I found "Soon I Will Be Invincible" to be an easy book to get into even though I don't follow any superhero comics. The events and archetypes are fun concepts. I found this book comparable to "Watchmen" in that it gets into the superhuman psyche and the conditions of being an inhuman person.
This was a fun mix of action, sarcasm and and clever inner thoughts and dialogue. It moved along at a good pace and I really got into the characters.
An amazing audio experience! The readers are having all kinds of fun with this, right down to the maniacal laughter from Doctor Impossible. It's hard to believe this is a debut novel, and I'm glad I took a chance on the recommendation from Audible.com. It's a comic book in prose form, and it works.
Doctor Impossible is getting the lion's share of the raves here, but let's not short-change the superheroes! Fatale is a great balance of nerves and cool, and the behind-the-scenes interactions of the rest of the "New Champions" are priceless. Great fun for fans of classic comic books everywhere.
I bought this book because the premise alone made me smile. The narration was great, espescially Dr. Impossible. I believe this is a book that benifits from being experienced in audio form, due to the wonderful reading styles. Great fun for fans of the old comic books.
Was doubtful when purchased,but was soon addicted. Dr. Impossible rules. Characters were well crafted. A sequel would rock!! Duel readers has a great feel. Enjoy this one
The book has an interesting premise, discussing the world of superheroes and villains from the perspective of the world's greatest super-villain. He's the smartest man in the world, but he's also trite and can't help falling into the super-villain stereotypes. The book seems to waver between an almost serious and a mocking tone as the perspective switches between the two main characters, who are linked. An entertaining listen, but the ending was a little too abrupt.
I think anyone even slightly interested in classic comic book hero versus villain stories will enjoy this book. It's funny without ever betraying the genre.
It seems as though the writer had an idea for two different superhero stories and several origin short stories that he decided to pin together without coming up with an actual resolution or bothering to put much character into anyone. Atop that is some okay narration that desperately needed an editor to remind the actors how to pronounce certain words.
No. Maybe this just wasn't their usual material, but Boehmer's narration was almost laughable. He single-handedly ruined this audiobook for me. I couldn't get past his ridiculous tone and grandiose way of speaking. No subtlety here, whatsoever. Marlo's narration was simply passable.
First time I've ever had a book ruined by a narrator so this is a new experience for me. Maybe read this one in paperback.
I love this book. I love the narration of Dr. Impossible. At first I was annoyed with the Fatale parts, and still dislike the overacting, but I have to say that I think it is necessary in a way to bring out the Boehmer. This book rules, I've listened to it twice already and I still find myself rooting for Dr. Impossible.