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Confessions of a D-List Supervillain | [Jim Bernheimer]

Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

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.
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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

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    Christopher Kirby Richardson, Texas United States 10-22-14
    Christopher Kirby Richardson, Texas United States 10-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "This book had everything."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Confessions of a D-List Supervillain to be better than the print version?

    Super hero's, super villains, and a hilarious protagonist. This book was perfect.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cal of course.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this on a whim. The title seemed like it might be fun. It was so good I listened to it twice.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. Hardesty Gray, ME United States 10-11-14
    J. Hardesty Gray, ME United States 10-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Giggling Good Time"

    I bought this in hopes of keeping awake during my 9 1/2 hour commute, but it was better than just interesting, which was my lowest expectation. I laughed my way through four States at the puns and self-depreciating attitude of the D-List super-villain who by complete accident ends up being the last free-thinking person on the planet and thus, the only one capable of saving it.

    I enjoyed discovering along with Cal that the good guys (and gals) aren't necessarily all that good just because they're "heroes"; they just have better PR, and in fact, living the life of a "super", whether you have powers or just the smarts to make nifty toys, can be just as cliquish as high school. It's definitely more dangerous once the attitudes come with mind control, power punches, clones, and assassin-bots.

    This story clearly mocked the ridiculousness of hero names, costumes, and origins, while delving into the consequences of actions, including death or even embarrassment, and the gritty world the ridiculous happens to exist in. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this story. I'm looking forward to listening to the prequel on my return trip.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle D. Hart DC 09-10-14
    Kyle D. Hart DC 09-10-14 Member Since 2013

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    "The Supervillain Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Confessions of a D-List Supervillain to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read it yet, but I now plan to just to find out.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole story. Just the idea that the heroes aren't always the good guys, and villains aren't always evil.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer and Talmadge Ragan – was your favorite?

    Cal, absolutely Cal. He is the heart and soul of the whole book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "He ain't a hero, but he can still save the world. And maybe get the girl.!"


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dave 08-19-14
    Dave 08-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great from start, and awesome to finish!"
    What did you love best about Confessions of a D-List Supervillain?

    Usually I can put into words what I love most, or like least about just about any subject. With this book it's a real challenge because there isn't a single thing I didn't enjoy. That said, the book starts great, and gets better and better as you see more and more of the world.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 08-06-14
    Stephen 08-06-14
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    "I wanted it to be funnier"
    What disappointed you about Confessions of a D-List Supervillain?

    The title sounds like this should be a much more humorous book than it is


    Would you recommend Confessions of a D-List Supervillain to your friends? Why or why not?

    To certain friends ... sure


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer and Talmadge Ragan – was your favorite?

    it is mostly written in first person so the question doesn't apply.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    yes it is a interest premise


    Any additional comments?

    I have the prequel lined up... stay tuned... same bat time... same bat channel... (sorry could not resist)

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    Amechi 08-05-14
    Amechi 08-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Why did I wait so long to listen to this?!"
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    Usually I am always the guy who cheers for the hero. But this time I am way on the side of the villain. The clever writing, dialogue, and storyline really drew me in. Honestly, it has been a long time since I've been this entertained by an audiobook. I can't tell you how happy I am to know that there are additional books on the horizon for this series. They can't get here soon enough!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan Indiana, United States 08-04-14
    Bryan Indiana, United States 08-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining"
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    This was a fun book to listen too. The story was interesting and short. I typically like longer books so that I have more time to get invested in the characters and enjoy the ride but I'm glad I gave this book a try. It was an interesting take on your typical Hero vs. Villian senario without any long drawn out plot that some books tend to get lost in. I recommend this book to anyway that enjoys genres of this kind that would like to take a step back from the lengthy books for a short but fun adventure.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lum singapore, Singapore 07-28-14
    lum singapore, Singapore 07-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "super heroes & villains & everything in between"

    Origins and Confessions should have been combined as one book. Instead Confessions was released first making you start at the middle of the story. Lucky I started with Origins and it gave me a good flow of the story and it is a good one. This superhero origin story told from the point of Cal is witty, humours and sarcastic. The plot does not surprise but the characters are well crafted and grow with the story. A must have for every super hero and comic book fan.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Conway New Hampshire, United States 07-18-14
    Michael Conway New Hampshire, United States 07-18-14 Member Since 2008
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    "This story never leaves my iPod."
    Where does Confessions of a D-List Supervillain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    When people ask what are my favorite stories I start by telling them this one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Geek Culture References are wonderful the snark and timing make it all come together perfectly


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Cal has to be held back by the Olympians


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Nerd's Lament...


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paul D. Singleton Dallas, TX, United States 05-13-14
    Paul D. Singleton Dallas, TX, United States 05-13-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Fun and Quick"

    This was a fun listen. I find myself listening to books when I have a slow day at work, and this filled that day nicely. Fun story. Fairly well put together. I loved the concept. hope to find more like this in the future!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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