Partners of Peril (The Shadow) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In this full-cast production of the classic pulp novel, The Shadow investigates as, one by one, the partners in a chemical company die mysterious deaths.
The plot of Partners of Peril and much of the action is almost identical to "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate", the very first Batman story in Detective Comics #27, which appeared some years later. In fact the creators of Batman acknowledged they drew their inspiration for the Caped Crusader from this classic Shadow story.
|Listening Length||4 hours and 45 minutes|
|Narrator||Angelo Di Loreto, Kevin Pariseau, Jonathan Davis, Marc Vietor, Jay Snyder, full cast|
|Audible.ca Release Date||March 28 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #83,483 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#769 in Traditional Detective Mysteries
#5,341 in British Detective Stories
Top reviews from other countries
This was really who the Shadow was. Unlike his old-time radio persona who barely ever touched anyone and never fired a gun, this pulp version was straightforward to see justice done and the villains punished--permanently. The story may seem very familiar to fans of Batman because a LOT of story elements were borrowed from it for an early Batman story. Some parts of it were lifted completely, and if you look at the original Batman comic you can easily see where the Shadow had a big role in his creation.
It was a fast-paced story and I hope they continue on with many more Shadow pulp adventures!