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Operator #5 Audiobook #38 The Siege that Brought the Black Death - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA768
Operator #5 Audiobook #38 The Siege that Brought the Black Death
 
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James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#38 The Siege that Brought the Black Death
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
The Purple Invasion story #13 of 13
 
Pitted against the Mongol land forces, and the Purple Fleet, bombarding from the sea — New York’s embattled army had stood off the long, bitter siege. At last, victory was within the grasp of Operator #5 and his little band of American fighters. Then came the Emperor’s final trump card — a foul, slaying miasma which loosed itself over the land, bringing a torturing, horrible death — which all men knew and feared as Europe’s medieval Black Plague!
 
Never before had an action hero failed to resolve the main threat by the end of his own magazine’s lead novel. But with The Purple Invasion in the Operator #5 magazine, Jimmy Christopher was forced to fight on and on, with no clear victory in sight. In fact, the situation simply got worse and worse with each intense installment. Long-time characters perished. New ones were introduced. They fell in battle. It was heroic tragedy on a scale never before seen.
 
Tepperman also threw enough hopeless scenarios into the mix that each and every issue, readers believed Jimmy Christopher just might not make it. Yet he did in true hero fashion, always the worse for wear. Almost as a response, the next fearsome battle would be worse. It appeared Operator #5 might not ever stop the Purple Invasion.
 
Just when all seemed hopeless, Emile C. Tepperman finally brought the Purple Invasion to a conclusion in the March, 1938 issue. The wrap-up was sudden, and almost entirely unexpected. In the novels leading up to this climactic story, it appeared that the Purple Invasion storyline was destined to go on and on and on.
 
New York had fought through a horrific, nightmarish captivity. With an end in sight, Operator #5 and his ragtag army found hope. Then, from out of the Emperor’s devil cauldron, rose a scourge from a dark past!
 
The Siege that Brought the Black Death is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the March-April 1938 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
Chapter 1: A Bullet for a Butcher
Chapter 2: Flight from Fury
Chapter 3: Mission for a Hero
Chapter 4: Operator 5 Strikes Back
Chapter 5: The Secret of the Siege
Chapter 6: To Hoboken — or Hell
Chapter 7: Fight to a Finish
Chapter 8: The Emperor's Ally
Chapter 9: Coming of the Black Death
Chapter 10: Peril of the Plague
Chapter 11: Dungeon of Doom
 

Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on close to two hundred audiobook projects and is a 2017 Audie Awards winner, the audiobook industry's highest award. 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 many 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.

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