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Operator #5 Audiobook #26 Death's Ragged Army - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA756
Operator #5 Audiobook #26 Death's Ragged Army


 
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James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#26 Death's Ragged Army
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
The Purple Invasion story #1 of 13
 
New England and the Eastern Seaboard were already in the hands of the invaders from the Central Empire! The brutal Purple Emperor, War-Master of Europe and Asia, was beating America to her knees, using his horrible Green Gas, beheading all who resist! The President had fled to a ramshackle courthouse in Florida. With the American Defense Forces routed, only Operator #5, Ace of the Intelligence, and his tiny band of loyal guerrillas could hope to check the mad conqueror. A true-to-life, thrilling episode, dramatized from Jimmy Christopher’s own personal history of the Second War of Independence!
 
After being downgraded to bimonthly status in 1936, a new direction was sought for Operator #5. What has become known as the “War in Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the June-July, 1936 issue of the magazine. The timing was interesting. The Spanish Civil War––a kind of prelude to World War II––ignited in July of that year. Conflict would trouble Europe for the next nine years.
 
Never before in the Pulps had such a drastic shift happened to an established character. Nor had it worked so successfully as Jimmy’s change up did.
 
The premise was simple. The legions of the Germanic Central Empire in Europe, led by the forces of Emperor Maximilian, simply swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service, virtually overnight went from being free citizens of the United States to becoming guerrilla soldiers in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor and his bloodthirsty son, Rudolf. Overnight, Operator #5 magazine went from being an espionage-adventure title to a thundering war pulp. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun.
 
Death’s Ragged Army is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the June-July 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
Chapter 1: Army of Doomed
Chapter 2: Reign of Terror
Chapter 3: Operator 5’s Skirmishers
Chapter 4: Ultimatum of Doom
Chapter 5: Deep-Sea Hijackers
Chapter 6: The Siege of Bellevue
Chapter 7: Plugger Dugan Schemes
Chapter 8: “I Am Ready to Die!”
Chapter 9: “Long Live the Emperor!”
Chapter 10: Walking Ghost
Chapter 11: Traitor’s Treaty
Chapter 12: A Deal in Death
 

Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on close to two hundred audiobook projects and is a 2017 Audie Awards winner, the audiobook industry's highest award. Drawing upon years of stage acting and the occasional bit part in films, Milton uses his experience to create characters that stand out in the ear of the listener.
 
“I am very much aware that a perfect stranger is going to invest many hours listening to me tell a story. I do my best to give the listener an experience in which the characters in that story come alive and sound real.”
 
When not behind a microphone, Milton is a writer. In addition to the well-received Rick Burkhart crime novels, Milton writes a line of 1950s style pulp stories, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books. Milton and his wife live in Nashville.

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It does not get any better! May 4, 2018
Reviewer: Thomas Kokenge from Milwaukee, WI United States  
First Nick Santa Maria reading the The Spider's Black Police trilogy, and now Milton Bagby reading the opening chapter of Operator # 5's Purple Invasion saga. Radio Archives is making it a great time to be a pulp fiction fan!!

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