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Spider Audiobook # 5 Empire of Doom - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA495
The Spider Audiobook - #  5 Empire of Doom


 
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The Spider #5 Audiobook
Empire of Doom
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
America faces certain doom as its citizens fall in screaming thousands before the noxious death vapors loosed upon them by the Green Hand. How can the Spider, harried and threatened by a hundred new and deadly perils, check the rising power of the next Dictator — and lay bare the scheming, criminal mind which seeks to enslave the nation?
 
More just than the Law...more dangerous than the Underworld. Hated, wanted, feared by both! Alone and desperate, the Spider wages a deadly, one-man war against the supercriminal whose long-planned crime-coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Spider prevent this slaughter of innocents?
 
In Empire of Doom, Richard Wentworth, still early in his ten-year career as the arachnid-inspired defender of humanity, takes on the gravest challenge he had yet faced.
 
A faceless terrorist calling himself the Green Hand has unleashed a corrosive gas on the lumber town of Elkhorn, Michigan, killing its inhabitants––by stripping the living meat from their bones! His next victim will be another Michigan hamlet. And this unknown monster vows to keep snuffing out entire cities until Washington pays him a five billion dollar ransom.
 
But the Green Hand has reckoned without another powerful force. The Spider! Rising to the challenge, the Master of Men rushes to prevent a wave of tragedy unrivaled in American history. It does not go well. When Richard Wentworth is captured by the authorities, and both his fiance and his mentor, Nita van Sloan and Professor Brownlee, are captured as well, who will protect the people then?
 
A new savior rises in the form of powerful industrialist Jonathan Love, inventor of the only known counteragent to the flesh-dissolving vapor. America hails him as its latest champion. Is he the anointed leader who will save the beleaguered nation—or does Love actually want to rule it?
 
Nick Santa Maria provides the stupefying answers through his thrilling narration. Originally published in The Spider magazine, February, 1934.
 
Chapter 1: Death in the Snow
Chapter 2: The Professor’s Secret
Chapter 3: The Flesh Eater
Chapter 4: The Green Hand
Chapter 5: A Blow at the Spider
Chapter 6: A Rugged Individualist
Chapter 7: The Green Hand Strikes
Chapter 8: The Green Terror Again
Chapter 9: “You Are the Spider”
Chapter 10: A Futile Disguise
Chapter 11: Madame Bantsoff
Chapter 12: Trap For the Spider
Chapter 13: The Spider Is Crippled
Chapter 14: City of Horrors
Chapter 15: The Death Trail
Chapter 16: Death Keeps Watch
Chapter 17: On to Washington
Chapter 18: Death to the Spider
Chapter 19: Vapor of Hell
Chapter 20: Jonathan the Just


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 WoodsI 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 ShowB.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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