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Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  79 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Before Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark were even a gleam in Spielberg’s eye, one intrepid pilot flew out of the sky in search of treasure . . . only to find a bit of hell on earth.

Captain Gordon lives like he flies—by the seat of his pants, taking on any job and all comers.  Now he’s bound for the forbidding mountains along the shores of the Arabian Sea, transporting a team
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Galaxy Press (first published June 1st 2011)
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Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book, which I won in a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway, is a collection of three short stories from the mid-'30's pulp magazines. "Price of a Hat" is set in the Russian revolution during the First World War and is an entertaining tale of espionage. "Starch and Stripes" is set on Haiti during the caco wars and, among other things, points out the frustrations and futility they've suffered there for generations. The titular story is probably the least worthwhile of the three, but has some scenes ...more
Feb 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: book, early, reviewer
Galaxy Press is bringing out the complete pulp fiction of L. Ron Hubbard in 80 handsomely designed volumes of three or four stories each for about ten bucks a volume. A preface and an afterword mythologizing the life of Hubbard in bombastic prose should probably also be viewed as a work of fiction. If HRH did half the feats attributed to him in this introduction — and he didn’t — he would be a legitimate candidate for sainthood! Oh wait…Galaxy Press is owned by the Church of Scientology so that’ ...more
Steven Brandt (Audiobook-Heaven)
Here come three more gems from one of the 20th century’s most prolific writers. During the 1930’s and 40’s, L Ron Hubbard wrote hundreds of short stories that were published in various pulp fiction magazines of the day. Now, for the first time, those timeless classics are being published in an audio format. Galaxy Audio is producing more than 200 of Hubbard’s short stories in full-cast audio, beautifully rendered with cinema-quality music and sound enhancements. The latest installment in the ser ...more
Tom Johnson
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Adventure Yarns By A Master Storyteller.”

“Tomb of The Ten Thousand Dead” was published in the October 1936 issue of THRILLING ADVENTURE. Pilot Captain Gordon finds himself among crazed scientists when they discover the lost treasure of Alexander The Great. Alone in a cavern with the thousands of dead soldiers left to guard the treasure when Alexander couldn’t take it with him. All ready one man has been killed, and three more will kill to obtain the treasure.
“Price of A Hat” was an interesting
The kind folks at Galaxy Press have given me a few copies of their audiobooks over the years at semiannual ALA conferences. I promised one of their booth reps this summer that I'd post reviews of them on Goodreads to repay their generosity.

"Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead" is one of L. Ron Hubbard's old pulp novels. It's a full-cast, two-disc audiobook with music and effects. The titles in the Stories from the Golden Age series vary widely in quality but the audio production is fantastic.

The title
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am always looking for alternative ways for my students to connect with literature, so I often look into audio books. While some have been good, it wasn’t until I had a chance to listen to Tomb of Ten Thousand Dead that I heard some really great stories that my students (especially boys) could connect with.

Just one of a series of CDs by Golden Age Stories, Tomb of Ten Thousand Dead is like a 1930′s Indiana Jones. When Captain Gordon, a respected pilot, is hired to bring some archaeologists to a
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tom-s-picks
In the pantheon of pulp writers one of my favorites is L. Ron Hubbard. His stories are all action-packed, intelligently written and marvelous entertainments. "Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead" is a 1936 gem that offers up tons of excitement. And remember, this archeological adventure pre-dates Indiana Jones by thirty-five years. Captain Charles Gordon literally has his hands full with an ancient map that leads him to a stunning Alexandrian treasure. Keeping the treasure and getting out of the deser ...more
Athena Nagel
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
My review is based on the Multi-Cast Audio Book rather than the paperback.

Over the years I have actually read quite a few L Ron Hubbard books. Now when most people think of L Ron Hubbard they immediately think of the Church of Scientology. I have never read anything about that - but L Ron Hubbards other writings were some of the earliest writings that captivated my interest. Over the years I read Dianetics (The Modern Science of Mental Health), Battlefield Earth and the Mission Earth Series (A D
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. The Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead was fantastic. It was different from the other audio books by L. Ron Hubbard that I’ve listened to, in that it was a story told from the first person perspective. I thought that provided an interesting twist. The story was shorter than most, 52 minutes. I was able to listen to it in one sitting. Of course, being short meant that we got right to the action, as usual, and kept up an incredibly high pace the entire time. At one point when Gordon found himself ...more
Anthony Toro
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead is a collection of three short retro pulp fiction stories : "Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead", "Price of a Hat," and "Starch and Stripes." The stories are wonderful.

Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead : Captain Gordon with his group of anthropologists finds an ancient map revealing the location of a buried tomb that has been built by Alexander the Great. Forgetting about their scientific endeavors, the anthropologists soon fall prey to greed, each one willing to kill for t
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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 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 imaginativ ...more
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