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The Sky-Crasher

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  6 reviews
They don’t call him Caution Jones for nothing. An ace pilot, ever since his barnstorming father was killed in an air stunt, Jones has stuck strictly to business—as the no-nonsense general manager of Trans-Continental Airlines. But, like Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper, he’s about to find that, sometimes, if you want to get anywhere, you have to throw caution to ...more
Audio CD, Multicast, 2 discs, 2 hours, Unabridged
Published October 22nd 2009 by Galaxy Audio (first published January 1936)
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James Mourgos

I like these little anthologies of stories from the 1930s and 1940s. Not only an interest from a historic point of view (WW II) but also the pushing of technology forward.

The first story is about an opportunity to make a million dollars by winning a transatlantic flight around the world. The company is small, it’s head man is named ‘Caution’, and he is not that hopeful this can happen.

But with his friend Pam and a little luck, they push the envelope and try their best against the competition,
Apr 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: action-adventure
Fun. Pulpy!

The little extra story on the multicast CD, Boomerang Bomber, was maybe even better than the main feature.
Tom Johnson
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Great Adventure In The Clouds.”

Caution Jones is just that, cautious. His dad was killed doing stunts in airplanes, and Caution Jones wants nothing to do with them. Besides, stunts do nothing for aviation. Even though the girl he’s crazy about, Pam Craig, loves stunt flying. Then comes a government offer for the best airlines to take over a job delivering mail around the world. Being the manager of Trans-Continental Airlines, he knows their company could use the million-dollar contact. He also
Sep 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Sky-Crasher collects two of Hubbard's air-adventure stories from the 1930's pulp magazines. The Sky-Crasher is a fast-paced story aviation story featuring a pilot known as "Caution" Jones who has to overcome his nickname with the help of Pam Craig, a young lady who happens to be the daughter of the man who owns the aircraft company that will be ruined if they don't win the round-the-world race. It's typical stock pulp fare, but still quite entertaining. The second story, Boomerang Bomber, is ...more
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, the book is quiet good, I liked it. Specially how the first story which shows how anything is possible, while the second showed how you dont give up, never trust your enemy and to expect anything.
Jeff J.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun pulp novel about a race to circumnavigate the globe during the early days of air travel.
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Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Thereafter ...more