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Spider Audiobook # 47 Slaves of the Black Monarch - 5 hours [Download] #RA614D
The Spider Audiobook - # 47 Slaves of the Black Monarch

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The Spider #47 Audiobook
Slaves of the Black Monarch
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Ruthless, invulnerable, that Scarred Hand reached out to destroy the entire law machine of New York — blasting into merciless oblivion those juries which dared convict even a single criminal. In that twilight of terror, when empty cells yawned for the felons who never arrived, and helpless Justice hid her bloodied head — no one but Richard Wentworth could combat this invisible Juggernaut which had paralyzed five mighty boroughs. Once more, in the Spider’s weird vestments, Wentworth sets out — this time to annihilate a brain so evil that it is encased in two heads!
By 1937, Richard Wentworth had been operating as the Spider for nearly four years. He had been through everything a good pulp hero could expect to face. Malevolent master villains. Sinister Asian world conquerors. Diabolical mad scientists. And of course since the Spider was a wanted criminal, endless officers of the law had been pursuing him with single-minded fervor.
A mere mortal would have succumbed back in 1933. Not the indomitable Richard Wentworth. He seemed to thrive on conditions of continuous peril. Yes, he did put down his mask and guns a time or two, vowing never to become the dreaded Spider again. But the call to battle always made his blood sing, and inevitably the Master of Men returned to battle the underworld in another blazing exploit.
For two years, Norvell W. Page and his understudy, Wayne Rogers, alternated on writing the Spider novels. This was after Page came back from a hiatus in the middle of 1937.
Nick Santa Maria reads this exciting suspense story of murder, mayhem and mystery that perfectly evokes 1937 Manhattan. Slaves of the Black Monarch originally published in The Spider magazine, August, 1937.
Chapter 1: The Good Must Die
Chapter 2: Sign of Scar
Chapter 3: Rendezvous with Death
Chapter 4: Uncle Sam
Chapter 5: A Debt Is Paid
Chapter 6: Innocent Abroad
Chapter 7: Death March
Chapter 8: Dust to Dust
Chapter 9: One Who Waits
Chapter 10: Lost Stand

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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