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Spider Audiobook # 6 Citadel of Hell - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA477
The Spider Audiobook - #  6 Citadel of Hell


 
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The Spider #6 Audiobook
Citadel of Hell
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
What manner of men were these who burned their victims alive — and in public! With flaming pyres adding their nightly terror to a city already tasting the grim pangs of slow starvation, the Spider, revealed at last, is forced to disappear! Can Richard Wentworth, unmasked and in hiding, successfully combat the Flame Men?
 
The great pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s produced a number of heroes, but none as action-oriented as the Spider. For almost exactly a decade, from October 1933 to December 1943, the Spider was the scourge of the Underworld, doling out his own particular brand of justice and imprinting his dreaded red Spider seal on the foreheads of those he has killed for the good of mankind.
 
Citadel of Hell, penned by Novell W. Page was one of his early tours de force. It opens with a wild car chase through the canyons of Manhattan that leads to the first of several running battles in which Richard Wentworth, both in and out of his Spider disguise, takes on Red Mask and his Food Destroyers as they bring New York City to its knees through a vicious campaign of arson and starvation.
 
This is the novel that introduced the Depression-era character of Tito Caliepi, the hunchbacked street-corner violinist disguise that over the next year or so of the series metamorphosed into the twisted, fearsome figure of the Spider who terrorized the underworld for ten unrelenting years.
 
So if you’ve never listened to a Spider audiobook––even if you have––and you’re looking to jump aboard, we highly recommend Citadel of Hell, one of the great fast-moving Spider novels of 1934.
 
Citadel of Hell is an unforgettable excursion into the righteous madness that was the Spider, Master of Men!
 
Originally published in The Spider magazine, March, 1934. Read by Nick Santa Maria.
 
Chapter 1: The Flaming Death
Chapter 2: A Hint of Horror
Chapter 3: Dead to the Spider!
Chapter 4: Captured!
Chapter 5: A Tell-Tale Wound
Chapter 6: Nita to the Rescue
Chapter 7: Fangs of the Spider
Chapter 8: Battle in the Dark
Chapter 9: The Food Destroyers
Chapter 10: Out of the Frying Pan
Chapter 11: Into the Fire
Chapter 12: The Spider Falls
Chapter 13: Famine Stalks the City
Chapter 14: The Spider Goes Calling
Chapter 15: A One-Way Trap
Chapter 16: A Disguise Fails
Chapter 17: The Red Council
Chapter 18: A Deal with the Spider
Chapter 19: The Spider Strikes
Chapter 20: Condemned to the Fire
Chapter 21: A Matter of Evidence


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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