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Phantom Detective Audiobook # 7 Cities for Ransom - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1105
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #7 Cities for Ransom
 
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The Phantom Detective #7 Audiobook
Cities for Ransom
by G. Wayman Jones
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
Follow the Phantom Detective on the gory trail of a master criminal plotting the wholesale pillage and destruction of a great American metropolis. The Phantom Detective never gives up the grim game of life and death that he must play in the pursuit of his chosen career. No power on earth can stay his hand. Feared by the underworld — and himself fearless — the world’s greatest sleuth wades into the very thick of the fight against organized crime, a gallant leader in the mighty war waged by humanity on those who would undo progress and destroy civilization.
 
Many and formidable have been his opponents — but none so daring, none so diabolical or fiendishly ingenious as The Black Admiral, who sought to terrorize and plunder the principal cities of the United States — who conceived one of the most sinister plots ever to come out of the human brain!
 
According to legend, The Phantom Detective may be responsible for the direction a now famous comic strip character took in his own development. When first debuted by creator Lee Falk in 1936, the crimefighter known as The Phantom was actually Jimmy Wells, a millionaire playboy fighting crime in New York City. With these similarities, along with the character’s name being so close to that of The Phantom Detective, some believe that Falk may actually have taken inspiration from the pulp character. It may also have led Falk, according to sources, to make a decision that appeared to be sudden. Within the strip itself, the character took a hard turn from city bound masked man to being the now legendary jungle oriented ‘Ghost Who Walks’ that millions of fans recognize.
 
‘Cities for Ransom’ was originally published in the September 1933 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Warning
Chapter 2: Pawns
Chapter 3: The Admiral Strikes
Chapter 4: The Phantom Takes Command
Chapter 5: Step by Step
Chapter 6: Out of the Baiae Terrible
Chapter 7: The Grim Parade
Chapter 8: The Assassin
Chapter 9: Anduga
Chapter 10: Nemesis A-Wing
Chapter 11: Jungle Trek
Chapter 12: Accustomed Hands
Chapter 13: Backfire
Chapter 14: Through Hades
Chapter 15: Back On The Trail
Chapter 16: The Taunt
Chapter 17: Steel Network
Chapter 18: Hypnosis
Chapter 19: A Promise Kept
Chapter 20: A Bill of Particulars
Chapter 21: Horror Rides
Chapter 22: Asa Mordant
Chapter 23: The Stronghold
 

Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on several hundred audiobook projects and is a 2017 Audie Awards winner, the audiobook industry's highest award. 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 many 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. In addition to the well-received Rick Burkhart crime novels, Milton writes a line of 1950s style pulp stories, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books. Milton and his wife live in Nashville.
 

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5 of 5 November 1, 2019
Reviewer: Richard Sommerfeld from Winter Springs, FL United States  
Really like this character, like a self taught Shadow but has these inconvenient human impulses! Hope they continue to release his stories and also start soon to make some more "Black Bat" audiobooks available!

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