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Superhero Audiobook

Superhero

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Publisher's Summary

It's not easy for a young gay artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where all anyone seems to care about in middle school and high school are the sports teams. But Jordan was lucky. He met Owen Nelson in the second grade, and they've been BFFs ever since. Owen is a big, beautiful blond and their school's champion wrestler. No one messes with Owen, or with anyone close to him, and he bucks popular opinion by keeping Jordan as his wingman even after Jordan comes out at school.

Their friendship survives, but Jordan's worst enemy may be himself: he can't seem to help the fact that he is head-over-heels in love with a hopeless case - his straight friend, Owen. Owen won't let anything take Jordan's friendship away, but he never counted on Jordan running off to find a life of his own. Owen will have to face the nature of their relationship if he's to win Jordan back.

©2013 Eli Easton (P)2014 Harmony Ink Press

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-02-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 06-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW! So cute!"

    What a cute m/m romance.. You just know that HEA is gonna be so squeezable and cute.I really enjoy this... learning about the BBF turned to lovers... I totally enjoyed it.. Totally worth a credit or buy... Narration was ok.. not the best..but not horrible.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer The Woodlands, TX 06-04-14
    Kindle Customer The Woodlands, TX 06-04-14
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    "Cute story. Lovable characters"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a quick and sweet story. It borders on young adult to new adult.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Jordan and Owen, both!


    What does Tristan Wright bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice was perfect for the age of the guys.


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

    Yes, it is short enough to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first book narrated by Tristan Wright. He was great, except it his voice did not waver at all between characters. His switch in POV was difficult at times. He would state Owen or Jordan's name, and if you were not listening closely, you could miss it. He was seamless in his transition which made it difficult to figure out if he was still reading or switching between characters. His voice was perfect for this age group and I would give him a "try" again.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    donna hanton 08-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great YA story"

    Loved this story. Not as much as Blame It On The Mistletoe but it's a close second. I highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Watertown, NY, United States 06-25-14
    Sarah Watertown, NY, United States 06-25-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Short and sweet"
    If you could sum up Superhero in three words, what would they be?

    Charming and adorable.


    What other book might you compare Superhero to and why?

    Rainbow High, and not just for the obvious high school affiliation, but for the coming of age story told so well in both.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first audio book with Tristan Wright as narrator and he is spectacular! I will be looking (and hoping) for him as narrator in all my future audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lili 10-26-17
    Lili 10-26-17
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    "Read the book instead."

    I read Superhero when it first came out, and it remains an all time favorite I re-read. I decided to try the audio and wish I hadn't. All he did was "read" the book. He didn't bring the story or bring the characters to life. Highly recommend the book, can't recommed the audio.
    5 Stars for the story.
    1 Star for the narration.
    6 ÷ 2= 3 Stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TNI Charlotte, Nc 08-14-17
    TNI Charlotte, Nc 08-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "so-so narration"

    I enjoyed this book but the narration could have been a little bit better
    I felt like he spoke too fast . I did enjoy the fact that the sex for age appropriate. Great coming of age story.

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    Jon 06-21-17
    Jon 06-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful Boyhood Angst, Believable Inspiration and Integrity"

    The story is like a perfect after banquet dance: so enjoyable, too brief, leaving one deliciously craving for more, punctuating how exciting and sweet it was.
    The superhero boyhood interest in the story tells so well that camaraderie many of us felt as gay teens: what it's like to fall in love with your best friend, and the ache integrity and loyalty can cause both to feel.
    Straight boys can fall in love with gay friends but if they are straight, they are still straight despite the love.
    The narrator and author play so well together, like Penman and Pencilboy. I am grateful to have enjoyed this.
    I will seek out more of both men's work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie M. Delaware 12-10-16
    Maggie M. Delaware 12-10-16
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    "So Swwet"

    This book is a Lil sad but very sweet and they picked a great Narrator for the story. He brought another level to the character by giving them a real voice.

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    Morgan A Skye 11-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great GFY/OFY - funny!"

