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Spider Audiobook # 74 The Spider and the Faceless One - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA635
The Spider Audiobook # 74 The Spider and the Faceless One


 
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The Spider #74 Audiobook
The Spider and the Faceless One
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
Can even the Spider successfully combat the flame master who has no face, yet who masks himself with the features of a thousand victims — as terror spreads throughout a great city?
 
Author and former crime reporter Norvell W. Page, who penned the majority of the Spider’s exploits as Grant Stockbridge in Popular Publications’ infamous pulp magazine, The Spider, once described his hero in gigantic but unflinching terms: “His exploits had raised him to the proportions of a legendary hero. In ancient times, Rome would have made him an emperor-god. Salem might have burned him as a sorcerer. The modern world—well, the police had offered rewards totaling thousands of dollars for his capture ‘dead or alive.’ And the Underworld hated him and plotted his destruction with a fierceness bred of abject terror.
 
“Yes, Richard Wentworth was a murderer in the eyes of the law—a butcher who had slain a hundred, a thousand of his fellow men. They took no account of the fact he killed only those who richly deserved to die, that he alone had prevented a score of master criminals from overwhelming the forces of law and order.”
 
As Norvell W. Page—the Quentin Tarantino of pulp fiction—related the Spider’s complicated backstory: “Wentworth had sworn his crusades of justice long ago solely because of his hatred of injustice, his great altruistic love for mankind.
 
The Spider’s exploits impressed a ten year old Stan Lee, who when he launched Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, drew on the idea of a hunted hero to create Spider-Man!
 
Nick Santa Maria reads The Spider and the Faceless One with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, November, 1939.
 
Chapter 1: Death-Trap for the Spider
Chapter 2: Where Death Waits
Chapter 3: The Spider at Bay
Chapter 4: The Flame Master
Chapter 5: The Mouth of Hell
Chapter 6: Street Scene of the Damned
Chapter 7: Murder Conference
Chapter 8: Hour of Sacrifice
Chapter 9: Hell Below
Chapter 10: Munro’s Knife
 

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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Another Fantastic Adventure of The Spider! September 25, 2018
Reviewer: Joseph Allen from Jacksonville, FL United States  
Richard Wentworth as both himself and as The Spider must face off against another master of disguise - Monroe, a master arsonist who The Spider once went up before and failed to bring him to justice in France.
Which makes this adventure of The Spider's a most curious one - Monroe is also a new type of villain in a Spider story, we learn a name, we know that he possibly has a hideous deformity due to either birth and/or an horrific accident and that he considers himself to be a phoenix - capable of being reborn each time.  Yet, Monroe deliberately baits The Spider/Wentworth by kidnapping Nita by disguising as Ram Singh.  We never learn Monroe's true identity.
I'm not mistaken, I think that Nick Santa Maria greatly enjoyed imbibing in the role of Monroe because he gives this particular villain role a great gusto and flare.
HIGHLY RECOMMEDED!
FIVE STARS!



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Spider Audiobook # 74 September 18, 2018
Reviewer: Mr ALLAN SMITH from ULVERSTON, CUMBRIA United Kingdom  
Just completed listening and still out of breath, as usual, from these high speed tales of The Spider. the quality of relating the story fully involved me from commencement through to conclusion to such an extent that no interruptions are allowed to break into the race to its final words are spoken. Highly recommended.

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