G-8 and His Battle Aces #52 Audiobook
Satan Paints the Sky
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!
Here is a story of tainted wings and of the twisted soul that gave them flight! It is the story of a fiend with a knife in his brain who lived so that others would die! G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! For that is the way of War and there is no mercy — only red courage against hatred. Fly with G-8 against this bloody madness that has descended upon the earth! — Fight side by side with the Master Spy while Satan Paints the Sky!
Ten years after World War I ended, nostalgia seized a new generation, and a flock of pulp magazines dedicated to the first air-war in human history began vying for reader dimes. Wings. Flying Aces. War Aces. War Birds. Sky Birds. Zoom. A new school of pulp fiction developed around these titles. Its practitioners called it Yammering Guns, after a phrase one pulpster coined while writing noisy battle scenes of Spad versus Fokker warplanes trading tracers. The prince of Yammering Guns was a minister’s son named Robert J. Hogan, himself a pilot during World War One and after.
At first penning pulp tales just to feed himself when the bottom fell out of the airplane industry in October 1929, Hogan found a niche fairly quickly. His first tale, an aviation story, sold to Wings for $65.00. Although he would write everything from westerns to straight war stories, Hogan’s claim to pulp fame came when G-8 and His Battle Aces debuted in 1933.
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 Satan Paints the Sky. Originally published in the January 1938 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: Behind The Lines
Chapter 2: Hidden Guns
Chapter 3: Spy’s End
Chapter 4: Death Pays a Visit
Chapter 5: Flames in the Night
Chapter 6: The Strange Prisoner
Chapter 7: Murder in the Prison Camp
Chapter 8: Kill Crazy
Chapter 9: Death on Four Legs
Chapter 10: The Unfinished Message
Chapter 11: Hell in the End Hangar
Chapter 12: Satan Makes His Bid
Chapter 13: Trapped
Chapter 14: Introduction to Madness
Chapter 15: The Devil’s Brew
Chapter 16: Fiend’s Finish
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.