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Decoder Ring Theatre

Decoder Ring Theatre presents new stories and characters inspired by the classic broadcasts of the Golden Age of Radio. The crimebusting exploits of The Red Panda - Canada's Greatest Superhero! The mystery of that hardest-boiled of detectives, Black Jack Justice... all this and more in full-length, full-cast recordings.

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Black Jack Justice - Dead Men Run - Complete Book

The Complete Audiobook in one file, for those who like it that way. “I KNOW WHAT YOU DID” The writer of the mysterious letter could have been talking about any number of misdeeds, some large, some small, some frankly unsuitable for print. When it comes to deeply unqualified guardians of the moral high ground, it would be tough to find many that equaled Black Jack Justice and his erstwhile partner, Trixie Dixon, girl detective. But they will learn the hard way just how serious the sender was, and that in the end, only Dead Men Run.

5hr 8mins

15 May 2019

Rank #1

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Black Jack Justice (book) - Complete

Personally, I like a nice folder full of properly titled files, but a lot of people have asked me if I could release the just-completed Black Jack Justice audio novel in one file... and this is one of those occasions where "giving the people what they want" is actually pretty darned easy! So here, for your dining and dancing pleasure, is nearly five hours of the sweet, sweet voices of Jack and Trixie, telling their story from the start. We're taking the rest of August 2017 off from releases, after a very busy season, but watch this space after Labor Day! 

4hr 58mins

5 Aug 2017

Rank #2

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Bix Banderson vs the Universe - the complete audiobook

The biggest, baddest, most-all consuming Cosmic Empire ever known is about to meet its match: An eleven-year-old Earth Boy, on the run from summer camp. Decoder Ring Theatre presents Bix Banderson Vs. The Universe, an intergalactic adventure par excellence written and read by Gregg Taylor, with additional voices by Clarissa Dernederlanden, Tessa Taylor and Maxwell Taylor as Bix Banderson! This week: The Whole Book in one Big File!

3hr 47mins

28 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Red Panda - Pyramid of Peril - Complete Book

The complete adventure novel in one file! The heroes of the Red Panda Adventures return in this full-length adventure novel by Gregg Taylor. 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 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! This book is available in print and e-book formats. Please see https://decoderringtheatre.com/books/pyramid-of-peril/ for more.

5hr 31mins

14 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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Bix Banderson vs the Universe 01

The biggest, baddest, most-all consuming Cosmic Empire ever known is about to meet its match: An eleven-year-old Earth Boy, on the run from summer camp. Decoder Ring Theatre presents Bix Banderson Vs. The Universe, an intergalactic adventure par excellence written and read by Gregg Taylor, with additional voices by Clarissa Dernederlanden, Tessa Taylor and Maxwell Taylor as Bix Banderson! This week: Chapter One – In which, after all of that build-up, Gregg does almost all of the talking

15mins

16 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Abagail Branagan Investigates (Complete)

The complete first adventure of Abagail Branagan in one big file! Spend your summer vacation with a middle-grade mystery sure to delight detectives of all ages.  Abagail Branagan is sure that something is rotten on Beechnut Street. Now if only she can get a chance to prove it. Has she really lived her whole life in the most boring place on Earth? Is it just the pile of her dad’s old mystery books that has made her dead certain that there are a million stories in the naked suburbs, just waiting for a tough-as-nails investigator like her? Stay tuned and find out! Read by Clarissa Dernederlanden written by Gregg Taylor

3hr 26mins

19 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Black Jack Justice (book) - 01

Decoder Ring Theatre’s beloved his-and-hers private detectives return in a hard-boiled audio adventure in 30 chapters. The case that started it all - very first meeting between Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon, girl detective! Read by Christopher Mott and Andrea Lyons. Can’t stand to wait a week for the next chapter? This story is available in both paperback and e-book editions. Find out more here: http://decoderringtheatre.com/books/black-jack-justice/ This week: In which Jack takes a very simple job. Narration by Christopher Mott.

13mins

7 Jan 2017

Rank #7

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Red Panda - Pyramid of Peril 16

The heroes of the Red Panda Adventures return in this full-length adventure novel by Gregg Taylor. 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 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! This book is available in print and e-book formats. Please see https://decoderringtheatre.com/books/pyramid-of-peril/ for more. This week: Chapter 16 read by Clarissa Dernederlanden

10mins

30 Dec 2017

Rank #8

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Black Jack Justice (60) - The Learner's Permit

They say that a little learning is a dangerous thing, my friends, but in all fairness, they don't usually mean the life-and-limb variety. But when a would-be writer of hard-boiled fiction hires a certain team of his and hers private detectives to help his prose ring true, he had better drink deep or think twice about the whole "Pierian spring" business.

