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Phantom Detective Audiobook # 98 The Murder Bund - 5 hours [Download] #RA1170D
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #98 The Murder Bund
 

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The Phantom Detective #98 Audiobook
The Murder Bund
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!
 
Follow the Phantom Detective on the trail of fifth column killers who threaten the peace and security of America! Death hangs over a great city when democracy’s foes plot a grim coup!
 
Entire essays have been written and countless arguments have ignited over just how much various comic and movie heroes owe to the Pulp creations before them. Multiple comic book and movie heroes can be connected in one way or another to their pulp predecessors. With the Phantom Detective, however, the comparisons between Ned Pines’ master sleuth and another, much more popular masked detective, Batman, are hard to deny.
 
Although not in the same manner, both Richard Curtis Van Loan and Bruce Wayne were orphans and both men born to wealth. Also both characters underwent vigorous training in various skills, although it appears that The Phantom Detective was somewhat more self educated than Batman, Even with that, both were skilled fighters, masters of disguise and escape, and of course each held a claim to being the world’s greatest detective. The Phantom Detective also maintained a crime laboratory, keeping it a secret, much like Batman did with his Batcave.
 
Above all else, however, the clearest connection between them rests in the fact that The Phantom’s friend, publisher Frank Havens, had a red flashing light installed atop his newspaper building to use as a signal to summon his masked friend. This, obviously, predates Batman’s own Bat Signal, but even more glaring is the fact that two men responsible for editing Batman at his earliest stages of development had previously been editors on a particular Pulp magazine - The Phantom Detective!
 
The Murder Bund was originally published in the April 1941 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: Murder Prophet
Chapter 2: Murder Delivers
Chapter 3: Music of Death
Chapter 4: Strange Signals
Chapter 5: Bait for Murder
Chapter 6: Murder in Flames
Chapter 7: Dr. Cross
Chapter 8: Fire Bomb Suspect
Chapter 9: Mask in the Woods
Chapter 10: Screaming Torture
Chapter 11: The Soul of a Man
Chapter 12: Chip on His Own
Chapter 13: The Phantom Strikes
Chapter 14: Prisoners
Chapter 15: Death Job for Van
Chapter 16: Bent on Murder
Chapter 17: Murder Goes Wrong
Chapter 18: The Phantom Flies
Chapter 19: Only Death Below
Chapter 20: Bombs for Bundsmen
Chapter 21: Murder Played Safe
 

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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