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Spider Audiobook # 69 Rule of the Monster Men - 5 hours [Download] #RA452D
The Spider Audiobook - # 69 Rule of the Monster Men

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The Spider #69 Audiobook
Rule of the Monster Men
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Transformed by an Underworld sadist into a city of man-made, outlaw cripples, New York faces the gravest criminal threat of all time. Can the Spider, already robbed of his most loyal assistant, successfully meet this new menace?
By 1939, Richard Wentworth had been operating as the Spider for nearly six harrowing years. He had been through everything a good pulp hero could expect to face. Malevolent master villains. Sinister Asian world conquerors. Mad scientists more diabolical than anything conceived before that point. And of course since the Spider was a wanted criminal, endless police officials, uniformed cops, homicide detectives and other 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.
Set against the backdrop of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Spider tackles the Wreck, a human fiend straight out of Terror Tales, who surgically transforms ordinary New Yorkers into subhuman beasts. That’s just the start of it!
We don’t want to give away the twists and turns that make up the deadly duel between the Master of Men and the malevolent Wreck in Rule of the Monster Men, except to warn don’t expect everybody to come out of this one unscathed.....
Nick Santa Maria once again brings the Spider to life in this incredible audiobook taken from the June, 1939 issue of The Spider magazine.
Chapter 1: Monster Man
Chapter 2: The Spider’s Way
Chapter 3: Nita Disobeys
Chapter 4: Death Comes Late
Chapter 5: Slaves of Fear
Chapter 6: Murder Mania
Chapter 7: In the Enemy Hands
Chapter 8: Slave Raid
Chapter 9: Cripple Factory
Chapter 10: Battle of the Bus
Chapter 11: To Save the City
Chapter 12: Cave of Torture

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.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review

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5 of 5 Master of Men vs a Monster Among Men! November 9, 2022
Reviewer: Ian from Pennsylvania, United States  
This audiobook was sent to me as a complimentary taste of Radio Archives' unique pulp audiobooks through an offer in the back cover of "Doc Savage"...and that taste was goldenly delicious!

First on the format: Mr. Santa Maria is an incredibly talented voice actor, bringing life and depth with his voice to the Spider/his foes/allies/side characters!
RA has clearly invested much in their recordings; I was kept in suspense whether on the road or walking my dogs!

Storywise: This tale includes all the traits of a dazzling Spider adventure! Widespread panic, seemingly inescapable traps, an inhuman foe who deliberately disables innocent people(talk about body horror)! You get everything a pulpster would thirst for! All I said after listening to this: bring on the next course of adventure, Radio Archives!

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5 of 5 THIS is why I love The Spider! January 5, 2021
Reviewer: Allen Hickerson from Pawnee, IL United States  
I downloaded Rule of the Monster Men for my long holiday road trip. It did not fail me!

-Powerful supervillain with swarms of minions bent on crime? Check!
-Love interest Nita van Sloan kidnapped? Check!
-Spider nearly defeated by impossible odds? Check!
-Opposition to the Spider by law enforcement? Check!
-A hero driven past the point of exhaustion to save the day, because he's the only one who can? Check!
-Horror & violence of crime and the war against it, described in all it's lurid glory? Check!
-On-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement and nail-biting cliff-hangers? Check!

The Spider: Rule of the Monster Men! Get it today!

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