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Operator #5 Audiobook #12 The Army of the Dead - 5 hours [Download] #RA571D
Operator #5 Audiobook - #12 The Army of the Dead

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James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#12 The Army of the Dead
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby.
The news spread like wild-fire. A man had solved the problem of the ages — he was bringing the dead back to life! Operator #5, ace of the American Secret Service, recognized the grave menace. He realized the danger if the gigantic advances of modern science were employed selfishly by unscrupulous men. And that precisely was the danger facing his native land! The Master of Death, using the promise of life everlasting, was cunningly building an army of fanatic, half-mad followers, men who were burning, pillaging and slaying at the will of the man-monster they worshipped!

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.


James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken in the event of capture.


Aided by a small group of trusted assistant, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.

The Army of the Dead is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the March 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
Chapter 1: Procession of Corpses
Chapter 2: Life for the Dead
Chapter 3: Wings Bring Death
Chapter 4: Mansion of Maniacs
Chapter 5: While Dead Eyes Watched
Chapter 6: The Head of Horror
Chapter 7: Vigil by Air
Chapter 8: Temple of Immortals
Chapter 9: House of Resurrection
Chapter 10: The Power of the Crown
Chapter 11: The Master Strikes
Chapter 12: Waiting Wings
Chapter 13: Between Two Worlds
Chapter 14: Retreat of Death
Chapter 15: A Clasp of Hands

Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on over two dozen audiobook projects as a narrator or producer. Drawing upon years of stage acting and the occasional bit part in films, Milton uses his experience to create characters that stand out in the ear of the listener.

“I am very much aware that a perfect stranger is going to invest eight or ten hours listening to me tell a story. I do my best to give the listener an experience in which the characters in that story come alive and sound real.”

When not behind a microphone, Milton is a writer.  In addition to the well-received Rick Burkhart crime novels, Milton writes a line of 1950s style pulp stories, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books.  Milton and his wife live in Nashville.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Compelling...Gripping Adventure! May 28, 2022
Reviewer: Joseph Baneth Allen from Jacksonville, FL United States  
Just finished listening to "Operator #5 - #12 - The Army Of The Dead" released by Radio Archives.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing things about the fictional pulp-era adventures of Jimmy Christopher, Operator #5, is that the central themes explored in each adventure are becoming relevant social issues today - especially since people are living longer and advances are being made in reversing aging and preserving the unique conscious of each human being.
The Master of Death is building a widespread national cult with his ability to bring the dead back to life.  What is perhaps most notable in this outing, is that for the first time in the series, Jimmy Christopher reveals his identity to a civilian.
The Master of Death is a masterful manipulator who artfully blends people's natural fear of dying with the quasi-promise of immortality under the guise of a mystical scientific religion that he is the demi-god over.  
Highly Recommended!
Five Stars!

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5 of 5 The Army of the Dead November 30, 2021
Reviewer: Trinidad Aguero from Laguna Niguel, CA United States  
Enjoyed audio book!

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