Titan was one of the nation's most loved and respected Heroes, until an infidelity scandal tore his image and family apart. After decades spent out of the limelight, Owen Daniels has decided to take up the mantle of Titan once again to try and make amends for his years away. Unfortunately, the Titan Scandal is still common knowledge, and no Hero team wants such a polarizing figure.
With no other options, Owen is forced to take a job overseeing a group of corpies, corporate-sponsored Supers who do rescue work...as long as there are cameras around. Between a team that doesn't want him, fellow Heroes who don't trust him, and a nation that might not be ready to forgive the sins of the past, the return of Titan could prove even harder than the scandal that drove him away. But Owen will have to push on, because his new city is far from a peaceful one.
A mysterious enemy is attacking Heroes and growing steadily stronger. An enemy that only the once-legendary Titan might be able to stop. If he can manage to stick around this time.
©2016 Andrew Hayes (P)2016 Tantor
I was both eagerly anticipating and dreading Corpies release. If you've finished Year One have no fear, the spoilers in Corpies are very, very minor. Time-wise it seems to take place during Super Powereds Year Three, but it avoids all but two very minor spoilers, one of which is painfully obvious and the other very easily missed.
The book is great. It does a lot of great world building, giving a wealth of information about the world of Super Powereds and how it works. The story itself is as original a super hero story as I've ever read. It really deserves a place along side Watchmen (graphic novel, not the dreadful movie). I'm not sure if Drew is planning to continue the story of Titan and/or the corpies, but I'd read it in a second.
I love this narrator and I love this author. I'm waiting for Super Powereds Book 4 to hit audio. I might get impatient and just read the damn thing.
Titan is my hero and I'm grateful to the author for this volume. Without pandering or resorting to depressing tropes, Mr. Hayes has delivered, in my opinion, his best work yet in the Super-Powereds setting. If you haven't listened to SP Years 1 and 2, I recommend you do so before starting this volume. It's a stand-alone piece, but you'll enjoy it more that way. You can listen to Corpies confidently without fear of spoilers of SP Year 3.
I hope that we'll see more of Titan and the others in this volume in the future, but I also hope that the author will continue to explore tangents leading off the Super-Powereds line. They lead to amazing places.
You should listen to this book.
I'm an engineer that took all my electives in English and Art! Fantasy novels with moral depth and colorful worlds fill my library.
I've read the two Super Powered books, and enjoyed them--they seem almost written for use as Audible titles. For the first time I realized that audio books may be driving certain areas of literature. I like long books with great characters and clever, innovative, worlds.
This one starts on an awkward premise, but it never becomes uncomfortable. I don't like sex mixed into my action/adventure/fantasy/sci-fi novels, and this book doesn't cross the line. It maintains the issue as a personal challenge the main character deals with--and like so much of the story, shows how character and determination are what makes a person awesome, and that sexuality is just a part of a very complex person. It isn't about this--but it is addressed.
I came away having really enjoyed the book and having great respect for the author as he dealt with real world issues in a very fictional--yet enjoyable--world where heroes are part of the people landscape.
Highly recommend all three books--with this one as good as the other two.
Bring on more.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a great addition to the Superpowered story arc. I was emotionally drawn in to the story and even found myself cheer and cry at different parts. If you like alt universe where superheroes are really then this is one you will like. It is well thought out and answered many questions I had as it went along. I found the initial shaming instance a little far fetched but I'm looking at it through current time eyes so maybe when it was written that wasn't the case. I did appreciate that it wasn't all about that but only one component in the book. I hope the writer ties the two story arcs together at some point. All and all a rear read in my opinion
Although fiction, we need heroes that can pick themselves off the ground. In an era where public shaming has become fashionable and ruining lives commonplace, I am proud to enjoy fiction that speaks to the heart of what it is to be human.
I really enjoyed this spinoff. Titan's character was fun to read about but the writing could have been a little less cheesy in some areas. Overall very enjoyable
Really liked the story and its characters. The narrators character voices were good but the way the very frequent "Owen said" is delivered is very off-putting. I didn't really get used to it till about 14 hours into the book. Other than that I liked it.
Many praises for Christopher John Fetherofs performance.
Outstanding work and a damn fine story too
"Hands Up, I'm a Drew Hayes fan !!"
I bought Corpies because I listened and enjoyed the 'Super Powereds' series (and yes, that is the correct spelling :) It has a nice overlap and takes a fringe character from that series and puts him centre stage in Corpies. I will definitely re-visit the whole series in the future (so many other new books to listen to though)
I'm struggling to give you a comparable book, so I'll throw you a curve ball.. Check out Peter Clines '14' Fantastic story and great narration by Ray Porter, you will love it
Who doesn't love a fight with a building sized Automaton
It made me chuckle at times, I'm an old misery guts, I don't do laughing :)
Another Powereds spinoff will be greeted with pleasure
I loved super powereds series, this is a great story to fill in some blanks between books 2 and 3 still an awesome book 10/10
"Great Book - Yes it a spinoff"
Great Book - Yes it a spinoff but Titan deserves his own book. You can listen to this book without having read Super Powereds but it does contain a few minor spoilers so read the other books first. Even as a stand alone book it would hold up without being a spinoff. Great Reading and a very enjoyable book
Strong characters and a great narrator
I don't normally like spin offs but this book is an exception. This book does fill in some gaps for super powereds year 2 & 3. I can not wait for super powereds year 4 and to see if another corpies is in the works.
"What a great story"
I hesitated before buying this book as I'm not the greatest fan of spin offs. But boy was I wrong.
Compelling, well written and well developed characters.
Just wish it could be brand new all over again.
this was a great story, I just wished there were more in the series. I have done super powered year 1 2 and 3 now this book. I so hope there are going to be many more in both series. I had so much fun listening to this book. The narration was another good job. If you like agood action story with super powers and some laughs along the way then this is the book for you.
loving this series. funny. easy listening. pour escapism. looking forward to the next one in the run.
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