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by L. Ron Hubbard | Read by R.F. Daley and a Full Cast

The lure of treasure on a sunken ship has inspired generations of adventurers almost as much as writers who tell the tale. Hubbard's story from the 1930s comes from the golden age of pulp fiction when macho heroes, deceitful villains, and pretty girls were standard fare. Add a Spanish galleon loaded with gold and jewels, and the stage is set for a race to recover the bounty. The multiple voices of this full-cast audio theater bring lively portraits of the deep-sea divers, greedy rivals, and a mysterious dame who first appears in a soaking wet wedding dress. The soundscape is bold and skillful. Entertaining listening for all ages. Sit back and be swept up in this grand adventure—colorful and raucous as a shipboard parrot. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine