Sci-Fi & Vampire Novel Freak
Yes beacause the main character reminds us that despite the consequences you should do the right thing, be true to yourself which are nice ideas that often need reinforcing.
Can think of another book I have read where the main character was not living up to their potential because of parental discrimination, but landed a traineeship based on their natural abilities and ended up in a team of unusual individuals who fit together professionaly, but who really needed each other out side of the job.
I liked the accent given to Warrior Woman, have no clue where it came from. Thom was the favourite for me.
No it didn't have that must finish it now element, I listened to it over a weekend.
Some Goodreads reviews sight sloppy writing but this must be more apparent in print because to book seemed smooth when narrated. A sequel might be interesting to see how blossoming relationships develop and where the League went after the final confrontation.
I love my life but trading allows me to escape without transportation cost!
great story . lots of twists and turns, that you would not expect . kept me listening!
Supporting Characters. The theft of existing tropes. Unrealistic treatment of main character. Treatment of gay characters.
Most of his character origins are completely ripped from very recognizable and established popular superhero characters. Thom's choices infuriated me as both a gay man and a comic book enthusiast. The homophobic overtones of the story are both unrelenting, unbelievable and completely infuriating--as are the choice of the main character. Thank goodness there will never ever be a sequel.
Every character sounds like a slightly different flavor of an overwrought drag queen. Truly a difficult listen.
Thom's powers are interesting, but underdeveloped.
I love a story that I haven't already heard 100 times before. Great performance. For anyone who grew up on super heroes, you'll love this.
It's a wonderful take on super heroes & also a great coming of age/coming out story.
I liked all the characters, but Ruth was the best!
On the whole I liked his performance. However in several instances Thom seemed to be channeling Bette Davis.
Eclectic reader, from YA to adult. Favorites include romance & mystery, but I'll give anything with interesting words a try. Love diversity.
I had already read Hero as a paper book before getting this audiobook. It was already a wonderful story, one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. In audiobook form, I would say that people are missing out if they don't get to experience Michael Urie's fabulous narration.
There is a lot to this story. Sometimes it felt, like if this were some other book, that things would be tidying up and ending, but in Hero, surprise, there's more. That's because it has a lot of layers and depth. There are so many different aspects being dealt with in this book, of family, of friendships, of self, and then there's the great action and adventure of it being a book about heroes. It satisfies on all those levels.
I don't think I can say enough about Michael Urie's narration. He has all that you'd want - great emotion, proper pacing, and distinct voices - but he's done it to the highest degree possible. Each character - male, female, young, old - is crafted and delivered perfectly. After this, I'm going to be judging narrators off the high bar he's set for me.