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G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook #105 Winged Beasts of Death - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA751
G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook #105 Winged Beasts of Death
 
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G-8 and His Battle Aces #105 Audiobook
Winged Beasts of Death
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!
 
Flaming red in the East is the dread omen of a new and more terrible evil for G-8 to face — a trail that will take him into the jungles of darkest Africa, where the Master of Evil is arming his terrible legions — men with the strength of twenty wild beasts, whom no bullet can kill!
 
Created to take advantage of the Aviation craze sweeping the nation in the late 1920s and early 1930s and to bolster the sales of one of Popular Publication’s failing magazine titles, G-8 took Pulp fiction on a flight like no other. Not only a pilot, this mysterious figure, whose true name was never revealed, was also a Master Spy and skilled at many things, particularly as a master of disguise.
 
Instead of just taking on other pilots, G-8 and His Battle Aces flew into battle against the things of nightmares. Sometimes the machinations of mad scientists, such as G-8’s nemesis Herr Doktor Krueger, sometimes the product of something more sinister or even supernatural, many of G-8’s foes were beyond belief and the embodiment of evil. From mad scientists to monsters, the skies of World War One were filled with horrors that only America’s Master Spy could handle.
 
G-8 didn’t take the nightmarish monsters that filled the skies on alone, however. The Battle Aces consisted of Nippy and Bull, two pilots as skilled as their leader and fun characters in their own right.
 
Fans thrilled at the adventures of The Battle Aces into the years of World War II. By then, the aviator craze had passed in fiction and G-8 flew off into the sunset, but was never completely forgotten.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat an evil nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Winged Beasts of Death. Originally published in the August, 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: Needle of Power
Chapter 2: Madmen from Hell
Chapter 3: Head-on to Death
Chapter 4: Aces from Nowhere!
Chapter 5: What D-12 Knew
Chapter 6: The Corpse of — What?
Chapter 7: Death in the Clouds
Chapter 8: The Master Spy at Work
Chapter 9: “You Are An Allied Spy!”
Chapter 10: D-12 Disappears
Chapter 11: A Mission for G-8
Chapter 12: The Masters of Destiny
Chapter 13: Trapped!
Chapter 14: Finger of Suspicion
Chapter 15: G-8 at Bay
Chapter 16: Death Flails the Jungle
Chapter 17: “They’ve Got Battle!”
Chapter 18: Rhinos See Red
Chapter 19: The House of Konig
Chapter 20: Stampeding Death
Chapter 21: Stop That Bomber!
 

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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