26mins

14 Feb 2014

Rank #9

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Black Jack Justice (61) - The Rat Trap

Sometimes the problems that bring people to the grey-green doors of the mighty world headquarters of Justice and Dixon are not as big as they might imagine. Sometimes they are simple people, befuddled by a problem outside of their experience, and assuming a degree of complexity that does not otherwise exist. Those are good days. This isnt one of them.

24mins

1 Sep 2014

Rank #10

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Abagail Branagan Takes the Case chapter 01

Your favorite middle-school private detective returns with an all-new adventure. A Private Eye has to take the cases she can get, and sometimes that means your clients are just the worst. Or even worse than that, your older brother. This week: Chapter 1, in which old friends come calling and noses are lightly rearranged. Read by Clarissa Dernederlanden written by Gregg Taylor

17mins

4 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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Black Jack Justice (16) The Beefsteak Botheration

To say that Jack and Trixie were surprised to get a call from Braithwaites, the biggest spit-and-polish detective agency in town, was putting it mildly. But to be invited to dine with the Gentleman Detective himself at his Club? That's just downright shocking - or at least very very suspicious. But if Big Larry Braithwaite thinks he can con Jack Justice into taking a train wreck of a case off his hands by stuffing our hero so full of prime rib that he can't see straight... well... yeah, that'll probably work.

27mins

10 Feb 2007

Rank #12

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DRT Coming Attractions

A short fireside chat with Decoder Ring Theatre ringleader Gregg Taylor, in which your questions about what's next are mostly answered. So much better than sending him three thousand individual emails! 

5mins

21 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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Black Jack Justice (19) - Payback

"...But to me, it was as if the city had emptied out at the word of Jack Justice's return. As well they might. As well they might..." Yes, Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective return for all-new hardboiled adventure and mystery. But with Jack out to settle a score, and Trixie trying to close the books on a murder that's still unsolved at least partly due to the efforts of our intrepid private eyes, it's anyone's guess if they'll both wind up on a slab, if Lt. Sabien'll run them both in, or if ol' square jaw will finally get some... Payback! 

28mins

15 Dec 2007

Rank #14

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Black Jack Justice - Dead Men Run chapter 01

His and hers hard-boiled detectives return to Decoder Ring Theatre in this audiobook adaptation of their second book-length adventure!  This week, Chapter 1, in which the stage is set and stupidity abounds. Read by Andrea Lyons.

12mins

29 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Black Jack Justice (43) - Mad Dogs and Ambulance Chasers

Matt Dawson was a smooth character, all right. At least half as smooth as he seemed to think he was. But why a lawyer from one of the city's top firms chose to darken the door of a certain his and hers detective agency was a whole other matter. But one thing was for certain; you come out to play in the noon-day sun, and you're gonna get burned, baby.

27mins

14 Sep 2011

Rank #16

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Black Jack Justice (36) - Journeys End

They say a man meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it. Which means that whatever you do, and whatever the result might be, your fortune cookie can smile at you and say "see? I told you so." For some folks that road may lead to a destiny of great importance or heroic meaning. For others, it might lead to a face-down posture in a puddle somewhere. I suppose no one can tell. Except the cookie, and it ain't talkin'.

23mins

12 Feb 2010

Rank #17

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Black Jack Justice (59) - The Big Time

There are many days when the life of a private detective is not nearly as interesting as you might imagine. The clock ticks, the sun makes its way resolutely across the sky and not much else happens. And on other days, the door bursts open and opportunity strides in, reeking of after-shave and waving an action-packed expense account about like he owned the place. And when that happens, best buckle up, friends, 'cause this is The Big Time!

29mins

14 Jan 2014

Rank #18

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Black Jack Justice (68) - The Born Loser

It has been observed more than once that life isn't fair, even if the mass of humanity cannot possibly be as deserving of a thumb on the scales of fate as they think that they are. Still, it is just possible that from time to time the universe does conspire to heap misfortune on the narrow shoulders of one poor specimen, and turn that benighted soul into... The Born Loser! 

29mins

1 Nov 2015

Rank #19

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Black Jack Justice (49) Jawbone of an Asp

The unpredictable life of a private detective is a fine thing. But like all good things, it is at least partly an illusion. There are only so many reasons that a person knocks on the grey-green door that reads “Justice and Dixon, Private Investigations”, and they usually fall within a fairly limited range. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule.

27mins

14 Sep 2012

Rank #20