Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.
"Being a supervillain means never having to say you’re sorry - unless it’s to the judge or the parole board. Even then, you don’t really have to. It’s not like it’s going to change the outcome or anything." Those are the words of Calvin Matthew Stringel, better known as Mechani-Cal. He’s a down-on-his-luck armored villain. Follow his exploits as he gets swept up in a world domination scheme gone wrong and ends up working for these weak willed, mercy loving heroes. Immerse yourself in epic battles and see what it’s like to be an outsider looking in at a world that few have ever experienced. Climb into Cal’s battlesuit and join him on his journey. Will he avoid selling out his principles for a paycheck and a pardon? Can he resist the camaraderie of being on a super team? Does he fall prey to the ample charms of the beautiful Olympian Aphrodite? How will he survive the jealous schemes of Ultraweapon, who wears armor so powerful it makes Cal’s look like a museum piece?
See the world of “righteous do-gooders” through the eyes of someone who doesn’t particularly care for them. Revel in his sarcasm and hang on for one wild ride! Just remember: losing an argument with a group of rioters isn’t a good excuse to start lobbing tear gas indiscriminately at them. You’ve only got so many rounds and it’s going to be a long day, so make sure you get as many as possible with each one.
©2011 Jim Bernheimer (P)2011 Jeffrey Kafer
This is the only audiobook that I ever wanted to listen to a second time, immediately after I finished listening to it the first time!
The storyline in its most basic form is not all that exciting. However, you find yourself listening intently, and hanging on to every last word of dialogue.
Relationships between characters are quirky, spontaneous, sarcastic, cynical, and insanely whimsical. You are either nodding your head in agreement with the flow of the storyline or laughing out loud at some small event or statement said at just the right time.
This one is a real sleeper and I'm kicking myself for having D-List in my library for over 5 months and shelving it for more notable audiobooks.
In the end, the irony of the whole story plays with your mind and smacks you upside the head with you asking for more please.
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.
Nice to see the other side of the story. Gets slow in the middle and a bit predicable but otherwise a good read.
74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books
When I started this book I loved it but it soon wore thin. I think my title says it all.
A sexist neck-beard who wished his nonexistant technology prowess would land him a "hot babe" who would put up with his horrible acne, self-centeredness, and constant demands for sandwiches.
What genre is it? If it is satire, then no, because I've actually read good satire. If it is superhero parody, then yes, because the genre obviously has nothing new or interesting to say.
The voice actor seemed a fine fit, but the drop off of tone at the end of each sentence was annoying to the point where it was almost more of a reason to stop listening than the sad excuse for a first chapter.
I got this based on the high reviews and got burned. Don't trust the reviews on this book. The plot is unimaginative. The writing is mediocre. The main character is an annoying misogynist with no redeeming value, not a single modicum of wit, and not anything particularly interesting about him. Don't waste your money or credits.
if you like superheroes and supervillains dash of reality the this is the book for you it's just awesome the character's are great. it really takes your place you're not expecting to go and it pokes fun at the superhero genre while taking it serious at the same
Distracting and ok but no masterpiece. Ok for commuting if nothing else to read and you like super hero stories
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