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Spider Audiobook # 21 Hordes of the Red Butcher - 5 hours [Download] #RA589D
Spider Audiobook # 21 Hordes of the Red Butcher
 
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The Spider #21 Audiobook
Hordes of the Red Butcher
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
In the gaunt desolation of those dark Kentucky hills, the Dixie Limited, crack flyer, stood gutted of all living passengers... The Spider, the only survivor, stood alone at that bleak scene, vowing silently, solemnly, to destroy the ambition-mad arch-criminal who had plotted this wholesale ruin. For this, and manifold like disasters, were occurring everywhere in the land — at the direction, Richard Wentworth knew, of some diabolical brain which was unleashing hordes of primitive barbarians to lay waste to civilization. But later, at the very moment when the Spider should have struck his most telling blow, he was pacing a narrow cell in the death-house at Sing Sing!
 
Yet there was a human side to this complex man. Consider his strange relationship with his semi-fiancee, 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 all 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!”
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Hordes of the Red Butcher with the crackling intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1935.
 
Chapter 1: Attack in the Night
Chapter 2: The Deserted Village
Chapter 3: Lair of the Beast
Chapter 4: The Challenge Answered
Chapter 5: Discovery of Death
Chapter 6: Nita’s Premonition
Chapter 7: A One-Sided Duel
Chapter 8: Teeth of the Trap
Chapter 9: Fearful News
Chapter 10: The Beast-Men Attack
Chapter 11: With Stone-Age Weapons
Chapter 12: The Sheriff’s Visit
Chapter 13: On Trial for Life
Chapter 14: Nita Takes Command
Chapter 15: Disaster!
Chapter 16: The Last Appeal
Chapter 17: The Death Watch
Chapter 18: A Daring Plan
Chapter 19: A Strange Warning
Chapter 20: When the Horde Came
 

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 Woods, I 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 Show, B.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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