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Author: Leonard Zane Narrator: Leonard Zane Publisher: BearManor Media Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781504608312

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Radio’s high-tech adventure thrills!

This eleven-hour, unabridged audiobook contains hitherto lost stories distilled from 1940s radio scripts. The volume recovers and summarizes previously unavailable serial adventures from 1945 to 1949 that were originally heard by some twenty million listeners—thirteen percent of the US population. Since the documentation summarized here has since been lost, this book is a one-of-a-kind, the sole source of this radio history for all time.

Sixteen adventures, each originally averaging thirteen weeks to broadcast, show an exciting perspective on military aviation concepts and tales following World War II. According to author Leonard Zane, “of the Ovaltine-sponsored 1940s Captain Midnight shows, only about three dozen audio episodes exist, and this book recovers the missing stories from over eight hundred postwar episodes.”

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  • “A radio and television favorite of young boys circa the 1940s, Captain Midnight returns in this incredible collection that summarizes the events of the original series…Zane’s delivery is steady…and clearly reflects his love of the subject matter. Overall, this audiobook will be a pleasant trip down memory lane for die-hard fans of Captain Midnight.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Recommended for anyone interested in the history of popular culture.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Anyone interested or involved in old-time radio will find this an invaluable addition to his or her library.”

    - Stephen A. Kallis Jr., author of Radio’s Captain Midnight: The Wartime Biography
  • “Been looking for this book for forty years…a terrific book for any fan of the Captain Midnight show!”

    - Charles R. Sexton, former director of civil service, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • “Zane’s writing skill adds tremendous strength and excitement to the espionage, counterespionage, and cutting-edge technology in every story.”

    - D. M. Roth, radio host, KUHF, Houston

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About the Author

Writer-producer Leonard Zane created material produced in Star Trek III, Star Trek IV, and The Next Generation. He is screenwriter of Concerto, an epic on the life of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff; The Greatest Gamble, the last of Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe stories; Intraverse, adapted from Zane’s novel; and Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! adapted from Ralph Nader’s 2009 novel. In 2000 Zane adapted and produced Edmond Hamilton’s classic, The Inn Outside the World. He also produces and hosts television programs on social issues.