    Owen and Jordy have been friends since forever. Jordy is the arty, small boy to Owen’s large, jock, wrestling counterpart. When Jordy comes out Owen protects him and together they make a comic about a superhero who looks suspiciously like Owen with a counterpart who is suspiciously like Jordy.

    Once, in a swimming pool, things between Jordy and Owen crossed the line – but Owen wasn’t ready for something like that, so it gets “tabled”. They remain friends, and in fact the three of them (Jordy, Owen and Emily – Owen’s long standing girl friend) remain tight throughout high school.
    Eventually these guys face graduation and moving on to college. It’s at this crossroads that Owen must decide where his loyalties lie. Emily has decided on Smith – no wrestling there!- and her own career path. Owen had thought Jordy and he would be together forever, but when Jordy chooses something different, Owen has to come to grips with the fact that he can do without a lot of things – Jordy isn’t one of them.

    **

    You know I’m a huge Eli Easton fan, so this was right up there in my top titles of favorite books. The best part is that though it is YA, there’s an appropriate amount of hot times, done just like Eli knows how to do ‘em!

    The HEA and feels in this book are wonderful, as are the very well developed MCs and secondary characters.

    Eli’s writing is always crisp and flowing, smart and engaging. She makes you laugh and say “awwww” every time.

    I highly recommend this to any fan of the GFY/friends-to-lovers theme, don’t be dissuaded by the age, it’s just as hot as you’d want it to be!

    Audio

    Tristan Wright is a new narrator to me, but he does an excellent job with the narration. He doesn’t do anything over the top as far as voicing or acting goes, but he’s easy to listen to and does a nice job with the emotions and making the story come to life.

    5 of 5 stars

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    Carlos 08-27-16
    Carlos 08-27-16
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    "A really good book to listen to in class."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not really because im not out yet but it IS a good book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Jordi because of his personality. I could really identify with him because I know how easy it is to fall for your straight best friend and i know how much it hurts to not be loved back.


    Have you listened to any of Tristan Wright’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first audio book so i haven't listen to any of Tristan Wright's narrations but i liked this one, he did a really good job.


    Who was the most memorable character of Superhero and why?

    I really liked all characters but the most memorable one was definitely Owen, even tho my favorite character was Jordan, he always knew he was gay, Owen didnt and seeing(well hearing) Owen's way of comming out to himself and subsequently his parents was very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    SPOILERS ALERT!
    I am actually in the position Jordan is when he decided to leave Owen behind in order to get over him so...Extra points XD

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Pavellit Off
    2/26/17
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    "All warm and melty reading!"
    If you could sum up Superhero in three words, what would they be?

    Understanding, accepting yourself!


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

    Yes, I did it!


    Any additional comments?

    The journey from child to adult is a memorable one. No matter whether can be a gradual process or one that is very sudden, there is bound to be confusion, complexity and, of course, fun. The topic always triggered in me the most sensitive thread. Isn't it a natural ? When I think in this connection novels, my mind goes to the point that being a gay isn't easy, and growing up is one of the hardest parts about it. Finding your place in the world as a different can be complicated, painful, and frustrating, which is actually true, but but but Eli Easton's stoty make me feel mostly all warm and melty. Yes, there is a tragic painful moment, but it doesn't get in that angsty way of our 'Pin Man and Pencil Boy' romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cazzi-Jane
    8/27/16
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    "4.5 ENJOYABLE STARS!!"

    This was a short, sweet, Y/A, best friends to lovers, m/m romance. No major angst just a lovely, lovely story told by a delightful narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. E. Errington
    County Durham, England
    12/31/15
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    "Short but Enjoyable!"
    Where does Superhero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As much as I enjoyed Superhero, unfortunately it's probably near the bottom! Don't get me wrong, this is an enjoyable story, but not up to the standard of 'The Lion and The Crow', also by Eli Easton


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Superhero?

    When Owen finally realised what he wanted!


    Have you listened to any of Tristan Wright’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time listening to Tristan. His narration is good, but there were times when there was no differentiation between characters, which detracted somewhat from a generally good performance


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me smile and gave me a 'warm' feeling


    Any additional comments?

    There was a part, early on in the story where there was an overly long description of the comic strip, which for me was unnecessary and didn't add anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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