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  Dr. Yen Sin Audiobook - #2 The Mystery of the Golden Skull - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA425
Dr. Yen Sin Audiobook - #2 The Mystery of the Golden Skull


 
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Will Murray's Pulp Classics #21
Dr. Yen Sin Audiobook
#2 The Mystery of the Golden Skull
by Donald E. Keyhoe
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray


Ever since Sax Rohmer conceived Dr. Fu Manchu, thriller writers have attempted to emulate his sinister appeal. No class of authors vied to out-villain Rohmer more than the pulp writers of the 1930s. The very best of these imitations was the work of top pulpateer Donald E. Keyhoe, later to make headlines as the retired Air Force officer who claimed that flying saucers were real.

Dr. Yen Sin lasted only three issues in 1936, but Keyhoe’s short-lived trilogy was a memorable attempt to given the “Yellow Peril” theme a mature and suspenseful treatment. The premise is a familiar one—a sinister Chinese super-scientist out to conquer the world. Pitted against him is the Q-Group, headed by State Department operative Michael Traile, who because of a childhood accident cannot sleep. Instead, he employs Yoga as a substitute. Under Traile are a host of secret agents, chief of whom is Eric Gordon of the F. B. I., who reports personally to Director John Glover—actually J. Edgar Hoover. Adding a dash of feminine mystique is Sin’s mysterious cohort, Sonya Damatri, while Eric Gordon’s girlfriend, Iris Vaughan, furnishes the series’ love interest.

Beginning with The Mystery of The Dragon’s Shadow and continuing through The Mystery of the Golden Skull and The Mystery of the Singing Mummies, the running battle between Dr. Yen Sin and his sleepless nemesis is a riveting roller-coaster ride of exotic torture, diabolic doom devices and sudden death that rages from Washington, D. C. to San Francisco! One wishes that Popular Publications had seen fit to publish the promised fourth installment, The Mystery of the Faceless Men…This series was that good!

Here is the riveting second encounter between Traile and Dr. Sin. The Mystery of the Golden Skull is narrated with pulsing intensity by Michael C. Gwynne. New York City is the stage. Horror is the watchword as Dr. Sin attempts to revive the secret society known as the Circle of the Golden Skull. What happens when Michael Traile steals the Golden Skull talisman—forcing Yen Sin to search for him?

Also included are a trio of Chinatown tales by Moran Tudury, Don Cameron, and Arden X. Pangborn.

#1 The Mystery of the Golden Skull
Read by Michael C. Gwynne

Chapter 1: The Man Who Did Not Sleep
Chapter 2: The Corpse with the Twisted Head
Chapter 3: The Golden Skull
Chapter 4: The Invisible Emperor
Chapter 5: The Rainbow Death
Chapter 6: The Woman in Rags
Chapter 7: “You Have Till Midnight to Live”
Chapter 8: Murder Garden
Chapter 9: The Three Hatchets
Chapter 10: Death Trap
Chapter 11: The Hong Kong Chest
Chapter 12: The Room of the Dolls
Chapter 13: The Cult of the Golden Skull
Chapter 14: The End of the Rainbow

Short Stories

The Third Yen
by Moran Tudury
Read by Roy Worley

Chinatown Scoop
by Don Cameron
Read by Roger Price

Death of the Thousand Cuts
by Arden X. Pangborn
Read by Roy Worley



“If you like Dr. Fu Manchu, Dr. Yen Sin will thrill you!”

Will Murray is the Series Producer for Will Murray's Pulp Classics line of Pulp Audiobooks and Pulp eBooks. Will is the author of over 50 novels in popular series ranging from The Destroyer to Mars Attacks. Collaborating posthumously with the legendary Lester Dent, he has written to date eleven Doc Savage novels, with Death's Dark DomainDesert DemonsHorror in Gold, and The Infernal Buddha now available. For National Public Radio, Murray adapted The Thousand-Headed Man for The Adventures of Doc Savage in 1985, and recently edited Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent for Moonstone Books. He is versed in all things pulp.
 
“Finally, a criminal genius, the mad surgeon/arch fiend Dr. Yen Sin meets his match in Michael Traile.”

Michael C. Gwynne's outstanding achievements have encompassed all areas of entertainment – radio, television and film. Through out the sixties Michael could be heard as a DJ in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles. Shortly after breaking the Guinness Book of Records for nonstop drumming, 92 hours at the 1965 "Drum-A-Thon" in Honolulu, Michael was cast in the TV series The Psychiatrist by a young Steven Spielberg.

Michael went on to work behind the scenes on Spielberg's breakthrough film Jaws where he can be heard as the DJ on beach radios. He continued to land roles in popular television shows: Kojak, Dallas, CHiPS, Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, and Falcon Crest before he crossed paths again with Spielberg when he was cast in an episode of Amazing Stories directed by Martin Scorsese.

Although Michael has worked steadily as a character actor in television and film over the last three decades his first love is still radio where he enjoys the challenges of a fast paced production, bringing a character to life with nothing but his deep thrilling voice!

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