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Publisher's Summary

Roger Gordon's life was dull until a Captain Crusader Decoder Ring unlocked a door to the world of B-movies. Now his life is filled with adventure as he frolics through the silver screen's weirdest westerns, thrillers, and romances.
©1989 Craig Shaw Gardner (P)2018 David N. Wilson
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4 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 04-13-18

Movie magic with Roger

Where does Slaves of the Volcano God rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was better then average for being creative not for its literary value.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Our man of the Movie magic hour Roger.

Which character – as performed by Thomas Machin – was your favorite?

Roger,Roger,Roger,

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was fun in a juvenile sort of way.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 04-20-18

I'm stuck in a buh-buh-B-Movie!

Craig Shaw Gardner has done a ton of books, and I think that the last one I actually purchased was back in 1990 with his Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies. I went through my library and saw that I had about 15 of his books and adaptations; making me wonder how I had missed this book (series). I'm glad that I got this, as it is a fun campy ride through B-movie land. Although, after listening to it I have to wonder if anyone under 30 will get alot of the references given that I'm a movie buff and MY kids have no idea of some of the parodies that come up. If you know them, it's hilarious. If you don't it makes no sense and is not funny. I loved it, but then, I am a cinephile. Casual movie watchers will not get this, nor will most Millenials.


Machin surprised me with his vocal skills. I have a lot of narrators that I admire, and he could easily hit their ranks. He provided each character a unique and distinctive voice, and added in the proper inflections when hinting at the humor that was on the page. I really enjoyed his work and will keep an eye out for him in the future.


Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


If this review helped, please press the YES below. Thank you immensely!!!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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