The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills
Shallow, fast-paced and entertaining.
I'm not used to the accent, so for the first chapter or so I thought the protagonist was a super-villain named Mechanicow, and pictured him in bipedal cow-themed armor with razor horns and stuff. Which was amusing in a wtf kind of way :)
Cal was quite likeable, but this book seems like a bit of wish-fulfillment for those lads in high school who were considered nerdy - man meets woman, man and woman forced into extended period of interaction (he basically locks her in a dungeon) which forces woman to see man as he truly is, she of course falls for him, etc. etc. So I didn't find the main female character to be particularly believable, but there were some others (Wendy for instance) who were interesting.
If you're willing to go along for the ride and don't think about it too closely, it's a very entertaining listen.
What else can I say this book was just a fun listen. Good story, good narrating. Probably not an award winner, but I like this book .
For anybody that read superhero comics as a kid, this is a real treat. I really took to Mechani-CAL's character immediately. The piece was a pure classic comic-book story. Alien's, super-villians, less than super villians, mind control, and dinosaurs. Yes, Dinosaurs. I really enjoyed the book and it was a fun listen thanks to the excellent work of the narrators. If you want a book to rekindle your past love of comics, this is definitely one that will fit the bill. Great work by Jim Bernheimer. I hope to see more of these kinds of stories from him again.
Probably not. Not because it's not good, because it is! Just because I rarely if ever re-read books.
Nothing I've ever read before!
This was a first for me...downloaded it to my old Kindle. I didn't even know it had a volume button! I was pretty impressed with how long the battery lasted with the audio going, and even more surprised that it went into sleep mode, but the audio kept going! The narration was really good...He read it like he was the character, and since the book is first person, you kind of have to be that person. It was a little shocking at the end to have the character change. But...that's the way it's written! I almost quit before the epilogues, as that seemed to be the end of the story.
The story was really good...a super hero soap opera. Well thought out characters, with personalities that ranged widely. Who ever thought that any superhero besides Batman had an attitude?
Totally out of my normal genre, but I'll be reading more of Jim Bernheimer. And, I think I'll be looking for more books on Audible, because the price was great, and we do enjoy listening to stories when we travel. Great job all the way around!
The humor of the lead character, he was sarcastically funny.
The villain became the hero.
Overall a very good listen, hope there's a sequel.
Fun, funny and just plan cool this book is for anyone who enjoys superhero stories. Cal makes an awesome antihero and hearing his thoughts on things is just plan hilarious at times. I felt the ending was a bit rushed but all same this was a fun if a bit short, ride.
I was looking for something light and a little different. This book fit the bill perfectly. I enjoyed comic books as a kid but was not sure how interesting a novel about superheros would be. I will say I was pleasantly surprise.
When it comes to this title, I was pleasantly surprised at the idea of a villain actually saving the world. In most cases like this, villains would be most likely to turn on the world or revert back to the dark side after everything was said and done. Overall, I think that this was a really good concept, but I was not a fan of the ending all that much, it was somewhat not expected and didn't flow like the rest of the book.
I thought the character was fun to listen to. The reader did an awesome job of relating the high and lows of Cal through voice inflection and attitude. The story was very well written and I would listen to this story again as well as any sequels if/when written.
Any time Stacey and Cal interacted.
The anti-hero hero - Mechani-Cal.
To write that would give away parts of the story that deserves to be read on its own.
A great listen once you get used to the snide-sounding narrator. I love the story, and would put it up there with the George RR Martin's Wild Card series, even though it's just a single story. It's got a great writing a character you really get into.
And once you get used to him, you know why they picked the narrator - his voice totally fits the lead. I recommend it...and I'm waiting on a sequel!