Synopses & Reviews
A charming rogue cut from the same cloth as Robert Mitchum, American engineer Dan Courtney is learning fast that it takes more than a little charm to lay the groundwork for a railroad. Particularly when the plan is to build it across some of the roughest and most dangerous territory on earth.
Courtney’s been hired to survey the land that would link up the Uganda Railway to the Anglo-Egyptian railroad. Running through desert, jungle and mountains, this is one line—and story—with more twists and turns than the New York City subway system.
Diamond smugglers. A fearsome native tribe. A beautiful young American woman . . . and a man determined to kill her. Put them all together and you’ve got a world where All Frontiers Are Jealous. It’s up to Courtney to tame those frontiers—take on the tribe, save the woman, and save the future of the railroad . . . before his blood ends up on the tracks.
L. Ron Hubbard based this story on the real-life history of the countless harrowing attempts in the late 19th and early 20th century to link up the two railroads. An experienced civil engineer and surveyor himself, Hubbard had worked in rough and dangerous terrain as part of the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition. All Frontiers Are Jealous may be a work of fiction, but as far as Hubbard was concerned, in his own life, the adventure couldn’t have been more real.
"The natives are restless, the chase is on, and All Frontiers Are Jealous as the audio version is your ticket to adventure in a land as spectacular as it is forbidding. “Along with the talented cast, there are great sound effects and original music that keep the story flowing with cinematic ease.” —Gil Wilson
“. . . unabashedly entertaining books.” —Kevin J. Anderson
“…the stories’ fast-moving pace is sure to keep listeners enthralled. Great fun for nostalgia buffs, recommended for tweens and up.”—Library Journal
“Uncooperative geography, wild animals, and hostile natives... action-filled tale..." —Publishers Weekly
"...outstanding audio books are two hour productions characterized by talented multi-cast performances, which are enhanced with impressive special effects and thematic music. Flawless technical recordings, each and every one of these very special audio books provides the listener with a true ‘theatre of the mind’ experience and is enthusiastically recommended." —Midwest Book Review
Riveting historical account of adventures and brutal madmen.
American engineer Dan Courtney is surveying the route of the Sudan Railway in Africa, linking the Uganda Railway with the Anglo-Egyptian Railroad—a project that seems doomed to fail.
When he finds that a young American woman has been kidnapped by the most feared tribe on the continent, the Dinkas, it lands him in an action-swept, life-or-death confrontation to save the girl. The battle with the Dinkas will determine not only the fate of the railway system, but reveal the identity of a killer stalking the girl. "...fast-moving pace." —Library Journal
The natives are restless, the chase is on, and All Frontiers Are Jealous as the audio version is your ticket to adventure in a land as spectacular as it is forbidding. “Along with the talented cast, there are great sound effects and original music that keep the story flowing with cinematic ease.” —Gil Wilson
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.