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The Spider #50 Audiobook
Master of the Flaming Horde
Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Over Manhattan’s dizzy towers fell that insidious, invisible menace — an unseen cloud of death that first transformed the entire metropolis into a laughing, drunken riot and then blasted it to bits! Who was the evil Master of these Flame Men, who had found a real way to amass millions by gutting New York with fire? In defense of those reeling, giggling victims, trapped in their awesome death-spree, Richard Wentworth, in the
weird robes, rose from the charred embers — to fight his greatest battle against an arson assassin no one had ever seen — for a doomed people so blind-drunk they could not see!
A deeply religious man, author Norvell W. Page began infusing latter Spider stories with undercurrents of a strange spiritual quest. A Tibetan monk became a recurring character, issuing prophecies. Psychic phenomenon became a constant theme. Jesus was often evoked.
did not speak lightly of evil. He was too gentle, too tender a lover, to blot the glamorous night with useless vaporings. He was too courageous to take fright from vague notions. But through years of struggle and danger—not alone from the Underworld but also from the police who considered his brand-marked executions of criminals only murder—he had developed an uncanny feeling like the sixth sense of bats. Flying in the dark, scarcely seeing, an impact of air waves which warning the animal of obstacles in its path. So something—thought waves?—warned the Spider of danger.
Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of
Master of the Flaming Horde
. Originally published in
magazine, November, 1937.
Chapter 1: On Death’s Trail
Chapter 2: What Lies Waiting?
Chapter 3: Eyes of Fear
Chapter 4: The Flaming Horde
Chapter 5: Coming of the Flame-men
Chapter 6: The Race Against Horror
Chapter 7: Disaster!
Chapter 8: The Tower of Flame!
Chapter 9: Clue of Doo
Chapter 10: When Hell Broke Through!
Chapter 11: Master of Hell
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
Over The River And Through The Woods
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
, as Nathan Detroit in
Guys and Dolls
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
, 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
. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’
, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s
, 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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June 23, 2022
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