“All Frontiers are Jealous”
by L. Ron Hubbard
Produced by Galaxy Audio
Approx 2 hours
If you are and adventuring sort then you need to check out the adventure stories from L. Ron Hubbard. These stories are all being re-released by Galaxy Press and in audio book form by Galaxy Audio. Each story contains some excitement, thrills and chills while telling a bit about a time in world history when we were a bit naive about goings on in the rest of the world.
If you choose to go the audio book route (which I highly recommend) you will get even more of an adventure thanks to the superb talent at Galaxy Audio. Highlighting the mystery and suspense of Hubbard’s stories, Galaxy Audio has a great cast of voice talent to bring the characters to life. Along with the talented cast there are great sound effects and original incidental music that keeps the story flowing with cinematic ease.
This book, “All Frontiers are Jealous,” which was originally published back in June of 1937, sweeps the listener away to a time when the Dark Continent, Africa, was just starting to get railroads to connect the major cities. An American engineer, Dan Courtney, surveying the route of Sudan railway in Africa, saves a girl from the fierce tribe of Dinkas. In the process he kills a man and upon searching the man’s body finds a badge marking him as a “Diamond Cop,” part of an international police force to fight the lucrative diamond smuggling business. Knowing he’s in trouble deep he proceeds to try to rescue the woman’s companion. Courtney, sneaks into the village of the Dinkas and in order to escape with his life takes on the tribal chief in a face-to-face encounter.
As is typical with all of L. Ron Hubbard’s stories from the Golden Age, there are some twists and turns that he explores that keeps you wondering what will happen next and not until the very end does the full story come to light.
As a reader/listener in the 21st century, going back to these early 20th Century writings seem at first odd. Some of the the writings may seem stereotypes of the people, and some unfairly so, but given the time, they make complete sense. Hubbard didn’t write anything to offend anyone and none of it is offensive, it just makes you realize the differences that can exist within a 70 year time frame.
Keeping honest with the times and writing style all the books in the Stories from the Golden Age series allow the reader/listener to escape and enjoy some simple adventures. Perfect for the person who likes to have fun while reading or listening to a good book, and fun you will have.