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G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook # 53 Wings for the Dead - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1027
G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook #53 Wings for the Dead
 
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G-8 and His Battle Aces #53 Audiobook
Wings for the Dead
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!
 
The skies grow red where the Eagles spread their wings and only Death has the voice of command! “Watch for the Man in Armor!” were the dying words that G-8 heard, before he started on a hunt through the Skies of Hell where Death is the gruesome host! G-8 saw these vultures ride down the airlanes and blot out the living with their bloody hands! But it is hard to fight men who have no fears. And there is only one grave when there are Wings For The Dead!
 
The chief reason for G-8’s success was not simply that Robert J. Hogan was a wonderfully imaginative writer — although he was — but because author and publisher Harry Steeger realized that interest in the top aces of the Great War was a fad that could wane at any time. So they juiced up G-8’s exploits by recounting tall tales of a World War that might have been envisioned by a chronicler who was half Edgar Alan Poe and half H. G. Wells. Robert Hogan managed that juggling act with straight-faced, single-minded aplomb.
 
G-8’s weird war began with The Bat Staffel, a wild yarn pitting the Flying Spy and wing-mates Bull Martin and Nippy Weston against monstrous German-controlled bats breathing fatal fumes. It went over so well that Hogan periodically revisited the creepy concept. The Vampire Staffel. The Blood Bat Staffel. The Bloody Wings of the Vampire.
 
Graced by the garish and grisly covers of artist Frederick Blakeslee, G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, the magazine being cancelled in 1944.
 
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 ‘Wings for the Dead’. Originally published in the February 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: A Race With Death
Chapter 2: Bull Martin’s Story
Chapter 3: T-5
Chapter 4: Decoy For Death
Chapter 5: The Net Tightens
Chapter 6: Sky Search
Chapter 7: Hell’s Hiding Place
Chapter 8: Death Strikes at the End Hangar
Chapter 9: Danger Trail
Chapter 10: Killer’s Castle
Chapter 11: The Armored Beast
Chapter 12: The Alleys of Hell
Chapter 13: Le Bourget Bound
Chapter 14: Sika’s Strange Tale
Chapter 15: Change of Plans
Chapter 16: Debate With Death
Chapter 17: Air Lane to Hell
Chapter 18: Wings of the Ace
 

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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