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Spider Audiobook # 67 Blight of the Blazing Eye - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA632
The Spider Audiobook - # 67 Blight of the Blazing Eye

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The Spider #67 Audiobook
Blight of the Blazing Eye
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Over New York fell the murderous spell of Death’s burning stare — and men died in the throes of some terrible, secret, inner fire! Richard Wentworth, alone, as the Spider, dared challenge this astounding attack by a modern Genghis Khan gone mad with a passion for loot and power!
The Spider was by far the most complicated and violent pulp hero. Yet there was a human side to this complex man. Consider his strange relationship with his semi-fiancé, Nita van Sloan.
When he had met Nita, his life was already pledged to the service of humanity. The Spider had been a scourge of the Underworld for three full years. So he had fought against the love he knew could never reached culmination in marriage. What man could marry, have a home and children, when death and disgrace hung hourly over his head? No, he could not permit Nita to face such a possibility. He had told her that, long ago, when they found their love was stronger than the will to resist; had told her about his secret life in the hope that it might accomplish what his will had not. It had only drawn Nita closer to him, and they had fought the hard way together. As Wentworth once remarked to her, “How perfectly is thy mystic karma attuned to mine!”
His best friend, Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, pointedly informed him on one blunt occasion that he would send Richard Wentworth to the death house if positive proof that the wealthy criminologist was really the Spider ever came into his hands. Once, Kirkpatrick actually did. And Wentworth admired him for it.
Nick Santa Maria reads Blight of the Blazing Eye with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, April, 1939.
Chapter 1: Trailing Curse
Chapter 2: Yellow Doom
Chapter 3: Next to Die
Chapter 4: False Eyes
Chapter 5: Dead Lips Speak
Chapter 6: Chapel of the Eye
Chapter 7: Face to Face
Chapter 8: Men of the Hills
Chapter 9: Welcome — to Death
Chapter 10: Doomed Garden
Chapter 11: Behind the Eye
Chapter 12: Eyes of Death

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.

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