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  • Spider #4 January 1934: The Spider | Grants Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    Spider #4 January 1934: The Spider

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Grants Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    For ten grim years, The Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he's back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.

  • The Spider: Spider #43 April 1937 | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    The Spider: Spider #43 April 1937

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    War gongs clanged in Chinatown - but it was no tong war that tore the great Societies with fear, and suspicion, and deadly hate. For deeper in evil mystery than their own dark secrets, lay the hidden temple of crime, that loosed the Scourge of the Yellow Fangs - the menace that erupted in the yellow men's haunts, and overflowed into white men's lives, and threatened white men's rule. Victims lived long enough to curse the unknown Man from Singapore - who knew the Spider and planned his quick removal from the finish fight.

  • The Spider: Spider #44 May 1937 | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    The Spider: Spider #44 May 1937

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    Deep-hidden in evil, Satan's Suicide Club sat in council - and men died. What dreadful force drove these men, leaders of society with everything to live for, to end their lives at the behest of that sinister being who sardonically called himself Professor Mephisto? And why did men and women suffer the tortures of the damned, rather than defy this mysterious being? Richard Wentworth once more assumes the cloak of the Spider to free these lost ones from a living hell and a disgraceful death - and steps into the jaws of a devil's trap that casts his life among the lives in pawn!

  • Spider #24, September 1935: The Spider | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives

    Spider #24, September 1935: The Spider

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    Looting, maiming, slaughtering, El Gaucho launched his colossal plot to unite the Underworld - to make himself King of America! No torture was too cruel for him to employ; no deed too bloody; no life too precious, except his own. Richard Wentworth - the Spider, who exacts justice when the Law fails - realized he alone could save America from wanton butchery, in spite of the grim reward posted for his head - its own weight in the purest gold!

  • The Spider: Spider #39 December 1936 | Grant Stockbridge, Radio Archives

    The Spider: Spider #39 December 1936

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, Radio Archives
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    Up from the Devil's Coast swarmed a hooded horde, rioting to lay America under The Cobra's bondage. A frenzied, living Pharaoh raked Manhattan with madness and murder. Against a baffling human wall that dies but never betrays its menacing master, Richard Wentworth - feared Spider of the underworld - faces his fate alone.

  • Spider #6, March 1934: The Spider |  RadioArchives.com,Grant Stockbridge

    Spider #6, March 1934: The Spider

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By RadioArchives.com, Grant Stockbridge
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    This exciting audiobook also includes two short stories, "Killer's Knout" by Anson Hatch and G. T. Fleming Roberts' "The Standing Corpse".

  • The Spider #3: Wings of the Black Death | Grant Stockbridge

    The Spider #3: Wings of the Black Death

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge
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    Manhattan is under siege from a new brand of terrorist - a human monster who calls himself the Black Death. His weapon a choice: virulent strains of Bubonic plague that strikes down its victims within hours. Unless the city fathers pay up, New York will become a charnel house of horrors. Can the Spider defeat this menace - or will death's black wings smother him too?

  • The Spider #20: Reign of the Death Fiddler | Grant Stockbridge

    The Spider #20: Reign of the Death Fiddler

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    Exactly at 11:30 each Thursday night, the Death Fiddler conducted his unholy orchestra in a symphony of murder that sounded the doom of some marked victim. A master of the grotesque, he held an entire city in the stranglehold of a helpless terror; even the forces of the law stood in shuddery, superstitious fear of this new destroyer. And then the Spider, Master of Men, modern knight-errant of mankind, rose up against him! But the Spider, too, was baffled; not all Richard Wentworth's efforts seemed enough to destroy him.

  • The Spider #64: Claws of the Golden Dragon | Grant Stockbridge

    The Spider #64: Claws of the Golden Dragon

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge
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    From out of the mystic East comes a new foe for the Spider - and a vicious new threat! When tropical orchids begin taking root in living people, their insidious tendrils penetrating helpless bodies, strangling vital organs, Richard Wentworth knows that a hideous new menace has manifested in civilization. For the Golden Dragon has descended upon New York. The Golden Dragon, whose deadly Blood Orchids feed off living flesh, and whose goal is unknown. The Golden Dragon, Asia's most malevolent monster.

  • The Spider #23: Master of the Death-Madness | Grant Stockbridge

    The Spider #23: Master of the Death-Madness

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    A shrill scream pierced the quiet night as the mighty Plutonic breasted the glassy waves. As if at a signal, countless passengers, young and old, men and women, were seized by an epidemic of frantic self-destruction. By water, fire, steel, and lead they tried eagerly to hurl themselves into oblivion - into the greedy arms of Anubis, grim Egyptian deity of death! Richard Wentworth, who defended humanity in the guise of the dread Spider, recognized the suicide mania immediately as an extremely cunning attack by the master brains of the international underworld.

