Created by Robert Hardy Andrews, Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy was one of the first and most memorable of the adventure radio serials. Running from 1933 to 1951, it featured the resourceful high school student on a dizzying collection of adventures that spanned the globe. He often accompanied Colonel Jim Fairfield, an aviation industrialist, and Fairfield's brave niece and nephew Betty and Billy on their travels. Backing them up was two-fisted Vic Hardy, a brilliant scientist and sleuth.
Noted author Jeff Deischer adapts Jack Armstrong and the Secret of U-77 from the 1946 James Jewell production — a serial for which none of the original recordings exist.
In the post-war world, danger is not always so easy to see. But Jack Armstrong identifies it in the form of Dr. Romago, a unscrupulous scientist who abandoned his native United States before the war. After being mysteriously missing for several years, Romago has returned — and he is after the secret of U-77.
What is U-77, and why does Dr. Romago seek it? Jack can only guess. But he does know that if Romago wants it, he can’t be permitted to have it. Accompanied by his loyal friends, Uncle Jim, Betty and Billy Fairfield, Jack and Vic Hardy head down to the Sea Islands off the Southern Atlantic coast, where Romago has been driving away the local fishermen through his underling, Pachino the Eel, a gangster who has crossed paths with scientist Vic Hardy before.
Aboard his schooner, The Gray Ghost, Romago squats, a fat spider pulling on the strands of his web like the strings of a puppet, manipulating the fishermen of Thunderbolt, Georgia, his own henchmen — and even Jack Armstrong!
Jack Armstrong and the Secret of U-77 takes Jack and his friends from New York City to the coast of Georgia down to the bottom of the ocean in this exciting 12 hour long saga.
Douglas Klauba has painted a gorgeous wraparound cover for this special audiobook. Nick Santa Maria is the voice actor for Jack Armstrong and the Secret of U-77.
Chapter 2: The Set-Up
Chapter 3: Secret Sanctuary
Chapter 4: The Mysterious Mr. Hardy
Chapter 5: Red for Danger
Chapter 6: U-Seven-Seven
Chapter 7: Taken
Chapter 8: Noble Cause
Chapter 9: Dead Ahead
Chapter 10: Voice from the Grave
Chapter 11: Deadly Verse
Chapter 12: The Eel’s Man
Chapter 13: A Town Called Thunderbolt
Chapter 14: Fish, Not Out of Water
Chapter 15: The Laughing Boy
Chapter 16: Double-Cross
Chapter 17: Hanging by a Thread
Chapter 18: Pencils of Death
Chapter 19: Fire in the Night
Chapter 20: Into the Unknown
Chapter 21: Deal With the Devil
Chapter 22: Back in Black
Chapter 23: “U-Seven-Seven Is ….”
Chapter 24: The Fisherman Who Cried Wolf
Chapter 25: Face to Face With Death
Chapter 26: Anthony Carillo
Chapter 27: Sea Trap
Chapter 28: The Last Word
Chapter 29: Rescue Mission
Chapter 30: Danger Island
Chapter 31: P for Plutonium
Chapter 32: The Eel That Was a Peacock
Chapter 33: Vic Hardy Teaches Class
Chapter 34: Flight of the Bumblebee
Chapter 35: Catch of the Day
Chapter 36: Hans and Gretel
Chapter 37: Death, Black as Ink
Chapter 38: Loose Lips
Chapter 39: Troubled Waters
Chapter 40: Counter Radar
Chapter 41: Night Moves
Chapter 42: The Wreck of the U-Seventy-Seven
Chapter 43: Death at Forty Fathoms
Chapter 44: Ships in the Night
Chapter 45: The Gray Ghost
Chapter 46: The True Carillo
Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The Woods, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill Show, B.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic.