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

During the 1930s and ‘40s, L. Ron Hubbard wrote in almost every pulp genre imaginable and wasn’t afraid to mix and match. The story “The Slickers” is a fine example of this experimenting. It combines the easygoing twang of a Western with the hard-boiled rhythms of an urban detective mystery as an Arizona sheriff who travels to New York City doesn’t take kindly to having his wallet stolen and being framed for murder by tough-talking mobsters. Combining state-of-the-art sound effects and music with Golden Age Radio acting styles, ace Galaxy Press narrator R.F. Daley and the cast read all three unabridged short stories in this collection (“The Slickers,” “Murder Afloat,” and “Killer Ape”) with affection, humor, and, especially, a sense of good old-time adventure. B.P. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine