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Confessions of a D-List Supervillain Audiobook

Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

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Publisher's Summary

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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    John Pierce Ocala, FL, United States 11-27-12
    John Pierce Ocala, FL, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Diamond In the Rough"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Kenilworth, NJ, United States 04-17-12
    Andrew Kenilworth, NJ, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2010

    Love books!

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    "Saving the world, one sarcastic remark at a time!"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John Colorado Springs, CO, United States 01-07-12
    John Colorado Springs, CO, United States 01-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable. Original view point."
    Where does Confessions of a D-List Supervillain rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    Nice to see the other side of the story. Gets slow in the middle and a bit predicable but otherwise a good read.


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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 12-25-14
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 12-25-14 Member Since 2016

    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

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    "A short story that should have stayed that way"

    When I started this book I loved it but it soon wore thin. I think my title says it all.

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    Nevini 08-18-16
    Nevini 08-18-16
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    "Painfully bad. Horribly cliched. Super sexist."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    Has Confessions of a D-List Supervillain turned you off from other books in this genre?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Confessions of a D-List Supervillain?

    All.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Steven 08-10-16
    Steven 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "fun fun fun"

    I enjoyed this story a lot. Definitely one of my top 5 favorites. Would suggest this to any one of my friends.

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    Robert E. White BEEBE, AR, US 07-27-16
    Robert E. White BEEBE, AR, US 07-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "biz fan"

    Just a great / fun story. I've read it maybe 4 times and when I saw it on audible I had to buy it.

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    Blake 06-22-16
    Blake 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "i love the entire series"

    a great and amazing book. i love the entire d list supervillain series and coming from me that's big praise.

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    Amazon Customer 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "just read it"

    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

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    Tim Randwick, Australia 06-18-16
    Tim Randwick, Australia 06-18-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Distracting and ok but no masterpiece"

    Distracting and ok but no masterpiece. Ok for commuting if nothing else to read and you like super hero stories

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