Story was very original in the way it is written (well to me, I have not read any like it). Rare you almost (but not quite) want to root for the bad guy.
Very well done! voices were great and consistent. Easy to tell who was talking.
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
I have not read the print version I will say that the narrators do an excellent job on this book.
Dr. Impossible because it gives you a chance to see inside a evil mastermind and understand why so many of the common comic book tropes take place.
It gives you a better feel for the characters than you might get reading the book. Mr. Boehmer captures the angst and feelings of insecurity that drives the main character.
Dr. Doom.. The movie..
A very different and enjoyable book. I hope to see more.
I am of the firm opinion, that opinions are onions
I enjoyed "confessions of a d-list supervillain" so much i went looking for similar books. I found this one and wasn't disappointed. The only thing i didn't quite enjoy was the cyclical nature of some of the characters.
Yes, if you liked the movie Megamind, you'll love this book.
Wonderful performance by both narrators.
Wow. What a great book! If you haven't heard of this yet, are you in for a treat. This was one of the first of the Watchmen-type superhero books, funny and smart and well-written. The readers are first-rate, as well, and it's a pleasure to spend the time listening to this. My only regret is that his new book isn't available yet!
There was a lot of potential, but the story seemed a little flat. I was waiting for something more, and it never materialized.
Humours book based on a supervillian's rise to the top. If you've watched the movie Megamind you can relate this book to what Megamind was going through. Lots of humor, super hero battles, revenge plotting and evil genius abound! Definately worth the read if you are into the not-so super hero genre. No graphic deaths or mayhem, just good clean family oriented evil :)
I didn't think a story about superheroes could be dull, but this audiobook manages. It is interesting as character studies of the two narrators, but I can't help thinking it should have been much shorter. Anything interesting in the story happens in the past, so the narrator just relays the information to you, and anything interesting that happens in the 'present' is slowed down by flashbacks, and tangential thoughts that go running through the mind of the narrator. The narrators repeat themselves a lot, which is realistic I suppose, but boring to sit through.
The voice acting isn't bad, but the pace is painfully slow, and there are a ton of mispronounced words and weird choices for emphasis; any issues there I chalk up to either lazy directing or a crazy short schedule.
I guess it says something that I listened to the whole thing, there are parts of the story I found compelling. Maybe it would have worked better for me in print.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
I don't know how I ended up with this book but I liked it. It's a super-hero book but is not childish or silly like I expected. It actually looks at characters and their motivations from a mature perspective. If it weren't for the supernatural talents the characters have, it could have been like a traditional thriller with well-developed characters.
I think that's the surprising part of it all: how believable the characters were in a book that has characters who have unbelievable abilities. And the moral isn't as light as one would think, coming from a comic book.
The narration is excellent. There are two main characters, each with their own narrator, and they were perfect for their roles: supervillain complete with the evil cackle and a thread of goodness wanting out and superhero with emotional issues and a hero-worship complex.
What a great idea! It is action packed, clever and very funny at times. The characters are great, as are their relationships. The narrators do a great job. I think this may be one of the most fun things I have ever read. Bravo!