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Phantom Detective Audiobook # 84 The Phantom's Gamble With Death - 5 hours [Download] #RA1159D
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #84 The Phantom's Gamble With Death
 

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The Phantom Detective #84 Audiobook
The Phantom's Gamble With Death
by Robert Wallace
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!
 
The Flame King strikes — and doom’s flickering fingers sear and burn innocent victims! Follow the Phantom Detective as he pursues a sinister fiend of murder whose grim crimes are committed on schedule!
 
Although similar to other masked men featured in Pulp Magazines and in a way an immediate descendant of The Shadow, The Phantom Detective can actually be credited with at least two influences on later characters, both those to follow in pulps and one in particular to come to life in comic books.
 
Because he wore a mask and was so skilled at the art of disguise, Richard Curtis Van Loan had to come up with a way to identify himself to law enforcement officials as the actual Phantom Detective. To this end, he fashioned a platinum badge in the shape of a domino mask, like the one he wore to conceal his identity. This concept of having or leaving a calling card would be found in innumerable heroes to follow in unique ways, including The Spider.
 
Another more influential invention on the future of a certain caped crusader came in the form of a red beacon that Frank Havens, the only person to know the Phantom Detective’s true identity, had installed on the roof of his newspaper building. This was used whenever the Clarion’s owner needed to summon The Phantom from somewhere else in the city. Obviously, this is very similar to the signal used to summon Batman in comics in later years, but the connection between the two is not mere supposition. Jack Schiff and Mort Weisinger both edited The Phantom Detective under the leadership of Leo Margulies before moving on to editing a different hero - Batman in comics books.
 
The Phantom’s Gamble with Death was originally published in the February 1940 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 Blue Flame
Chapter 2: Death’s Hirelings
Chapter 3: The Phantom Answers
Chapter 4: Ambushed
Chapter 5: Spurious Nobleman
Chapter 6: Death Sentence
Chapter 7: Premature Burial
Chapter 8: Fear or Guilt?
Chapter 9: Killer’s Pal
Chapter 10: Ship of Doom
Chapter 11: Pillar of Flame
Chapter 12: Night Flight
Chapter 13: A New Role
Chapter 14: Attack in Darkness
Chapter 15: Deadline at Dawn
Chapter 16: Cornered Rats
Chapter 17: The Last Corpse
 

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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