G-8 and His Battle Aces #34 Audiobook
Curse of the Sky Wolves
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!
Blood streams flowing with the germs of madness, the Sky Wolves have descended on the Allies! There is no truce between man and beast, for reason cannot match the savage lust for gore! Out of the dark horrors of yesterday have risen the scourging Sky wolves! Ravaged with a horrible disease — their very touch is Death! This was no dream, it was a living curse, a challenge not only to the Allies, but to the whole of the civilized earth. These were beasts whose blood ran red, whose flesh was the same as man’s. Yet souls they had not, and fear they had not as they filled the sky with Death! G-8 did not know the source of this blood-lust, but he did know the destruction it could bring; knew well that men were changing to hungry beasts and that the job was up to him!
G-8 is held by many experts and fans to be a part of what many consider the Pantheon of Pulp, a literal handful of characters that represent various archetypes popular within the heyday of Pulp fiction. Although by far not the only aviator to grace the pages of pulp magazines, neither before his debut or after his last story, G-8 stands out as the epitome of what a heroic pilot should be. Able to fly anything he put his hands on, unafraid to face even the most fantastic and fearsome of foes, and resolute in his loyalty and dedication to save his country and the world. Taking the best from heroes before, G-8 defined what an aviation pulp hero should be for writers then and now, still thrilling fans today.
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 ‘Curse of the Sky Wolves’. Originally published in the July 1936 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 Eagle Strikes
Chapter 2: The Fokker Horde
Chapter 3: The Bark in the Night
Chapter 4: The House of the Wolf Man
Chapter 5: The Sky Beast
Chapter 6: Wings of Death!
Chapter 7: Sentenced to Die
Chapter 8: Terrier’s Challenge
Chapter 9: The Execution
Chapter 10: The Lair of the Wolf Men
Chapter 11: Patrol of the Doomed
Chapter 12: Defeat
Chapter 13: The Flag of Courage
Chapter 14: Death Laughs Last
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.