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It's Superman! Audiobook

It's Superman!

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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed novelist Tom De Haven recreates the early years of the Man of Steel - the world's most popular and enduring superhero.

Opening with the young Clark Kent on a date, the novel takes an entirely fresh approach to the emergence of his superpowers and the start of his newspaper career, following him from rural 1930s Kansas across America to Hollywood in its golden age and then to New York City. He meets a worldly Lois Lane and conniving political boss Lex Luthor, and begins his battles against criminal masterminds, mad scientists, and super villains inspired by fascists.

This fun and fast-paced novel of thrilling invention, heroic escapes, ill-fitting costumes, and super-sized, coming-of-age angst is sure to appeal to devoted fans.

©2005 DC Comics; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Comic noir with a super-keen edge, in De Haven's best book yet." (Kirkus Reviews)
"One of the finest interpretations of Superman in any medium." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
"Delightful....De Haven's cartoon world will entertain readers for a long time to come." (New York Times Book Review)

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    Jeremiah 08-14-14
    Jeremiah 08-14-14
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    "Good not Great"
    What did you like best about It's Superman!? What did you like least?

    Coming from a big superman fan, the story is well written. I own a version on CD and now this one.
    Unfortunately my CD version has actors and music which was awesome, but this one is simply a man reading it. It was a let down but maybe I had too much hope from my previous experience.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Adding actors, sound effects and music made a different version of this story unforgettable. I wish I could find that version through Audible.com.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, it is a great start to having fun with "RE-imagining" the story of Superman.


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    Joey Laurinburg, NC, USA 07-28-09
    Joey Laurinburg, NC, USA 07-28-09
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    "Excellent! But not for Kids at All"

    Fantastic and very original retelling of the Superman origin and legend. Very modern and beleivable; I truly believe "a man can fly" after this novel. Lots of details in character's names and locations that only a true Superman Fan (like me) would understand and that really makes it fun. Be warned, however, this is NOT a kids book, but it has be placed in the Audible Kids section. It is a very adult novel with adult themes and frank sexuality and language, including references to homosexuality; don't think that this is something you can play for your children to entertain them. They will get more of an education than you anticipated! I find it sad that because it is a "Superman" book, it was automatically placed under Kids Section; shows you how little most people really know about comics and comics characters and that the medium has both youthful and adult audiences.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Stanger Philadelphia, PA USA 08-28-16
    William Stanger Philadelphia, PA USA 08-28-16 Member Since 2008
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    "What was that?"

    Despite an excellent performance, the story falls flat and goes nowhere. Superman deserves better.

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    Dean C. Kilgore 08-24-16
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    "Not the Superman you know."

    Interesting twist and I liked it but most fans of the man of steel will hate it.

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    rene55 08-19-16
    rene55 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "it was a fun twist on the old Superman tail.."

    Good book put you back in the 1930s. Made Superman more human and flawed than I've ever known. "Not that I'm an expert on the subject" Gave you a "Great Gatsby" feel.

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    Ken 08-19-16
    Ken 08-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    ""SUPER" sorry couldn't help myself"

    I truly enjoyed this audio book. The story was new to me and refreshing as were the characters development.

    Mr brick gave a fine performance he complimented the performance without overshadowing the story.
    The quality of the audio was excellent

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    Daniel Encinitas, CA, United States 08-16-16
    Daniel Encinitas, CA, United States 08-16-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Not the Superman I grew up on."

    A different take on the Superman story. Scott Birck does an outstanding reading. A least Lois Lane and Lex Luthor are familiar.

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    Padre Mulcahy 08-09-16 Member Since 2011

    Everything changes. Everything is connected. Pay attention.

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    "Scott Brick Comes to the Rescue"

    Scott Brick almost saves an otherwise awful story. Almost but not quite. Badly written, repetitive and predictable. Flat, undeveloped characters in a plot that barely limps along. The only saving grace seems to be that the author seems to know the period well. Though he manages to waste this with long and pointless lists of celebrities. I am left feeling that my favorite superhero has been badly used.

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    James 07-31-16
    James 07-31-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Give a try"

    If you like the comic book Superman this book might not be the one for you But if you are willing to try a new spin on the Superman tale give it a chance.

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    Michael LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 07-29-16
    Michael LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 07-29-16 Member Since 2002
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    "I so wanted this to be good..."
    Any additional comments?

    ...but it wasn't. I couldn't afford comic books as a kid, so I looked forward to going to the barber shop where I could find the latest issue and read about my favorite superhero. I selected this book looking forward to a serious treatment - instead I got an alternate reality superman. A different universe. Almost bizarro. Where was my SUPER hero? Far too much of the story was about a timid, country boob, who was so clueless he couldn't come to grips with 18 years of amazing "coincidences", and hadn't even talked to his parents about them. And because I eventually lost some interest, I didn't pay close enough attention to the constant flipping from one person's story to the next - and there were many. So I found myself asking, "who is this person he's talking about?" And don't get me going about the authors treatment of Lex Luther. Okay, I get the author wanted to give a different spin on an old story. It just wasn't an interesting spin.

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