March 20, 2021

“Pyramid of Peril,” by Gregg Taylor

“Pyramid of Peril,” by Gregg Taylor

Presenting this week . . . “Pyramid of Peril” by Gregg Taylor! Listeners, we’re trying a new thing this week, an audiobook sample from the wildly talented Decoder Ring Theatre. Though there are more than enough podcasts out there to tantalize your audio experience, we at The Fictional Café thought it would be fun to expand your range of listening opportunities. With that in mind, let’s check out this story . . . involving a certain daring duo.

A desperate call for help from half a world away brings our masked man of mystery far from the urban jungle he is sworn to protect. With his mentor, Maxwell Falconi, who once fought crime behind the mask of the Stranger, in mortal peril, the Red Panda must battle both ancient powers and modern terrors, just to have a chance to fight for his life within . . . The Pyramid of Peril!

Heroes of All-New Radio Adventures, Pulp-inspired novels and Comic Books, the masked protectors of 1930s Toronto are back again with a two-fisted thriller sure to please. The Red Panda and his trusty sidekick, the Flying Squirrel, trade wisecracks and banter as they battle supernatural forces beyond mortal comprehension, and fight to keep unspeakable power out of the hands of those who would use it to enslave humanity! 

Pyramid of Peril
Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Gregg Taylor’s love of the classic adventure stories of the golden age of radio, comics and pulp fiction are the driving passions behind the “Tales of the Red Panda” series of books. The books began as a companion piece to his popular radio adventure series “The Red Panda Adventures.” Heard on independant radio stations around North America and around the world as part of the Decoder Ring Theatre podcast, his stories have gone on to reach new audiences who love the two-fisted adventure style that recalls the work of the legends of mystery and adventure. Like the classic Hero Pulps that inspired them, the Tales of the Red Panda books can be read in any order, with or without knowledge of the radio series.

Pyramid of Peril
Gregg Taylor is a Canadian writer and voice actor who has single-handedly written and produced over 120 Red Panda episodes, 78 Jack Justice episodes and over a dozen paperback books and comics. He is married to Clarissa and has two kids.
Clarissa Der Nederlanden-Taylor, wife of Gregg Taylor and is more famously the voice of the Flying Squirrel. She has been named as an inspiration for the character in more ways than one but, as shown by her interview on Twenty Questions With…, she has no real technical knowledge of how the stories are written.

If you enjoyed this audiobook and would like to hear more, you can find the e-book on Amazon and Smashwords, and the audio version on iTunes and Decoder Ring Theatre. And if this style of adventure wasn’t to your liking, remember that there will be a new podcast or audiobook on our Audio Arts Page every other week at 7PM EST. So don’t change that dial!

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