I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm glad I gave it a try because I love it! I laughed, I gasped, I teared up, and I was hooked. Tom is a wonderful protagonist. I loved how normal they made powers and heroes and the League tryouts. There are so many gems in this book like when Ruth blew her rape whistle!!! I hope everyone enjoys this book like I do and did.
Surprising, engaging, and intricate
The ending of the story wraps up everything neatly and gives you a good story with no cliff hangers.
If I were to read this book, then I would not have experienced Michael Urie's amazing ability to perfectly match the character with a voice.
It was hard to put this book down losing because I wanted to know how everything would end. As I read I would loose track of time.
This is a great book that is well written and narrated.
Amazing! Best novel I've listened to in years. The universe and it denizens is nothing short of astonishing. Ruth will live in my memory forever.
Artfully covers the burden gay superheros must endure. Great airplane listening! Quality writing and character development.
I have read this book at least 10 times since it came out, it never gets old. I decided to try it out as an audio book and was excited to see it was narrated by Michael Urie one of my favorite actors. His performance of the story was perfect! I'm so glad to be able to hear someone else give this story the reading it deserves.
Loved the book and I hope more follow it's example.
To me it represented the struggle of life's circumstances and the ability to defy being defined by them.
The most memorable moment was near the end, when the the reader gets to catch a glimpse of what made the father such a great character.
[Couldn't buy the eBook, so this was the next best way to honor the author] No review for the narrator to offer.
I liked it. I had been a super hero fan since youth. My favorite being Wonder Woman, but if I had read the latest than superman would do. So wanting something fun I picked this to listen to and it was as good as the dear heroes of yesteryear. I loved the young Dario coming into his powers. I liked the part about coming into ones own and accepting the truth. Bravo! They are still fighting the evils of our world. Loved it!
Just a guy that likes a good story.
So this is a great story about the struggles of being a gay boy in America. I see this all of the time in daily life and it make me very sad for the kids who have to deal with that kind of persecution. That being said, the novel summary plays like it is a super hero book. In reality it is a book about the trials and tribulations of a kid who doesn't align with societies preconceived placement who just happens to have super powers. It is a good novel with a good story but make no mistake, this is not a super hero novel, this is a novel that attempts to bring light to a challenging social problem through super hero fiction. This story gets 4 star instead of five not because of the afore mentioned summary issues, but instead because of the 'woe is me' feeling through the book. Instead of a feeling of empowerment, I just felt sad which made it a hard listen.
I chose this book just because it sounded different. It was a great listen. His hero is so honest human and broken. His struggles are the same as anyone his age , he, just, has the added extra of superpowers.
listening to such blatant bigotry and heterosexism in this day and age was painful at best. felt relief when the book ended. almost quit with an hour left.