  • The Spider #19: Slaves of the Crime Master | Grant Stockbridge

    The Spider #19: Slaves of the Crime Master

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    • By Grant Stockbridge
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    Never before has the Spider, Master of Men, crusader extraordinary against the Underworld, been faced with such overwhelming difficulties. A magically persuasive radio voice luring thousands of young people to crime; a scientific madman dealing germicidal death over the nation; every criminal gang in the country organized to levy toll by stark terror. How can Richard Wentworth link these facts and weave a web of retribution for the Doom Dealer?

  • The Spider #21: Hordes of the Red Butcher | Grant Stockbridge

    The Spider #21: Hordes of the Red Butcher

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    In the gaunt desolation of those dark Kentucky hills, the Dixie Limited, crack flyer, stood gutted of all living passengers. The Spider, the only survivor, stood alone at that bleak scene, vowing silently, solemnly, to destroy the ambition-mad archcriminal who had plotted this wholesale ruin. For this and manifold like disasters were occurring everywhere in the land - at the direction, Richard Wentworth knew, of some diabolical brain that was unleashing hordes of primitive barbarians to lay waste to civilization.

  • Spider #41 February, 1937: The Spider | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    Spider #41 February, 1937: The Spider

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    Without any forewarning, the madness struck. One moment the busy steel-mill town of Keystone was a peaceful industrial community. The next, it had become a shambles of murder, madness, and ruthless midnight slaughter. Horror walked its streets, and terror lurked in every close-locked home. Could the Spider, hastening to answer the distressed call of the dismayed inhabitants, prevail against the death which struck from darkness? A stranger in a place of madness, unsupported by friends or allies, Richard Wentworth faces his greatest test - alone!

  • The Coming of the Terror: Spider #36, September 1936 | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    The Coming of the Terror: Spider #36, September 1936

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    Stripped of his wealth, cut off from his faithful helpers, Richard Wentworth, known and feared throughout the Underworld as the avenging Spider, struggles with his most powerful and wily foe - the Man who came out of the East! With Wentworth's best friend, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick framed for murder; with the entire city capitulating before that new and cruelly cunning menace from the Orient, the Spider himself seems doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East!

  • Spider #32, May 1936 | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    Spider #32, May 1936

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    White slavery, the loathsome traffic in women's bodies - and souls - was stripping America of wives, sisters and sweethearts. Richard Wentworth, valiant champion of human rights, knew that an Oriental master criminal was captaining the slavery syndicate, guessed the unspeakable purpose behind those wholesale abductions. But with Nita hopelessly lost, with G-men harrying him relentlessly, can the Spider outwit his most formidable foeman and save America's doomed womanhood?

  • Green Globes of Death: The Spider #30, March 1936 | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    Green Globes of Death: The Spider #30, March 1936

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    Richard Wentworth - who, as the swift-killing Spider, is the scourge of the Underworld - thought the Fly was dead. But once more that most formidable enemy had arisen, pillaging, slaying wantonly, armed with a ghastly new weapon, the Green Globes of Death! Ruthless and astute, heading a gigantic criminal syndicate, the Fly was butchering innocent persons only, it seemed, to see their red blood flow. It was with flagging hope and heavy heart that the Spider took up his newest battle with the preying jackals of crime!

  • Spider #11 August 1934 | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    Spider #11 August 1934

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria, Robin Riker
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    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. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly the Spider!

  • Spider #69, June 1939 (The Spider): Will Murray's Pulp Classics | Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com

    Spider #69, June 1939 (The Spider): Will Murray's Pulp Classics

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    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.

  • Spider #48, September 1937 (The Spider): Will Murray's Pulp Classics #40 | Grant Stockbridge, Radio Archives

    Spider #48, September 1937 (The Spider): Will Murray's Pulp Classics #40

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Grant Stockbridge, Radio Archives
    • Narrated By Nick Santa Maria
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    For 10 grim years, the Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he's back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.

  • Wings of the Black Death: The Spider 3 | Grant Stockbridge

    Wings of the Black Death: The Spider 3

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    • By Grant Stockbridge
    • Narrated By Roger Rittner
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    RadioArchives.com is proud to present Norvell Page's debut Spider exploit - a desperate struggle against overwhelming odds to save Manhattan from being overwhelmed by a man-made Plague. In a few short months, Page remade Richard Wentworth alias the Spider into a messianic avenger unlike anything pulp readers ever read before. Driven, deadly, the Spider was a daredevil caught between the law that branded him as a criminal and the underworld he terrorized with his metallic laugh and searing lead.

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