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G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook #104 Scourge of the Sky Monster - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA750
G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook #104 Scourge of the Sky Monster
 
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G-8 and His Battle Aces #104 Audiobook
Scourge of the Sky Monster
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
Terror prowls the skies over No Man’s Land, a deadly creature of cloud that threatens to destroy half a planet. And from a frantic army at bay comes the secret code of the Battle Aces, a message that sends G-8 out on the most doom-fraught mission Allied wings ever dared — a duel to the death, sight unseen, against a scourge no bullet can kill!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan wrote G-8 and His Battle Aces for ten years. What makes this accomplishment even more intriguing is that Hogan wrote every single adventure of America’s Master Spy. This was rare in the Pulp industry, as long running series usually ended up having at least two authors, if not more, because writers had to be spelled from time to time or had other projects. Hogan, however, piloted G-8 through every single adventure.
 
Driving through the Holland Tunnel in 1933, Hogan crafted the basics of G-8 and his war torn world while caught in traffic. He took the name from a ranch in Colorado where he’d spent a summer, actually flying for his first time on a plane for that trip. That singular trip, according to some, led to Hogan’s lifelong interest in flying. G-8 would be the only name America’s Master Spy would ever have.
 
G-8 was also not the only spy to work in his stories. His girlfriend, a nurse who had the designation R-1, was also an agent of the government. Much like her flying boyfriend, R-1’s true name was never revealed. Although not frequently in the stories, she made the most of her appearances, actively committing espionage and even using her own disguise skills at times.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a monstrous nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Scourge of the Sky Monster. Originally published in the June, 1943 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.
 
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Claw of Iron
Chapter 2: The Vanishing General
Chapter 3: Danger Ahead!
Chapter 4: Mass Attack
Chapter 5: The Cloud Monster Returns
Chapter 6: Bomb Raid
Chapter 7: Fight to the Death
Chapter 8: Trap of Satan
Chapter 9: The Claw Strikes Again
Chapter 10: The Devil’s Hour
Chapter 11: Wings of Hell
Chapter 12: The Devil Collects
Chapter 13: “Get the Spies!”
Chapter 14: Satan’s Challenge
Chapter 15: Battle on the Air
Chapter 16: Key to Life
Chapter 17: Inside the Cloud Monster
Chapter 18: What’s Wrong Here?
Chapter 19: Marked For Death
Chapter 20: Password — Death!
Chapter 21: Destroy the Evidence!
Chapter 22: Invitation to Death
Chapter 23: “Talk — or Die!”
Chapter 24: Escape for the Brave
 

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.
 
Nick DeGregorio is a composer and conductor with over 100 theatrical musical direction credits including a Helen Hayes Awards, Best Musical Direction nomination for his work on DeafWest’s Big River at the Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC. Nick’s conducted and/or played for Randy Newman, Bernadette Peters, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorna Luft, Juliet Prowse, Morey Amsterdam, John Denver, Carol Channing and Glen Campbell and was MD for Hal Linden, Dorothy Lamour (5 years) and the LA Friar’s Club roast of Carl Reiner. He’s provided musical direction at many regional theatres around the country and was associate conductor for the Broadway tours of 42nd Street and Big River and the PCLO/Nederlander tour of Doctor Dolittle.
 
Nick’s conducted the Phoenix Symphony, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and Les Brown’s Band of Renown and has played piano with the St. Louis, San Jose, Utah, Ottawa, Rochester, Baltimore, Winnipeg, Florida and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. On Broadway, Nick played piano for 42nd Street. Off-Broadway, Nick wrote the orchestrations for Fanny Hill and orchestrated for Lorna Luft’s show and Barry Manilow produced recording, Songs My Mother Taught Me. He’s done orchestrations for the Key West Pops and also for Mitzi Gaynor’s new show, Razzle Dazzle. As a composer, Nick has worked on projects for BBC-TV, Random House Entertainment, Mike Young Productions, Scholastic Entertainment, Coyne Communications and Paramount Pictures. He has also written seven musical comedies, the latest, High School Reunion, was recently listed in the Samuel French catalog.

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