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Scott McClellan

Birmingham, AL USA
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An adult morality tale of grey

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I found this a mature book of thoughts (a little less on plot). The ideas are more adult as characters have to live in a real world of greys. I love, I mean love, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, but it fits more a child's world of black and white morality while this book tackles realistic people with all their multitude of facets. Due to some inconsistencies with TKAM, this is more a companion novel than a true sequel. Also, Ms. Witherspoon is a fantastic narrator.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

It's Superman! audiobook cover art

The narrator redeems this audiobook experience

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This listening experience of this audiobook was the best part of reading this book. If it had not been for Scott Brick's charming performance of this novel, I would have put the novel down almost halfway through it.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Scott Brick did a fantastic job with the Midwestern voice given to most of the characters from Smallville, but Brick really shined with the one character I felt the author got right: Lex Luthor.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was very disappointed in a novel called "It's Superman!" that barely had the titular character in the story. The supposedly major characters felt like underdeveloped supporting characters while De Haven spent much of his time developing the original "supporting" cast, who felt more like the main characters.

Any additional comments?

This is definitely a novel to avoid if you are hoping to read a novel about Superman. I would rather recommend "The Last Days of Krypton" by Kevin J. Anderson.

12 of 16 people found this review helpful