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This must-hear adventure with a side of romance is for lovers of tough, jaded lesbian cops, superheroes and villains, and feisty retirees who don't take retirement lying down.  

Agent Geena Fox is counting down the days to her retirement. On one bittersweet day six years ago, her team of superheroes defeated Jewel, the world's most evil villain - but Geena's secret lover died in the process. Now her boss has assigned her a rookie partner, Leigh Walker, and that's the last thing Geena needs. She sends the woman off on a wild-goose chase searching for a long-lost missing person to get her out of her sight. However, what Leigh finds will turn Agent Fox's world upside down.  

Meanwhile, over in a retirement home in Missouri, four old women sharing the surname Power are arousing suspicion with their strange behavior. Their nosy nurse is convinced they are not what they seem. Geena and Leigh meet with the mysterious Powers, and realize the women might hold the key to stopping Jewel, once and for all.  

Contains mature themes.

©2020 A. L. Brooks (P)2020 Tantor

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Unusual, fun listen!

This was a very fun listen - and completely unique. Part of the Superheroines collection by Ylva Publishing authors, this story by A. L. Brooks focuses on a group of geriatric former superheroes that have since been put out to pasture in a Missouri retirement home. Their former handler Geena Fox, waiting out the days until she can retire from an unnamed federal agency, is stunned when a link from their past resurfaces - a significant one that conjures up old feelings and leads to a new adventure none of them saw coming.
On the surface, it may not seem a story like this would have mass appeal, but really - it was quite entertaining. Especially in the care of Abby Craden who really outdoes herself. The sheer number of characters she is required to perform - each with their own unique voice - was astounding. And as usual - she nailed it. Especially the four cantankerous older women - a few of whom curse like sailors. Some of the things coming out of their mouths had me laughing out loud. This a large and varied cast - not everyone is of the older variety. There is a young rookie agent assigned to Fox who gets more than she bargained for in her new job, a young nurse from the retirement home that becomes part of the team and several other peripheral characters. Additionally, there are a few sweet romances that come into play, secondary to the main story.
This is a superhero story unlike any I've seen before so if you think you might enjoy that, or are a fan of Craden's and want to appreciate her mad skills, give this one a try.

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Funny Cast of Characters

Genna Fox is counting down to retirement when she boss gives her a new rookie agent as a partner. To get her out of her hair she sends her out on a wild goose chase for a cold case. When the tip leads to the resurrection of a previous agent, Genna’s world goes upside down. Meanwhile in a retirement home in Missouri, four old maid sisters who are retired super heroes handled by Agent Fox are raising the suspicions of their nurse. Now the five Power sisters are being called back into service to defeat their old nemesis who plans for America are not good. A fabulous job by Abby Craden with a large cast of characters who are laugh out loud funny.

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Loved the book

Here is the truth, I love books with agents and soldiers and cops, but I am not keen on supper heroes. I love Abby Craden as narration, so I decided to get this book and I really enjoyed it.
AL Brooks created these lovely old ladies supper heroes, and Abby Craden gave them wonderful voices. The only voice I didn’t like was the very childish voice of agent walker.

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Sweet & Laugh out Loud

I found myself laughing out load with the characters..loved the girl power all around.
another winner for Gabby!!

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Comedy of Charlie's angels! Seriously funny! xxx

I think this is probably the only book I'd say is about 2 hrs too long! xxx Abby Craden is by far my favourite narrator and will choose one of her readings over anyone else. The story is very good with an original storyline, and lots of laugh out loud moments throughout it. The characters are very well thought out and Abby does an amazing job of differentiating both voices and personalities. ( of which there are many!) In my opinion though, the focus was a little too much on their jobs, and not enough on their personal lives. Overall, it's well worth the credit, and I'll be keeping this one to listen to again xxx