The Spider #96 Audiobook
The Spider and the Deathless One
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Pinch-hitting as Police Commissioner for his friend Kirkpatrick, Richard Wentworth found himself in the most difficult spot of his long career, when Munro — the Deathless One — came back to loot the city and destroy the Spider, at the very time when Wentworth’s enemies in the department had united to tie his hands!
Meet the Spider—Master of Men! More just than the Law...more dangerous than the Underworld. Hated, wanted, feared by both! Alone and desperate, he 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? This was how the editors of the Spider magazine first introduced their avenging new hero, and this description fits our latest audiobook release perfectly.
During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. Though others fought injustice, none did it with the savage style of this hero. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly the Spider!
Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, the Spider was known as the Master of Men.
Nick Santa Maria reads this exciting suspense story of murder, mayhem and mystery that perfectly evokes 1941 Manhattan. The Spider and the Deathless One originally published in The Spider magazine, September, 1941.
Chapter 1: Where Death Waits
Chapter 2: Nita’s Secret
Chapter 3: The Deathless One
Chapter 4: On the Spot
Chapter 5: Munro’s Riposte
Chapter 6: Fresh Blows
Chapter 7: Commissioner Spider
Chapter 8: Hell’s Impersonation
Chapter 9: Sabotage
Chapter 10: Kirkpatrick’s Trail
Chapter 11: Steel Breaks
Chapter 12: Munro’s Trump
Chapter 13: One Man Alone
Chapter 14: Trails End
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. |