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  Spider Audiobook - # 70 The Spider and the Slaves of Hell - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA455
The Spider Audiobook - # 70 The Spider and the Slaves of Hell


 
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Will Murray's Pulp Classics #45
The Spider #70 Audiobook
The Spider and the Slaves of Hell
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray
 
 
By 1939, Richard Wentworth had been operating as the Spider for nearly six harrowing years. He’s been through everything a good pulp hero could expect to face. Malevolent master villains. Sinister Asian world conquerors. Mad scientists more diabolical than anything conceived before that point. And of course since the Spider was a wanted criminal, endless police officials, uniformed cops, homicide detectives and other officers of the law had been pursuing him with single-minded fervor.
 
A mere mortal would have succumbed back in 1933. Not indomitable Richard Wentworth. He seemed to thrive on conditions of continuous peril. Yes, he did put down his mask and guns a time or two, vowing never to become the dreaded Spider again. But the call to battle always made his blood sing, and inevitably the Master of Men returned to battle the underworld to another blazing exploit.
 
The problem for his poor writer, Norvell W. Page, was that there are only so many plot variations for a hero who fought crime in his dual identities. So as the year 1939 dawned, Page’s editors must put their heads together and asked themselves, “What can we do that we’ve never done before?”
 
Evidently, they decided to subject Dick Wentworth, his fiancee Nita van Sloan, and the other stalwart Spider crew to a monthly series of challenges designed to make the readers clutch at their hearts and rend their garments in sympathetic anguish.
 
As a result of a horrific events in the previous Spider novel, Rule of the Monster Men, Richard Wentworth’s beautiful fiancee, Nita van Sloan, is a crippled shadow of her former self, a victim of the Wreck.
 
As if that isn’t trial enough, suddenly the power of the law and that of a new underworld ruler, the Butcher, have combined to shatter Richard Wentworth’s life even further. Forced to go underground, a wanted fugitive, Wentworth now tastes what life is like for the Spider...alone.
 
Not for long. For out of this debacle emerges a new force for justice––the Black Widow!
 
Nick Santa Maria breathes life into the Spider in this series-shattering exploit taken from the July, 1939 issue of The Spider. Also included are two stirring short stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and Leon Byrne, “Congratulations to the Corpse” and “The Death Snow,” read by Roy Worley and Milton Bagby
 
#70 The Spider and the Slaves of Hell
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
Chapter 1: Hell’s Warning
Chapter 2: Holocaust!
Chapter 3: Pause for Murder
Chapter 4: Death Advertises
Chapter 5: Women Must Weep
Chapter 6: Return From the Dead
Chapter 7: Dead Man’s Battle
Chapter 8: Death’s Special Recruit
Chapter 9: Trap for a Traitor
Chapter 10: The Greatest Sacrifice

Short Story
Congratulations to the Corpse — A Doc Turner Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Read by Roy Worley
 
Short Story
The Death Snow — A George Archer Story
by Leon Byrne
Read by Milton Bagby
 

Will Murray is the Series Producer for Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of Pulp Audiobooks and Pulp eBooks. Will is the author of over 50 novels in popular series ranging from The Destroyer to Mars Attacks. Collaborating posthumously with the legendary Lester Dent, he has written to date fourteen Doc Savage novels, with Skull Island, Death’s Dark Domain, Desert Demons, Horror in Gold, and The Infernal Buddha now available. For National Public Radio, Murray adapted The Thousand-Headed Man for The Adventures of Doc Savage in 1985, and recently edited Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent for Moonstone Books. He is versed in all things pulp.
 
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 WoodsI 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 ShowB.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.


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Beware the Wrath of the Black Widow March 20, 2014
Reviewer: Joseph Baneth Allen from Jacksonville, FL United States  
Richard Wentworth's life is about to literary come exploding down all around him.
As Nita is recovering from the surgery that will restore her abiity to walk, Wentworth thinks he's secure in his new, fortitied fortress home on the waterfront in New York City.
Alas, he receives a warning from a dying man who literally explodes right in front of him; but, not before warning him that his home has been mined. A new villian is on the loose - The Butcher - and he knows that Wentworth is The Spider and he wants The Spider dead.
Thinking Wentworth dead, Nita strikes out on her own and assumes the mantle of The Black Widow, a vieled vigilantie who seeks to clear her lover's name and administer her own brand of justice.
Nick Santa Maria once again does an outstanding job bringing the adventure of The Spider to life.
Great Fun!
Highly Recommended!



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