Partners of Peril (The Shadow)

Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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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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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!

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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!

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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

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Good story but audio missing big thing

Classic Shadow Pulp novel. Good atmosphere and mystery. It's what to expect from Grant. Always a pleasure to get back into the novels that made The Shadow the lore built up.

The audio version is nice to have different voices as it feels more like the old time radio show. But how can you not have the guy who voices The Shadow not do a haunting laugh?!?!?!
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nice proto- Batman story

a fun listen. can see where Kaluta got his inspiration to do a batman-shadow story in the 70s.

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Entertaining from start to finish

As a new fan of The Shadow and plups in general this was an amazing experience

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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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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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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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So many memories

I grew up listening to radio dramas at my grandparents. They always were exciting. This brings back memories of those times.