Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Reviews from the 86th Floor: Barry Reese Reviews Python Isle (Audiobook)

Python Isle
Written by Will Murray, Based on a concept by Lester Dent
Unabridged Audiobook
Radio Archives
ISBN 978-1610814010

Radio Archives has just released an audio version of Will Murray's classic Doc Savage novel and it's the same level of high quality that listeners have learned to associate with the company. Production values are top notch and the narrator (Michael McConnohie) does a fine job with story, capturing the essence of each character. The story itself leads Doc and his crew to the titled island, where a mystery that dates back to the Bible awaits. It's a fine addition to the Doc Savage mythos and "feels" right. The concept was from Lester Dent but Murray does an admirable job remaining true to the overall style while also inserting a few of his own ideas and stylistic choices. I read this novel in book form upon its release but had never gone back to it since: I was pleasantly surprised how much I remembered as the narration carried me through.

Well worth your money!

I give it 5 stars out of 5.