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Man-Killers of the Air (Stories from the Golden Age)

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Take a touch of Charles Lindbergh, mix in a dash of Evel Knievel, throw in one man-killing cat—and you’ve got a recipe for a rip-roaring adventure featuring the high-flying, hard-living Smoke Burnham.

There’s not a dare Smoke won’t take, and there’s not a wager he won’t make.  Now he’s betting his life that he can fly his plane, Super Comet—with his pet cheetah Patty coming along for the ride—across the mountains and jungles of South America to a prize-winning payday.  

All he has to do is out-race the competition, out-maneuver a saboteur, and make out with his girl—who’s determined to bring him down to earth.  One thing you can count on—in the air, in a fight, or in his girlfriend’s arms—he’s a man who likes to turn up the heat.  Because where there’s Smoke, there’s fire.

In 1931, as a student at George Washington University, Hubbard founded the college Glider Club and within a few months a respected columnist said “he is recognized as one of the outstanding glider pilots in the country.”  Later he wrote as the aviation correspondent for the prestigious flying magazine Sportsman Pilot.  His combined writing and flying expertise comprised the perfect recipe to give stories like Man-Killers of the Air their authentic flavor.

“A deft musical score with well-chosen sound effects . . . create an audio movie from of one of Hubbard’s most entertaining adventure stories.” —AudioFile

Synopsis:

Step back in time with this riveting tale. Colorful daredevil air racer Smoke Burnham is known not only for his ability to cross the finish line ahead of the pack, but also for his unusual flying companion, a pet cheetah named Patty.

On the eve of entering an international air race to win much-needed prize money, Smoke and Patty face the usual and the impossible. The race involves a dangerous, grueling flight down Central America, over the Andes and across the Brazilian jungle—that's typical. The real challenge is that a publicity-hungry newspaper mogul is trying to sabotage Smoke's plane, the "Super-Comet," and make sure that this race is his last. Plus, the beautiful woman he loves resents his supposed infatuation with height and speed. Now Smoke must somehow win her over, against lethal odds piled high in the turbulent sky. "Featuring full casts plus a narrator and heaps of sound effects, these programs bursts to life on audio." —Library Journal

About the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592122295
Author:
Hubbard, L. Ron
Publisher:
Galaxy Press (CA)
Author:
Daley, R. F.
Author:
Daniels, Keli
Author:
Burton, Corey
Author:
Johnson, Shane
Author:
Meskimen, Jim
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Air Combat
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top books
Subject:
books for men
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
fiction story
Subject:
finish line
Subject:
Cat
Subject:
Action
Subject:
Pulp fiction
Subject:
Father
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s day
Subject:
Cheetah
Subject:
Thriller
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classic
Subject:
Daredevil
Subject:
Injustice
Subject:
PILOT
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
My girl
Subject:
, handsome
Subject:
Courage
Subject:
, evel knievel
Subject:
, cliffhanger
Subject:
pulp
Subject:
dangerous
Subject:
Danger
Subject:
Charles Lindbergh
Subject:
Audiobook
Subject:
, down to earth
Subject:
FEARLESS
Subject:
rebellion
Subject:
L. Ron Hubbard
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
, great adventure
Subject:
, beautiful woman
Subject:
must read books
Edition Description:
First Edition, Unabridged
Series:
Stories from the Golden Age
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.38 x 5.88 x 0.5 in 0.3 lb

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Step back in time with this riveting tale. Colorful daredevil air racer Smoke Burnham is known not only for his ability to cross the finish line ahead of the pack, but also for his unusual flying companion, a pet cheetah named Patty.

On the eve of entering an international air race to win much-needed prize money, Smoke and Patty face the usual and the impossible. The race involves a dangerous, grueling flight down Central America, over the Andes and across the Brazilian jungle—that's typical. The real challenge is that a publicity-hungry newspaper mogul is trying to sabotage Smoke's plane, the "Super-Comet," and make sure that this race is his last. Plus, the beautiful woman he loves resents his supposed infatuation with height and speed. Now Smoke must somehow win her over, against lethal odds piled high in the turbulent sky. "Featuring full casts plus a narrator and heaps of sound effects, these programs bursts to life on audio." —Library Journal

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