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G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook # 15 The Blizzard Staffel - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1004
G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook # 15 The Blizzard Staffel
 
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G-8 and His Battle Aces #15 Audiobook
The Blizzard Staffel
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!
 
Cut off from Allied lines, the 162nd American division was in a death spot. There was only one way of reaching them — and that was by air. But it was practically impossible to fly through the blizzard even then raging along the front. As G-8 stared down at the snow-bound valley he knew H.Q.’s fears were realized. The 162nd division was doomed, short of food and ammunition. Thousands of Yanks near death. But grimly he took up their horror trail, riding storm skies to spring the enemy snare with suicide lead!
 
Two new pulp characters debuted in 1933. Each of these heroes would leave their own indelible marks on pulp fans and heroic fiction for decades. Both exist, at least initially, because of Popular Publications’ leader, Henry Steeger. Finding himself in need of a series or two to capture a bit of the success competitor Street & Smith had found with The Shadow, Steeger began looking for his own hero to fight the good fight. He ended up with two, both coincidentally debuting in the same month and year. One was a dark, mysterious figure, similar in some ways to The Shadow, who fought insidious evil in the streets of New York, often with hundreds of bodies filling the streets. This was, of course, The Spider. The second hero, however, fought evil and tyranny above the dark alleys and skyscrapers, literally putting the wild in ‘wild blue yonder.’ G-8, both a man with many skills and someone that readers could relate to, battled evil on metallic wings for nearly 11 years.
 
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 Blizzard Staffel’. Originally published in the December 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: The Lost Division
Chapter 2: Blizzard Patrol
Chapter 3: G-8 Calls a General
Chapter 4: The Floating Pig
Chapter 5: Broken Wires
Chapter 6: Out of the Snow
Chapter 7: The Tall Short Man
Chapter 8: Clutching Talons
Chapter 9: The Falcon
Chapter 10: “Stop that Spy!”
Chapter 11: Trapped!
Chapter 12: Carrier Pigeon
Chapter 13: Tunnels of Death
Chapter 14: Escape
Chapter 15: Prisoner of War
Chapter 16: Suicide Flight
Chapter 17: Flame Patrol
Chapter 18: White Magic
 

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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