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Operator #5 Audiobook #31 Siege of the Thousand Patriots - 5 hours [Download] #RA761D
Operator #5 Audiobook #31 Siege of the Thousand Patriots
 
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James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#31 Siege of the Thousand Patriots
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
The Purple Invasion story #6 of 13
 
Sweeping westward down the Pacific slope, the Purple Emperor’s invading armies thundered to trap the last defending Americans between flaming guns and an ocean grave. Operator #5, with the audacity of desperation, launched a forlorn hope — a dazzling daring raid into the heart of the enemy’s lines. Here is the tale of the mad dash of his pitifully heroic handful of volunteers toward the great gun works where he might snatch victory from defeat.

Working for Agent Z-7, head of an unnamed branch of U. S. Intelligence in the decade before the C. I. A. was ever envisioned, Operator #5 was assisted by newspaper reporter Diane Elliott, a two-fisted street kid named Tim Donovan, as well as his twin sister, Nan Christopher. Jimmy’s father, a retired operative himself, often backed him up with sound advice on the fine art of counter-espionage.

Operator #5 magazine ran clear to the Fall of 1939. Jimmy Christopher was in the middle of beating off yet another ongoing invasion by a renamed Japanese Empire when World War II broke out in Europe. With the fires of war threatening to engulf the world in reality, Popular Publications wisely or unwisely decided that the struggles of Jimmy Christopher no longer represented escapist fiction, and quickly folded the title. Soon enough, its loyal readers would be involved in the spreading struggle of total war. But until then…

Conquering the Rockies, the Purple Emperor’s great war machine rolled on to crush the last vestige of American resistance. Operator #5, seeing his cause already lost, decided upon the incredibly daring, typically American action — of a counter attack! Listen to his mad, secret sortie through enemy territory — across two thousand miles of hell to the guns and ammunition which alone could stave off defeat.

Siege of the Thousand Patriots is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the February 1937 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
Chapter 1: Patriots Arise
Chapter 2: Retreat, New Style
Chapter 3: Destiny in Fetters
Chapter 4: The Duel
Chapter 5: Rescue
Chapter 6: The Convoys Come Through
Chapter 7: Welcome for von Innsbruck
Chapter 8: Rockets for Revolt
Chapter 9: The Coronation Eve Rebellions
Chapter 10: The Canadians Are Coming!
Chapter 11: The Last Shell
 

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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5 of 5 October 20, 2018
Reviewer: Ronald Poness from Vero Beach , FL United States  
Again Radio Archives have surpassed my exceptions.  I am now listening to the series of the purple army that has invaded the USA.  I can not tell you how many happy hours and excitement  Radio Archives has given me, again.
 Ron Poness

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