• Nobody Gets the Girl

  • A Superhero Novel (WHOOSH! BAM! POW! Book 1)
  • By: James Maxey
  • Narrated by: Emerson Hardy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Nobody Gets the Girl

By: James Maxey
Narrated by: Emerson Hardy
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Publisher's summary

Richard Rogers was an ordinary man until he met the supergenius Dr. Nicolas Knowbokov. Now, trapped in a world that has no memory of him, Richard is an invisible, intangible ghost to everyone but Dr. Know and the scientist’s two sexy superheroine daughters, Rail Blade and the Thrill. 

Assigned the code name Nobody, Richard becomes the world’s ultimate spy, invisibly battling the superpowered terrorist army run by the mysterious mastermind Rex Monday. The fate of the free world is at stake as the superhuman battles escalate, wiping entire cities from the map, threatening the survival of all mankind. 

Who can save us from the looming apocalypse? Nobody!

Nobody Gets the Girl is a stand-alone novel that leads into further adventures! Check out Burn Baby Burn: A Supervillain Novel as Sundancer and Pit Geek go on a crime spree! Then, the action continues in Covenant as a team of superheroes struggling with dark pasts unite to face the threat of the mysterious terrorists known as the dervishes. 

"Nobody Gets the Girl soars from the heart to the skies, from deeply personal to super-sized epic." (Jim Shooter)

©2003 James Maxey (P)2018 James Maxey

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Great Beginning but Second Half Letdown

I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story is about Richard Rogers, a wannabe comedian, who wakes up in his house but there are strangers in his bed. What has happened to his life? Where is his wife? Who are these people in his bed? Why can't these people see him? Intriguing premise and open to the story. While you learn about how and why all this is happening to Richard, the book is really good and interesting. I was ready for a great ride. However, when you get to the second half of the book, it all goes a little wonky. There are a lot of speeches -- which are stiff and odd, things happen or are said which make you think, "say, what??" and some of the relationships, given what was occurring in the first half, are just not believable. There are some action sequences in the second half which are fun [very comic book] but they did not make up for the other lackluster situations. So while I really liked the first half, I did not enjoy the second half nearly as much.

The narrator, Emerson Hardy, overall did a good job.

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A twisted time travel related superhero tale

So what happens when a genius creates a town traveling machine and uses it without being careful as he should? Nobody happens. Nobody is his code name. He no longer exists due to...well I don’t want to spoil the funnny reason why he doesn’t exist. Only the scientist and his descendants can see him. He. Ownaids him in a battle against the evil Rex Monday. Will good triumph over evil? Is good good? Is evil evil? What will become of the girl with the dead heart? Will nobody ever get his chance to get the girl? Wonderful from through what ifs. Very enjoyable lots and lots of twists all the way to the end. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Entertaining Superhero Comedy Story

This was a quick, enjoyable, superhero comedy story. It was definitely an original story, unlike anything I’ve listened to before. I found the characters to be entertaining, and I highly enjoyed that it wasn’t just a good vs evil superhero story, with many characters crossing the line between good and evil. The action starts right away, and stays constant throughout the story. This story had excellent narration as well. The narrator gives all of the characters distinct voices, and I really enjoyed the voice he used for the general narration, i.e. when someone isn’t talking. He even does a pretty good job voicing the female characters. Overall, Nobody Gets the Girl is definitely worth a listen, and I look forward to listening to book two.

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Villains Beware

I have always enjoyed James Maxey's work, this series is no exception. Superheroes at their best, mixed with serious issues and amusement. Great bad guys to conquer.
For me, Book 1 and 3 were hard to turn off, book 2 could have been left out and still would have been great.
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Nobody is amazing!

This is my first superhero style book. I found it a different but refreshing new genre.

I met the author at DragonCon and he described the book to me. I got the code and put it aside thinking maybe some day I would read it. well i finally did and was very pleased. The characters are very well thought out and the story line was quite different than my normal science Fiction books. This is a book that is not suited for children due to a couple of scenes. but should be fine in my opinion for young adults. I was not crazy about the narrator and didn't find his voice between characters was distinguishable enough for me but it was understandable.
I recommend this book fir those looking for something new or enjoys a REALLY good storyline! will be buying from this author again!

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Nobody's fool

Turned invisible by one of two competing super-scientists and falling for his daughter, Richard sets out to do the right thing. This was one of the first superhero books I read on Kindle and it's even better on audio. If you like Batman or Spiderman or thought that Reed Richards was too smart for his own good, you will enjoy this Nobody. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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potential was there

I enjoyed the premise but the performance was difficult and the plot was scattered

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Common man turn superhero

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Emerson Hardy feels to fit the story with his voice. It works for the comic book feel of the world and story. I had an easy time listening to him. The audio was clean and clear as well. The story is from Richard's POV and Emerson feels to fit Richard's personality.

Richard becomes Nobody... Wow. That's a tough blow to live through. One day you are living your life and the next... well, your life is completely gone. Richard handles all this better than I would.

We have a few characters we see throughout the book. Dr. Knowbokov is the, as you probably guessed, the mad scientist. Although, he's the good guy! Maybe? LOL! He has some crazy ideas and schemes in the works. But he wants to stop his arch enemy, Rex Monday, so he can continue to save the world. It's comes out as to why he so badly wants to save the world, which helps with a few things to click into place. The dynamic of the characters Dr. Knowbokov and Rex Monday are interesting. There are the doctor's daughters too - Rail Blade and Thrill. These ladies are a set as well. They have their struggles in life and have a bit to live through.

The story... I feel bad for Richard with how his life changes. But he seems to adapt well... for the most part. He goes to look in on the woman that was his wife in another life. Richard works through the events and he has to accept who he now is and the life he has. He has new paths he can take in his life now. But, Richard was just a common man living his life so being a superhero is a work in progress for him.

The story was enjoyable with the comic book feel to it. There were some expected twists to the characters to go with the comic book feel, but a few nice little leads into other directions too. If you want a superhero story with a comic book feel, this is a cool one to pick up.

Richard has to find a new way to go about living or a way to return to the life he had. Which way will things turn out? Richard starts to see what he really wants, and eventually goes for it.

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Comic books come to life

This is a pretty fantastical story. Baby gun was the most ridiculous character ever but also pretty cool. I figured out the identity of Monday pretty easily. The characters abilities & the explanations of how they have powers were cool and some original. I like the idea of this story continuing. I would definitely read or listen to the next installment. Can humanity survive without someone trying to mold the world to their imagination?
Narration was excellent. Hardy did a wonderful job!
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"Nobody" would like this story

A person becomes a non-person who becomes "Nobody". I really enjoyed this story. James Maxey writes a story with a creative beginning. The hero is unborn in a different universe which causes him to become nobody. The story has a fresh creative plot and it keeps you engaged throughout. Emerson Hardy dose a very good job in narrating the story.

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