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G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook # 56 The Flames of Hell - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1031
G-8 and His Battle Aces Audiobook #56 The Flames of Hell
 
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G-8 and His Battle Aces #56 Audiobook
The Flames of Hell
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!
 
In one brain, and in one mad will to destroy, lies the menace that would take the life of G-8, the Master Spy — and grind to powdered dust his countrymen! The fingers of fire are hungry for lives, and so is the fiend who gave birth to the flames! Sky Soldiers no longer roam the skies, for the skies have tamed to red, and the raging Hell exists both upon and above the Earth! It was G-8’s job to fight both men and fire and there is high adventure as he defies the very Flames of Hell!
 
Many of the threats faced by G-8 seemed to be drawn not only from possibly author Robert J. Hogan’s own nightmares, but from other tales of horror of all types. Monsters and beings like no other filled the skies. A particular theme, however, that recurs regularly in Hogan’s G-8 stories was that of the undead, either zombies or ghosts or some sort of corpse that just simply didn’t stay dead.
 
It could be believed that this was simply an easy convention for Hogan to use. Need a monstrous army? Revive dead soldiers. It also, however, could have to do with the fact that Hogan chose to set G-8 in World War One, a conflict that truly was believed to be the war to end all wars, and one Hogan served in, although never seeing combat. It is not hard to suspect that with the specter of death hanging over the world from the Great War that Hogan might not have been compelled to have G-8 face death at the hands of the undead, showing that the Flying Spy could truly handle anything.
 
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 Flames of Hell’. Originally published in the May 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: The Note From Nowhere
Chapter 2: The Black Rain
Chapter 3: The Vulture’s Nest
Chapter 4: The Flames of Fear
Chapter 5: Fire Strikes the Front
Chapter 6: Down — But Not Out
Chapter 7: Behind Boche Bars
Chapter 8: The Master of Madness
Chapter 9: Trial by Torture
Chapter 10: Trail of the Eagle
Chapter 11: The House of Horror
Chapter 12: Appointment With Death
Chapter 13: Dawn Flight
Chapter 14: The Gateway to Doom
Chapter 15: Satan Rides the Sea
Chapter 16: The High Road to Hell
Chapter 17: Killer’s Cargo
Chapter 18: Suicide Patrol
Chapter 19: The Devil Dies Alone
 

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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