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Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. 

Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop student with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes. Five of this year’s freshmen are extra special. They have a secret aside from their abilities, one that they must guard from even their classmates. Because for every one person in the world with abilities they can control, there are three who lack such skill. These lesser super beings, Powereds as they are called, have always been treated as burdens and second class citizens. Though there has been ample research in the area, no one has ever succeeded in turning a Powered into a regular human, let alone a Super.    

That is, until no....…   

Performed by Jonathan Lee Taylor, Darius Johnson, Alejandro Ruiz, Rana Kay, Megan Poppy, John Kielty, Zeke Alton, Yasmin Tuazon, James J. Johnson, James Konicek, Kay Eluvian, Jacob Yeh, Chris Stinson, Michael John Casey, Matthew Schleigh, Lise Bruneau, Matthew Bassett, Matthew Pauli, Emlyn McFarland, Jessica Lauren Ball, Henry Kramer, Steven Carpenter, Carolyn Kashner, Colleen Delany, Bianca Bryan, Rick Rohan, James Lewis, Scott McCormick, Joel David Santner, Delores King Williams, Nora Achrati and Nanette Savard."

©2014 Drew Hayes (P)2021 GraphicAudio

What listeners say about Super Powereds: Year One [Dramatized Adaptation]

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  • Sammy
  • 09-11-2021

Somehow better than the original

This series was made for the Graphic Audio format. I own both versions, and while the first was good, full cast with music and effects really makes this story glow. The heart of a his series is the characters, and this audio style spotlights that. If you like superheroes, multilayered characters with heart, and young adults coming into their own m, this story is absolutely for you. I look forward to buying the rest of these books again in full cast. Hands down one of my favorite comfort reads.

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  • Robert Alexander
  • 07-05-2022

Great update to the book

Biggest issue with the original was the narrator couldn't have as many unique voices for characters, due to how many there were. This really fixed it. I'll have to listen to the original to see what they cut out to shorten the story too. 10 hours shorter than the original release. But the dramatization was done well so worth a listen. I will only buy the complete dramatizations tho, none of this part 1 of 3.

Hoping a new story in this universe comes out.

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  • Roger
  • 05-04-2022

Great Book & Performance, But Littered With Ads!

I really love this series by Drew Hayes. Since this version, with the voice acting is excellent. However, they have chosen to keep the audiobook separated into 3 parts.
After each part their is a break in the book with credits and advertisements for other books. I find that this editing choice inexcusable.
I bought the book. Please don't stop narration to try and sell me other books on the middle of the text.

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  • Bob
  • 27-03-2022

first half was worse than the other audiobook here

First half of the book had every male figure in authority sound as deep as Darth Vader and one with constant distortion like he was on an old speaker every scene no matter the context. In the second half it was fixed and people sounded like people and the vocal effects were fixed.

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  • Raymond
  • 22-03-2022

Not a fan

So this is pretty simple, if you've never listened to the series, you'll probably like this. If you have, you probably won't be as big if a fan. The characters seem all wrong for the way they are written. Roy doesn't sound like he is from the south, Mary does.. Vince doesn't sound right, Nick feels all wrong. Mr. Transport and Numbers aren't British, nor is Dean Blain. Who ever did the voice casting didn't read the books, nor did the voice actors.
Can't give this more than 1 out of 5, and would refund in an instant if I could.

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  • Kirk Spicer
  • 18-03-2022

Great

I have already listened to the series, but I decided to try the full cast audio. I was not disappointed. My only disappointment is that they don't have all 4 years recorded yet.

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  • Tyler
  • 14-03-2022

I love this story and the books but all I see here

all I see here is a cash grab he's just going to release the book with shitty voice actors part 1 -6 and not keep working on the story then do an all in one for each book stop buying these

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  • JUSTIN
  • 06-03-2022

Listen to the original instead of the dramatized

I've listened to the original narrated by Kyle McCarley several times now and did just before the listening to this dramatized version. Kyle McCarley blows this out of the water. The only reason that this isn't getting a 5 stars overall is that the sounds, music, and other oddities they used in this version just kinda killed the story a bit for me. Do yourself a favor and still listen to this book but the original version and not this "dramatised" version.

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  • B. Stiner
  • 27-02-2022

Great Story, Production Could Be Better

I loved Drew Hayes' Super Powereds series, and I've loved full-cast audiobooks since I was part of a full-cast audio production team myself. I was excited to see Super Powereds being adapted, and waited until the whole first book was out to listen.
Overall, it was pretty good. I don't agree with some of the voice choices, but I got used to them. Other voices were spot on, such as Mr. Transport, Dean Blaine, and Roy. There were moments when I would have liked the actors to be more emotive, but that's acting interpretation and there can be lots of opinions.
The sound effects were nice, though the audio productions I took part in had a more dense soundscape (more sound effects, more scenery sounds). I would have liked that sort of effort to have been out into this audiobook.
There were times when there seemed to be some echo or reverb on voices that didn't match the scene or the other voices. I wondered if the production company had some people recording from home microphones during Covid.
The one thing that drove me nuts through this recording was the music. I have mixed a lot of music scores, for tv and audio, and this music scores was straight up amateur work. There was music where none was needed. A majority of the time the music didn't match the mood of the scene. No effort was made to edit the music to match the length of the scene, quite a few times you can hear the track just run out in the middle of the scene, hear the pause between tracks, then hear the loop restart or a new track begin. It's like the music was an after thought instead of part of the overall soundscape. For the love of God, please have your music engineer listen to full-cast audio productions by other companies to see how it's done. Or just watch a movie and pay attention to how the score is done. This very easily could have been so much better. I hope the production quality improves in book 2 of Super Powereds.

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  • Sharon D. Moore
  • 25-01-2022

Awesome

Thoroughly enjoyed this series. Listening to the dramatized series added so much mph to it. I am hooked on this series and cannot wait until year 2

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-02-2022

Super Powereds: Year One Dramatised Adaptation review by Albert Anness

Absolutely outstanding! Having read the original audio book my feeling on the story remain the same. The thrilling and captivating story and writing. The likeable and diverse cast of characters and this well thought out world the writer bought to life.

This book takes it to a new level- the sound effects and editing make it all sound real and isn't kidding when it says a movie in your mind as I can picture it all perfectly. The cast too was outstanding and put so much emotion and heart into their performance capturing the characters and their state. It was also really well casted with characters such as Nick, Alice, Mary, Mr. Transport, Mr. Numbers, Herschel, Roy, Dean Blaine, Coach George etc. My only complaint would be that I wasn't 100 percent sure on some of the casting for the voices such as Vince or Will, don't get me wrong the actors were amazing I just didn't feel their voices suited the characters, although that's probably just my opinion anyway.

Overall I really enjoyed this audio production and would highly recommend it to anyone interested particularly in the Superpowereds books.

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