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A triumphant tale of heroes, honor and impossible odds. On the trail of dope runners on the high seas, Coast Guard CPO Johnny Trescott receives an SOS from a transport plane that's crashed and sinking. With lives at stake, Johnny must cut off his pursuit and rescue the downed plane.

Unfortunately, the dope-smuggling pirate he's chasing hears the same alarm, and greets Johnny and his crew at the crash scene with something far more than they ...
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The Phantom Patrol

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Overview


A triumphant tale of heroes, honor and impossible odds. On the trail of dope runners on the high seas, Coast Guard CPO Johnny Trescott receives an SOS from a transport plane that's crashed and sinking. With lives at stake, Johnny must cut off his pursuit and rescue the downed plane.

Unfortunately, the dope-smuggling pirate he's chasing hears the same alarm, and greets Johnny and his crew at the crash scene with something far more than they bargained for. "This is a rip-roaring, old-fashioned adventure like the kind they don't make any more. A blast for Hubbard fans and pulp fiction lovers." —Library  Journal

* An International Book Awards Finalists
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Hubbard was a popular writer of the pulp fiction era, and this short novel, first published in the January 1935 issue of Five Novels magazine, shows why: it features nonstop action and a hero to root for. Coast Guard skipper Johnny Trescott, who's hot on the trail of drug-runner Georges Coquelin, changes course to answer an SOS from wealthy James Ferguson, whose plane has ditched in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, Georges arrives at the scene in time to kidnap Ferguson and shanghai Johnny, his crew, and his boat. Johnny eventually escapes, only to find that piracies Georges committed with Johnny's Coast Guard scow are being blamed on him. Though much of the writing is generic, the story moves briskly and maximizes the scenes of gunplay and hand-to-hand combat. Hubbard knew how to fulfill reader expectations for this sort of tale. (Oct.)
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"This new entry in the Stories from the Golden Age series, an engaging WWII tale of a U.S. Coast Guard patrol, is complete with musical snippets, sound effects (fistfight thuds and groans, booming explosions, gunfire, and more)…. Proctor’s performance of a plucky character who rises to the occasion (“Don’t worry Johnny; we’ll do this!”) is especially enjoyable, as her tones suggest a multilayered character beneath the stereotype. The rest of the cast members, all male, do credible macho-guy performances, with enthusiasm spilling over to gusto. Full speed ahead!" —Booklist

"Hubbard was a popular writer of the pulp fiction era, and this short novel, first published in the January 1935 issue of Five Novels magazine, shows why: it features nonstop action and a hero to root for….Though much of the writing is generic, the story moves briskly and maximizes the scenes of gunplay and hand-to-hand combat. Hubbard knew how to fulfill reader expectations for this sort of tale." —Publishers Weekly

Each of these of these outstanding audio books are two hour productions characterized by talented multi-cast performances, which are enhanced with impressive special effects and thematic music. Flawless technical recordings, each and every one of these very special audio books provides the listener with a true 'theatre of the mind' experience and is enthusiastically recommended. —Midwest Book Review

"BEST AUDIOBOOKS—FULL CAST, GOLDEN AGE STORIES SERIES L. Ron Hubbard, Performed by a Full Cast" —AudioFile Magazine

Library Journal
This full-cast production (with most of the actors pulling double or triple duty) of Hubbard's pulp thriller follows the briny exploits of Johnny Trescott, a fearless, nail-tough U.S Coast Guard CPO and skipper of Patrol Boat 1004. While in pursuit of notorious drug smuggler Georges Coquelin, Johnny receives an SOS when the plane containing money-bags businessman James Ferguson and his knockout assistant, Alicia Reynolds, ditches at sea. Johnny forgoes the chase knowing that Ferguson would fetch a steep ransom and that the smugglers will surely try to reach the plane first. Johnny makes the rescue, but Georges and his baddies get the drop on him and take Johnny, his crew, and the rescued flyers hostage. Having the 1004 and Coast Guard uniforms at his disposal, Georges begins raiding and looting ships, leaving the captive Johnny and his sailors to take the blame and face hanging. But Johnny, his mate Heinie Swartz, and the alluring Alicia decide to escape—even if it means death! This is a rip-roaring, old-fashioned adventure like the kind they don't make any more. A blast for Hubbard fans and pulp fiction lovers.—Mike Rogers, Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592126033
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Series: Stories from the Golden Age
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,093,706
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.50 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time.  As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

 

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Raiders in the Gulf of Mexico

    This Coast Guard adventure, "The Phantom Patrol" was originally published in "Five Novels Monthly" in January, 1935. Johnny Trescott, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer, is hot on the trail of dope runners in the Gulf of Mexico when he receives an SOS from a downed transport plane that has crashed and is sinking. Johnny's response to the signal of distress is "Damn!" Johnny has been chasing the dope runners all over the Gulf for two months. Just as Johnny rescues the passengers and crew from the plane and are headed for safety, the drug runner's boat comes alongside the Coast Guard boat and the lawless thugs board...a fight ensues and Johnny and group are taken prisoners on an island near New Orleans.

    Unbeknownst to Johnny, the drug runners are using Johnny's boat to raid ships all over the Gulf. Although Johnny manages to escape from the island to bring back help, he is apprehended and arrested for piracy. The reason: officials have surmised that Johnny is using his Coast Guard boat and is responsible for all the raids taking place. Now Johnny's life gets more complicated; he must escape jail, capture the drug runners and prove his innocence. Hubbard churns it up with drama, adventure, good guys/bad guys, and romance, (oh I almost forgot to mention that!) for an action packed salty sea saga. A good read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Violettpaw

    Im locke out of camp!

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  • Posted July 20, 2013

    When I first received these books through the post I was so exci

    When I first received these books through the post I was so excited, seeing the excellent graphics on the covers took me back to my childhood and the memories of running up to the newsagent on a Saturday to read the latest edition of the Victor and the Commando.

    The eye catching covers made me want to read them immediately and see if the written word reflected the graphics and I wasn't disappointed as they were full of excitement and adventure as well as having original artwork through the book.

    Both books contained five short stories which were written in simple text with excellent descriptions of the characters and scenes allowing you to envisage yourself being there.  Each story carries a moral for the reader to use which ever way he sees fit.

    Because these stories reminded me of my youth, where after reading similar stories my friend and I would re enact the adventures in our gardens, I just wish there was a lot more of these type of publications which would speak to the kids of today and inspire their imagination instead of playing the games on a computer.

    The books will appeal to readers of all ages, transporting the older generation back to their youth and enable them to share their past with the younger ones of today and would make an excellent bed time story for any inspiring young adventurer.

    Seeing this book cover and the amount of time and sheer effort, as well as a lot of care, that it has taken to produce them makes me believe and hope that the written book will survive forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Prey #2

    Sleek silver fish darted through a deep creek.

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