The Lieutenant Takes the Sky

2 CDs. retail ed. 2 hrs. unabridged. Galaxy Audio. 2013. ISBN 97815823018. $9; digital download. F
Sure, the lurid cover art and the atrociously dated prose may cause some to turn away, but anyone who remembers spending an afternoon listening to radio dramas ("Sgt. Preston of the Yukon," "Bobby Benson of the B-Bar-B," etc.) will get a fun couple of hours reliving those exciting days. Capt. Mike Malloy escorts a beautiful young American girl and some French academics into the hostile Moroccan desert in search of a rare book. There are plenty of thrills—complete with somewhat corny sound effects—to entertain listeners. Narrators Jim Meskimen, Corey Burton, Richard Rocco, Christina Huntington, and John Mariano do a good job of keeping the whole nostalgic pastiche on course.
VERDICT For nine bucks, you can't go wrong. Recommended.
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