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The Spider #106 Audiobook
Return of the Racket Kings
Norvell W. Page
writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
While the nation’s law enforcement bodies, great and small, engage in all-out action against elements seeking to undermine America’s stupendous war effort, a long-dormant menace blooms into dreadful flower! The racket kings rise once again with all the murder-trimmings of the bloody, corpse-strewn alky days of the Twenties! Can Richard Wentworth, alias the
, combat such overlords of crime as The Snake and the Weasel, even as the F.B.I. and Commissioner Kirkpatrick combine forces to crush the
In a letter to a Spider fan, author Norvell W. Page wrote, “Think of me as Wentworth, if you will. The line between us is not too distinct.”
A transplanted Virginian, Page took Spider readers on a roller-coaster ride of wild action and fevered emotion unlike anything ever published before or since. Once he got going, he painted a portrait of a tortured superhero, one much more emblematic of the 21st century than of the Great Depression.
For Richard Wentworth saw himself as a man on a holy mission, a self-appointed messiah with a martyr complex. A Christ covered in cobwebs.
Norvell W. Page’s mark on
as a messiah like figure would remain, thrusting Wentworth into adventure after adventure.
Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of
Return of the Racket Kings
Chapter 1: A Murder in Time
Chapter 2: “Or Else —“
Chapter 3: The Net Tightens
Chapter 4: Captive City
Chapter 5: Men of the Snake
Chapter 6: The Spider Strikes
Chapter 7: A Matter of Seconds
Chapter 8: Taken for a Ride!
Chapter 9: Vellie’s Reception
Chapter 10: Trail’s End
Chapter 11: The Trap Develops
Chapter 12: Death by Degrees
Chapter 13: Bitter Battle
Chapter 14: Out of Defeat
Chapter 15: Crime Pays
Chapter 16: Gang Chattel
Chapter 17: Battle Stationa
Chapter 18: A Slim Thread
Chapter 19: Crime Marches On!
Chapter 20: Bait and a Trap!
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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August 22, 2019
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