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Publisher's Summary

Modern gods and goddesses, remote, revered - and like the pantheon of heroes and heroines of ancient myth - possessing great power tempered with flaws. Now, find within this anthology great tales by gifted and award-winning authors who move superheroes from the four-color panels of comic books to the fantastic pages of fiction, stories that will remind anyone who ever wanted to wear a cape or don a cowl of the extraordinary powers of the imagination!

©2013 Rich Horton (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • BookofJoy
  • 29-12-2014

Pretentious tired old concepts

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

no

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

The stories were excruciatingly slow to develop and had little to nothing to do with superheroes. The Forward was a pretentious snob rambling about how great he is for putting this book together.

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

NO

What character would you cut from Superheroes?

all of them

Any additional comments?

pick up pretty much any comic book from the last 30 years and you will get better, more mature stories than these.

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  • Andrew
  • 07-02-2021

The book of HoooHummm superhero’s

Look there are superheroes and sorta superheroes. Most of the stories in this book are ehhh....so so sorta superhero’s. There are a few gems in the book but most of the stories are just bland.

I’m glad this was a free book from the membership collection. If I had spent a credit on it I would have returned it by now.

If your thinking about this book pass it by and look for something else.

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  • Travis Mandenberg
  • 16-09-2020

Fun, Adventurous, and Sometimes Profound

as a comic book fan of over 20 years I can say that it's hard to find good superhero fiction when transcending media (other than the MCU and DC animated films) I didn't know what to expect when I picked up this book. I certainly didn't expect to be as impressed as I am. some of the stories in this book are fun exciting or even light-hearted. others are brutal and honest, terrifying and heartbreaking, or just good fun.

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  • Fezenclop
  • 03-02-2016

Snide.

Every idea or concept the writers do not agree with is belittled and insulted. The performer delivers this in a snide tone sure to infuriate anyone who disagrees with their "smarter than you poor fools" attitude. All while getting terms and named wrong in several chapters.

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  • James
  • 24-04-2021

Not much here

This is a bunch of short stories about mostly bad things that can go wrong with superheroes. If the publisherss summary would accurately describe the books in the preview they would better set the listeners expectations.

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  • Daryl
  • 10-02-2021

Super Hero Short Stories

The book started off with several stories that I really did not enjoy. Eventually it got to some that I enjoyed. The stories are not set in the same universe/author so do not expect a bunch of short stories as part of a series building on the characters.

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  • Lucas R
  • 04-01-2021

meh

the book

so the book is a collection of story's but other then superheroes I'm not sure the theme. and while some of the stories had interesting views and thoughts on a world of superheroes some just seemed disjointed or to not have really a connection other then superheroes being a thing a few you could swap the word superhero with anything else and it wouldn't make much a difference. Some also did nothing to build a world or a connection to anything other then the story. there were 3 or 4 in this book I found really interesting so not all bad but most I hardly recall and I listened to it the last 2 days.

the narration

the narration varied along with the stories some the narrators did great some terrible hard to tell who was who but more often then not the narrator did a good job but the story wasnt as interesting

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  • bruce
  • 17-12-2020

So many interesting stories.

I enjoyed the variety and originality of the stories of various types of superheroes. The performances for quite good and very easy to listen to. I’m in the process of listening to it a third time.

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