G-8 and His Battle Aces #11 Audiobook
The Hurricane Patrol
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!
Twice in one morning an American front-line company had been wiped out; every man killed — suffocated — without a chance to fight back. “I think I am about to die. A moment ago a Fokker dropped a missile into our trenches...” As G-8 read this message from a dead man he knew he held the first vital clue to the strangling death that had wiped out hundreds of Yanks. And grimly he vowed to follow it! G-8 scoured Paris, flew over the Mediterranean and even penetrated the wild country of northern Africa to combat this ghastly sky menace on dead man’s wings!
The origins of G-8’s flying adventures relate directly to his creator’s fascination with flying. As a young man, Robert J. Hogan, born in 1897, made his first flight on a trip to Colorado one summer en route to a ranch named the G-8. Completely taken with this then new marvel of transportation, Hogan joined the newly formed air corps in World War I, but never saw true action. He held onto his aviation interest, working as a supporter of the industry and as a pilot demonstrating some of the earliest models of airplanes for companies building them. With the 1929 Crash nearly ending the fairly newborn aviation market, Hogan had to find another way to earn money. Taking his very personal affection for airplanes well in hand, he wrote a story, submitted it to Wings Magazine, and became a paid writer. Not long after, G-8 and His Battle Aces would wing their way into the hearts and minds of pulp fans for generations.
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a deadly nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in ‘The Hurricane Patrol’. Originally published in the August 1934 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.
Chapter 1: Condemned to Die
Chapter 2: The Bat Breath
Chapter 3: Hell Island
Chapter 4: The Vanished Ace
Chapter 5: G-8, Special Agent
Chapter 6: Battle Aces
Chapter 7: The Secret Drome
Chapter 8: The Bat Patrol
Chapter 9: The Village of Death
Chapter 10: Sealed Orders
Chapter 11: G-8, Special Messenger
Chapter 12: A Corpse Disappears
Chapter 13: The Tunnel
Chapter 14: Cave of the Bats
Chapter 15: Trapped!
Chapter 16: Find G-8!
Chapter 17: G-8, Prisoner
Chapter 18: The Death Patrol
Chapter 19: Fight of the Bats
Chapter 20: Hell Hole
Chapter 21: Vengeance Sky Guns
Chapter 22: Victory Wings
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.
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.