It's been years since Jack Quick mothballed his superhero costume. But when he receives a desperate call from a troubled teammate, Jack has no choice but to don his running suit and dash to his old friend's side. But what he finds when he gets there may send Jack back into retirement... or to his demise!
An ongoing superhero serial in the tradition of your favorite comic book heroes, World of Heroes is an action-packed adventure series of powers, costumes, capes, and justice for all!
©2015 Marc Allan Moore (P)2015 Marc Allan Moore
"Good for the money."
This book is largely satirical. It's not great, but it's moderately interesting, and worth the cheap price. There are several other, similarly-priced novellas in the series that continue the story, and they aren't quite as good, but they're still cheap. Good superhero fiction is uncommon enough that even something of midling quality is sometimes worth listening to.
The author narrating was an up and down experience. I felt that I really got a good idea of how the characters were meant to be, but he really, really rushed things. Bad pausing, poor sense of timing, and really only two character voices. Plus it was hard to determine when the main character was speaking versus the narrator narrating.
"I enjoyed this"
This was a wild and I predicted ride. I didn't know what to expect but I did want to find out what would happen. I will definitely look for some more of these.
"SUPER FUN LISTEN!!!"
FUN INTERESTING ENTERTAINING!!!
It kind of reminds me of the Ex series by Peter Cline!
No, but I would...great narration!!!
this would be a fun series for tv!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This was a quick listen about a group of retired superheros about to get there team back together and are holding auditions to do so...super fun, and laugh out loud funny!! Will continue this series!!!
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"The beginnings of a new Super Team"
Yes. I like origin stories of Super Heroes and I want to go back to see what I may have missed.
Mr. Moore is able to really breath life into these characters. Not only is he the narrator but he is also the author of the book so he knows the motivation of each of his characters. I found him to be a good narrator. His pacing is good and his emotions are right for the characters and the scenes.
From Out of Oblivion: World of Heroes Book 1 is the first in this series. At just over an hour long, this book gives you a taste of the story to come. Jack Quick is called to come out of retirement and join force with a former colleague to fight danger. While we aren't yet introduced to this danger, we are introduced to the fact that in the 25+ years since Jack was in business a lot has changed. Including the fact that the government is now involved in the Super Hero business.
I can't wait to listen to the next volume and see what happens next!
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
"Calling all Heroes.....or not."
The narrator, who is also the author was able to connect to the story in a way that sometimes a narrator can't do. Marc Allen Moore created a great performance by being invested 100% in the world he created.
Honestly, the door knocker. Yeah, there's a lot going on in this, but I kind of just kept envisioning Norm Macdonald each scene.
It made me laugh at a few points.
Was a quick and fun listen, and I will probably come back for more! Kind of reminded me of Mur Lafferty's Playing for Keeps
**received in exchange for an honest review
"Can our heroes match the power of The Bureaucrat?"
One time was enough.
It's a slightly different take on the evolution of the superhero's place in society.
I have not.
Absolutely. Only about an hour long, listening from start to finish was easy.
I expected to hear signs of some sort of dystopian reality. I didn't hear any. But then maybe this series is ultimately a commentary that we already live in one?
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