Eighteen-year-old Aidan Salt isn't a superhero. With his powerful (and unpredictable) telekinetic abilities, he could be one if he wanted to, but he doesn't. He's unambitious, selfish, and cowardly, and he doesn't want to have to deal with all the paperwork required to become a professional superhero. But since the money, fame, and women that come with wearing the cape are appealing, he decides to become the first supervillain the world has seen in more than 20 years: Apex Strike.
However, he soon finds villainy in a world where the heroes have long since defeated all the supervillains. While half the world's heroes seem to want him dead, the other half want to hire him as their own personal villain to keep them relevant. Choosing the latter course, Aidan enters a world of fame, fortune, and staged superhero fights that is seemingly everything he ever dreamed of...at least until he sees what truly hides behind the cape-and-mask lifestyle.
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I loved the ending story but in the middle with just straight sex and drugs was really stupid and not fun to listen to. But I have to say overall it's a good book.
"Good storyline; needs polish"
I liked the story and character development. The ideas here show a lot of promise. Wish the author didn't think he needed to include the word "hashtag" every 10 minutes, nor use vulgarities for no apparent reason. I think he was trying to connect with his 16-25 audience, but it was distracting in an otherwise decent story.
The voice work was really well done. The story was fun and entertaining with good character development.
except the # this and # that it has slot of the same feel as rules of rules of supervillany
"Not at all what I hoped for"
Teenage Boys, particularly not very mature ones.
Most of the gratuitous sex. I am not a prude but seriously, this book is sex freaking obsessed. I was looking for something like the awesome Super Powered series by Drew Hayes, which yes, has a few sex scenes, but this is just sloppy poor writing geared towards 14 year old boys. Less sex, more characters being supervillians!
"didn't see that one coming"
just when you think it's safe to go back in the alley, a new foe approaches.
story, performance, overall this book was really good. this book is one of my favorites and hop they make a next one.
all of it. its not mediocre and it grabs your attention.
was not boring or predictable
"Good guys are bad & bad guys are sorta good"
Pretty good story with a really good narrator. The main character could have been just a little smarter, maybe not so 13ish about females. Other than the main character the story was good and this was a good listen.
"Supervillain turns ok (not really good)."
Teenager/twenty something adult turns into a supervillain and learns that the superheroes aren't that good. He and his friends decide the heroes are downright evil.
a wonderful book with an amusing perspective on villainy. definitely would recommend to people who enjoy books about unsuspecting anti-heros.
"superheroes, who needs them."
this is a great story about what happens when there are no more super villains to fight and when power corrupts.
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