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Omega Squad

A Superhero Adventure (Omega Metahumans, Book 1)
Series: Omega Metahumans, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Jacob Knight wakes up to a bloodbath at the mall, with him at the epicenter. He is quickly arrested and forced to fight on a secret squad of metahumans who are given a choice between forced military service or prison. 

The problem is, he has no idea what his ability is, and no one will give him a straight answer. But one thing is clear: he needs to figure it out, and fast, since the success of his first mission hinges on him.

Prologue 

I heard her scream again, yelling as loud as she could muster, but it was lost in the fire this time, unable to penetrate the heat. I think she ordered him to stop. We both ignored her anyway, just staring at each other through the white energy pouring out of his body. It was like a powerful storm of pure thermal plasma raging out of him, like shaking hands with the center of a super nova. 

He wasn’t angry. If anything, he was a little surprised, but there was something else there too. 

Respect. 

He was a monster who could survive an ungodly amount of heat, who could live in the flames. And I was equally a monster, who could stand in the flames with him. Something no one else could do. Something he could respect.

©2018 Kurtis Eckstein (P)2019 Kurtis Eckstein

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Pretty good

Looks like the only other review right now is by someone who gives almost exclusively one star reviews for everything. Objectively, this book is a good listen with excellent narrators and a solid plot. This writer deserves some respect.

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this is a dumpster fire

The main character is a sociopath as he literally finds out that he may have killed his girlfriend then immediately after hes flirting with some strange woman.
The false build up of what his powers is stupid. no military or merc unit is going to send untested agents into the feild and now he suddenly can sense what other peoples powers are with no hint of him having that power at all. This needed an editor to slap the author in the face and tell him he needed like 5 more chapters in the beginning of character development, maybe not switch between shy and overly sexually aggressive within I kick you not 20 minutes tops from the characters perspective and to stop writing this like a bad fan fic of the suicide squad movie(not even the comic the already bad movie).
I wanted to like it cause I somewhat enjoyed this life of immortal book, and I usually like anything Jeff Hays is in cause he seems to have good taste in his narration picks, but this is just a bad.

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So good!


Soundbooth did an amazing job with bringing this story to life, while I'm not sure about the seemly random music clips in the background, on the whole the voice work and minor use of sound effects was spectacular ! couple that with this evolving story line that only draws you in more and more as it continues, its a fun ride, I'm looking forward to the next one!

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the soundeffects were annoying

The story and overall performance were good but the sound effects were really bad. The music that started playing was to loud sometimes so it was hard to hear what he was saying. And most of the soundeffects didn´t add anything to the performance of the audiobook most of it was just annoying and didn´t fit that good to the situations and the music overall was a bad choise of music imo. This did not ruin the audiobook tought since the narrators did a pretty good job and I will get the next book in the series.

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Damn

Found this book to be really entertaining. Fingers crossed that there is more to come 😁

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Pretty good story

The story itself was actually really good. The narrator, however, made it really hard to get into they story. Overall I would recommend it.

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Spectacular voice actors made this very enjoyable

Despite a very few shortcomings, Omega Squad sets up a very interesting world with a pretty decent story. Narrators made this a great listen.

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more please

excellent book can't wait for the next one. narrators did a great job as well.

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wast of time

this book made me say I would rather read twilight which sucks because the narrators where really good it's just a bad book

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Jesus

Guy gets picked up at the mall. They expect him to be perfect after being thrown in. Then after one day he is obsessed or in love? That’s a shallow story? It’s hard to explain it’s all disjointed. I like the concept but the jumps to far at points. I mean let a month go pass or time skip. Something.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-19

an interesting concept that's ruined by characters

I'll admit I came in expecting more when reading the synopsis and that is my fault alone.

The story takes place in an alternative reality similar to ours. The only difference is there are people with super powers and for some reason (which isn't explained) the public doesn't know about. The government takes dangerous criminals that have these super powers and forces them to fight against other super humans. Which alone is an interesting concept, a "suicide squad" like story, except they're quietly taking out the bad guys without the public knowing.

the only problem is the characters.

Let's start off with Jacob Knight, the protagonist. I won't spoil his abilities but let's just say his powers are like superman but without the weaknesses. Which makes him very overpowered and admittedly a very boring character. You can disagree with me but I personally find a story boring if I know he's going to win a fight because "IM OVERPOWERED AS F***." There's also the fact that right at the start something I'd consider as emotionally upsetting to him happens and it takes nearly halfway through the book before he has any real reaction to it. without spoiling anything else about the story I can also say that he hates being called Jacob and prefers Jake, but it's never stated as far as I'm aware.

next is Trinity. The heroine of the story. Again trying not to spoil the story, she's constantly written as an emotionless character before meeting Jake, but literally meeting Jake on chapter 1 she's written as a bubbly and flirtatious character. by day two she's madly in love with Jake. I could probably get it if Trinity needed an emotional anchor or something like that as another character that arrives about halfway through the book, which brings to the other characters.

apart from another character I won't spoil. the other characters are fairly 2D in character development.

Ava is the strong silent type character.

Zane is the competitive asshole of the group.

and the last character (which I won't try and write his name because I know I won't spell it right) could be considered as the veteran of the group.

there is character development between these three but it's not an awful lot and upsetting since some of these characters are somewhat interesting.


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  • Izaya
  • 11-11-19

Don't even bother reading!!!

I really like Kurtis Ecksteins books but i have only gotten to 9 mins of this one and had to give up.
The Reason is the stupid sound effects that even an anime producer wouldn't dare use, not only are they a distraction but it is literally making me angry listening to the stupid effects.
BOOKS DON'T HAVE SOUND EFFECTS so i'm going to get get my credit back and hope they do a version without the sound effects.

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