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Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel | [Austin Grossman]

Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel

Doctor Impossible, evil genius and diabolical scientist, has tried to take over the world in every way imaginable, but this time is going to be different. He'll have to contend with Fatale, however, a rookie superhero on her first day with the Champions, the world's most famous superteam. She's a patchwork woman of skin and chrome, a gleaming technological marvel built for the next generation of warfare.
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Publisher's Summary

Doctor Impossible, evil genius, diabolical scientist, wannabe world dominator, languishes in a federal detention facility. He's lost his freedom, his girlfriend, and his hidden island fortress.

Over the years, he's tried to take over the world in every way imaginable, using doomsday devices of all varieties (nuclear, thermonuclear, nanotechnological) and mass mind control. He's traveled backwards in time to change history, forward in time to escape it. He's commanded robot armies, insect armies, and dinosaur armies. A fungus army. An army of fish. Of rodents. Aliens. All failures. But not this time. This time it's going to be different.

Fatale is a rookie superhero on her first day with the Champions, the world's most famous superteam. She's a patchwork woman of skin and chrome, a gleaming technological marvel built for the next generation of warfare. Filling the void left by a slain former member, we watch as Fatale joins a team struggling with a damaged past, having to come together in the face of unthinkable evil.

Soon I Will Be Invincible is a thrilling first novel, a fantastical adventure that gives new meaning to notions of power, glory, responsibility, and (of course) good and evil.

©2007 Austin Grossman; (P)2007 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"The realm of comic book heroes and villains gets a dose of realism in this whimsical debut....Grossman dabbles in a host of themes - power, greed, fame, the pitfalls of ego...broadening the appeal of an already inviting scenario." (Publishers Weekly)

"Austin Grossman has a superpower himself - it's called writing. This book is a new, winning, smart and funny way of interpreting our world. It's terrific." (Douglas Coupland)

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    Xeon Bothell, WA 12-02-14
    Xeon Bothell, WA 12-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about Soon I Will Be Invincible?

    Story was very original in the way it is written (well to me, I have not read any like it). Rare you almost (but not quite) want to root for the bad guy.


    What about Coleen Marlo and Paul Boehmer ’s performance did you like?

    Very well done! voices were great and consistent. Easy to tell who was talking.


    Any additional comments?

    Good Work,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander granite bay, CA, United States 07-26-13
    Alexander granite bay, CA, United States 07-26-13
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    "very entertaining"

    I enjoyed "confessions of a d-list supervillain" so much i went looking for similar books. I found this one and wasn't disappointed. The only thing i didn't quite enjoy was the cyclical nature of some of the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lance 07-14-13
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    "Great Fun and a Different Point of View"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you liked the movie Megamind, you'll love this book.


    What about Coleen Marlo and Paul Boehmer ’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful performance by both narrators.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Torah Cottrill Seattle, WA 01-14-13
    Torah Cottrill Seattle, WA 01-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"

    Wow. What a great book! If you haven't heard of this yet, are you in for a treat. This was one of the first of the Watchmen-type superhero books, funny and smart and well-written. The readers are first-rate, as well, and it's a pleasure to spend the time listening to this. My only regret is that his new book isn't available yet!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Jupiter, FL, United States 12-06-12
    Erik Jupiter, FL, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Root for the supervillian...I like it!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Humours book based on a supervillian's rise to the top. If you've watched the movie Megamind you can relate this book to what Megamind was going through. Lots of humor, super hero battles, revenge plotting and evil genius abound! Definately worth the read if you are into the not-so super hero genre. No graphic deaths or mayhem, just good clean family oriented evil :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth Elk Grove, CA, United States 04-13-12
    Kenneth Elk Grove, CA, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The doctor is in but out of his mind."
    Where does Soon I Will Be Invincible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is definitely among the top 10 of the top 100 books I've listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the evil of Dr. Impossible and the voice acting of Paul Boehmer in that part. He really brought the character to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely...I didn't want to turn it off but there was homework to be done.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 07-18-11
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 07-18-11 Member Since 2012

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "Believable characters with unbelievable powers"

    I don't know how I ended up with this book but I liked it. It's a super-hero book but is not childish or silly like I expected. It actually looks at characters and their motivations from a mature perspective. If it weren't for the supernatural talents the characters have, it could have been like a traditional thriller with well-developed characters.

    I think that's the surprising part of it all: how believable the characters were in a book that has characters who have unbelievable abilities. And the moral isn't as light as one would think, coming from a comic book.

    The narration is excellent. There are two main characters, each with their own narrator, and they were perfect for their roles: supervillain complete with the evil cackle and a thread of goodness wanting out and superhero with emotional issues and a hero-worship complex.

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    Linda B Northeast USA 11-29-10
    Linda B Northeast USA 11-29-10 Member Since 2013
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    "What fun!"

    What a great idea! It is action packed, clever and very funny at times. The characters are great, as are their relationships. The narrators do a great job. I think this may be one of the most fun things I have ever read. Bravo!

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    Cather Cumberland, VA, United States 08-18-08
    Cather Cumberland, VA, United States 08-18-08 Member Since 2015
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    "So much more than I expected"

    Okay, we live in an age where Superhero movies are taken seriously, so it's no surprise that superhero novels-- other than the ones based on the movies, or based on the comics-- can exist now.

    But what's really great is that there is a real story here, with, y'know, plot, character, backstory, suspense, and whatnot.... while at the same time there's a lot of great jabs at the clich?s of superhero stories.

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    Cranberry 11-02-07
    Cranberry 11-02-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun!"

    This book was fun. Grossman does a great job humanizing the superheroes and villains. It's great getting the characters inner thoughts as they're getting thrown through walls or trying to impress the others (usually to no avail). The narrators do a great job as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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