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  Secret Agent "X" Audiobook - # 4 Ambassador of Doom - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA513
Secret Agent "X" Audiobook - # 4 Ambassador of Doom


 
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Will Murray's Pulp Classics #79
Secret Agent "X" #4 Audiobook
Ambassador of Doom
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray
 
 
At the end of the Depression year of 1933, tiny Magazine Publishers could see which way the pulp winds were blowing. Street & Smith had broken new ground when they launched The Shadow Magazine in 1931. Doc Savage came two years later. As did The Phantom Detective.
 
In the Fall of ’33 Popular Publications released both The Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces. The public was obviously hungry for heroes. And editor Rose Wyn decided that her outfit had to offer one too!
 
With top writer Paul Chadwick, she brainstormed Secret Agent “X," and uncanny composite of Doc and The Shadow, with a dash of the Phantom thrown in. The first issue appeared at the end of 1933 with a February 1934 cover date. Coincidentally, the popular King Features newspaper strip, Secret Agent X-9, debuted that same month! But for that hyphenated X, lawsuits might have shut down one or the other hero.
 
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent "X" took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld
to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
 
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.
 
For Secret Agent “X,” Rose Wyn decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Arsonists. These were the types of tabloid master criminals “X” hunted.
 
In Ambassador of Doom, the enigmatic “X” travels to Washington, D.C., to investigate skullduggery in our nation’s capital. There, he gets on the trail of the Green Mask, a murderous master of espionage whose ultimate loyalties are impenetrable. Before the trail of treachery has been exhausted, Secret Agent “X” will have struggled through Malay torture rites and worse in order to preserve America’s deepest secrets from an implacable foreign foe.
 
Ambassador of Doom is read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
Ambassador of Doom
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
 
Chapter 1: Terror’s Weapon
Chapter 2: Shadow in the Night
Chapter 3: Death by Torture
Chapter 4: The Living Dead
Chapter 5: Whispering Doom
Chapter 6: Men of Mystery
Chapter 7: A Dangerous Move
Chapter 8: Death Cry!
Chapter 9: Death to the Agent
Chapter 10: Hounds of the Law
Chapter 11: Ambushed!
Chapter 12: Sinister Smoke
Chapter 13: The Threat
Chapter 14: Island of Terror
Chapter 15: Green God of Death
Chapter 16: The Idol’s Victim
Chapter 17: The Idol’s Wrath
Chapter 18: Red Death
Chapter 19: Flaming Peril
Chapter 20: A Live Corpse
Chapter 21: Trapped
 

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 60 novels in popular series ranging from The Destroyer to Mars Attacks. Collaborating posthumously with the legendary Lester Dent, he has written to date numerous Doc Savage novels, with Skull Island, Death’s Dark Domain, Desert Demons, Horror in Gold, and The Ice Genius among those 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.
 
 
Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on over two dozen audiobook projects as a narrator or producer. Drawing upon years of stage acting and the occasional bit part in films, Milton uses his experience to create characters that stand out in the ear of the listener.

“I am very much aware that a perfect stranger is going to invest eight or ten hours listening to me tell a story. I do my best to give the listener an experience in which the characters in that story come alive and sound real.”

When not behind a microphone, Milton is a writer, having authored dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books on topics ranging from Colonial history to the Civil War to architecture. He lives in Nashville.


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