using violence as his first weapon, instead of last. When you change a core tenet of a character like that, it might very well be a totally different character.

    Also, there are way too many characters and most of them are there just for the sake of. They don't contribute anything vital to the story; other than acting like a reference to the classics. And the dialogues between different characters are sooo era-inappropriate.

    All in all, this book doesn't work well for people familiar with the classic one. At least that's what I felt.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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